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Ridesharing Accidents

Columbus Ridesharing Accident Lawyers

What to Do If You Are Injured in an Uber or Lyft Accident

Ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, are an increasingly popular mode of transportation. They are incredibly convenient and cost-effective, both for residents traveling throughout the area and tourists exploring downtown Columbus and other nearby destinations. However, what happens if an Uber or Lyft driver is negligent and you end up in a serious crash?

If you are involved in an accident with an Uber or Lyft—whether as the passenger of the rideshare vehicle, the occupant of another vehicle, or as a pedestrian or cyclist—the first thing to do is make sure you receive proper medical attention. Next, contact an experienced attorney who knows how to handle these types of claims. Avoid speaking to any insurance adjusters until you have sought legal counsel.

If you were involved in a ridesharing accident that resulted in a serious injury, the attorneys at Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC are prepared to help you. We have extensive experience handling complex personal injury claims and have helped numerous injured clients successfully recover the rightful compensation they were owed. You can rely on our Columbus rideshare accident lawyers to reduce your stress. We understand the immense impacts an injury can have on your life; that is why we are committed to going the extra mile for our clients. We work to obtain maximum compensation and handle all of the details of your claim so all you have to worry about is healing.

Ready to share your story with us? Call Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC at (614) 450-2223 or contact us online to request your free consultation.

What Makes Rideshare Accident Cases So Complex?

In some ways, Uber and Lyft accidents are similar to any other auto accident in that they are often the result of negligent or reckless driving. However, rideshare accidents are often much more complicated than other motor vehicle crashes due to a variety of complicating factors.

Some of the many factors that make Uber and Lyft accident claims so complex include:

  • The drivers are independent contractors, not employees. This means that the company the driver works for has a lot of protection when it comes to liability. Business are generally liable for the actions of their employees but not for the actions of independent contractors. Therefore, it can be difficult to hold Uber, Lyft, or another rideshare business accountable for a crash, even when their driver is clearly at fault.
  • The companies have large insurance policies on their side. Their insurers will often use their extensive resources, including their access to large legal teams, to dispute, devalue, or even deny claims. Just like any other insurance company, a ridesharing company’s insurer is in the business of making money—not paying out claims. They are not there to help you, no matter how nice or informative they may seem.
  • Ohio laws are still catching up with the rideshare industry. And, because these types of accident claims are fairly new, many attorneys are not aware of or highly knowledgeable of the many nuances in the law. While the newness of these cases can present a number of challenges, it can also open the doors, in some cases, to favor injured victims.

If you were injured in an Uber or Lyft accident in Columbus or anywhere in Ohio, it’s important that you work with an attorney who has the right experience. At Ross, Midian & Breitmayer, LLC, we have the skill and experience you need. We always stay up to date with the laws, and we have a long track record of success handling complex motor vehicle accident and rideshare accident claims.

How Our Firm Can Help

Our Columbus Uber/Lyft accident lawyers are here to help after a rideshare accident.

We are committed to:

  • Holding negligent rideshare drivers accountable
  • Standing up to rideshare companies and their insurers
  • Protecting your rights and best interests

Rideshare drivers are required to have auto insurance coverage above the state minimum. Additionally, ridesharing companies have extensive liability insurance that can cover your losses, including medical costs and lost wages. We can negotiate with these negligent parties and insurers for the settlement you deserve, and we are prepared to take your case to court if necessary.

We Are Prepared to Take on Even the Toughest Cases

It is important to contact a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible after any accident, including those involving rideshare vehicles. We can relieve your stress and advocate for the recovery you need. Contact us for compassionate support and personalized guidance at every stage of your claim. You will not owe any legal fees unless we win your case.

You can contact our firm online using our free case evaluation form or call (614) 450-2223 to arrange a free consultation.

Client Testimonials

Real Stories From Real People We've Helped
  • We were treated like family members.

    “They kept us informed about everything and explained everything carefully to make sure we understood. We have recommended Brian on numerous occasions to our family and friends. Brian and his staff are professional, reliable, and more than competent.”

    - P.K.
  • Helped me through each step.

    “Got my case resolved, and they helped me through each step of the way! I would definitely recommend them.”

    - C.H.
  • RMB was great to work with.

    “They worked with me to reach a settlement I felt comfortable with, instead of the first two low offers the opposing counsel made. All of my calls were returned in a timely manner (if not answered when placed).”

    - B.L.
  • I never had to wonder how things were going.

    “George was great to work with following a personal injury accident. He explored every single option to achieve the results we were looking for. RMB was also excellent at keeping me updated on the progress of my case.”

    - J.B.
  • Thank you for all you have done.

    “Mr. Ross went out of his way to help me through a difficult time. He and his office kept me informed every step of the way and went above and beyond to win my case.”

    - K.H.
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There Is No Substitute for Results

We've Recovered Millions for Injured Clients
  • Bus Passenger Accident $300,000

    The client was a passenger on a bus, which ran off the road into a ditch causing two compression fractures in his low back (non-surgical).

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign. Multiple fractures.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $250,000 Policy Limits

    Client was involved in head on collision which required extraction.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $200,000

    Multiple-impact, rear-end collision resulting in multiple disc herniations.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran a stop sign.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $185,000

    Client was struck by vehicle that ran stop sign and rolled Jeep. Client walked away but subsequently developed shoulder injuries.

  • Motorcycle Crash $150,000

    Defendant came across three lanes of traffic and struck client who was on his motorcycle. Client suffered substantial “road rash” and a knee injury (non-surgical).

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $100,000 Policy Limits

    Client was rear-ended causing low back injury requiring fusion surgery.

  • T-Bone Accident $90,000

    The defendant failed to stop at a red light and T-boned the client on the passenger side of her vehicle.

  • Motor Vehicle Accident $90,000

    Defendant ran a red light and t-boned the vehicle in which client was a passenger. Client suffered a rotator cuff tear, necessitating surgical intervention.

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Our Promise to Our Clients

Why You Can Count on Us to Fight for You
  • Guidance & Support

    Our experienced attorneys will handle everything connected to your claim, so that you can focus on your recovery.

  • Client-First Approach

    We pride ourselves on our client-first approach, which compels us to treat each client like a close friend or family member.

  • Trial Experience

    We possess extensive trial experience and are not afraid to take your case to trial to fight for the justice you deserve.

  • Undivided Attention

    At RMB, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the responsiveness & attentiveness that they need and deserve. 

Your Injury is Personal to Us

If you schedule an appointment with us, you will have one of our lawyers (not a paralegal or admin), at your home or place of business to answer all the questions you have about your claim. There is no bait and switch with RMB. If you choose us, WE will handle your injury claim from beginning to end.