Ohio Attorneys who help Uber, rideshare, and taxi accident victims
If you are hit by another car, which was at fault in the accident, while a passenger in a rideshare or Taxi the at fault drivers insurance will be responsible to pay for injuries. How to determine who is at fault in a rideshare or taxi is like all other car accidents as it requires an investigation to determine who acted negligently.
However if your Uber or rideshare driver is the one who acted negligently, who is responsible for paying? If you’ve been in a taxi or Uber accident in Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Cincinnati or anywhere in Ohio, read on for important information about your claim.
Uber rideshare or Taxi Accidents
More and more these days with the addition of Lyft and Uber rideshares, to the already large number of taxis, rideshare accidents are happening at an increasing rate and can be complicated to determine who is responsible for paying for injuries. Not only does one have to determine what driver is at fault but who then actually pays, their insurance or the insurance of the company that employs them or they’re contracted with.
Uber, Lyft, Taxi & Rideshare Insurance
Independent contractors who work for taxi outfits and other rideshare companies are sometimes considered employees by the court. In most cases these companies are obligated to provide their drivers with insurance. Uber drivers are already covered by Uber when they have a car accident. Taxi drivers have been covered with insurance by their employer for years. The employee or driver in all these cases though have to be actively working for the employer or on the clock to be covered or otherwise their private insurance may be responsible for damages. These drivers like all are required by law to have insurance.
Whether driver or passenger of a rideshare thats been involved in a vehicular accident it is in your best interest to contact an accident and injury attorney. You will want such a licensed professional to determine and negotiate on your behalf to maximize any payment made by insurance. First and foremost to assist with determining the true and total damages incurred by the accident.
To have your questions answered in a FREE consultation or to file a claim after you’ve incurred an accident contact an experienced Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo or surrounding area attorney at Chester Law Group.