Ride Share Accident Lawyers in Cincinnati
Helping You, No Matter How Big or Small Your Injuries
Ride sharing is becoming a popular way to conserve fuel, protect the environment,
and minimize traffic while enhancing your morning commute. Carma, Uber,
and Lyft are just a few of the many companies who offer ride share services
by connecting commuters to others who are traveling to the same destination
at the same time.
While ride sharing can be very beneficial, it can also be dangerous. When
you ride share, you place implicit trust in your driver. If you were involved
in a car accident during your ride, contact a Cincinnati personal injury
attorney at Spivak & Sakellariou right away to put our attorneys on
Call (513) 532-2201 to speak directly with one of our attorneys.
We Are Not Intimidated by Big Ride Share Companies
Rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft have provisions in place to protect
themselves from accident lawsuits. They operate on a three-tier insurance
scheme, which protects drivers and passengers when they are hurt in an
accident. According to their insurance policies, Uber insures both drivers
and passengers up to one million dollars during a paid Uber ride. While
this insurance coverage should compensate you for all of your losses,
incidents are not always so black and white.
Many ride sharing companies designate their drivers as independent contractors.
If you are hurt in an Uber or Lyft accident, you may not be able to sue
the company because the driver is not a direct employee. While you may
be able to litigate or negotiate with the driver of the car, chances are
that he or she will not have significant funds to cover your expenses.
If you are harmed in a ride share accident, make sure to note the following
in order to help your claim:
- The name of your driver
- Insurance information for your driver
- The license plate of the car
- Details about the accident
- Copies of the police report
- Details about the rideshare including who was in the car and what app was being used
- Photos of the accident scene
- Copies of your medical records from the crash
Call Spivak & Sakellariou right away if you need representation from
a Cincinnati personal injury attorney. We can be reached by calling (513) 532-2201.