Uber & Lyft Accident Lawyer in Columbus

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Uber & Lyft Accident Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio

Since 2000, our Columbus personal injury attorneys at Oliver Law Office have witnessed firsthand how Ohio traffic collisions have evolved with the introduction of rideshare services.

Uber first arrived in Columbus, Ohio, in 2013, with Lyft following soon thereafter. A decade later, the convenience of booking rideshare services has taken the state by storm for residents and visitors alike.
Unfortunately, the drivers who operate rideshare vehicles are just as likely to cause an accident as any other negligent driver on our roads. The question becomes, who is liable for the crash when they do? We have answers.

Our law firm founder and managing attorney, Jami S. Oliver, has been voted 2024 Lawyer of the Year in Columbus, Ohio, for Product Liability and named to the Best Lawyers 2024 list in multiple practice areas. Allow our skilled team, led by one of Ohio’s best, to review your rideshare accident claim during a free consultation today so you can start making informed decisions about your case and future.

We Handle All Ohio Uber & Lyft Accident And Injury Cases on a Contingency Basis

What we do differently at Oliver Law Office is ensure our clients know how important they are to us. You are not simply another case. You are not a number. You have gone through a physically and emotionally traumatic experience, and you deserve our full attention.
Oliver Law Office was built to prioritize and support you through unparalleled communication and commitment to your individualized needs by delivering an experience that instills trust and encourages the ethical and passionate pursuit of justice.
We handle all injury cases on a contingency basis, which means we advance all the costs necessary to pursue your claim, and we only charge you a fee if and when there is a successful result.
Our Ohio rideshare accident attorneys and team have successfully represented clients for nearly 30 years. We have intimate knowledge of Ohio’s personal injury laws and how to obtain maximum compensation from all insurance coverages and policies for each client’s unique recovery needs.

Your complete recovery is essential, and you are worth the fight. Getting your life back on track means not giving up on the process. We won’t either. Contact us today to learn more.

How to Determine Liability After a Rideshare Accident in Columbus, Ohio

Determining which driver is liable or at fault after any collision on the road can be a challenge. When a rideshare driver and another vehicle are involved, though, it becomes even more difficult. If the liable party was not the rideshare driver but another motorist, you can file a claim against them to obtain compensation. If the rideshare driver was at fault but did not have their app turned on, or they were not carrying a passenger, you must file a claim with the insurance company that provides their personal auto insurance.
When pursuing an individual or off-duty rideshare driver’s personal insurance policy, it is essential to note that policy limits may impact your recovery options.
The minimum required for insurance coverage in Ohio is:
  • $25,000 for injury/death of one person.
  • $50,000 for injury/death of two or more people.
  • $25,000 for property damage in an accident.
Liability in rideshare accidents changes significantly if the rideshare driver had their app turned on or carried a passenger.
If the rideshare driver had the app turned on but did not have a passenger in the vehicle, Uber and Lyft will provide up to $50,000 per person and $100,000 for the accident. In these instances, Lyft and Uber offer up to $25,000 in property damage.
When a ridesharing driver is carrying a passenger, and they cause a crash, the insurance coverage offered by Uber and Lyft increases significantly. Both ridesharing services provide up to $1 million in liability insurance in these cases. While this may sound like a lot of money for rideshare accident victims, the insurer will still likely try to deny victims the compensation they need.
This is why we are here. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a rideshare accident caused by negligence in Ohio, you do not have to face the insurance company or the corporate attorneys alone. Contact our experienced Uber and Lyft accident attorneys in Columbus to discuss your case during a free consultation so we can take the lead.

The Importance of Preserving Evidence After a Rideshare Accident in Ohio

Evidence is critical when seeking compensation after any accident on the road. The evidence used after a rideshare accident, though, is unique. One of the most essential pieces of evidence after an Uber or Lyft accident is the GPS data obtained from the rideshare driver’s navigational system or cell phone. This information can help determine where the driver was during the crash and if they were logged into the app. Our rideshare accident attorneys can demand these records from the appropriate company to help strengthen your case.
If you were a passenger in a rideshare accident, your cellphone and app data are equally important, as they can help pinpoint where you were in your ride and when the accident happened. Preserving this evidence is essential to your case, so take screenshots of the ride’s details, including the trip information, driver details, and other specifics, so they are not deleted without your knowledge.
Dash cam evidence and other video surveillance footage can also prove how a collision occurred and who is at fault, and our skilled rideshare accident attorneys in Columbus will explore each potential source upon taking your claim. Contact us today to learn more.

Contact Our Skilled Rideshare Accident and Injury Attorneys in Columbus, Ohio, Today

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a rideshare accident caused by negligence in Ohio, contact our dedicated Columbus Uber and Lyft accident attorneys today. There is never a charge to speak with an attorney or any upfront or out-of-pocket costs to associate with our law firm in an injury or death matter.

Oliver Law Office is a client-focused law firm emphasizing the individualized needs of each client with personalized attention. We handle every case with confidence, courage, and determination. Please call us at (614)-220-9100 or fill out a Contact Us form so we can be in touch as soon as possible – let’s get started on your claim today.

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JAMI S. OLIVER

When Jami Oliver launched her own firm in 2000, she did so with one simple idea in mind: to seek justice for those who have been hurt, injured, or wronged due to the negligence of others. While she’s won numerous awards and accolades in the years since, her philosophy hasn’t changed. If you need an attorney who can advocate for you after an accident, product recall, or other tragedy, the Oliver Law Office should be your first choice.