If you or a loved one was injured in a slip and fall accident, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help you seek compensation. After being hurt due to another party’s negligence, paying for your medical bills should not be your responsibility. We believe that your healthcare expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering should be paid for by the liable party––not you.
A Glen Oaks slip and fall accident lawyer from our team can manage your personal injury claim. We believe that after suffering a slip and fall accident, you deserve to focus on your health and well-being. To learn more about how a lawyer from our team can help you, call someone from our office at (516) 358-6900.
We Can Help You Seek Compensation for Accident-Related Losses
Our team has more than a century of combined legal experience. We are ready to put our collection of knowledge and legal resources to work for you and your family.
How We Will Try to Resolve Your Case
First, we will attempt to resolve your case through an insurance claim. We will itemize the cost of your losses and include the details of your situation in a demand letter. The insurance company’s response will dictate our course of action.
If they agree to pay for your losses, your case could be settled.
However, if they employ bad faith insurance practices, offer you a low settlement, or deny your claim, we can file a lawsuit against the negligent party. Glen Oaks accident victims typically have three years from the date of an accident to file a slip and fall accident lawsuit, per New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214.
Types of Possible Recoverable Losses
Compensable losses in slip and fall accidents look different for everyone. Many aspects of your case will determine what types of compensation you can recover and how much money you can expect to seek. Our team will help you pursue financial recovery for the following losses:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Losses associated with losing a loved one, such as funeral expenses, end-of-life medical bills, and loss of consortium
The statute of limitations for filing a wrongful death lawsuit is different than the statute for filing a lawsuit for a non-fatal accident. According to New York Estates Powers and Trusts Law (EPT) §5-4.1, you usually have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Your relation to the decedent will determine whether you can take legal action.
A Lawyer Will Investigate Your Accident
The evidence collection process will be one of the most important phases of your claim. After identifying the liable party and sending your demand letter, the insurance company may ask you for proof. You may not have a clear understanding of what evidence could help your case.
This is not a problem–the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can collect evidence and use various pieces of information to support your allegations. Some forms of evidence that could help prove the cause of your accident, the cost of your losses, and the severity of your injuries include:
- The accident report
- Your medical records (which can only be released with your consent)
- Photos of your injuries
- Videos of the accident itself (if available)
- Your pay stubs and medical bills
- Testimony from your doctor and witnesses
Some pieces of evidence are not available forever. For instance, if you slipped and fell at a grocery store, the security camera footage that captured your accident could be deleted after a certain period. Additionally, some witnesses may forget certain details that could help your case.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You Seek Compensation
You may have many questions about how a lawyer from our team can help you recover compensation for your fall-related losses. You can rest with the peace of mind that if your case requires us to undertake a certain obligation, we will do it. You and your lawyer share a similar goal: recovering compensation.
To guide your case from beginning to end, our team will:
- Submit your demand letter to the insurance company
- Calculate the cost of your losses
- Talk to your doctor about your condition
- Communicate with the involved parties for you
- Collect evidence to prove the cause of your accident
- Negotiate for a settlement
- Determine how New York’s statute of limitations applies to your circumstances
- File a lawsuit in court, if necessary
We also work on a contingency-fee-basis. We finance your case until we resolve it. From there, we take payment for our legal aid out of the settlement we are able to secure for you.
Get Legal Help from an Attorney Today
Securing legal representation could be as easy as one phone call. A Glen Oaks slip and fall accident lawyer can start building your case today. To call someone at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, dial (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving Glen Oaks, call 516-358-6900