The original purpose of rideshare services like Lyft and Uber was to make our lives easier by providing an alternative to taxis. However, things can get really sticky when it comes to car accidents with rideshare drivers, as the Washington, D.C. think tank R Street Institute points out. If you have recently been involved in a car accident with a rideshare driver, there are several reasons you should consider contacting the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP.
We know the aftermath of a rideshare accident can be challenging. You could have medical bills, a car to repair and possibly even lost wages because of the accident. If you find yourself in this situation, your interests might be best served by calling our office and seeing what we can do for you. Don’t delay your decision; there is a three-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases in New York, according to CVP § 214.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP No Fee Promise
It can feel like your whole world has been turned upside down after an accident. This is especially true if you or a family member sustained serious injuries. Sadly, the medical bills and financial problems caused by lost wages won’t give you time to catch your breath.
The last thing you need in this situation is to get hit with a bill for discussing your case with a lawyer. That’s why the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP has a No Fee Promise. If you consult with us and we take your case, we’ll take it on a contingency basis.
That means we don’t charge you any legal fees unless we collect a settlement in your case. If you decide to work with us, you will have the benefit of legal services for no money out of pocket. It may sound too good to be true, but it isn’t.
Our No Fee Promise is why you can rest assured that our firm will fight for you, because our pay is tied to our performance. If we don’t perform and get you a settlement for your case, you don’t pay us. Even the initial consultation with our office is free! Why do we do this? The reason is simple.
We believe in our firm and we are firmly committed to serving our clients. Part of that commitment to service means removing any barriers that could separate us from our clients. The way we see it, we don’t win unless you do. That’s why we have a No Fee Promise.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
No two cases are alike. That’s why we place such a premium on talking to you in detail about the facts surrounding your individual case instead of making wild promises. Every car accident has the potential to result in recoverable damages, but the amount of those damages depends heavily on how serious the accident was.
Typically, medical bills and vehicle damage are the biggest recoverable line items after a car accident. However, they are far from the only damages. If you or a loved one need long-term care, or the quality of your lives has significantly and permanently diminished because of your accident, we will seek to recover additional damages on your behalf.
Remember, the point of damages is to make sure that you have the resources to put your life back together after an accident. In some cases, that means getting your car repaired and your medical bills taken care of. In other cases, that means seeking the kind of settlement that will allow you to maintain your quality of life in the long term.
Regardless of the level of damages you’ve suffered as a result of your accident, you can rest assured that the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP will bring all of our resources to bear in fighting for your best interests. So, while we can’t promise you an outcome or a dollar amount, we can promise you we’ll leave no stone unturned when it comes to working on your behalf.
Is the Rideshare Driver or the Rideshare Company Liable for the Accident?
Many people who get into accidents with rideshare drivers find themselves caught in an unpleasant game of “it’s the other guy’s problem” when dealing with insurance companies for the two parties. Sometimes, the driver’s liability insurance only covers the driver for transporting private passengers like friends and family.
They may refuse to accept any liability at all in the case while the rideshare company’s insurance carrier plays hardball and refers you back to the driver’s insurance company. The sad truth is that insurance companies often benefit from exploiting this gray area and using it as a delay tactic.
That may work for them, but it doesn’t work for us. The liability for your rideshare accident could lie with both the driver and the rideshare company. The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP will do all we can to assess liability in your case and then act accordingly. If that means seeking damages from both the driver and the rideshare company at the same time, then that’s what we’ll do.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Wants to Work for You
We founded our firm on the core belief that our clients deserve our best efforts. That means telling you up front and honestly what kind of damages we believe we can seek on your behalf. That means keeping you posted on the status of your case and making sure you understand where you are in the process at all times.
We not only see ourselves as a law firm, but also as part of the community. That’s why we offer free consultations and our No Fee Promise. We believe it’s our privilege to represent you in your time of need. So, pick up the phone and call (516) 358-6900 and see what the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can do for you. We think you’re going to like what you hear.
For a free legal consultation with a uber and lyft rideshare accidents lawyer serving Great Neck, 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.