Need an Injury Lawyer in an Ohio Uber/Ridesharing Accident?
In many of the largest cities in Ohio, you find people who are headed to a variety of destinations. Though taxis are a source of getting from point A to point B for many, many others utilize the services of rideshare companies, which have become predominantly popular over the past few years. Many of these companies, mainly Uber and Lyft, have become a staple to those who rely on them.
Ridesharing companies are like taxi companies in many ways, and unlike them in other ways. If you have fallen victim to one of these catastrophic accidents due to the negligence of a rideshare driver, you might wonder if you have rights just as you would in any other type of motor vehicle accident. Fortunately, there are options, even if these accident cases are not treated exactly like your typical car accident. Turn to us in your time of need.
Everything You Need to Know About PIP
You should know all that you can about something known as PIP if you are utilizing the help of rideshare services. PIP is better known as ‘personal injury protection,’ which is a special type of protection that helps you get a better handle on your financial burdens after an accident. This means that you will have the help you deserve in the event of an accident after you have missed out on income opportunities.
However, just because you like the sound of PIP doesn’t mean that you will always be eligible for these protections. This is why many people end up wondering how they are able to receive the compensation they deserve and feel as if they are backed into a corner when it comes to options. You have many options at your fingertips.
Many states have taken action to stand up against rideshare companies in their cities, and are posing questions about how you will be able to receive the compensation you deserve after you have been injured. In the event of these severe accidents, many states are warning drivers that they must do what they can to protect themselves. You made the decision to receive a ride from another party and do not deserve to be punished for choosing to make this decision.
Receiving Compensation For Your Accident
You will find that ridesharing claims are not like an ordinary claim. There is a negligent party like any motor vehicle accident, sure, and they have committed a negligent act that led to the incident. However, you may find that there is trouble when it comes to compensating due to holding a company liable. Companies are held liable for their employee’s actions under something known as ‘vicarious liability,’ which states that an employer could be liable for the actions of the employee if they were working in the scope of employment at the time of the accident.
However, you will find that many companies will deny the fact that the individual is actually an employee and will claim that they are instead independent contractors. This is where we come in to help you build your case and help prove that somebody is actually employed through the company and that you are owed the compensation you deserve during this time.
We can help you make all distinctions in your case and help in your time of need. We want to help if you have been injured seriously and the medical bills, lost wages, and more keep piling up against you. Call us today so we can help you with your Ohio rideshare accident.