A Dayton Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC may be able to help you secure financial damages if you were hurt in a collision. Whether you were involved in a crash as a rideshare passenger or as the driver of your own vehicle, our legal team can help you understand your rights and fight for compensation.
It may be possible to achieve a financial recovery by holding the rideshare driver and the ridesharing company responsible in an insurance claim or lawsuit. Your medical bills, loss of income, and other types of damages may be covered.
Recovering Damages Via an Uber or Lyft Collision Claim
Under Ohio statute, victims of car accidents can demand a fair and just payout from the negligent party who caused their collision. It may be possible to secure this compensation through an insurance claim settlement or a civil lawsuit, trial, and verdict.
The damages available may include:
Current and Future Economic Damages
Economic damages are the actual financial expenses and losses experienced due to the accident and those likely to occur in the future. They include medical bills, lost wages, car repairs, and more.
Non-economic damages are the intangible losses experienced by injured accident victims following a crash, such as pain and suffering.
Wrongful Death Damages
Wrongful death damages cover the losses of surviving family members after a tragic accident caused the death of their loved one. If your loved one lost their life in a fatal rideshare accident, the Fitch Law Firm LLC can help you fight for wrongful death damages
For a free legal consultation with a uber and lyft rideshare accidents lawyer serving Dayton, call 614-545-3930
How the Attorneys at the Fitch Law Firm LLC Help Clients Build Strong Cases
A Dayton Uber and Lyft rideshare accident lawyer from the Fitch Law Firm LLC will fight for your financial recovery if we choose to work together after your injury crash. We will represent your best interests at every point of the claims process and handle your case based on a contingency fee. You will not need to pay us anything upfront for our services, which include:
- Protecting your right to hold the at-fault parties responsible
- Communicating with all involved parties, including the rideshare company
- Gathering evidence and building a case
- Filing your claim and negotiating with the insurer
- Litigating the case and representing you at trial, if necessary
Our Record of Success
The Fitch Law Firm LLC has more than 30 years of experience representing accident victims. Some of our car accident case results include:
- $6,000,000 for a client with serious injuries
- $3,000,000 in a wrongful death case
- $1,450,000 for a client who suffered a fractured leg and ankle
- $600,000 for a client with a broken hip and other injuries
While there are no guarantees, our team pursues an appropriate payout for every client, just as we did those we represented in these cases.
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Rideshare Insurance Coverage Is Complex and Confusing for Many
If you were injured in an accident caused by a rideshare driver, there is most likely insurance to help with your damages. The personal insurance coverage required for Uber and Lyft drivers, as well as the policies provided by Uber and Lyft under certain circumstances, can be difficult to sort out, though.
Identifying the applicable insurance policy may be straightforward if you were hurt while riding as a rideshare passenger. However, if you were in another vehicle hit by an Uber or Lyft driver, things are more complicated. Uber and Lyft have large $1 million liability policies in place for injuries to victims when they are:
- Matched with a rider and going to pick them up
- Have a rider in their car
The rideshare company provides a smaller contingency liability policy for drivers on the app but not yet matched with a rider. The Fitch Law Firm LLC can help you assign liability and identify the policy or policies in place when your collision occurred.
Start Your Case Before Time Runs Out
Many rideshare claims settle outside of court and never go to trial. When we seek compensation for our clients, we typically start by filing an insurance claim and presenting evidence to support a just settlement. With a strong case, the insurer usually negotiates with us to avoid a lawsuit.
When litigation is necessary, there are time limits on how long you have to file the initial documents to begin the lawsuit. This deadline is generally two years under Ohio Revised Code (ORC) §2305.10 for a personal injury, and under ORC §2125.02 for wrongful death.
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To learn more about your rights and how you may be able to secure a settlement or verdict in your case, reach out to the Fitch Law Firm LLC today. We will assess your case for free and evaluate your legal options. Call (937) 660-4232 today to get started.