Have you been involved in an accident with a car that was operating as a rideshare? Are you suffering from injuries or struggling with lost wages as a result of this accident? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should consider contacting the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP.
Accident cases involving rideshare services can be complicated. How do you deal with adjusters from the driver’s personal insurance company and the rideshare’s insurance company at the same time? What if one, or both of them, contest liability? The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help you in all of these scenarios.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Can Help You
The first thing you get from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is service. Above all, we are committed to serving our clients with a premium on respect, integrity and protecting their best interests. We realize that after an accident, you probably have more questions than answers. Our service focuses on getting answers to those questions.
In addition to service, we will give you the benefit of our experience. Our team of attorneys and staff have handled personal injury cases all over Long Island and the New York Metropolitan area. No matter where your accident happened, you can be confident that our team is well equipped to fight for you!
Liability in a Rideshare Accident
As the Washington, D.C. think tank R Street Institute points out, liability in rideshare accidents can be blurred. Many rideshare accidents are caused by inattentive drivers doing things like checking their phone for incoming text message alerts or looking for a place to make a passenger pickup. If the rideshare driver was in violation of the vehicle code, they can be personally liable.
However, the rideshare driver’s parent company may also have some degree of liability. Even if the driver is considered an independent contractor by their rideshare company, the driver is still providing services on behalf of a third party.
This means that the rideshare driver and their parent company can have shared liability after an accident. That’s part of what makes handling rideshare accidents by yourself so difficult. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we can help you figure out where the liability for your accident lies and who to pursue for damages.
Recoverable Damages After a Rideshare Accident
As a general rule, the potential amount of recoverable damages rises in relation to the severity of the accident. The types of recoverable damages after an accident include, but are not limited to the following:
- Property damage (vehicle or building damage caused by the accident)
- Towing expenses
- Medical bills (ambulance, hospitalization, physical therapy)
- Loss of income or ability to generate income
- Long-term care
- Long-term impact to quality of life
It’s important to remember that your accident is unique. Depending on the severity of your accident, it may be several months or even years after the accident before the total damages of your case can be calculated.
In addition, if the driver or the rideshare company was negligent in causing your accident, the potential exists for higher recoverable damages. What if the driver had a suspended license and the rideshare company hired them without conducting a background check? This is the kind of information that the claims adjuster or attorneys representing the driver and rideshare company will never share with you. It’s also the exact kind of information the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP look for in these cases; because finding that out is all a part of fighting for your rights after an accident.
The complexity of ridesharing accident liability plus the New York statute of limitations (CVP § 214) on personal injury cases means it’s a good idea to consult with us as soon as possible after your accident. The sooner we can gather all the facts surrounding your particular case, the sooner we can begin tabulating the damages.
How Much does the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP Cost?
Here at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP we don’t believe the fear of legal bills should deter people from seeking damages after an accident. If you’ve been in an accident, you may already be struggling with the one-two punch of medical bills and lost income. We know the last thing you need after an accident is a massive law bill. That’s why we take personal injury and accident cases like yours on a contingency basis. That means you don’t owe us anything if we don’t win your case or reach a financial settlement.
Better still, your first consultation with us is free! It costs you nothing to call us and have a discussion about your case. After this consultation, there is no obligation on your part whatsoever. If you don’t like what we have to say, you’re free to consult with another attorney or handle your case by yourself.
But we’re confident you’ll like what you hear when you talk to us. That’s why it’s free. We believe in transparency and client service, not running up extra legal bills for you to pay after an accident. You literally have nothing to lose by calling the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP and talking to us after your accident.
Here at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, We Don’t Win Unless You Do!
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP understands that the day you had your accident was one of the worst days of your life. We understand how badly you want to get your life back to the way it was before the accident, and that’s what we’re here to help you do!
We’ve spent decades fighting for clients just like you and if you trust us with your case, you can rest assured that our commitment to client service and willingness to fight for you will speak for itself. Remember, it costs you nothing to call us and we don’t get paid until you do! So, give us a call at (516) 358-6900. You have nothing to lose, and if we win, we’ll win together!
For a free legal consultation with a uber and lyft rideshare accidents lawyer serving Glen Oaks, call 516-358-6900The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information and may not be applicable in your jurisdiction.