After you are injured in a car accident in Hicksville, New York, you may be entitled to damages. One of our lawyers from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help you pursue damages for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering after you are injured because of another driver’s negligence.
How We Will Help You Pursue Compensation after Your Car Accident
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we care about our clients. We are here to help you through the challenges of your case, guiding you every step of the way through this process and assisting you as you recover. Here are some of the ways we will work for you once we take on your car accident case:
We Will Investigate Your Accident for Negligence
In order to build the strongest possible case on your behalf, we will first need to investigate your car accident. Car accidents are never merely accidents; there are typically contributing factors that cause your accident and injuries.
Our job is to investigate to uncover evidence of these causes. Our investigators may find evidence like photographs, witness statements, official records, and video footage. If our investigation shows that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, then we may be able to help you recover damages for your injuries.
We Will Negotiate with the Insurance Companies for You
Next, we will take this evidence to the insurance companies to negotiate for what you are owed. Insurance companies want to keep their bottom line low, so they will often try to pay injured victims like you less than you deserve.
We know their tricks, and we will use our experience successfully negotiating settlements for our past clients to get you the best possible deal. Instead of taking the burden of negotiation on yourself, let us take over. Focus on what really matters during this difficult time: resting and recovering with your loved ones.
We Will Advocate for You until the Successful Completion of Your Case
Sometimes insurance companies will still refuse to pay even after negotiations. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we do not back down from a good fight. We will see your case through to the end to get the best possible outcome for you and your loved ones.
If necessary, we will argue your case in court, presenting the evidence we have uncovered to a judge or jury who can award you damages. Sometimes, insurance companies will come back to the negotiating table after a court case begins, and other times your case may need to go through to a verdict.
Either way, we will be by your side through every step of this process. You can lean on us as we fight for the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Get started on Your Case As Soon As Possible Before Time Runs Out
The statute of limitations for pursuing compensation after your car accident is generally three years, per CVP §214. There may be some exceptions to this deadline—however, they are rare.
We also recommend that you get started on your case as soon as possible because:
- You may be unable to seek compensation after this deadline passes.
- Some forms of key evidence may disappear soon after your accident.
We Will Help You Prove Negligence in Your Car Accident Case
In order to recover damages for you, we will need to show that the party or parties you are suing were in some way negligent. This negligence may leave them responsible for your accident, injuries, and resulting losses.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), there are several common forms of negligent driving that could cause an accident. We will work to gather evidence of these or other forms of negligence when we build your case.
Drunk and Drug-Impaired Driving
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is risky. Drunk and drug-impaired drivers suffer from limited senses and reflexes, making it difficult for them to see and respond to hazards on the road. They may also have limited judgment skills, making them more likely to engage in other risky driving behaviors like speeding and ignoring traffic signals.
Drug impairment does not just refer to illegal drugs; prescription medications can also affect someone’s ability to drive safely. Some medications come with side effects that make it risky to get behind the wheel.
Speeding and Aggressive Driving
Aggressive driving includes a variety of behaviors that put others on the road in danger. These include the following:
- Weaving in traffic
- Ignoring traffic signals and signs
- Street racing
- Road rage driving
Aggressive drivers may not intend to cause an accident, but their negligent behavior put other drivers at risk, making them responsible for the resulting accident and injuries.
When fatigued, drivers can suffer similar symptoms as when drunk. Drowsy drivers can have impaired senses and reflexes and may even fall asleep while driving. A driver can become drowsy in the following circumstances:
- Driving for an extended period of time
- Driving late at night or early in the morning
- Not getting enough sleep the night before
- Not sleeping for a long period of time before driving
- Driving under the side effects of medications
Distractions take attention away from the road, causing accidents when drivers cannot see and respond to situations in time. Common distractions include the following:
- Changing the radio station or music
- Looking at a map or GPS
- Talking or arguing with passengers
- Searching for something in the floorboard or back seat
Gathering Evidence of Negligence
We will get to work gathering compelling evidence of a negligent driver’s behavior. Even if the driver wasn’t cited for violating a traffic law at the time of your crash, we could build our evidence from other sources, such as:
- Traffic camera footage
- Black box data
- Footage or images from local businesses’ cameras
What Happens if You Share Partial Responsibility for an Accident?
Even if you may be partially at fault for the car accident that left you injured, you may still be able to recover damages. As long as our car accident lawyers can prove that the parties you are suing were more negligent than you were, you can still seek compensation for your injuries.
Get Your Free Consultation Today with One of Our Attorneys to Get Started
Contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today. Your first call is free, so do not wait; call now to learn more about how one of our Hicksville car accident lawyers can get to work for you.
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Hicksville, call 516-358-6900