Being involved in a Cleveland automobile accident can be complicated enough without getting in the middle of a fight among multiple insurance companies about which one should pay for the damages you’ve suffered as a result of the accident.Unfortunately, when this happens, one or more insurance companies deny responsibility and point fingers at the other(s). Meanwhile, you, the injured person, receives nothing until the case is concluded, sometimes years later.
Facts of the Case
In a case recently considered by Ohio’s Eighth District Court of Appeals( Cuyahoga County) , the plaintiff was injured in 2011 while traveling from Akron to Mayfield Heights. He was a passenger riding in a car driven and owned by someone with whom the plaintiff had a business relationship. In fact, they were both involved in the same businesses. The defendant driver was scheduled to make a business presentation, and the plaintiff went along “out of curiosity.” In short, he wasn’t acting as an employee at the time of the accident, which happened after the defendant hit a patch of ice and lost control of his vehicle.