The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP has over 100 years of combined experience when it comes to representing injured people. Our law firm strives to help people who have been injured by negligence. Following a truck accident that injured you or a loved one, you may be unsure of how to pursue compensation. You may also have questions about the cost of your damages and your legal options in general.
A Levittown truck accident lawyer can answer these questions and more. They can gather evidence to prove your case, negotiate with the liable insurance company, and take your case to court if needed. Our team understands that truck accident cases can become complicated. In fact, more than one party could be held financially accountable for your losses.
To begin a free case review, call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at (516) 358-6900.
We Can Help You Recover Compensation Following a Truck Accident
We understand that you may be nursing your injuries or looking after an injured loved one right now. With the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP on your side, you do not need to worry about your legal obligations. While we calculate the cost of your accident-related losses and negotiate a settlement, you can rest.
We have helped claimants recover compensation for the following damages:
Truck accidents can result in organ damage, internal bleeding, and broken bones. As such, your injuries may have resulted in costly medical bills. Our team can help you seek financial recovery for the money you need to treat your condition.
Your lawyer can review your pay stubs and employment records to determine the cost of your lost wages. They can also include the cost of lost bonuses and promotions in your claim.
Loss of Future Earning Capacity
Your job may require you to be physically active. After being injured, this may no longer be possible. If you needed to quit your job and take a lower-paying one, we might be able to recover this loss in your case.
Pain and Suffering and Inconvenience
The aftermath of a truck accident can negatively impact your physical and emotional well-being. After determining how your injuries have affected your life, your lawyer can share how much you can recover for your pain and suffering.
Property Damage Costs
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) reports that a truck can weigh 20 to 30 times more than a passenger vehicle. Upon impact, you may no longer be able to drive your car. Your lawyer can help you recover compensation for the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle.
Your Levittown truck accident lawyer can explain whether you are eligible to collect additional types of damages. Per Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214, you typically have three years from the date of your collision to file a lawsuit. Get in touch with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP by calling (516) 358-6900.
We Can Help You Recover Compensation if You Lost a Loved One
Truck accidents can be deadly. Sometimes, a 2-ton passenger vehicle is simply no match for a 40-ton truck. If you lost a loved one in a truck accident, our team is determined to help you recover the damages associated with their passing.
Some recoverable damages in a fatal truck accident case include:
- Your loved one’s final healthcare expenses
- The decedent’s lost income
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of household benefits
- Funeral costs
You have two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1. While grieving the loss of your loved one, two years can pass quickly. By seeking prompt legal representation, you can take the first step toward obtaining justice and compensation.
Possible Liable Parties in Your Levittown Truck Accident Case
You may think that liability for your damages rests on the trucker who caused the accident. While this may be true, we may be able to hold other parties accountable for your losses. For instance, if you were struck by a commercial vehicle, you could pursue compensation from the driver’s employer under the doctrine of vicarious liability.
Additional liable parties in your case could include:
A Government Agency
The government is responsible for keeping New York’s roadways safe. When they fail in this obligation, they could be held accountable if their negligence results in an accident.
The Organization That Loaded the Truck
When a truck carries cargo, the items must be balanced and secured within the truck’s trailer. If the organization that loads the truck overloads the trailer or does not secure certain items in place, this could cause the truck to jackknife or rollover. It can even lessen the truck’s stopping distance.
The Organization That Maintains the Truck
Before a truck goes on a lengthy journey, it needs to be deemed roadworthy. Sometimes, mechanics may “clear” certain trucks without performing the necessary inspections. If this happens, the truck can malfunction, and serious accidents can occur.
There could be other parties that share liability for your losses. A representative from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can explain more when you call us today.
Start Working with a Levittown Truck Accident Lawyer
When the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP takes on your personal injury case, you can rest assured that we are going to utilize our resources to help you seek compensation. When you call our New York law firm, we can explain whether you have the foundation of a viable personal injury claim.
We will try to settle your case through negotiations with the insurer. If the insurance company does not agree to your terms, then we can file a truck accident lawsuit. Again, the state’s statute of limitations may restrict how long you have to take action.
Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Levittown, call 516-358-6900