Uber and other rideshare services have become substantially more popular in the Cleveland area in recent years. Like in other urban parts of the country, many Cleveland residents rely on Ubers to get to or from work, and to meet friends or family members for dinner and a drink. Yet, just like other car accidents, Uber accidents can also happen anytime, anywhere. While seeking compensation for injuries in an Uber accident is relatively similar to other types of car accident cases, there are also some notable differences.
As an experienced Cleveland accident lawyer with 38 years of experience serving clients, I know how necessary it is to file a claim, and I want to help. In the meantime, let me tell you more about Uber accidents and how you can seek financial compensation for your losses.
Filing an Auto Insurance Claim for a Cleveland Uber Accident
Uber, like other rideshare services, has insurance for its drivers. While Uber drivers also need to carry their own auto insurance, when they are transporting customers, those drivers are also covered by a significant Uber insurance policy.
If an Uber driver is not working when the accident happens, you will only be able to file a third-party claim through the driver’s own auto insurer—the Uber policy does not attach to that kind of situation. However, if the Uber driver is en route to pick up a passenger (but does not have a passenger in the vehicle), then you could be eligible for some compensation through Uber’s insurer. If you were a passenger in the car or were involved in a crash while an Uber driver was transporting a customer, then Uber has a $1 million liability policy that may help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Filing a Lawsuit Against the At-Fault Party After a Cleveland Uber Accident
If an insurance claim does not get you the compensation you need, then it is likely time to file a car accident lawsuit. Depending upon how the accident occurred, you may be able to file a claim against more than one party.
Keep in mind, however, that Ohio law only gives you two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. If you do not file your claim before two years have gone by, you will not be able to file your claim in an Ohio court.
Contact Me to Learn More About Your Options
When you have been involved in an Uber accident (or a crash involving another type of rideshare vehicle), you should not have to pay the price if someone else was at fault for the crash. Whether the Uber driver or another motorist caused the collision, it is extremely important to learn more about filing a claim for financial compensation.
You may be able to obtain compensation by filing an auto insurance claim, depending on the specific facts of your case. If not, I can help you to file the car accident lawsuit that will be necessary to get you the money you deserve. Contact me today at 877.944.4373. I’ll Make Them Pay!®