If you or a member of your family was injured in a car accident in Oyster Bay, you might have the basis of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit. To collect compensation, the law requires you to prove the cause of the collision and its financial consequences.
Our team can work to hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions by recovering the cost of your medical expenses, lost income, and emotional turmoil. Your lawyer can also file your case within the applicable statute of limitations.
When you are ready to pursue the cost of your damages following a car accident, the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is ready to advocate for you.
New York’s Statute of Limitations Generally Gives You a Three-Year Time Limit to File
Your right to pursue compensation has a time limit. If your lawyer determines that a lawsuit could meet your legal goals, you must file your case in accordance with New York’s statute of limitations.
According to CVP § 214, you generally have three years to file your personal injury lawsuit. If you do not comply with this deadline, you will not be able to file your lawsuit at all. This could mean that the full financial impact of the accident could fall to you.
You do not have to put your personal injury lawsuit in jeopardy by running out of time.
Our team can file your case within the appropriate deadline.
We Can Determine and Pursue the Cost of Your Damages
When you are injured in a car accident in Oyster Bay, the at-fault driver may be responsible for your incurred damages. This means you can be compensated for the cost of your ambulance ride, surgical interventions, and hospital stay. It also means that you could recover compensation for the cost of assistive medical devices. These could include a wheelchair, cane, or crutches.
In addition to your medical expenses, the at-fault driver may also be responsible for other financial costs that stem from your injuries, including:
- Current and future loss of income
- Damaged or destroyed property
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
When we handle your personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit, we fight for the compensation you are entitled to.
How Will Our Team Pursue Your Damages?
Our years of experience have taught us that most car accident cases are resolved through insurance settlements. The American Bar Association (ABA) backs up this notion. So, we will start your case by sending the liable insurer a demand letter. This will outline the cause of your accident, the cost of your damages, and other related information.
Upon receiving it, the insurer may:
- Offer a fair settlement
- Offer a settlement that doesn’t meet your needs
- Deny your claim
If we can’t get a fair offer, we’ll file a lawsuit and represent you at trial. Here, we file the lawsuit against the at-fault driver, not their insurer. The outcome of your case will be decided by a judge or jury.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer from Our Firm?
Our team serving Oyster Bay charges nothing to get started on your case. That’s because we offer help on a contingency-fee basis. We pay for your case’s filing, consulting, and other matters until it concludes. From there, we take payment for our services and case’s obligations from your final settlement.
You don’t need to dip into your savings to afford our firm. We strive to make legal aid accessible to those who need it.
Your Crash Report is an Important Piece of Evidence
The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) states that when you are involved in a car accident in Oyster Bay, you are required to file a crash report if:
- Anyone is injured
- Anyone passes away
- There is apparent property damage exceeds $1,000
The details of the crash report will provide your lawyer with many details surrounding your case, including:
- Where the accident occurred
- The names and contact information of the at-fault driver, their insurer, and any witnesses
- Descriptions and diagrams of vehicle damage
- Descriptions of your readily apparent injuries
Your crash report will also detail whether your injuries required immediate medical attention. It will also give information regarding the who, what, and where of your collision.
We Can Use These Pieces of Information to Prove Your Case
Aside from the accident report, your lawyer in Oyster Bay can use the following to build your car accident case:
- Photos of the accident scene
- Traffic camera recordings
- Black box data from the involved vehicles
- Accident reconstruction specialist testimony
- Your medical records
- Information from your healthcare provider
- Your written testimony
We can use this information to show that because another party acted negligently, you were injured and suffered financial losses. We encourage you to keep all information related to your case, including your medical bills and car repair receipts. This is because we can use this information to prove the cost of your damages.
How Can Your Car Accident Lawyer in Oyster Bay Build Your Case?
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our goal is to provide legal services that help you recover compensation for your collision-related damages. We have over 100 years of combined experience when it comes to advocating on behalf of injured claimants.
We can help you recover compensation by:
- Managing your case’s filing and paperwork
- Evaluating the cost of your damages
- Negotiating for a settlement with the liable insurer
- Determining causation, fault, and liability
- Proving how negligence resulted in your damages
- Identifying the at-fault party
- Gathering evidence
- Representing your case in court
As noted earlier, we also offer our help on a contingency-fee-basis. You do not have to pay us anything for us to get started on your case.
We Encourage You to Seek Medical Attention
Prompt medical attention is not only key to improving your health, but it also starts as the foundation of your injury case. By having a doctor confirm that you are injured, you can connect your injuries to the collision itself. You can also prevent the insurer and the other party from debating the severity of your condition.
Our firm understands that medical bills can get expensive. No one knows this better than one of our co-founders, Richard Jaffe. As a certified brain injury specialist, he understands how a traumatic injury can upend one’s quality of life. Do not forsake medical treatment because of its cost. We can include these expenses in your case.
What Types of Injuries Can Arise from Car Accidents in Oyster Bay?
“Motor Vehicle Collisions” explains that car accident injuries are typically caused by two things. These include the force of another car hitting yours and the force of your body hitting the car’s interior.
After being involved in a crash, you might suffer from one or more of the following impairments:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord trauma
- Sprains and strains
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Organ damage
- Internal bleeding
When you suffer one or more of these injuries after a car accident in Oyster Bay, you also suffer the financial cost associated with treating your injuries. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we believe that these expenses should not be your responsibility.
We will fight to hold the at-fault driver financially responsible for your injuries and other related expenses.
Speak with Our Team at no Cost Today
When a negligent driver causes a car accident, you can hold them financially responsible for their actions. Contact the personal injury team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP by calling (516) 358-6900. A member of our team can explain how a car accident lawyer in Oyster Bay can resolve your case.
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