Can I Sue Uber Eats for an Accident in Ohio?

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118 million people make use of Uber or Uber Eats at least once a month, meaning that there are plenty of Uber drivers on the road at any given time. And just like any other kind of car or vehicle on the road, there is potential for a car accident to occur that involves an Uber or Uber Eats driver.

Following a car accident, you are typically able to file a personal injury claim in an effort to seek compensation for damages including medical costs, lost income, and more. The addition of the driver who caused the accident being a driver for Uber Eats can raise additional questions for you, including what to do if you were in a crash with an Uber Eats driver.

Below, we answer a few relevant questions tied to if you can sue Uber Eats following a car accident in Ohio.

Note: The following is meant as general information meant to educate, not legal advice. Please reach out to Heit Law for further assistance.

Can I Sue Uber Eats for an Accident?

You may have grounds to sue Uber Eats If you are involved in a car accident with an Uber Eats driver. Typically, you will be able to file a claim if the company or the driver is possibly liable for the accident.

Liability will be determined during the claim process in most cases. Determining liability is a complex matter and will often depend on factors like state laws that apply to car accidents and assigning fault, medical reports, vehicle damage, and police reports.

And as Ohio is a no-fault state, that means that the party who is found to be at fault will be liable for any injuries that were caused.

Can I Sue a Food Delivery Company?

The answer here is once again yes. A food delivery company can be sued under certain circumstances. Following a car accident with an Uber driver, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit with Uber if they may be held liable.

Since each case will differ, we recommend consulting with an attorney from Heit Law on your case. They will be able to take a look at the details of the accident and provide insight into what your legal options are moving forward.

Can You Sue an Uber Driver if You’re Injured in an Accident?

If an Uber driver hits you, you can look to sue the driver. They may be held liable for any injuries that you sustain.

Suffering injuries from a car accident, whether you are a passenger or a pedestrian, can give you grounds to sue a driver for damages. Damages you may receive following a personal injury lawsuit can include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Property damage

What To Do If In a Crash with Uber Eats

The aftermath of a car crash can be an extremely stressful time. But there are a few things you should do in the direct aftermath as soon as you can.

  1. Seek medical attention. Even if you do not think you have any obvious injuries, you will want to seek medical attention just in case. There may be underlying or less obvious injuries that you are unaware of and you will have documentation of any injuries sustained during the accident.
  2. Whether you were a pedestrian or driving your own car, take pictures and document the accident as soon as it is safe to do so. This will serve as strong evidence in your case if you seek compensation from the rideshare company
  3. Consult with a car accident injury lawyer as soon as possible. As we’ve discussed above, the personal injury claim process can be complex, so having a lawyer to assist you will help ease the legal process as you get started.

For more on what to do following a car accident, see our guide here. 

Consult with an Uber Eats Car Accident Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has recently been involved in an Uber Eats-related car accident, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim in an effort to seek compensation for any injuries sustained. Connecting with Corey Heit, an Uber Eats car accident injury lawyer based in Columbus, will have experienced eyes looking over your case.

The insight of a lawyer can help to ease the overall stress you feel following a car accident, especially as you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Corey works on a contingency fee basis, meaning that you will not pay any attorney fees unless your case is won.

You can schedule a free and confidential consultation today over the phone at 614-898-5300 or through our contact form.

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