All car accidents can be stressful and complicated. However, when it involves Uber or Lyft, it can make the case even more confusing. The good news is that you don’t have to work out this process on your own. A Garden City Uber and Lyft rideshare accident attorney with our firm can be your guide and advocate.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP has helped injury clients recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. Now, our attorneys are prepared to go after the compensation you need to get better. We will serve you on a no-win, no-fee basis, so we only collect compensation if you do.
Pursuing Compensation Following a Rideshare Accident in Garden City
Regardless of whether the liability in your case lies with the driver, the rideshare company, or both, dealing with their insurance company can be complicated. While the law may require them to pay damages after a covered accident, it doesn’t prohibit them from trying to minimize that payout.
It’s important for you to remember that you’re under no obligation to accept the initial settlement offer from an insurance company.
Forms of Damages You May Be Entitled to Recover
Oftentimes, the insurance company’s first (or even second) offer isn’t sufficient to cover all the damages in your case. What kind of damages are you entitled to collect after an accident? A partial list is included below.
- Past and future medical bills
- Physical therapy
- Vehicle damage (e.g., repair or replacement of your car)
- Lost wages (both short and long-term)
- Towing or transport for your damaged vehicle
- Pain and suffering
At the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP, we will work closely with you to calculate your total damages. Then, we will fight on your behalf to recover them.
Who May Be Responsible for Your Damages for an Uber or Lyft Crash
In rideshare accident cases, liability is based on the driver’s status during the crash.
- If they had the app off, their personal insurance would apply.
- If the app was on and they were waiting to get a ride or in the middle of one, Uber or Lyft’s third-party liability insurance would apply.
Here at the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP, we can help you go through all the intricacies of the case to see which insurance policy would apply to you.
How the Uber or Lyft Rideshare Accident Could Have Happened
Some causes of these rideshare accidents include:
- Following to closely
- Driving while fatigued
- Failure to yield
- Drunk driving
- Driving while distracted
- Improper turns
- Improper merging
However, driver error isn’t the only culprit of these accidents. To illustrate:
- The city government may have designed a faulty roadway or failed to address road hazards.
- Another driver could have failed to abide by the road rules.
- A mechanic might have failed to detect an issue with one of these involved vehicles.
- A car parts manufacturer may have manufactured a defective vehicle part.
When they launch their investigation, one of our attorneys will consider each of the involved parties and assign fault and liability accordingly.
Choosing the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP for Legal Representation
We’ve been fighting on behalf of our clients all over Metropolitan New York and Long Island for years. Allow us to take over your case while you recover.
One of our lawyers serving Garden City will:
- Order the crash report
- Review insurance policies
- Gather photos, video footage, medical records, and other evidence
- Take witness statements
- Go back and forth with other parties involved with your case
- Seek fair compensation through a settlement
- Bring your case before a jury if they cannot settle with the insurance company
We encourage you to reach out to our firm today so that we can get started on your case. If we determine that filing suit is the best route for you, we are confined to New York’s statute of limitations, or a filing deadline. According to CVP § 214, you typically have three years to take action. If we begin too late, the court may bar you from pursuing the liable party for damages.
How Much does It Cost to Hire the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP?
After an accident, it can feel like bills are raining down on you. You’re already under enough stress, and the thought of a legal bill can be a little too much to bear.
The Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP understands this hardship, and that’s why we take all our cases on a contingency-fee basis. That means we don’t get paid unless and until we reach a settlement in your case. You have nothing to lose when you work with our firm.
Our Client Testimonials Reflect How We Approach Injury Cases
We treat each case with compassion and care and work to maintain constant communication with our clients.
Check out what some of them said about partnering with our attorneys:
“I was very fortunate to have Richard Jaffe of Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, represent me in my case. Throughout the entire process, Rich was professional, always explaining every detail of my case… I would highly recommend Richard Jaffe, his firm and all of his staff…” – Eric
“Mr. Jaffe handled a difficult case for me. He exhibited a keen sense of the law, as well as of trial and negotiation strategies. He was attentive to my matter. I highly recommend Mr. Jaffe.” – Anonymous
Let the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP Do the Heavy Lifting
There are very few things that turn your world upside down like a car accident. The way we see it, that’s exactly when you need someone to fight for you. We want you to focus on recovery while we focus on recovering your damages.
Give the Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP a call to start your free, no-obligation case review. Dial (516) 358-6900 today.
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