We can help you seek compensation for the injuries and expenses that resulted from your truck accident in Long Beach.
You don’t have to handle gathering evidence, speaking with insurance companies, or negotiating a fair settlement alone. A truck accident lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can take care of all of these details for you so that you can focus on your recovery.
Compensation Available in a Truck Accident Case
It is possible that you could be facing thousands of dollars in medical costs while also missing time from work due to your injuries. These losses may be compensable through an insurance claim or lawsuit. We can help you seek recovery for the following:
- Medical costs. Whether your injuries were severe or moderate, your expenses for hospitalization, surgery, doctors’ visits, medications, rehabilitation, emergency room visits, assistive devices, and other out-of-pocket costs could be compensable.
- Lost wages and reduced earning potential. You may have been left unable to return to work, either for the short term or long term. Effects on your income could be considered.
- Pain and suffering. Some accident victims experience major suffering, both physically and emotionally. It is possible that pain and suffering could be factored into your case’s value.
It is possible that your injuries will have to meet certain criteria in order for you to pursue certain damages. We will advise you on your eligibility for compensation.
You don’t have to guess about the prospective value of your case; we can tell you what forms of losses you could recover and how we plan to fight for you.
Factors that Determine How Much Your Case May Be Worth
This is a major question on the minds of many clients. The answer is that the value of your case depends on your circumstances. The following factors can influence the exact value of your losses:
- The severity of your injuries
- How significantly the accident changed or impacted your life
- How much your medical expenses cost
Once we’ve investigated the details of your case, we can give you a more specific amount as to what you can recover. However, keep in mind that even victims of so-called minor injuries can seek compensation. We recommend letting a truck accident lawyer from our firm determine your case’s value for you.
Negligence Could Affect Damages
While calculating the cost of your accident-related damages, we can also determine how New York’s contributory negligence laws affect your circumstances. Your compensation could be reduced if you are found to share a percentage of fault, according to CVP §1411. So, for instance, if the cost of your damages was $10,000, and you were 10% at fault for what happened, you would be able to recover $9,000.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can determine your role in the accident and determine how much you are entitled to pursue.
We Are More than Just Injury Lawyers
Our firm is not the average personal injury office, as Richard Jaffe is more than an injury attorney. He understands victims’ perspectives first-hand from his work as a licensed emergency medical technician (EMT) and firefighter.
From this vantage point, we see how much accident victims suffer through the negligence of others. Our firm takes this understanding to the negotiating table or the courtroom, if necessary. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we believe that our culture of service is also apparent through the outcomes we have secured for our clients.
Our Case Results for Truck Accident Victims
Truck accident cases can be complex, but our experience with these kinds of cases has translated into millions of dollars for truck accident victims. In one case where a woman required years of rehabilitation following a truck accident near a gas station, we recovered $700,000 on her behalf. In a similar situation, we won $450,000 for a man who required surgery after a trucker improperly changed lanes.
The sooner you get in touch with our office, the sooner we can begin building a case and seeking results for you.
Paying for a Truck Accident Lawyer Is Within Reach
We understand that attorney’s fees can prevent many clients from contacting an injury lawyer’s office. We don’t want that to be the case for you, however. We work based on contingency, which means that:
- No upfront fees are required to work with us.
- We only receive payment for our services if we win a settlement or awards for you.
- We take payment for our help from your settlement. The percentage we take is outlined at the beginning of your case.
No out-of-pocket payments are required to put our experience to work for you.
Determining Liability in a Long Beach Truck Accident Case
Another complicated part of a truck accident case is determining who could be liable for your injuries. Depending on the details of your case, one or more of the following parties could be responsible for your damages:
- A truck driver
- A truck driver’s employer
- A cargo loading company
- A municipality or local government department
Truck drivers may be self-employed, and if this is the case for the driver who caused your accident, you could pursue the driver for compensation. However, many truck drivers are employed by trucking companies. This means that a trucking company could be liable for your losses.
In other situations, a cargo loading company could be deemed responsible for improperly loading a truck bed (if loose cargo caused your accident). A Long Beach truck accident lawyer from our team will be certain to identify the correct liable party in your case and take action for you.
The Statute of Limitations
We like to remind our clients to consider the approaching deadline to file a lawsuit. After you’ve been injured in an accident, keep in mind that you have three years to file suit, according to CVP §214. If you contact us in time, we can work to ensure that your case meets this deadline and protect your rights.
An Attorney with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Can Pursue Justice for You
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we can evaluate your losses, pursue the liable party, and negotiate for every last possible dollar. We can stand with you through every step of your case. Call us for your free case review at (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Long Beach, call 516-358-6900