Slip and fall incidents can result in things like broken bones, nerve damage, and traumatic brain injuries. If you or a loved one was involved in such an incident, a slip and fall accident lawyer serving Oyster Bay could help you recover compensation.
You have a limited time to file suit under CVP §214, so we encourage you to consider your legal options today.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP has Recovered Millions for Our Clients
Our team has over a century of combined legal experience. When it comes to advocating on behalf of injured claimants, we consistently work for the best possible results. Here are just a few examples of premises liability cases that we have handled in the past:
- We won $875,000 for someone who slipped and fell in a hotel in Puerto Rico. We took the case to trial and recovered compensation for our client’s medical expenses and other related losses.
- We secured a six-figure settlement for a woman who fell and suffered a brain bleed. While the case ended up being classified as a medical malpractice case, we were able to resolve the matter.
We have recovered compensation for car accident claimants, victims of medical malpractice, and those involved in other situations.
The Types of Damages You Can Recover After a Slip and Fall Accident
We will fight for a settlement or court award that accounts for your accident-related losses. Some of those losses could include:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that slip and fall accidents accounted for $50 billion in costs in 2015. Some expenses in these categories would include:
- Life support
- Bone setting
- Imaging scans and lab test results
- In-home nursing
- Physical therapy
We can also account for the cost of assistive medical devices in your claim if you need crutches or a wheelchair after getting hurt.
The aftermath of a slip and fall accident can prevent you from returning to work right away. As such, you could miss out on wages, bonuses, tips, and promotions, depending on the nature of your profession. We can also account for the wages you have not lost yet if your injuries will affect your earning power in the long term.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is a damage that accounts for the physical pain of your injuries and your affected mental state. Oftentimes, clients call and ask us how much their pain and suffering is worth. The monetary value of your pain and suffering will depend on various aspects of your situation, including your diagnosis and prognosis.
New York does not place a cap on the amount of pain and suffering you can seek.
Wrongful Death Damages You Can Pursue
EPT §5-4.1 says that you have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Your eligibility for this type of action will depend on your relationship with the decedent. If you qualify, you could seek damages for your loved one’s:
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
Additionally, you can seek compensation for:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance
- Loss of services
We Can Prove That You Were Hurt Due to Another Party’s Negligence
To secure damages following your slip and fall accident, you must have evidence that shows you were injured due to negligence. The negligent party in your case could be an individual property owner or a large corporation.
We can show that:
The At-Fault Party Had a Duty of Care Toward You
When you enter someone else’s property, you have the right to be safe from hazards. To uphold their duty of care, the other party should have routinely monitored their premises or warned others of the danger.
The At-Fault Party Violated Their Duty of Care
We must show that the at-fault party failed to keep you safe, thus violating their duty of care. The following things could constitute a breach:
- Poorly-lit areas
- Unanchored carpet or tiles
- Debris in a walkway
- Spills or newly-waxed floors without warning signs
The At-Fault Party’s Breach Caused Your Accident
We can use the following information to show that the other party caused your accident:
- The incident report
- Photos of the accident scene
- Security camera footage
- Eyewitness statements
- Your medical records
- Information from your healthcare team
With this evidence, we can build a compelling case on your behalf.
You Have Losses Due to the Other Party’s Negligence
Finally, we must show that you have losses as a result of the accident. These losses can include your economic damages (those that have financial values) and non-economic damages (losses that do not have pre-assigned monetary values).
Your losses can also be physical or psychological in nature.
How Negotiations with the Insurance Company Can Proceed
We want you to understand everything that could happen in your case. More likely than not, your case will be resolved through insurance negotiations, per the American Bar Association (ABA). However, if not, then we can proceed to file a lawsuit.
Here are some things that could happen once we start working on your case:
The Insurer Could Offer a Low Settlement
If the insurance company offers you a low initial settlement, you do not have to accept it. Our slip and fall accident lawyer serving Oyster Bay can continue negotiating. We could even resolve your case at mediation. However, if none of these things work out, again, we could take your case to civil court.
The Insurer Could Deny Your Claim
If the insurance company denies liability for your losses, this is not the end of the road. We can:
- Present evidence of your losses
- Show where the liable policy pertains to your situation
- File a lawsuit
- Go to mediation
- Consult with experts on your case
We will keep fighting for you no matter what it takes.
Call the Attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP for More Information
You can connect with our team today by dialing (516) 358-6900. You can ask us about your case’s potential, as well as what it’s like to work with one of our slip and fall accident lawyers serving Oyster Bay.