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Cincinnati Uber Accident Passengers' Rights Attorney
Passengers involved in Uber accidents may have a right to compensation in Ohio. The state’s recently passed rideshare law requires Uber and other rideshare companies to carry minimum levels of commercial auto insurance. If you’ve suffered an injury as a passenger in an Uber accident, you might be entitled to compensation.
Our Lawyers Represent Uber Accident Passengers
The personal injury attorneys at Jones Kahan Law, LLC have decades of experience handling car accident cases. Our lawyers help clients fight hard for compensation. Contact our law firm as soon as possible to discuss how we can help you recover the compensation you deserve for your Uber accident.
Seeking Compensation Through Uber’s Insurance Policies
Ohio’s rideshare law requires minimum levels of commercial auto insurance. The Ohio law divides up insurance requirements based on the phases in which accidents happen. When the Uber driver is transporting a passenger, Uber carries the following amounts of auto insurance:
- $1 million in third-party liability coverage
- Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage for bodily injuries
- Contingent comprehensive and collision insurance
Uber’s third-party insurance coverage covers Uber passengers who receive injuries in car accidents. Third-party liability insurance is insurance for injury damage caused to a third-party during an Uber accident. When Uber’s driver is at fault for the motor vehicle accident, an injured passenger should first seek damages from Uber’s insurance company.
What Happens When an Uninsured Motorist Causes an Uber Accident?
When an uninsured or underinsured motorist causes a collision with an Uber driver, Uber provides coverage. Uber’s insurance policy will cover injuries to Uber drivers and passengers for the accident as long as it occurs during an Uber trip. Uber’s uninsured motorist coverage will also apply to hit and run accidents that happen during an Uber trip.
Uber Has a Duty to Conduct Background Checks on Their Drivers
Ohio’s ridesharing law requires Uber to conduct background checks on their drivers. Uber must look into the driver records and backgrounds of their drivers. If Uber failed to conduct a background check on a driver that then causes an accident, Uber could face legal consequences. Passengers who suspect that the Uber driver who caused their accident did not undergo a background check should speak with a skilled personal injury attorney.
What Happens When an Uber Passenger is Injured?
When an Uber passenger is injured, he or she has the right to seek compensation through Uber’s insurance policy. When the accident occurs during an Uber ride, passengers should have a right to $1 million in compensation. However, even when the driver who caused the accident was negligent or reckless, Uber will not cover damage exceeding $1 million.
Uber passengers who suffer serious injuries may have a legal right to sue the driver who caused the accident. Unfortunately, many Uber drivers do not have the assets to pay for medical expenses related to the Uber accident. Additionally, personal injury lawsuits involving Uber can quickly become incredibly complex. In many cases, seeking payment through Uber’s insurance coverage is the best option for recovering compensation.
The Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Uber Accident Lawyer
Sometimes, auto insurance carriers begin calling injured passengers immediately after the accident takes place. Passengers involved in an Uber accident often experience shock after the accident happens. Consulting with an experienced attorney before providing a recorded statement to the insurance company can be incredibly helpful.
The attorneys at Jones Kahan Law, LLC, can help clients give accurate statements to Uber’s insurance companies. Experienced attorneys help clients navigate the often complicated process of recovering compensation for injuries. We thoroughly investigate the accident and determine who caused the accident. The insurer of the at-fault party is responsible for paying out damage claims. However, should when another driver’s personal injury policy is not adequate, Uber must work with all parties involved to provide compensation to all injured persons, according to Ohio’s rideshare law. Rideshare insurance claims can quickly become extremely complex.
Skilled car accident lawyers know how to appeal denials of valid claims by insurance companies. In many cases, injured Uber passengers have one key avenue to recover compensation for their injuries through insurance. Our lawyers help relieve our client’s stress by fighting for them throughout the insurance process.
Contact Our Cincinnati Uber Accidents Passengers’ Rights Attorney
If you suffered an injury in an Uber accident, you have a right to seek compensation from Uber’s insurance company. Insurance companies make decisions based on profit. They often deny valid insurance claims or offer less compensation than the injured passenger deserves.
Despite Ohio’s regulations, many injured Uber passengers still need to fight for their right to a fair amount of compensation. The skilled car accident attorneys at Jones Kahan Law, LLC, will fight hard for your right to compensation. Contact our Cincinnati personal injury law firm today to schedule your initial consultation and learn how we can help you recover compensation for your injuries.
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