At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we are ready to stand by your side and help you receive the settlement you deserve. Suffering a traumatic brain injury can create a host of expenses, including medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages. We can help you get coverage for all of them.
Whether you were injured due to a car accident, slip and fall, or another situation in Mineola, allow a traumatic brain injury lawyer to win compensation for you.
We do not Require Our Clients to Pay Upfront Fees
The team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP works on a contingency-fee basis. This means that you do not pay us ahead of time to secure our representation. We will take a percentage of your settlement to pay for our time and efforts.
We understand that you could be facing financial hardships while you are recovering from your injuries. We do not want to add to those financial hardships by charging you money before we settle your case.
Let Us Help You Receive the Compensation You Deserve
In general, you can recover compensation through one of two avenues: an insurance claim or lawsuit. We will do everything in our power to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company. This will involve:
- Demonstrating negligence
- Reading the liable policy
- Establishing the cost of your damages, including those that you will incur in the future
- Showing how your accident happened
- Defending you against bad faith insurance practices
You do not have to accept any offer from the insurer––regardless of what they tell you. By accepting a settlement, you will be unable to request more money in the future, even through a lawsuit.
There are also various deadlines surrounding your ability to recover compensation. The insurance company will have its own deadline when filing your claim. The state, however, gives you three years to file a lawsuit, per CVP § 214.
A traumatic brain injury lawyer will review the timelines surrounding your case. They will also explain whether any settlement offers are fair and what measures could help you.
Compensation in a Mineola Traumatic Brain Injury Case
The recoverable damages in your case will depend on your situation. For instance, if you were harmed in a motor vehicle accident, we can request compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and the cost of fixing your car.
If you were injured while on the job, however, we could include the cost of your lost income and working ability in your claim.
In general, some compensable damages in your case could include:
- The cost of fixing or replacing your car (if applicable)
- The money involved with helping you reach maximum medical improvement
- Your lost income, commissions, tips, bonuses, and employee benefits
- Your lost future earning ability (if you can no longer work in your current field)
- Pain and suffering
- Disability, if your brain injury will leave you with long-term impairments
- Scarring and disfigurement, if your injury will change the way you look
You could recover other losses not included here. This could be the case if you lost a loved one due to a traumatic brain injury. An injury lawyer could pursue damages for your losses. The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is here for you.
Situations That Could Result in Traumatic Brain Injuries
Our practice areas encompass a range of scenarios that result in personal injuries and wrongful death. Coincidentally, many of these situations can also result in traumatic brain injuries.
Some of our practice areas (and situations that can cause traumatic brain injuries) include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice situations
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Premises liability incidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Defective products
- Construction accidents
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that over 2 million people are affected by traumatic brain injuries each year. You are not another statistic or case number to us. We will handle your case with the dedication it deserves.
What Obstacles Can Stop Me From Getting the Money I Need?
Every personal injury case, even the seemingly most straightforward ones, come with their own set of challenges. Our legal team can address and resolve all of them.
We can help you:
If the At-Fault Party Does not Have Insurance
If this happens, you still have financial recovery options. First, we can examine whether or not your own insurance coverage applies to this situation. If not, then we can file a lawsuit and sue the at-fault party personally.
The Insurer Treats You Unfairly
We do not tolerate bad faith insurance practices. If you have coverage options, then you are entitled to them—it is that simple. We will compel the insurer to return our calls, correctly calculate your damages, and offer a fair settlement. If not, again, we can go to court.
If the Statute of Limitations has Run Out on Your Case
Do not make any assumptions regarding your circumstances. You could still have time to take legal action. This could be the case if you did not “discover” your injury until long after the accident had happened.
If you were hurt as a minor or the at-fault party impeded the legal process, you could also be granted more time to act.
How will Your Life Change with a Traumatic Brain Injury?
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury, you could experience a wide range of symptoms, depending on the severity of the injury. Doctors usually classify these injuries as mild, moderate, or severe, according to Mayo Clinic.
Some of the symptoms that you may experience include:
- Cognitive impairments
- Loss of balance
- Sensitivity to light
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Memory and concentration problems
We can examine the impact of your injury on your life to determine the value of your damages. We can do this by consulting with your healthcare team, talking to those close to you, and examining your medical records.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP will Fight for You
Insurance companies are for-profit organizations that might decide to protect their bottom lines by underpaying claims. Having a traumatic brain injury lawyer can help you recoup your losses.
We offer free consultations to Mineola traumatic brain injury victims. Call (516) 358-6900 today.