The size and weight of a truck can make traffic accidents all the more destructive and devastating. If you or your loved one was injured in a truck accident, you might have the option to recover some or all of your resulting financial, emotional, and physical losses.
A truck accident lawyer at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can be of assistance with assessing your damages and securing compensation on your behalf.
How Your Mineola Truck Accident Lawyer Will Fight for You
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we are committed to guiding our clients throughout this difficult process every step of the way.
We will be your allies and advocates when you need it most, fighting for the best possible resolution for your case. You can trust us to keep your best interests at heart as we fight for you and your family.
See the list below of how we can serve you.
We Will Investigate Your Accident
First, we will investigate the truck accident that caused your accident, looking for evidence of negligence. This evidence can come in many forms, such as medical records, police reports, receipts, pictures, and video footage. We will collect witness statements and track down leads to uncover the root cause of your accident.
If our investigation shows that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligent actions or inactions, then we may be able to help you with your claim or lawsuit to recover compensation.
We Will Negotiate for You
Once we have built your case, we will use the evidence we have uncovered to negotiate with the insurance companies on your behalf.
The negligent party’s insurance may try to pay you less in a settlement than you deserve. We know their tricks and will use our experience to fight for the amount we believe you are owed.
We Will Take Your Case to Court, if Necessary
If the insurance company will not settle for what we believe you are owed, we will take your case to court to advocate for your best interests. There, a judge or jury will have the opportunity to rule on damages.
We will not back down from a fight; we will see your case through to a verdict if that is what is best for you and your family.
We Will Keep You Informed Throughout the Process
We will keep you in the loop about your claim or lawsuit during the whole process. We will never settle without your permission, and if you call us, you can expect a call back within 24 hours. You will work directly with the partners and never be made to feel like an afterthought.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we pride ourselves on our commitment to our clients. We prioritize open communication, and we make sure to give every case the personal attention it deserves. That way, you can feel in control of your case and your future.
Proving Negligence in Truck Accident Cases
In order to recover damages on your behalf, your lawyer will need to prove that the party or parties you are suing were negligent and, therefore, caused your accident. If successful, you may be able to win compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
In order to establish fault and liability, your lawyer will prove that the negligent party owed you a duty to keep you reasonably safe while you were on the road. Then, they will show that the party you are suing failed to meet this duty through a negligent act or omission, making them liable for your resulting injuries.
This does not mean that you have to be blameless in order to recover damages. In fact, according to CVP §1411, you only have to prove that the party you are suing is more responsible for the accident than you are. You and your lawyer can discuss how this contributory negligence statute may affect your ability to recover damages.
Recoverable Damages in Truck Accident Cases
Through a lawsuit, you can recover two types of compensatory damages: economic damages and non-economic damages.
- Economic damages: past and future medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, wage gap due to injuries, vehicle repair costs, transportation costs, out-of-pocket expenses, and any other compensation for your financial losses
- Non-economic damages: past and future pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and other mental and emotional losses due to your accident
If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, you can recover compensation for your late loved one’s medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, and funeral expenses, in addition to their and your pain and suffering.
Your truck accident lawyer can give you a better idea of what damages you could expect to recover from a successful personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit after reviewing the specifics of your case.
Statute of Limitations for Truck Accident Cases
According to CVP §214, the statute of limitations on bringing a personal injury case in New York is usually three years from the time of your truck accident. There may be circumstances in your case that lengthen or shorten this window of time.
Your Mineola truck accident lawyer can give you a better idea of how these exceptions may affect your lawsuit after your initial consultation.
Call the Attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Today
To learn more about how a Mineola lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can fight for you after you are injured in a truck accident, call us today at (516) 358-6900.
Your first call and consultation are free, and you do not owe us a dime unless and until we win money for you, so do not wait; call now.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Mineola, call 516-358-6900