At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our mission is to help accident victims get back on their feet and back to their lives. We realize fall injuries may have an impact on a person’s ability to earn a living, participate in family activities and events, and other normal daily activities.
We will Seek Damages for You and Your Loved Ones
When a fall accident results in permanent injuries, we work closely with doctors, nurses, and other medical specialists to meet your needs. We seek to recover compensation for all of your injury-related losses, including:
- Physical therapy
- In-home assisted care
- Medical equipment
- Loss of income
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
We will do everything possible to recoup the cost of your damages, either through a claim or lawsuit.
How Can a Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer Help Your Case?
Before we list our services, we want to share that we work on a contingency-fee-basis. You do not pay upfront fees, retainers, or hourly rates when you partner with us. We get paid from the money we recover for you. If we don’t recoup compensation, you don’t pay our attorney’s fees.
With that being said, here are some of the ways that we can help you:
We Can Determine who the Negligent Party is in Your Case
Anyone who “controls” a property is responsible for keeping it free from unreasonable dangers. Here are some examples of who may be held responsible for slip and fall accidents:
- The owners of retail businesses, such as stores, supermarkets, restaurants, movie theaters, gas stations, hotels, pharmacies, malls, car dealerships, hospitals, and more
- Landlords, such as owners of apartment buildings, office buildings, shopping centers, parking lots, and garages
- Individuals, such as homeowners and landowners
- Governmental agencies who maintain parks, roads, sidewalks, parking lots, streets, train stations, and similar facilities
We can determine the negligent party in your case by reviewing your situation’s evidence, like the accident report, your medical records, and other pieces of supporting information.
We Have a Unique Experience with Both Law and Medicine
As both an attorney and an EMT (emergency medical technician), our co-founder, Richard Jaffe, has a unique understanding of medical trauma and how it can affect a person’s life. He is also a trial lawyer with the experience to document and detail the harm you have suffered.
We Can File Your Case Within the Appropriate Time Period
CVP §214 generally grants you three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit. If you lost a loved one, you have two years to file your case, as explained by EPT §5-4.1. By contacting our firm in a timely manner, you give us the opportunity to file your case in accordance with the statute of limitations.
What Should You do After a Slip and Fall Accident on Long Island?
Our team will exercise our knowledge of New York personal injury law to build your case. However, while your case is pending, here are some things that could promote its outcome:
Keep Track of Your Losses
We want to assign an accurate value to your damages. To do this, we need supporting information. While your expenses pile up, you should keep track of:
- Your lost income
- Medical expenses
- Your missed time from work
- Your future doctors’ appointments
- Any necessary treatment that you need
On our end, we will consult with economists to learn more about your case’s potential value.
Let us Handle the Insurer for You
Do not feel pressured into giving a recorded statement or otherwise communicating with insurance representatives. Let us handle that for you. These parties might try to pressure you into accepting money or admitting things that could harm your case. When the insurer calls you, tell them to talk to your slip and fall injury lawyer on Long Island.
Work with a Long Island Slip and Fall Accident Attorney Today
If you have sustained an injury in a slip and fall accident, hiring one of our Long Island premises liability lawyers can grant you peace of mind during this difficult time. Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP to schedule a free consultation with our slip and fall attorneys, or e-mail us, and we will respond immediately.
For a free legal consultation with a slip and fall injury lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-358-6900