Slip and fall accidents that happen because of someone else’s negligence are frustrating situations for the victims. When you suffer an injury after a fall on another party’s property, you have the right to seek damages.
We Do Not Charge Anything Upfront to Start on Your Case
We make sure our clients do not have to add to their financial concerns when they hire our team for representation after a fall accident. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, which means clients do not pay ahead of time to secure our services.
Instead, our fees come from the settlement amount we are able to earn for you at the end of your case. If we do not reach a favorable outcome that wins a financial judgment for you, we do not receive any payment.
Slip and Fall Cases Occur More Frequently than You May Think
If you are uncertain whether you have enough evidence to file a claim, a Great Neck slip and fall accident lawyer from our team can help you figure out whether you are eligible to receive damages. Some of the tasks we will perform for you include:
- Determining the level of your injuries: We will interview your doctors to see what kind of future you are facing because of your injuries. You could end up with ongoing pain because of your injuries, leaving you facing a long recovery that significantly reduces your ability to enjoy the activities you loved before the accident.
- Proving negligence from the other party: To win a personal injury lawsuit after a slip and fall case, according to the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), the property owner must exercise care to keep the premises reasonably safe for visitors. We will use the facts to show this did not happen.
- Interviewing witnesses: We will interview witnesses to your slip and fall, helping us determine exactly how the accident occurred. To bolster witnesses’ statements, we will seek out security camera footage and photographs of the scene for additional evidence.
- Calculating the cost of your damages. We can evaluate your situation as a whole to determine what you are owed. Your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering are compensable. You could even seek financial recovery for other damages based on your situation.
We Can Help You Recover Compensation
If you are wondering how much you could win in a personal injury settlement, understand that every case is different. Our team will investigate all of the facts in the case to determine the extent of your injuries and to figure out how your life may change because of the accident.
Those who suffered significant injuries in a fall, such as back or neck injuries, will have a chance at winning a larger settlement than someone who only has bruises or a cut. Those who must miss quite a bit of work or who may not be able to work in the same job going forward will have a chance at a larger settlement too.
Past Settlements We Have Won
Although the settlements our other clients won in slip and fall accidents do not guarantee that you will receive a similar or larger settlement, our past cases can help you gain an idea of potential settlements.
During a past case at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our injured client fell on a sidewalk because of a dangerous mistake by the property owner. After an initial offer of $15,000, we were able to negotiate a settlement of $225,000.
We Can Compel the Insurance Company to Pay You
When you hire our team, we will take over negotiations with the insurance company for you. This gives you more time to focus on your recovery.
During negotiations, we will work hard to convince the insurer that your injuries are serious and that you deserve the full settlement amount we are seeking. If the insurance company refuses to negotiate fairly, we will take the case to court, presenting the facts that show you deserve a full award.
Seniors Are Frequent Victims in Fall Accidents
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than one out of four people age 65 and older fall every year. Additionally, one in five of these falls results in broken bones or a head injury, according to the CDC.
An older victim could suffer a fall in a retail location or in a nursing home. If the fall occurs on someone else’s property, the victim may be eligible to win a settlement.
Younger victims could suffer a slip and fall injury too. Our law firm is ready to help any victim of someone else’s negligence who suffers an injury in a fall. According to the CDC, falls are the most common cause of serious traumatic brain injuries.
We Take Pride in Helping Victims Seek the Awards They Deserve
A Great Neck slip and fall accident lawyer will fight for fair compensation on your behalf. Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP as soon as possible at (516) 358-6900 for a free review of your case. Once you choose to hire us, we will begin work on your case immediately.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving Great Neck, call 516-358-6900