There were 10,996 reported car accident-related injuries in 2019, according to the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee. Yet, even with the heavy rates of traffic throughout New York, many of these injuries could have been prevented if motorists upheld their duty of care.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, a Hempstead motor vehicle accident lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP wants to help you recover the compensation you need to pay for your medical bills or defray the cost of your lost income. We can discuss your case during a free case review. Call us at (516) 358-6900 to get started.
We Can Help with Your New York Motor Vehicle Accident Case
When you make the decision to partner with a lawyer from our firm, we can evaluate your situation and determine why your collision happened.
The following is a list of motor vehicle accidents that our team handles:
Distracted Driving Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 2,841 people died in distracted driving accidents in 2018.
Common forms of distractions include:
- Talking or texting on a mobile device
- Using Global Positioning Systems (GPS) or other navigational tools
- Talking to other passengers
- Adjusting a vehicle’s sound system
If you were injured by another driver who was engaged in distracted driving, our team can help you recover compensation.
Drunk Driving Accidents
If a drunk driver caused your collision, you may be able to pursue compensation for the injuries you suffered. Drunk driving is illegal in the state of New York. However, the other party’s criminal charges have no bearing on your ability to seek financial recovery.
Hit and Run Collisions
According to New York’s Vehicle & Traffic Law § 600, it is illegal to leave the scene of a motor vehicle accident that results in any injuries, deaths, or property damage. Our team can help you locate the responsible party. If we cannot find the at-fault driver, then we can review your insurance coverage options.
Rear-end collisions account for approximately 33% of all traffic collisions, according to the NHTSA. Our lawyers can help you establish the cause of the accident and your right to financial recovery.
Many drivers choose to speed well beyond the posted speed limits. The impact of a high-speed collision can result in serious injuries and traffic fatalities.
Pileup accidents can become complicated because they involve multiple vehicles. It may be difficult to determine the primary factor that caused the accident. We can review traffic camera footage, the police report, and other pieces of evidence to determine the cause of the crash.
Drowsy Driving Accidents
Drowsy driving shares many of the same effects as drunk driving. A drowsy driver may be more likely to fall asleep at the wheel, have delayed reactions, and make poor decisions.
Aggressive Driving Accidents
Many people associate the term “aggressive driving” with road rage. Aggressive driving constitutes any careless or reckless driving practices that put others at risk of harm.
Aggressive driving may involve dangerous driving maneuvers, such as:
- Abruptly changing lanes without signaling
- Braking suddenly
There may be other causes for your accident than those listed above.
Accidents Caused by Poor Roadway Conditions
In some accidents, roadways may be inherently dangerous due to faulty design, poor construction, or a lack of maintenance. Our lawyers can help you weigh your options when pursuing this type of claim.
Some semi-trucks can weigh 80,000 pounds, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). This is why many truck accidents result in serious injuries and fatalities.
Without a protective barrier, in the event of a crash, motorcyclists can sustain serious injuries. Our lawyers will treat you with compassion as they pursue compensation for your losses.
If you were injured as a pedestrian, our lawyers can help you hold the negligent parties responsible for your damages.
If a loved one died in a New York motor vehicle accident, we can discuss the possibility of filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit to hold the negligent party accountable.
If you or a loved one was injured in a motor vehicle accident, regardless of its type, contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP for assistance. Dial (516) 358-6900 to get started. We can create a legal strategy that is tailored to your particular situation.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help with Your Case
Our number one goal is to secure compensation for you and your loved ones following a motor vehicle accident.
A Hempstead motor vehicle accident lawyer will:
Investigate Your Case
We will conduct an investigation into your accident and identify all potentially liable parties.
Explain Your Legal Rights
Throughout the claims process, we will update you on the development of your case. We will deal with the insurance company and other involved parties so that you can focus on your health and recovery.
Calculate Your Damages
Your lawyer will consult with your health care team to gather information about your injuries and the cost of treatment. We will document all of your losses to determine the value of your accident-related damages.
You may be entitled to compensation for:
- The medical expenses you incurred
- The cost of replacing or repairing your vehicle
- Lost income, if you missed time from work
- Reduced earning capacity, in the case of partial or complete disability
- Pain and suffering
You may be able to recover the cost of damages not included here.
Negotiate with the Insurance Company
Throughout the claims process, we will handle all communications with the liable insurance company. We will protect you against any unfair insurance practices. If we cannot recover a fair settlement through negotiations, then we can discuss filing a lawsuit to get you the compensation you need.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Can Help You Today
If you were harmed in a motor vehicle accident, a Hempstead motor vehicle accident lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is here to guide you through the legal process. We offer a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your rights and options. We also do not charge you our attorney’s fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.
Call us at (516) 358-6900 for help with your case.
For a free legal consultation with a motor vehicle accidents lawyer serving Hempstead, call 516-358-6900