The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that each year, over 800,000 people are hospitalized due to slip and fall-related injuries. Among these types of injuries include fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and other serious impairments.
If you or a loved one was harmed in a slip and fall accident in Garden City, reach out to the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP. We may be able to help you pursue compensation for your economic and non-economic losses. A Garden City slip and fall accident lawyer can determine liability for your expenses, calculate your losses, and fight for financial recovery on your behalf.
While you focus on healing your injuries, we can handle the entirety of the legal process. To begin exploring your legal options at no cost to you, reach out to a member of our team today at (516) 358-6900.
Unsafe Conditions Can Lead to Slip and Fall Accidents
Regardless of whether you fell on private or public property, our New York law firm can step in and provide legal assistance. To seek compensation for your injury-related losses, we will first need to examine the factors of your accident. This may involve speaking with witnesses, visiting the accident scene, and consulting with your healthcare team.
All property owners are required to maintain their premises. This even includes warning guests of potential hazards. For instance, if the floors of a grocery store were freshly waxed, there should be signs alerting customers of the danger.
Some contributing factors that may lead to a slip and fall accident could include:
- Cracked flooring
- Electrical cords stretched across a walkway
- Unanchored carpeting
- Unsecured handrails (or a lack of handrails altogether)
- Poor lighting
- Debris in a walkway
Even if you do not see the hazard that caused your injuries listed above, we still encourage you to give the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP a call. A member of our team can explain your options at no cost. They can also provide insight into whether you have a feasible case.
How a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Can Serve You
From the moment we take on your case, we are committed to seeing it through to the end. As you weigh your legal options, you may have some questions about how a lawyer could help you. Ultimately, our goal is to seek recovery of your accident-related expenses.
We can work toward this goal by taking the following steps on your behalf.
Gathering Evidence of Negligence
For your case to be compelling, our law firm will need to present evidence to the liable insurance company, outlining the cause of your accident and the cost of your losses. Your lawyer cannot approach the claims adjuster empty-handed.
They may need to use the following forms of evidence to support your case:
- The accident report (if one was filed)
- Security camera footage
- Witness statements
- Photos of your injuries
- Your medical records
- Messages between yourself and the involved parties
- Receipts and invoices that verify the cost of your losses
- Your employment records, if your injuries caused you to miss time from work
Your lawyer can use other forms of documentation than those listed here.
Calculating the Cost of Your Losses
The purpose of your case is to help you recover compensation for your injury-related losses. However, to help you seek a fair settlement, we will need to evaluate the cost of your losses. We may do this by speaking with your healthcare team about any anticipated medical costs in your future, reviewing your employment records, and evaluating the effect of your injuries on your life.
You may be able to pursue compensation that addresses the following losses:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Reduced future earning capacity
Depending on the facts of your case, you may be eligible to seek a financial recovery of other types of losses not included on this list. You can call someone at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at (516) 358-6900 to learn more.
Working with the Liable Insurance Company
Once the liable insurance company learns about your accident, they may try to contact you. They may ask you questions about the incident or try to pressure you into accepting a low settlement offer.
Yet, with a Garden City slip and fall accident lawyer on your side, you do not have to worry about communicating with the insurance company at all. Your lawyer can handle this task for you. They can also defend you against insurance practices that could intentionally delay the progression of your claim.
When you work with a personal injury lawyer, you are under no obligation to speak with the liable insurer. You can forward all emails, messages, and phone calls to your legal team.
Offering Help on a Contingency-Fee-Basis
In the aftermath of a slip and fall accident, you may be dealing with expensive medical bills. On top of that, you may be unable to work. By offering our help on a contingency-fee-basis, you do not need to worry about any upfront costs associated with legal representation.
We will help you pursue the entirety of the legal process and we will only receive payment in the event that your case is settled. By working on a contingency-fee payment structure, we aim to show our commitment to your case.
Get Started with a Free Case Review
New York’s personal injury statute of limitations, also known as New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) § 214(5), gives claimants three years from the date of their accidents to take legal action. Failure to act within this deadline could prevent you from pursuing compensation for your losses through a claim or lawsuit.
A Garden City slip and fall accident lawyer is ready to start building your case. With one phone call, you can start the process of seeking compensation for your injury-related losses. To connect with a team member from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, dial (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving Garden City, call 516-358-6900