Slips and falls aren’t accidents. These events are caused by negligence. If a property owner’s failure to keep visitors safe resulted in your injuries, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is ready to take your case.
We help people who have suffered broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and other life-altering conditions as a result of this type of incident. We also render aid to families who have lost loved ones. Today, during your free case review, you can explore what it’s like working with a Hicksville slip and fall accident lawyer from our firm.
We Serve New Yorkers on a Contingency-Fee Basis
We don’t take cases based on claimants’ financial resources; we take cases based on their potential to succeed. That being said, we take slip and fall cases on a contingency-fee basis. You don’t pay us by the hour. You don’t pay retainers, either. Our lawyers get paid from the funds we secure for you.
We will agree on a payment plan at the beginning of your case. This way, you know what to expect from our firm.
How Long do You Have to File an Injury Lawsuit in New York?
You generally have three years to file your injury lawsuit following your slip and fall accident, per CVP § 214. For many people, their filing deadlines begin from the date of their accidents. However, this filing deadline does not apply to everyone.
Consider the following:
- If your loved one passed away following a slip and fall accident, you typically have two years from their passing to file, per EPTL § 5-4-1.
- If you slipped and fell on government-owned property, you generally have 90 days to file your Notice of Claim, per GMU § 50-E.
Your injury lawyer in Hicksville can evaluate your case’s details and determine how long you have to file your case. We recommend connecting with our team at your earliest convenience; if the statute of limitations expires on your case, you could be left with few (if any) financial recovery options.
We Can Seek These (and Other) Damages Following Your Nassau County Fall
Compensable damages in your case may include:
Past, Present, and Future Medical-Related Expenses
Falls can create both long- and short-term injuries. Compensation in your case may account for the following healthcare expenses:
- Ambulance transportation
- Doctors’ co-pays
- Assistive devices, such as wheelchairs
- Physical therapy
- Mental health counseling
Our co-founder, Attorney Richard S. Jaffe, is a certified brain injury specialist. He understands the healthcare expenses falls can create. Using his knowledge, along with testimony from medical professionals, we can evaluate the full cost of your medical-related damages.
Lost Job-Related Benefits
A fall doesn’t just cause missed time from work; it can cause you to lose other benefits related to your employment. With our team’s help, you can recover lost:
- Job opportunities
- Hourly wages
- Insurance benefits
- Paid time off (PTO)
Your medical bills and lost income have established monetary values. Other losses, like pain and suffering, do not. We will calculate these expenses based on your quality of life, mobility, and necessary medical treatment.
Examples of non-economic damages in your case may comprise:
- Pain and suffering
- Changes to your external appearance (like scarring)
- Loss of consortium
- Impaired quality of life
Slips and falls can have fatal consequences. If you lost a loved one, we want to help you through this challenging time. In addition to the items listed above, we can also pursue the cost of your loved one’s funeral. Associated expenses may comprise:
- Burial costs
- The urn or casket
- The cost of reserving the venue
These are just some of the losses our lawyers are ready to secure for you. Keep in mind that every case is different, and the value of your case depends on your specific circumstances.
We Have Experience Handling Slip and Fall Accident Cases
We’re proud of the outcomes we’ve secured for our clients. The following is an anecdote from one of our slip and fall accident cases:
- Our client was vacationing in Puerto Rico when she slipped and fell in the hotel’s lobby. There were no wet floor signs or anything else warning guests of the hazard. Our client flew back to New York, where they required extensive surgery for a broken hip. We litigated the case and secured an $875,000 award.
What made this case successful? We were able to prove negligence, which involved showing:
- The property owner had a duty of care to keep the premises safe for guests.
- The property owner failed in this obligation by neglecting to warn guests of a hazard.
- Our client suffered injuries due to an avoidable hazard.
- As a result, our client incurred injuries and financial losses.
All property owners, whether they own public or private property, must prevent others from getting hurt. By failing to do so, they hold liability for any injury-related losses.
What Factors Cause Slip and Fall Accidents in New York?
Truthfully, it doesn’t matter what hazard led to your fall. If the property owner knew (or should have known) about a potential danger, they had an obligation to remove the hazard or warn others.
Causes of slip and fall accidents may comprise:
- Unsecured carpeting
- Wet or slippery floors
- Cords stretched across walkways
- Clutter in aisles or walkways
- Overgrown foliage
- Cracked sidewalks or tiles
If you don’t see the cause of your accident listed above, we can still pursue compensation for your injury-related hardships.
What Injuries Result From Slip and Fall Accidents?
Right now, you may ask yourself: “Are my injuries serious enough to warrant compensation?” Don’t write off your injuries as minor or “no big deal.” Instead, our law firm can evaluate your condition and determine your financial recovery options.
In the past, we have helped claimants suffering from:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken arms, legs, hips, and other bones
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Sprains and strains
- Torn ligaments
We also help claimants who have lost loved ones.
Begin Your Free Case Review with Our Team Serving Hicksville Today
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP has over 100 years of combined experience helping injured people. You can explore working with our team during a free, no-obligation case review. To consult our team about working with our firm serving Hicksville, dial (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall accidents lawyer serving Hicksville, call 516-358-6900