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Cincinnati Uber Accident Attorney for Out-Of-State Passengers
Every year, out-of-state passengers suffer injuries as a result of Uber accidents in Ohio. Suffering an injury in an Uber accident is always stressful and unexpected. For out-of-state visitors, coping with an injury from an Uber accident is often incredibly challenging. When treating an Uber accident injury requires surgery or hospitalization, medical and travel expenses can become daunting. After a serious accident, the injured person’s spouse and family may need to purchase airfare, rental cars, and book hotels to stay by their loved one’s side at the hospital.
Our Lawyers Fight for Out-Of-State Uber Accident Passengers
At Jones Kahan Law, LLC, we understand how Uber accidents negatively affect out-of-state passengers. Suffering injuries in a car accident outside of your home town or city can be disorienting. Every task can seem more complicated and stressful when an injured person is in an unfamiliar location. If you’ve suffered an injury in an Uber accident as an out-of-state passenger, our ridesharing accident attorneys will aggressively fight for your right to just compensation.
Filing A Lawsuit As An Out-Of-State Passenger
Federal and state laws determine which courts have the power to hear particular legal cases. To decide on a case, an Ohio state court must have personal jurisdiction and subject matter jurisdiction. Passengers who’ve suffered an injury in an Uber accident in Ohio must determine whether an Ohio court has the necessary jurisdiction to hear their case. An Ohio court will decide on a personal injury accident case when the defendant caused a traffic accident in Ohio. Ohio has a “motorist” law that gives Ohio courts the power to hear cases involving car accidents that take place on their roads, regardless of where the parties reside.
The Benefits of Hiring a Local Cincinnati Attorney
out-of-state Uber accident cases can quickly become complicated. The facts and circumstances of each car accident are unique. Whether or not the at-fault driver is an Ohio resident may play a role in determining the best court in which to sue. At Jones Kahan Law, LLC, our car accident lawyers look at the whole picture to determine the best legal strategy for our clients. The best strategy often includes seeking compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy as well as Uber’s insurance policy. If a personal injury lawsuit is necessary, filing a lawsuit in the state in which the accident happened is usually beneficial. Hiring local Ohio attorneys who can represent accident victims immediately after an accident is a wise first step.
Seeking Compensation from Uber’s Auto Insurance Policy
Ohio is an at-fault insurance state, meaning, injured parties must first seek compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance policy. What happens when the at-fault driver does not have auto insurance or the insurance does not cover the injured party’s medical expenses? When at-fault drivers are uninsured or underinsured, Uber’s auto insurance policy will cover the costs of injured out-of-state passengers. When an Uber driver is at fault for the accident, an out-of-state passenger may seek compensation from Uber’s insurance policy immediately.
Uber’s Insurance Coverage When the Driver is Waiting for a Ride Request
Uber’s insurance begins when a driver taps “go” on the Uber app to wait for a ride request. Uber’s insurance coverage will only apply when the driver’s insurance does not cover the necessary bodily injury expenses and property damages. During this phase, Uber offers the following amounts of coverage:
- $50,000 for bodily injury per person
- $1000,000 in total liability per accident
- $25,000 for property damage
Uber’s Insurance Coverage When a Driver is on a Trip
Uber offers the most amount of insurance coverage when a driver is waiting to pick up a customer and on a trip with a customer in the vehicle. Uber carries a 1 million dollar insurance policy for the bodily injuries of passengers. As mentioned above, Uber also provides underinsured or uninsured motorist protection. When another driver causes the accident, Uber will cover an out-of-state passenger’s medical expenses when the other driver lacks sufficient insurance. Uber’s uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance will also cover hit and run accidents in which an out-of-state Uber passenger becomes injured.
Negotiating a Claim with Uber’s Insurance Provider When Your Out-Of-State
Ohio law requires Uber to carry $1 million in insurance covers for injuries caused by Uber drivers, or by uninsured or underinsured drivers. However, injured out-of-state passengers always benefit from negotiating their insurance payouts. Insurance companies are for-profit companies that seek to deny claims as often as possible. In many instances, the first offer is much too low.
Contact Our Cincinnati Uber Accident Attorney for Out-of-State Passengers Today
At Jones Kahan Law, LLC, our lawyers know how to calculate the true value of an Uber accident claim. Injured out-of-state Uber passengers often have additional expenses that Uber’s insurance coverage should cover. Our lawyers have decades of experience aggressively negotiating with car insurance companies.
If you’ve suffered an injury as an out-of-state Uber passenger, accepting the first offer of compensation from the insurance company is often not wise. In some cases, insurance coverage is not sufficient to cover your injuries, and a personal injury lawsuit may be your best legal option. Contact our Cincinnati personal injury law firm as soon as possible after your accident to learn how our lawyers can help you recover compensation.
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