Rideshare Accident Lawyers in Cleveland
Call (216) 600-0114 After Being Hurt in an Uber or Lyft
Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP offers driven and compassionate legal representation to people throughout Cleveland who have been hurt in rideshare accidents. Whether you were riding in an Uber or a Lyft, we can help you file and manage an injury claim in pursuit of full compensation. We are also capable of representing other motorists who are hit by rideshare drivers, as well as rideshare drivers who are in a car accident while using a rideshare app.
Top two reasons why you should count on our legal team:
- We first opened our doors in 1946, and we have been doing great things for clients in need ever since.
- We have secured more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for our clients throughout the years.
Are you ready to get your rideshare accident claim started? Our team is standing by and ready to lend a hand whenever you are.
To get your case moving without worrying about reaching for your wallet first, arrange a free initial case evaluation with our law firm today.
Can You Sue Uber or Lyft for Your Accident?
If you are injured while riding in an Uber or Lyft that you hired, then your first instinct might be to try to sue Uber and Lyft for what happened. After all, in most other situations, you can hold an employer accountable for the mistakes of their employees. Yet when it comes to rideshare companies, the situation is more complicated because Uber and Lyft do not count rideshare drivers as employees.
In recent years, Uber has fought in and out of the courtroom to keep Uber drivers classified as independent contractors, not employees. As such, there is a large legal gap between drivers who use the Uber app and the parent rideshare company itself. It has proven difficult for people hurt by an Uber driver to bring a claim against Uber, and the same is true for Lyft.
High-Value Insurance & When It Applies
Even though Uber and Lyft contest that they do not employ their drivers, both companies do offer high-value bodily injury insurance coverage policies to many of their rides. Uber has made headlines for offering up to $1 million in policy coverage to rides with a caveat. For the policy to apply to injuries suffered in an Uber accident, the Uber drive must have been actively transporting a passenger to their chosen destination.
A lower insurance policy limit will apply if a rideshare accident happens while the driver is:
- Looking for a new fare or is not running the app at all.
- On the way to pick up a new fare.
YOU REST WHILE WE WORK ON YOUR CLAIM
How should you proceed after being in a rideshare accident? Do you bring a claim against your rideshare driver and seek damages through their own insurance policy? Is there another motorist involved in the crash who should answer for your damages? Or are you supposed to seek damages through the parent rideshare company’s insurance policy?
There are many questions that will follow after a rideshare accident. Let us answer all of them for you. Spangenberg Shibley & Liber LLP and our Cleveland rideshare accident attorneys are here to provide comprehensive legal representation that progresses your case while you focus on your health and wellbeing.
History of Excellence
Our firm has been helping individuals since 1946 and has secured billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.
We go the distance for you and your future fight to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf.
Our trial attorneys have tried hundreds of cases and are not afraid to take your case to trial.
We offer one-on-one attention and detailed counsel. To us you are not just another case number.