Navigating the aftermath of an injury accident can be a difficult, complex process. In addition, the level of difficulty can rise even further when the accident involves an Uber or Lyft rideshare driver. The potential involvement of a rideshare company means there are multiple insurance policies you’ll need to sift through as you seek compensation.
The good news is you don’t have to handle your collision case alone. Our team at the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP has been helping people in your situation for years. A Westbury Uber and Lyft rideshare accident attorney from our firm can fight for your financial recovery at no upfront cost.
How Our Firm Can Help After a Rideshare Accident
The Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP has spent many years fighting on behalf of accident victims in Metropolitan New York and on Long Island. We pride ourselves on our client-first approach to personal injury accident cases.
Recently, we’ve seen a large uptick in accident cases involving rideshare services like Uber and Lyft. When the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP, represents you, you can rest assured that the details are being taken care of for you. We will deal with the insurers representing the driver and the rideshare company.
It’s our job to handle those phone calls and take care of that paperwork, as well as all other aspects of your case. We want you to spend your days recovering while we do the heavy lifting of seeking compensation for your recoverable damages.
Working With Our Rideshare Accident Attorney Won’t Cost You Up Front
Our rideshare accident attorneys know the last thing you need after being injured in a car accident is legal bills. We also know that lots of people in your position are afraid to call attorneys because they think they can’t afford them. What you may not realize is that we take cases involving Uber and Lyft rideshare accidents on a contingency basis.
That means if you allow us to represent you in a personal injury case, we’re not going to charge you a nickel in legal fees unless we collect a settlement or court award for you. We’ll do all the work related to your case at no out-of-pocket or upfront cost to you.
Fear of legal fees shouldn’t be what separates you from enforcing your legal rights after an accident. That’s why our firm has a no upfront fee policy. Even your initial consultation with our firm is free.
What Kind of Damages Can I Seek After a Rideshare Accident?
Aside from the physical pain of an accident, the financial pain is perhaps the single biggest obstacle to you putting your life back together. Our team wants you to know you don’t have to suffer through this alone. We want to help you seek compensation for your expenses after an accident.
This compensation is known as recoverable damages. Examples of the types of recoverable damages you can pursue after an accident include, but are not limited to the following:
- Property damage (e.g., repair or replacement cost of your car or any other property damaged or destroyed in the accident)
- Medical bills (e.g., transportation to the hospital, medical procedures)
- Permanent long-term care for catastrophic or life-long injuries
- Lost wages
- Future income (in cases where you are permanently incapacitated or unable to work because of the accident)
There is no set amount for any of these damages. The whole point of recoverable damages is so that you, the accident victim, will recover as much money as you need to restore your life to where it was before the accident.
Our injury lawyers will take a comprehensive look at your case and base our settlement demand on the total amount of recoverable damages you incurred as a result of your accident. However, every case is different, and we won’t be able to give you an idea of how much yours is worth until after a consultation.
With that said, you can rest assured that the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP prides itself on aggressively seeking recoverable damages on behalf of all our clients.
Who Is Liable for My Uber or Lyft Rideshare Accident?
The most common cause of car accidents is driver negligence and/or a driver’s failure to follow the vehicle code. Regardless of their intent, a driver who causes an accident is liable for the resulting damages. That’s one of the main reasons drivers are required to carry liability insurance. This relatively straightforward principle can become convoluted if the driver who hit you was working as a rideshare driver.
Unfortunately, rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft aren’t always so forthcoming when it comes to accepting liability for their driver’s actions. By the same token, the rideshare driver’s insurance company may be hesitant to pay out because their policy often doesn’t cover commercial vehicle use.
This experience can be intensely frustrating when all you’re trying to do is get your bills paid after an accident. Our mission is to fight for your compensation, and we’ll pursue that wherever it leads.
Rideshare Services Have Liability Policies for Drivers
Even though rideshare drivers operate their own cars, getting hit by one of them isn’t like getting into an accident with a privately-owned vehicle. Most private insurance policies that individual drivers carry do not cover the driver for commercial use. That means you may not be able to pursue the driver’s personal coverage for damages after the crash.
However, the rideshare services themselves are both required to carry liability insurance for drivers. Uber and Lyft both have driver’s liability policies with the following limits:
- $50,000 per person for bodily injury
- $100,000 per accident for bodily injury
- $25,000 per accident for property damage
Those limits apply to rideshare drivers when they are signed into the app and waiting to receive ride requests. These companies also have $1,000,000 in third-party liability coverage for accidents that occur when their drivers are making pick-ups or carrying passengers.
Therefore, even when the driver’s personal liability doesn’t cover your accident, you could still seek damages under the rideshare company’s policy. We can help you navigate these options.
The Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP Has a History of Results
If you’re looking for an attorney to represent you after a rideshare accident, you don’t want just “any” attorney. You want one with a history of getting results for clients. The Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP has won millions of dollars while fighting for the rights of personal injury victims.
That doesn’t mean we’re going to collect a seven-figure settlement in your case. However, it does mean that our firm isn’t afraid to go the distance on your behalf. We can’t guarantee you a result, but we can guarantee we’ll fight your case to the best of our abilities.
Our Rideshare Accident Attorneys Can Be Your Advocates
Being injured in a car accident is one of the single most disruptive and traumatic events that can happen in your life. When you’re trying to recover from one, a good lawyer can be the difference between getting your life back on track and your life never being the same again after the collision.
Our team at the Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP prides itself on our compassion, commitment to client service, and willingness to fight for justice for our clients. If you’re suffering through the aftermath of a rideshare accident, give our office a call and see what we can do for you. The initial consultation is free, and there is no fee if we take your case: (516) 358-6900.
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