The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is different from other New York personal injury law firms. Why? In addition to our century of combined legal experience, our founding partner, Richard S. Jaffe, is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS).
He has hands-on experience working with traumatic brain injury survivors. Whether you suffered a minor concussion or can no longer live independently, our team has what it takes to pursue compensation for you. Our traumatic brain injury team serving Oyster Bay can seek financial recovery for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
It Costs You Nothing Out-of-Pocket to Hire Our Team
After suffering a traumatic brain injury, your days are likely spent recovering instead of going to work. Yet, you do not need to decide between hiring our team and paying your other bills because our Oyster Bay lawyers handle cases on a contingency-fee-basis.
You do not pay any of the following fees upfront:
- Hourly rates
- Starting costs
We only get paid our attorney’s fees if we win your case. If we don’t, then you do not pay us.
We Have Recovered Millions of Dollars for TBI Victims and Their Families
We understand the serious impact that a traumatic brain injury can have on your life. Whether you were hurt due to medical malpractice, a car accident, or a slip and fall, we can manage your case’s obligations.
Our results speak for themselves. Here are just some of the successful outcomes we have secured for brain injury claimants and their families:
We Won a Six-Figure Settlement for a Collision Victim
Our client, an 81-year-old man, was struck by a car while he was crossing the street. As a result, he suffered traumatic brain injuries. The insurance company denied his claim, saying that he “darted” into the roadway although he was using a cane.
We were able to get a six-figure settlement for his losses through the court system.
We Secured a Favorable Settlement for a Motor Vehicle Accident Victim
When our client was T-boned by a negligent driver, the insurance company offered to pay less than what her damages were worth, completely ignoring the fact that she had a traumatic brain injury.
We prepared her court case for two years. Once we arrived at a settlement before the court date, the money we recovered was 100 times what the insurer initially offered our client.
We Won Compensation for a Medical Doctor with a Brain Injury
Our client was a doctor at a prominent New York hospital. She was rear-ended at a red light and, over time, began to see a deterioration in her abilities and cognitive function.
Once we prepared her case and presented testimony to the defendant’s insurance carrier, they paid for her losses up to the policy’s limits.
These are just some of the outcomes we have secured for brain injury cases. With us on your side, you can rest easy knowing that you are in good hands.
What Types of Damages Can You Secure for Your Brain Injury?
We have two goals when a traumatic brain injury lawyer from Oyster Bay takes your case. Our first goal is to recover fair compensation for your injury-related losses. Our second goal is to hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.
Here is a list of damages that our team can help you seek through insurance negotiations, mediation, or a lawsuit:
- Pain and suffering
- Impaired quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Lost income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage costs (if you were hurt in a car crash)
New York does not put a cap on non-economic losses, like pain and suffering.
What Can Affect the Value of Your Damages?
When you file your claim, your case will not come with a predetermined value. You will not automatically win a million dollars just because you were hurt. Traumatic brain injury cases are calculated on a case-by-case basis.
However, some things that could add to the value of your claim include:
- Whether you suffered mental health complications—like anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic syndrome (PTSD)—because of your condition
- Your physical function
- Your relationship with your spouse and family members
- Your ability to work
- Your diagnosis and prognosis
- Your quality of life
- The cost of your economic losses, like your medical bills and lost income
We want your final award to account for the hardships you will encounter now and in the future. If we cannot settle fairly with the insurer, we will file a lawsuit and go to court.
You Must File Your Case Within the State-Mandated Deadlines
There are two deadlines that could affect your potential brain injury lawsuit, including:
- CVP §214, which says that you have three years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit
- EPT §5-4.1, which says that you have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a lawsuit
Certain conditions could give you more or less time to sue. For instance, you could have less than the typical two-year deadline to file your case if you are suing a government department.
We can analyze how the state’s deadline applies to your brain injury case. If you give us enough time, we can file your lawsuit on time and fight for your rights in civil court.
We Fight for People Just Like You
In a recent interview, Jaffe said: “I often tell people my role is about the journey—not the destination,” Jaffe said. “Imagine a person who suffers from a brain injury. This person goes to work every morning, cooks and eats three meals a day, goes to the movies with friends, and mows the lawn. That’s the person I represent.”
Jaffe continued: “But what most people don’t think about is: ‘What does it take for this person to get out of bed every morning?’ … For most of us, forgetting our keys in the door might happen once a day. For a brain injury survivor, it happens many times throughout the day.”
Our legal team is very intentional in everything we do. We handle brain injury cases because we know firsthand how damaging they are.
Call the Attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP for Help Today
Are you interested in working with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Oyster Bay? Begin your free case review by calling (516) 358-6900.