With the ease of ordering a ride through an app and its affordability, rideshare services have quickly become a popular form of public transportation. Rideshare companies take safety measures like background checks and monitoring driving records. Even though they take these precautions, accidents still happen.
If you or a loved one sustained an injury in a crash involving a rideshare vehicle, you could recover compensation—whether you were a driver, a passenger, or in another vehicle. Regardless of your status, Bressman’s Law rideshare accident lawyer serving Worthington, OH, and surrounding cities could seek a financial recovery while you heal from your injuries.
How an Attorney From Our Firm Can Help After a Rideshare Accident in Ohio
Many people wonder if an attorney is necessary after a rideshare car accident. The insurance company could offer them money to settle the claim fairly quickly. Unfortunately, people don’t realize that insurance companies usually try to convince people to accept lower offers than they deserve.
The personal injury attorneys at Bressman Law can review your damages to see exactly how much compensation you qualify to seek.
Tasks Our Rideshare Accident Attorneys Can Take on for You
While we offer legal advice and guidance to our clients, we can also provide support. We understand that you have just gone through a traumatic experience. Therefore, our firm wants to make the claims process as smooth as possible.
When we start working on your case, we can provide the following services to help you recover more compensation than the insurance company originally offered:
- Collecting and sorting through the relevant evidence regarding your accident
- Identifying the damages you sustained to determine the value of your case
- Preparing a demand letter and sending it to the liable party, indicating how much compensation we seek for your losses
- Communicating with the opposing attorneys and others involved in your case so you won’t have to worry about handling the back and forth
- Negotiating a settlement that covers your past and anticipated losses
- Arguing your case before a jury if we cannot reach a settlement with the insurance company
Essentially, our attorneys can take care of everything regarding your claim and accident so you can rest and recover from the accident. The aftermath of a car accident can bring a lot of stress, and we want to alleviate as much of that as we can.
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Damages You Can Recover in a Worthington, OH, Rideshare Accident Case
Damages are an award the court orders through a verdict or that you settle through a negotiated agreement with an insurer. They intend to compensate the injured party for the harm the accident caused them. Types of damages you could recover if you sustained injuries in a rideshare accident include the following:
- The loss of enjoyment of life
- Rehabilitation costs, such as physical therapy, occupational, or speech therapy
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income or diminished earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs costs
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
If your loved one passed away in the accident, we could help surviving family members recover compensation. Damages could include end-of-life medical expenses, funeral or celebration of life costs, and cremation or burial costs. When you reach out to our firm, we can inform you if you’re a qualified surviving family member to receive compensation.
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Whose Insurance Pays in a Rideshare Accident?
Each rideshare driver must have their own insurance policy. However, most insurance policies don’t allow them to use their vehicle for “business use” under that policy. If the driver has the app off and is not waiting for a ride, their personal auto insurance policy would usually cover the accident.
BothUberandLyft’s insurance policies cover $1 million in liability coverage for their drivers. Although, they only offer this coverage if the following conditions occur:
- The driver has accepted a trip and is on their way to pick up the passengers.
- There is a passenger in the car.
If the driver has the app turned on and is waiting for a request, the rideshare services still offer insurance coverage, but it’s not as much as it is in the two former cases.
If you get into an accident with a rideshare driver and are confused about if the rideshare company or driver’s insurance will cover the accident, our team can help. We have handled many rideshare accident cases and know how to identify the liable party.
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Our Rideshare Accident Attorneys Can Help You File a Lawsuit
Some situations may call for filing a lawsuit. Given sufficient enough notice, our car accident lawyers can help you complete this task. According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10, the state usually sets the deadline at two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you’re taking wrongful death action, you also typically have two years to file, per Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02.
Exceptions may toll the deadline. Still, in any case, if you try to file past it, you may no longer have grounds to hold the other party accountable for your damages.
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Our Attorneys Can Advocate for You Throughout Your Rideshare Crash Case
When you or a loved one sustains an injury because of someone else’s actions, you deserve to seek justice. Our attorneys can help you find that justice by fighting for you to recover compensation. You shouldn’t have to deal with the negative financial consequences that your injuries caused. The only thing you should have to do is focus on recovering.
When you work with the rideshare accident lawyers serving Worthington, OH, you can rest assured that we can take care of all legal matters. Bressman Law has more than three decades of experience serving injured clients. Contact our firm for a free consultation. We can inform you of your legal options and let you know how we can help you.
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