A Hempstead car accident lawyer can help you pursue compensation if you or a loved one were injured in a collision. When you team up with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we can itemize the cost of your expenses, file your insurance claim or lawsuit, and protect your right to fair compensation.
We perform all of these services (and more) on a contingency-fee-basis. You do not need to have any concerns about the cost of legal representation because we do not charge you our attorney’s fees unless we get money for you and your family.
Causes of Hempstead Car Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) asserts that human error is responsible for causing approximately 94% of all motor vehicle accidents. Motorists can cause a car accident in any number of ways, but may generally do so through careless or reckless behaviors.
Motorists may also cause an accident by failing to take necessary precautions. For example, if a driver does not properly secure cargo in or on their vehicle, and this hazard causes an accident, they can be held accountable for any resulting damages.
Motorists may also cause accidents through actions such as:
- Driving under the influence of illicit substances
- Driving while tired
- Driving while emotionally agitated, which could lead to road rage or other impulsive decisions
- Making dangerous turns
- Ignoring traffic signals, such as red lights
- Changing lanes without signaling
- Driving on prohibited sections of a roadway
- Driving above the posted speed limit
- Engaging in distracted driving
Yet, the at-fault party in your case may not necessarily be another motorist. Depending on the circumstances of your Hempstead motor vehicle accident, you may be able to hold a negligent government municipality or parts manufacturer accountable for your losses.
When you work with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we can identify all potential avenues of recovering compensation. We may be able to hold more than one party financially responsible for your damages.
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Hempstead, call 516-358-6900
Standards for Liability in a Car Accident
Your Hempstead car accident lawyer will need to build your case in accordance with the American Bar Association’s (ABA) guidelines. They will also need to assert how another party’s negligence caused your accident and injuries.
One or more parties responsible for your losses could be at fault according to the standards of:
- Strict liability
- Intentional wrongdoing
Each of these standards may have different thresholds of proof. For instance, if you were injured by the actions of another motorist, you may be able to hold them responsible for your damages under the legal principle of negligence. However, if you were injured by a faulty vehicular component, you may be able to hold the manufacturer of the parts accountable under the principle of strict liability.
A Hempstead car accident lawyer will attempt to show how another party’s actions resulted in your collision, injuries, and financial damages. Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today at (516) 358-6900 for a free consultation. When you call us, we can go into further detail regarding the types of services we provide.
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Compensable Losses in a Hempstead Car Accident
You may be able to get financial recovery for your damages through negotiations with the liable insurance company. However, some insurers do not extend fair settlement offers to injured claimants. If this happens in your car accident case, then your legal team can file a lawsuit and argue your case before a judge. You typically have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York, per Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214(4).
Through a civil lawsuit, you may be able to recover the following types of damages:
- Medical bills. You may be able to recover the cost of your health care expenses, including compensation for surgical procedures, medications, hospital stays, medical appointments, and physical therapy.
- Lost income. You can request compensation for the missed wages, tips, bonuses, and employee benefits you missed due to your condition.
- Diminished earning capacity. If you had to change jobs due to your injuries and now make less money as a result, you can include these losses into the value of your claim.
- Pain and suffering. You may be able to recover monetary compensation for your physical pain and emotional suffering, as per the Legal Information Institute (LII). Your lawyer can explain how this expense is calculated.
Our legal team believes that no collision-related loss should go unaccounted for. You can call our legal team today to find out more.
A Hempstead Lawyer Will Handle Your Case
Right now, you might have a lot on your mind. You may be having trouble living independently. Your week might revolve around doctors’ appointments and going to physical therapy. Yet, when you work with a Hempstead car accident lawyer, they can take on as much of the legal process as they possibly can.
Your lawyer can handle your case for compensation in its entirety, which could include:
- Collecting evidence
- Hiring experts to testify on your behalf
- Interviewing witnesses
- Filing all paperwork
- Handling all claim or lawsuit-related correspondence
- Calculating your losses
- Negotiating a settlement
- Completing a trial
Your lawyer will tailor their legal services to meet the particular needs of your situation. For that reason, they may extend services that are not included on this list.
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You do not have to fight for justice and compensation on your own after a Hempstead car accident. A Hempstead car accident lawyer will make it their goal to secure a fair financial outcome for you or a loved one.
Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today at (516) 358-6900 for a free consultation about how we may serve you after a collision.