A motor vehicle accident can devastate you physically, emotionally, and financially. When the reckless actions of another driver change your life, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help you seek compensation.
As you recover from your injuries, you may find that handling a personal injury claim or lawsuit on your own is difficult. Yet, a Lynbrook car accident lawyer can manage the obligations that go into building a successful case.
Determining liability, investigating your circumstances, and itemizing your damages are just some of the ways we can protect your best interests. Our law firm understands that, right now, you may be feeling some anxiety about initiating the legal process. However, when you call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we can answer your questions and lay out your options.
You can begin a free case evaluation with a member of our team by dialing (516) 358-6900.
We Can Handle All Communications with the Insurance Company
It is normal to feel overwhelmed after suffering serious injuries in a car accident. Yet, when you work with a Lynbrook Car accident lawyer, they will provide services that not only promote your legal goals but also address the stress that you may be feeling.
In service of your personal injury claim, your lawyer will first file a claim with your own insurance company. This is because New York is a no-fault insurance state, as explained by the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS). You may be able to receive compensation for your damages through this avenue. However, if the cost of your losses exceeds your policy limits, then you may need to file a claim with the other party’s insurer.
Some insurance companies blatantly put profits over peoples’ needs.
While dealing with the insurance company, the insurer may:
- Deny your claim
- Contest the severity of your injuries
- Offer you a low settlement offer
- Pressure you into accepting less than you deserve
- Hinder the claims process
If we cannot reach a fair settlement offer with the liable insurance company, then we can file a lawsuit and represent your case in court. To learn more about the claims process, call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today to learn more.
Collecting Evidence to Support Your Case
After learning about the details of your case, your lawyer will begin to gather evidence that demonstrates fault, negligence, and liability. You may already have some pieces of evidence that could end up helping your case. For instance, if you took photos of your vehicle’s damage at the accident scene, those images could help your lawyer negotiate with the insurance company.
Some other forms of evidence that could serve your personal injury case include:
- The contact information of eyewitnesses
- A copy of the police report
- Photographs and videos of the accident scene
- Your medical records regarding your injuries
- Your medical bills
- Proof of lost wages
These and other types of evidence could help your lawyer determine liability for your losses. If you already have some pieces of evidence on-hand, you should consider sharing those items with your legal team.
Compensation for Your Damages
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP helps car accident claimants during their time of need. Legal representation can protect you against “bad faith” insurance practices and other challenges that may threaten your case’s success.
Without familiarizing ourselves with the facts of your situation, there is no way to predict how much compensation you may receive.
A Lynbrook car accident lawyer will fight to recover the following damages on your behalf:
- Property damage costs, including the cost of replacing or repairing your vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Your lost wages from your time missed from work
- Loss of future earnings if your injuries prevent you from working in the same capacity you did before the collision
- Your medical bills
Per New York’s Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214(4), claimants typically have a three-year period to file a lawsuit for damages. Failure to take action within this mandated deadline could hurt your case.
If you were left with serious injuries or lost a loved one due to a dangerous driver, call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today for a free case evaluation at (516) 358-6900.
Filing a Wrongful Death Claim in New York
You may have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident. If so, depending on your relationship to the decedent, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit on their behalf. However, only a personal representative of the decedent’s estate can recover compensation for the benefit of qualifying family members. The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can explain in more detail what this means when you give us a call.
You may be able to recover the cost of the following damages:
- Memorial, funeral, and burial expenses
- The medical costs associated with your loved one’s fatal injuries
- Lost income due to your loved one’s unexpected passing
- Loss of future earnings, had your loved one survived
- Loss of consortium
Per Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1, claimants typically have a two-year window to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you lost a loved one due to another driver’s negligence, contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP: Protecting the Rights of Accident Victims
After suffering losses in a collision, consider working with a Lynbrook car accident lawyer. They can evaluate the cost of your expenses, identify all potentially liable parties, and initiate legal action based on your case’s needs.
Additionally, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP works on a contingency-fee-basis. If we win your case, then we take payment for our services out of the insurance settlement or court award we get for you. If we do not win your case, you do not pay us our attorney’s fees.
If you suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident, contact our team at (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Lynbrook, call 516-358-6900