If you or a loved one has been injured after a Mineola car accident, a car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP may be able to help you navigate the process of pursuing compensation. Damages you may be entitled to include medical bills, lost wages, car repairs, and pain and suffering.
We can investigate the accident and identify the liable party. You are not alone and do not have to speak with insurers and collect evidence when you have us in your corner. We will do all the heavy lifting while you focus on what’s most important: healing.
We Want to Represent You After a Car Accident
Car accidents can range from minor fender-benders to life-altering events with long-term impacts on you and your family. Over the years here at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we have met many people whose lives have been disrupted by a car accident. Whether you are struggling with mounting medical bills, the pain of injuries, or expensive vehicle repairs, we know that the days and weeks following an accident can seem overwhelming.
Our team of car accident lawyers at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help. We are here to lead you through the process of filing a personal injury claim and can negotiate with insurers on your behalf.
By choosing the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP to represent your case, you can spend less time dealing with insurance adjusters and more time focusing on the health and wellbeing of yourself and your loved ones. Let us fight for you and for the compensation you deserve.
How We Fight for You
A Mineola car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can assist you in several ways once we take on your case. First of all, our team offers a free consultation up front. During your consultation, we can discuss your case, help you determine if you have a personal injury claim, and walk you through potential next steps in pursuing compensation.
Once we decide to move forward, our car accident lawyers will begin building your case. We will complete a full investigation of the accident, which can lead to identifying information or liable parties that you may not have thought of initially. Our lawyers will make sure that we have all of the facts that can aid us in seeking compensation.
This includes collecting documents, bills, and other statements that show expenses resulting from your car accident. Once we have compiled evidence and completed our investigation, we can begin negotiations with an insurance company.
We will negotiate on your behalf, communicating with insurance companies so that you do not have to. All the while, we will keep communication open with you. It is important to the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP to provide updates and to clear up any confusion so that our clients can stay informed throughout the negotiation process.
Fighting for Compensation
Ultimately, we will go after the compensation to which you are entitled, either through a settlement or by going to court and arguing on your behalf. Our car accident lawyers are ready to do what needs to be done to fight for what you deserve.
We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we do not get paid unless you do. Our lawyers do all of this work up front—at no risk to you – for a percentage of the ultimate compensation awarded by the courts or from a settlement.
This means that we only take on cases that we believe we can win, and once we start working on your claim, we have just as much incentive as you to make sure you receive fair compensation.
Our Recommendations Following a Car Accident
There are a few things you can do after an accident to help document the incident and ensure your safety. It is important to always:
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
It is imperative that you receive medical attention from both emergency personnel and a doctor. You may feel fine directly after the accident, but many injuries can take time to manifest. It is wise to have a paper trail with your doctor, so there is evidence that you sought medical care.
If you do not see a doctor after your accident or wait some time to, an insurer may argue that you were not injured and that any injuries that showed up later came from a different event.
Call the Police
You want to get the police involved so they can write an accident report. This document can serve as helpful evidence later on. The police also may be able to identify the at-fault party at the scene, too.
Contact Your Insurance Company
Do not delay in calling your insurance company to report your accident; you do not want them to deny coverage because you waited too long to seek damages.
Insurance Companies Are Not on Your Side, But We Are
After people take these steps, they may find that fair compensation is more difficult to receive than they were expecting. That is where we come in. Sometimes insurance companies will try to pay less than the full compensation to which you are entitled after an accident caused by negligent driving.
Retaining a car accident lawyer from our firm may help you get fair compensation to cover medical bills, car repairs, lost wages, and other expenses resulting from the accident. We will negotiate with the claims adjuster and fight for an adequate settlement.
The Statute of Limitations in Your New York Car Accident Case
Per CVP § 214, you generally have three years to file a lawsuit against the other driver. Our team can help you sort out what types of liability apply to your situation under New York State law so that we can better pursue your claim.
Though it may seem like you can wait to take action, three years is not a long time when you consider all the work one of our lawyers has to put in to build a strong case. There is evidence to find and gather, witnesses to arrange interviews with, and more. The sooner you allow us to get started on your case, the better.
Types of Negligent Driving
There are several ways negligence can cause a car accident, and these factors are important in establishing liability. In New York, negligence could constitute the following:
- Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs
- Drowsy driving
- Fiddling with the GPS
- Texting/talking on the phone while driving
These behaviors take attention away from the road and put fellow drivers at risk, often resulting in accidents. Regardless of the action that caused your accident, we want to help you establish the other party’s negligence. It is important to note that you must act quickly.
Contact Us Today
If you suffered injuries in a car accident on Long Island, we may be able to help. Reach out to us today. Our team of Mineola car accident lawyers is ready to get started. Contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP by calling
A compassionate team member wants to hear about your situation and inform you of your rights and options.
For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Mineola, call 516-358-6900