Considering the severity of traumatic brain injuries, you should know that you may qualify to seek compensation from the negligent party who caused your injuries. The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP handles personal injury cases related to TBIs, and we may be able to help you, too.
For a free consultation during which you can discuss the prospects of your potential case, call (516) 358-6900. Do not wait to start your free consultation, since you generally only have three years after the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit under New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214.
Losses that May Qualify You for Compensation
Even if you only experience a minor TBI, hospital bills, lost wages, and other losses can put a strain on you and your family. In the case of more severe TBIs, future medical expenses associated with your ongoing medical needs can overwhelm you financially.
When pursuing fair compensation after an accident that causes a TBI, your lawyer will take several losses into account, including:
- Initial medical bills that originated from the TBI, such as your expenses for an emergency room visit or hospital stay
- Ongoing medical care needed to address any medical complications that arise from the TBI, such as rehabilitative care, physical therapy, psychological counseling, speech therapy, and cognitive therapy
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity if your injury prevents you from working in the same capacity as you did before the accident
These are not the only forms of compensation for which you may qualify, either. For example, if your loved one’s TBI led to their passing, you may also be able to pursue funeral costs, loss of consortium, and other forms of compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Call (516) 358-6900 to begin your free consultation with a representative from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, so you will not have to pay any out-of-pocket costs for us to get started on your case.
How a Levittown Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help You with Your Case
During your free consultation, you will have the chance to discuss the accident that led to your TBI and learn how we may be able to help.
In general, we can begin working on your case by:
- Investigating the nature of the accident
- Gathering evidence to establish the liability of the negligent party and the validity of your losses
- Calculating what fair compensation would look like for your particular case
For example, if you suffered a TBI after a slip and fall, we will determine if a property owner could be liable for your accident. If you slipped in a parking lot, we will determine if proper lighting was absent or if the property owner neglected to maintain the premises.
In another example, if a negligent driver hit you because they failed to yield the right-of-way at a four-way traffic stop, we will work to establish the driver’s negligence. We may uncover traffic camera footage or eyewitness testimony that proves the driver owed you a duty of care–and that they breached that duty.
We Can Help You File a Claim or Lawsuit
We will then begin to file an insurance claim. If negotiations with the insurance company do not yield fair compensation, we may proceed to file a personal injury lawsuit. Along with handling all of the paperwork associated with these actions, we can also help you abide by the relevant statute of limitations to protect your right to file a lawsuit, if necessary.
While you rest and recuperate from your TBI, we will be hard at work on your case. We can also include compensation for both economic and non-economic damages in your case. This is important since your injury could lead to ongoing care and rehabilitation.
Call on the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP for Help
You should not have to suffer from economic and non-economic losses after experiencing a TBI through no fault of your own. Let us help you investigate the accident, gather evidence, and negotiate for fair compensation. Your first consultation is free, and you are under no obligation to obtain our legal services. Get started on your case today by calling (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Levittown, call 516-358-6900