Uber / Lyft Accident Lawyer Columbus Ohio

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft are experiencing a tremendous surge in popularity throughout the country, even displacing traditional taxi services in some cities.

With their increase in popularity, comes more accidents caused by the drivers of their services. If you have been injured as a result of the actions of a rideshare driver, contact an Uber/ lyft accident lawyer in Columbus, Ohio. Our Columbus Lyft Uber accident attorneys at Barkan Meizlish LLP can help you get the settlement you deserve. The legal team at Barkan Meizlish LLP will pair you with one of our experienced Lyft accident lawyers in Columbus, Ohio. Through the work of our dedicated Columbus Lyft accident attorneys, we can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of Uber/Lyft Accidents

While popular Uber and Lyft have just recently gained a foothold in US cities, the cars they use as part of their services have been around for decades. Uber and Lyft 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. Uber and Lyft 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 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.

Compensation from Uber

If you were injured while riding with Uber, you are entitled to a cash settlement. The company has a substantial insurance policy to cover passengers who were injured while using their service. You can file a claim against their policy, which according to the company’s website, has a $1 million total liability coverage limit. This should cover all possible damages that you incurred as a result of the driver’s actions.

Compensation from Lyft

Like Uber, Lyft has a similar policy in place to protect both its passengers and drivers. It too, according to their website, covers up to $1 million in damages. This will cover most medical expenses even in catastrophic injuries.

Possible Damages

The experienced accident attorneys at Barkan Meizlish LLP can assist you in seeking damages for the following:

  • Medical Bills — 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.
  • Lost Wages — 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.
  • Cost of Future Medical Care — 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.
  • Pain and Suffering — Crashes can often be accompanied by immense pain and suffering. The psychological impact of these injuries can be compensated for by the negligent party.
  • Wrongful Death — 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 Us

If you or someone you know was involved in an Uber or Lyft accident, contact Barkan Meizlish LLP. Our attorneys can assist you and sort the specifics of your case. Over the last 60 years, Barkan Meizlish, LLP Ohio personal injury lawyers have settled thousands of cases and tried hundreds to verdict in courts throughout the state. The results we’ve obtained for our clients include multi-million-dollar recoveries.

Call our Columbus personal injury lawyers today for a Free Consultation at 614-221-4221 or email info@barkanmeizlish.com.

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