If you or someone you love was hurt in a truck accident in Hicksville, one of our personal injury lawyers from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP could help you recover damages for your injuries. You could win compensation for things like your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We can help you with every step of your case.
How Our Hicksville Truck Accident Lawyers will Fight for You
Our team will investigate your accident, build your case, and advocate for your rights every step of the way. Here’s how we can help you get the compensation you need to get back to your life.
We will Investigate Your Truck Accident
First, we will investigate your accident for proof of negligence. In order to win compensation for you, we will need to prove that the party you are suing was negligent, meaning they did not show a reasonable degree of care in the circumstances that led to your accident, per the Legal Information Institute (LII).
There are several common types of negligent driving that can lead to truck accidents. Sometimes truckers get drowsy after driving for hours on end. They may have dulled senses and reflexes and may sometimes even fall asleep behind the wheel. Other times, alcohol, drugs, distractions like cell phones, and other risky behaviors are at the root cause of a truck accident.
We will get to the bottom of it. Our investigators will search for evidence of negligence so we can prove that the party you are suing was at fault for your accident and responsible for your injuries.
We will Negotiate Your Settlement
Once we have built the best possible case, we will start negotiation on your behalf. The insurance company’s first offer will likely be less than you are owed. Insurance companies, in an effort to keep their bottom line as low as possible, will try to pay you less than you need and deserve for your injuries.
We will negotiate with the insurance adjusters for you, working to get you the best settlement possible. Instead of dealing with the headache of an insurance company’s bureaucracy while you are recovering, let us take on the burden on your behalf.
We will Advocate for Your Rights
Sometimes, negotiating is not enough. If the insurance company will not settle for what we believe you deserve, we will take them to court to advocate for your rights. We will not back down when it comes to fighting for you and your family.
In court, we will lay out the evidence we have uncovered to a judge or jury who can then render a verdict, awarding you damages for your injuries. Insurance companies who would not settle before may return to the negotiating table once they see that we mean business. The case may go through to a verdict, though. No matter what, we will be by your side to offer guidance every step of the way.
Possible Damages You Can Collect in Truck Accident Cases
Truck accidents can result in serious injury, even death. Common truck accident injuries can be debilitating and permanently disabling, such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain damage
- Loss of limb
- Back and neck injuries
After you are seriously injured, you may face mounting bills while having no way to work to pay them off. This stress can hurt your recovery and cause you additional anguish on top of what you are already experiencing. We understand this, and we care.
This is why we will fight for a variety of damages to compensate you for your injuries and the losses that accompany them. There are two primary types of compensation you can recover through your lawsuit or claim: financial damages and non-economic damages.
Financial Damages You Can Seek in Truck Accident Cases
Financial damages are just what they sound like—compensation for your past and future financial losses due to your accident and injuries. This includes a variety of bills, recurring expenses, and other losses.
- Doctor and hospital bills
- Medication costs
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation expenses
- Out of pocket expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Vehicle repair costs
- Transportation costs
If you lost your loved one, you could recover financial damages for their medical expenses and burial costs, as well as their lost future earnings. This can help you if your loved one’s income financially supports your family.
Non-Economic Damages Available in Truck Accident Cases
You can also recover non-economic damages to compensate you for your emotional and mental losses. This includes compensation for your physical pain, mental and emotional suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If you lost someone you love in a truck accident, you can recover non-economic damages for both your own pain and suffering as well as your late loved one’s.
Comparative Negligence Can Affect Your Case
Even if you believe that you may be partially at fault for your accident, you should still reach out to discuss your options. There are laws that allow you to recover compensation even if you may have contributed to the accident. As long as the other party was more negligent than you were, you can recover damages.
This is why it is important to find a law firm that will investigate to find every possible bit of proof to support your case.
The Statute of Limitations Could Limit Your Time to File a Lawsuit
Keep in mind that you don’t have unlimited time to file a lawsuit. Since you generally only have three years from the time of your accident under CVP §214 in which to file your claim or lawsuit, let us get started working on your case today.
We also advise getting started sooner rather than later so that we can build the best possible evidence in your case for compensation. Some evidence disappears soon after the accident, such as witness testimony.
Call Our Attorneys Now to Get Started on Your Hicksville Truck Accident Case
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we want to be advocates you can lean on in your time of need. We can answer all of your questions about your case and can get started on your financial recovery today.
Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today for your free consultation and to learn more about how our truck accident lawyers will fight for you and your family.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Hicksville, call 516-358-6900