If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Babylon, New York, then a lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses.
Through a claim or lawsuit, you can recover damages for your past and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers Will Advocate for You
To help you recover compensation for your injuries, your attorney from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP will investigate your accident, negotiate on your behalf, and advocate for your rights in court.
We Will Investigate Your Accident to Uncover Evidence
There are many causes of traffic accidents, but in order to recover damages for your injuries, your lawyer will need to prove that your pedestrian accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. This is why we will investigate your accident to uncover a variety of evidence that we can use to build your case.
We Will Negotiate for What You Deserve
With evidence, we will negotiate for what you are owed. Insurance companies will often try to pay you less than the full amount you deserve so that they can keep their costs low. Fighting for a fair settlement can become a headache filled with paperwork, bureaucracy, and red tape.
Instead of tackling the insurance companies on your own, let us negotiate on your behalf. We will take over so that you can spend less time dealing with insurance adjusters and more time recovering your health and happiness after your accident.
We Will Be at Your Side if You Need to Go to Court
Sometimes, we will need to take the fight to court to get what you are owed. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our pedestrian accident lawyers are not afraid of trying any case that warrants it. In court, a Babylon judge or jury will be able to evaluate our evidence and decide on the damages you are owed.
Throughout the process of filing a claim or lawsuit, we will be by your side, offering you the guidance you can trust. We have your best interests at heart, so we will always keep you in the loop about the progress of your case. That way, you can make informed decisions for yourself and your loved ones.
Recovering Damages in Your Case
After you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you can recover both economic and non-economic compensatory damages.
Economic damages are meant to compensate you for your financial losses caused by your accident and injuries. This includes the following:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Transportation costs
- Out-of-pocket expenses
These damages are not limited to your bills in the immediate aftermath of your accident. If you require ongoing care for your medical conditions, you can recover economic damages for your future medical visits, hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and home health care.
If you have lost your loved one to a pedestrian accident, you can recover the following economic damages:
- Your loved one’s medical bills
- Your loved one’s lost wages
- Your loved one’s lost future earning capacity
- Funeral and burial expenses
Non-economic damages can compensate you for your intangible losses after a pedestrian accident. If you were injured as a pedestrian, you can recover non-economic damages for your physical pain and mental suffering.
If you lost a loved one, you can recover non-economic damages for your loved one’s pain and suffering, as well as your own.
The Statute of Limitations in New York
You have a limited window in which to file a lawsuit to pursue financial recovery. The statute of limitations on filing a personal injury lawsuit in New York is generally three years from the time of an accident, per CVP §214. You typically have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, per EPT §5-4.1.
However, there may be exceptions to these rules. Discuss your options for pursuing damages with a Babylon pedestrian accident lawyer to see if there are laws that impact the statute of limitations in your case.
Causes of Pedestrian Accidents that We Can Help You Sue for
We will use the evidence we find to prove the cause of your accident. This will help us while we negotiate a settlement.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some potential causes of your pedestrian accident may have included:
Drunk drivers have dulled senses and reflexes, making it difficult for them to see and respond to pedestrians appropriately. Drunk drivers also have lowered inhibitions, making them more likely to participate in other risky driving behaviors, like speeding.
This includes illegal drugs as well as prescription drugs whose side effects impact a driver’s senses, reflexes, and decision-making skills.
Drowsy driving can be caused by medications, boredom, the time of day, and lack of sleep. Fatigued drivers also have slowed reflexes and senses.
Drivers who are texting, calling, eating, or otherwise distracted from the road may fail to spot and respond to pedestrians until it is too late.
Speeding is a type of aggressive driving. By exceeding the speed limit, a motorist may not be able to stop in time to avoid hitting someone.
Call the Attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Today for a Free Consultation
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we have a no-fee guarantee. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning our fee depends on our success in your case. We will not charge you a dime until we win money for you and your loved ones.
Call us today at (516) 358-6900 to get started.
For a free legal consultation with a pedestrian accidents lawyer serving Babylon, call 516-358-6900