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Columbus, Ohio Rideshare Accident Attorney



Ridesharing services are increasing in popularity and prevalence throughout the country and Columbus is certainly no exception.

Along with their surge in usage, comes an increase in accidents associated with them. If this has happened to you or someone you know, contact a rideshare accident attorney. The legal professionals at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP are a dedicated staff of rideshare attorneys. Though a new form of transportation, our experience has given us the necessary foundation to succeed as rideshare accident attorneys. Don’t risk fighting your case on your own, contact the rideshare driver injury attorneys at Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP today.

Causes of Rideshare Accidents in Ohio

While popular ridesharing services have just recently increased their popularity in municipalities across the US, the cars they use have been around for decades. Ridesharing accidents are fundamentally the same as other vehicular crashes. They can be caused by any number of the following:

  • Distracted Driving
  • Excessive Speed
  • Poor Road Conditions
  • Inclement Weather
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Inexperience
  • Fatigued Driving
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Laws
  • Failure to Obey Traffic Signals
  • Other Drivers
  • Pedestrians

Even more so than others, rideshare drivers are distracted much of the time. They are forced to use their phone for GPS routes, pick up other passengers and complete transactions. Rideshare drivers also typically converse with their passengers, which can also be distracting. Despite any amount of experience, this leaves the driver vulnerable to mistakes and errors behind the wheel which can lead to accidents for any driver. Each time the rideshare driver looks at their phone or engages in conversation their risk for a crash increases drastically.

What Happens After a Rideshare Accident?

Just like other car crashes, if you have been involved in a rideshare accident, contact law enforcement. The responding officer’s report will determine who is at fault. If you believe the rideshare or other driver has acted negligently, you could be entitled to compensation for injuries and damages. We help victims of negligence injuries on a daily basis. We will work with you to ensure that you are properly compensated for your injuries and the effect said injuries have on your life. Don’t be a victim of someone else’s negligence without being compensated.

Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP can assist you in seeking damages for the following:

Trips to the hospital, general practitioner and physical therapist can be expensive. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s actions behind the wheel, you can get your medical bills covered. To start the process, accurately compile and record the total of your expenses, as it will be necessary in recovering medical costs.

If you have suffered a severe injury from an automobile accident, you could miss time at work. With effective legal representation, you can receive compensation for your lost wages. Both past and future unpaid hours can be part of the damages you seek in court.

Catastrophic injuries that result from an auto accident rarely do not require repeated, frequent medical attention. If you suffered as a result of someone else’s actions, you could be entitled to future medical expense compensation. It is important to have medical support to verify your claims.

Crashes can often be accompanied by immense pain and suffering. The psychological impact of these injuries can be compensated for by the negligent party.

If the most extreme were to occur, remaining family members can be entitled to compensation for the victim’s death. This can include funeral and burial expenses, cost of pre-death medical care, emotional distress of the loss, lost financial contribution, lost services and support, as well as the loss of companionship and consortium.


Contact Our Columbus Rideshare Accident Attorneys

If you or someone you know was involved in a rideshare accident, contact Barkan Meizlish DeRose Cox, LLP. Our attorneys can assist you and sort the specifics of your case.

Call us today at 614-221-4221 for a Free Consultation or email us at