The team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is here for you and your family after a motorcycle accident leaves you with mounting medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. You can seek damages so you can get back to living your life after an accident disrupts it.
You can learn how a Hicksville motorcycle accident lawyer can help you during a free consultation.
Available Damages in New York Motorcycle Accident Cases
If we prove that the other party was negligent in causing your accident, you can recover two types of damages for your injuries: economic damages and non-economic damages.
Economic damages are meant to serve as compensation for your financial losses after an accident. These damages include things like your past and future medical bills, lost wages and lost earning potential, and out-of-pocket expenses like vehicle repair costs and transportation costs.
Non-economic damages compensate you for things like your mental anguish, loss of consortium, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and pain and suffering. Motorcycle accidents can rob you of your happiness, leaving you with permanent injuries and disabilities that impact your enjoyment of life.
Activities and hobbies you once loved can become plagued with pain and limitations. You deserve to be compensated for these losses just as you deserve to be compensated for your economic losses.
Damages for a Fatal Motorcycle Crash
If you lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, please accept our condolences. We understand that nothing can bring your loved one back, but an award from a wrongful death claim can give you the time you need to grieve instead of worrying about paying bills.
We may be able to recover compensation for the following in a wrongful death action:
- Medical bills from the date of your loved one’s accident to their passing
- Lost wages they would have earned had the accident not occurred
- Funeral and burial costs
- Lost inheritance
- Lost support and services
- Any pain your loved one suffered prior to their passing
- Lost guidance and care
Our team will investigate the accident to determine what you might be able to recover.
How Our Lawyers Can Assist with Your Motorcycle Accident Case
After you are hurt in a motorcycle accident, you may need help paying for your medical bills, vehicle repair costs, and out-of-pocket expenses. You may be unable to work to support your family.
When facing these challenges, you can lean on the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP. We are here for you. We will guide and advise you through every step of this process while protecting your rights and fighting for what you deserve.
We Will Gather Evidence to Prove Another Party Caused Your Motorcycle Accident
First, our attorneys will investigate your motorcycle accident to demonstrate how another party’s negligence caused your accident and injuries.
Examples of negligence that commonly cause motorcycle accidents include:
- Driving while distracted, intoxicated, or fatigued
- Not checking blind spots
- Turning left at an intersection without checking for oncoming traffic
- Failing to maintain roadways
To prove this, we will gather evidence such as the police report, eyewitness testimony, photos and surveillance video of the accident scene, expert witness testimony, and medical records.
We Will Negotiate with the Insurance Companies on Your Behalf
Dealing with insurance companies can be difficult, especially if you are recovering from severe injuries. In many cases, insurance companies will offer a low settlement hoping that an accident victim will accept before they know what their case is worth.
Depending on your case, you could be leaving thousands of dollars or more on the negotiating table. When you work with our team, we will determine a fair case value and negotiate for the settlement you deserve.
We Prepare Your Case for Trial
Sometimes, insurers refuse to offer a fair settlement. We can file a lawsuit to recover an award that covers your losses. In some cases, the insurance company will offer a higher settlement before trial.
If not, we will not back down from the fight to get you what you are owed. You can trust us to look out for your rights, to keep you in the loop about movements in your case, and to never settle against your best interests. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we are your partners and advocates as you pursue damages for your injuries.
You Have a Limited Time to Take Legal Action for Your Motorcycle Accident
Keep in mind that you don’t have an unlimited amount of time to take action for your case. According to the statute of limitations, you generally only have three years from the time of your accident in which to file a lawsuit, per CVP § 214.
We advise that you get started on your case as soon as you can for several reasons:
- If you miss the statute of limitations deadline, you may lose your right to seek compensation.
- Important evidence for your case can disappear soon after the accident.
- The earlier you get started, the more time you give your legal team to build a case.
- Building a case can take time.
- You might take months or longer to reach maximum medical improvement (MMI). If you get started on your case after reaching MMI, you may overstep the deadline.
You Pay Us Nothing Up Front for Our Services in Hicksville
Many people avoid getting legal help because they think they need to pay a law firm thousands of dollars as soon as they sign the contract. This is not true. Our team handles cases on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no upfront fees, and we only recover our attorney’s fees if you recover compensation.
If you recover nothing, you do not pay us for our time. This means you can be sure that we are fully dedicated to your case.
Call Now for Help After a Motorcycle Crash in Hicksville
The sooner you give us a call, the sooner we can get started. Contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today at (516) 358-6900 to learn more about how our Hicksville motorcycle accident lawyers can seek compensation for you. Your first call and consultation are free, so call now. There is no financial risk when you enlist our help.
For a free legal consultation with a motorcycle accidents lawyer serving Hicksville, call 516-358-6900