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Ottawa Ridesharing Accident Lawyer

Ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft have revolutionized the way people travel. Thanks to its easy-to-use technology and widespread availability in urban areas, ridesharing services have become popular methods for getting around town. In fact, Canadians spend over $1.31 billion on ride-share services each year.

With so many peer-to-peer drivers on the road in major cities like Ottawa, accidents are bound to occur. Any kind of car accident can be shocking, but they can be especially surprising when a paid driver is behind the wheel. If you have been injured as the result of a car accident in a ridesharing vehicle, it can be difficult to know what to do next, or how to seek accountability for your injuries. If you are eligible, an Ottawa ridesharing accident lawyer may be able to help you pursue damages you’ve incurred as a result of your accident.

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If you have any questions and would like to schedule a call with our legal team for a FREE no-obligation consultation, contact us now. During this call you can ask any questions as it relates to your accident and/or claim and we'll discuss your options and possible outcomes.

Regardless of where you're located in Ontario – we may be able to help you. Don't delay - call us. Our lines are open 24/7.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Injuries sustained in a ridesharing accident can be serious or life-threatening. The resulting trauma following a car accident may be exacerbated by severe medical concerns with difficult recovery processes. Passengers in ridesharing vehicle accidents may suffer from the following injures:

  • Brain concussions or traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck injuries or whiplash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Other upper body injuries like broken or bruised ribs
  • Burns or smoke inhalation (from a car that catches fire)
  • Broken bones, such as arm, leg, shoulder
  • Paralysis
  • Bruises, cuts, abrasions, and burns
  • And possibly more

Ridesharing Accidents Resulting in Wrongful Death

In extremely unfortunate cases, ridesharing accidents may result in a passenger’s death. If someone you love has been killed in a ridesharing accident, you may be legally eligible to seek compensation.

According to the Family Law Act (FLA) of Ontario, if your loved one was killed by an act of negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for financial losses related to their death, including the deceased’s medical debt, funerary or burial costs, and other costs incurred.

Call 1-888-608-2111 for available options or Book a Consultation

What to Do After a Ridesharing Accident

As the passenger in a ridesharing vehicle involved in a collision, it can be easy to feel as powerful, especially after sustaining serious injuries. If your paid peer-to-peer driver caused an accident in which you were injured, some immediate steps can be taken to strengthen any future claims. The following actions following a collision may help your pursuit of accountability and restitution

  • Writing down what happened
  • Checking for eyewitness and recording their contact information
  • Completing a police report
  • Undergoing medical examinations immediately after the accident

If your accident occured in the Ottawa area, a ridesharing accident lawyer may be able to assist your pursuit of damages to cover the costs of any injuries you may have sustained as a result.

Pursuing Damages After a Ridesharing Accident

In Ottawa, tort laws relating to accidental injury vary between intentional and unintentional accidents. Most vehicle accidents are categorized under the unintentional tort law,meaning that the collision was a result of negligence as opposed to malice.

Eligible accident victims who choose to file an unintentional tort claim can pursue damages to recover monetary losses for the following:

  • Medical costs
  • Medical supplies to help with your recovery period
  • Lost wages following an inability to work
  • Damage to personal property
  • Pain and suffering
  • Legal fees
  • And more, depending upon your eligibility

If you choose to pursue damages for injuries sustained in a ridesharing accident, an Ottawa car accident lawyer may be able to answer your questions, compile evidence to support your testimony, offer legal guidance, file paperwork within relevant timelines, and provide other useful services so you can prioritize your physical recovery.

Connect with Our Firm Today to Learn More

If you’ve suffered injuries as the result of an accident while traveling in a ridesharing vehicle, an Ottawa ridesharing accident lawyer may be able to help explain your legal options.Call Preszler Injury Lawyers at 1-800-JUSTICE for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.


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151 Eglinton Ave W,
Toronto, ON
M4R 1A6
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4145 N Service Rd
Burlington, ON
L7L 4X6
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2 County Ct Blvd #400,
Brampton, ON
L6W 3W8
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105 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON
L1N 1C4
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92 Caplan Ave #121,
Barrie, ON
L4N 0Z7
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380 Wellington St Tower B, 6th Floor,
London, ON
N6A 5B5
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2233 Argentia Rd Suite 302,
East Tower Mississauga, ON
L5N 6A6
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1 Hunter St E,
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3W1
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459 George St N,
Peterborough, ON
K9H 3R9
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22 Frederick Street,
Suite 700
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M6
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116 Lisgar Street, Suite 300
Ottawa ON
K2P 0C2
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10 Milner Business Ct #300,
Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
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