Rideshare Accident Lawyer Hackensack, NJ
Why You Need a New Jersey Rideshare Crash Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a crash involving an Uber, Lyft or other rideshare car, contact a qualified Hackensack, NJ rideshare accident lawyer from O’Cathain Law Group to protect your rights.
Uber, in one of its annual safety reports, admits that over 100 passengers die each year in Uber crashes. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s data shows both overall traffic fatalities and fatalities due to rideshare crashes increasing each year. And that doesn’t include Uber crashes and Lyft crashes that cause very serious injuries like spinal cord injuries, broken and fractured bones, soft tissue injuries, and concussions.
Many Uber and Lyft drivers work too many hours and don’t have the proper training to drive professionally. These rideshare drivers are driving into neighborhoods that they don’t know. They are missing turns and running stop signs that they don’t know about. Some of these drivers have a history of causing other crashes.
A New Jersey rideshare crash lawyer with experience in Uber crash and Lyft crash litigation will know how to get this information and to protect your legal rights.
What I Need to Know About an Uber Crash or Lyft Crash
If you are a passenger in an Uber car or Lyft car when the crash happens, be sure to keep details of the trip. That will help prove that Uber/Lyft is responsible to you. Sometimes the Uber driver and Lyft driver will try to avoid calling the police or offer you money to not call the police. Say no and make sure the police come and get your details.
Sometimes, you will not know that you were in a crash involving a rideshare car. How? Because the other car that was in the crash might be driving for Uber and not have any sign on the car. And most police reports don’t tell you that the other car was an Uber car or a Lyft car at the time of the crash. If you hire a Hackensack rideshare accident lawyer who knows how to figure out the different layers of insurance coverage at the time of the crash, you have hired a lawyer who knows how to litigate Uber and Lyft cases.
If you didn’t get medical attention right after the crash, but are still feeling pain, you should get to an urgent care or a doctor who has an office with experience in dealing with getting paid by car insurance. An Uber crash lawyer or Lyft crash lawyer can help you find a doctor with experience in handling car crash cases. That doctor can refer you to physical therapy, chiropractors, radiologists, orthopedists, pain management, neurologists, and other medical providers who deal with car crash injuries.
Tell Me About Litigation in Uber Crash Lawsuits and Lyft Crash Lawsuits
Your New Jersey rideshare crash lawyer will need to be filed within two years of the crash. Most New Jersey certified civil trial lawyers wait until you finish your medical treatment before filing the lawsuit. This allows you to focus on getting better and stops the other side from scheduling unnecessary appointments with their hired doctors while you are being treated by your doctors.
The lawsuit starts when your lawyer files the Complaint. Then, Uber or Lyft hires a lawyer to file an Answer that will deny that the Uber driver or Lyft driver caused the crash. After that, the lawyers send paperwork to each other that will include your medical records. The other lawyer will take your deposition and ask you questions about what happened and how the injuries changed your life. Your lawyer will get to ask the driver about what caused the crash. After discovery closes, the lawyers often try to settle the case. If the insurance adjuster for Uber or the insurance adjuster for Lyft does not pay fair compensation to settle your case, it will go in front of a jury for full and fair compensation for your harms and losses.
How To Pay For Uber Crash Lawyer Or A Lyft Crash Lawyer
If you were injured in a rideshare crash and you hire this firm, you will only pay a legal fee if you get money at the end of the case. A consultation with or Uber/Lyft lawyers is free.
To protect your legal right to be compensated for an injury in an Uber crash or Lyft crash, call (201) 488-1161 to speak with a Hackensack rideshare accident lawyer from O’Cathain Law Group or fill out the intake form in English or Spanish.