Locations in Cleveland and Chardon


Auto, Truck, & Vehicle Injury Lawyers
Car & Truck Accident Lawyers
Uber/Lyft Accidents
Hit and Run Accidents
ATV Accidents
Texting and Distracted Drivers
Drunk Drivers/Dram Shop Cases
Traffic Violations
Red Light
Stop Sign
Failure to Yield
Motorcycle & Bicycle Accident Lawyers
Pedestrian Injury Lawyers
Airplane/Aviation Injuries
Boat/Marine Accidents
Personal Watercraft/Jet-Skis
Scuba Diving
Personal Injury Lawyers
Wrongful Death Lawyers
Severe Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Spinal Cord Injuries
Nursing Home Injury Lawyers
Dog Bite Lawyers
Industrial and Construction Injuries
Slip, Trip and Fall
Premises Liability
Falling Merchandise
Negligent Landlords
Dangerous Driveways and Sidewalks
Amusement Park/Carnival Injuries
Negligent Security
Work Place Injuries
Product Liability Lawyers
Park to Reverse/Rollaway Accidents
Roof Crush/Rollover
Defective or Dangerous Airbags
Defective Seat Belt
Seat Failure/Collapse
Defective Tires
Car Fires
Medical Devices
Construction and Factory Equipment
Recreational Equipment
Lawn and Garden Equipment
Product Recalls
Baby Seats
E-Cigs/Vaping Pens
Malpractice Lawyers
Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Birth Trauma
Cerebral Palsy
Erbs Palsy
Brachial Plexus
Wrongful Death
Injuries to the Mother
Surgical Errors
Nursing Errors
Failure/Delay in Diagnosis
Emergency Room Mistakes
Anesthesia Errors
Spinal Cord Injuries
Brain Injury
Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers
Wandering Away/Elopement
Medication Errors
Bedsores and Pressure Sores
Pharmacy/Medication Errors
Legal Malpractice
Workers Compensation Lawyers
Factory Injuries
Chemical Exposure
Construction Injuries
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Slip and Fall
Occupational Disease
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Social Security Disability
Social Security Disability (SSD)
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

Uber/Lyft Accidents

Uber Drivers, Liability, and Insurance

Even on a good day, Cleveland car accidents are more common than they should be. Add to that personal transportation companies, like Uber, that encourage unexperienced, underinsured drivers to serve as part-time taxis, and a lot of things can go wrong. When you are injured due to someone else’s negligence, they should be held accountable.

Professional transportation companies, delivery companies, shipping companies all make sure that their drivers have additional training and insurance. They know things go wrong even for their trained and experienced team of drivers, and they take extra precautions to protect themselves and those who have been victims of motor vehicle accidents. But, how does it work with Uber?

What’s Different About Uber?

Uber claims that they do not employee any drivers. They call those who serve as drivers “partner drivers” in an attempt to limit the company’s exposure to risk, among other reasons. Should they be taking more precautions? Is the parent company responsible for their approved freelancers? Should those freelance drivers be taking additional steps to safeguard the safety and welfare of both those they transport and others on the road?

At Lowe, Eklund, & Wakefield, as experienced personal injury attorneys in Cleveland, we believe the answer to those questions is, emphatically, “Yes.”

  • Were you a passenger in an Uber car that got into an accident?
  • Was your car hit by an Uber driver?
  • Were you a pedestrian caused injury by an Uber driver?

In Ohio, when a driver signs up for car insurance, he or she has to answer a series of questions before insurance coverage is extended. These include such things as whether the driver will use the car to haul hazardous materials, use the car in carrying out work duties, or use the car for transporting others regularly as part of a job. For most people, the answer to these questions is no. But, when the answer is yes, then the price of insurance premiums increases, and the driver may need to get specific types of insurance or bonding. If a driver is acting as a taxi or limo service, he or she may need more insurance than the typical driver. Many Uber drivers do not invest in the extra insurance. This leaves you—the passenger—with a serious problem if you are injured in an accident caused by an Uber driver.

Have you been injured in an Uber accident? Lawsuit advice from Cleveland personal injury attorneys.

So, who is responsible? Let our experienced auto accident attorneys help you understand what’s at stake, and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Fill out the form on this page or give us a call at 216-781-2600.