You could recover a settlement or judgment for your accident-related injuries after a truck accident in Oyster Bay. A lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP could take on your case and fight on your behalf.
A Lawyer with Our Firm Could Help You File the Right Paperwork on Time
Your lawyer could take on the duties your case will require. They can also do their best to support you through the case in its entirety.
They could do the following for you:
- File paperwork
- Negotiate for a settlement from the insurance company
- Handle communications with the other party
- Protect your rights
- Inform you of your options
- Answer your questions
- Stand by you in court
Our team is ready to help you in any way we can, even in ways that are not listed here.
You Could Be Eligible for Compensation after a Truck Accident in Oyster Bay
Truck accidents can result in serious injuries and losses, as the heavy load and vehicle can overpower smaller vehicles. You could recover the following damages:
- Vehicle damages or replacement
- Medical bills
- Physical and psychological therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Transportation costs, if you cannot drive your car
- Installment of accessibility features in your home
Accident Claims We Can Help with
We can help if any of the following accidents happened to you:
A Truck Hit Your Car
A negligent truck driver could have made any number of decisions that led to your accident. However, the ones we often see in our practice include these:
- Drunk driving
- Reckless operation of a vehicle (swerving, tailgating, etc.)
- Distracted driving
- Overturned due to overloaded cargo
A Truck Hit You as a Bicyclist or Pedestrian
A truck driver might not have looked to see if you were in their way before moving their vehicle. Pedestrians and bicyclists do not have the same safety features that protect passenger vehicle drivers (such as a cabin, seatbelts, and airbags).
Your truck accident lawyer can tell you about codes in Oyster Bay that the driver might have violated, such as Town of Oyster Bay Code §203-2, which mandates that all vehicles in the town must drive in a “reasonable and prudent manner.”
External Factors that Should Have Been Fixed By a Third Party
The designer of the intersection or ramp where you were injured might have miscalculated the width of lanes. Also, municipalities sometimes fail to fix hazards before people are harmed.
Examples of this negligence might be:
- Removing dead animals or tree branches from the road
- Fixing traffic signals that have malfunctioned or do not have power
- Replacing or fixing stolen, defaced/damaged, or falling signs
- Fixing potholes
- Repainting markers on the road after they have been worn away
The trucking company could also have caused the accident in their own way. They might have encouraged their drivers to speed or drive drowsy in order to make deadlines. They could have also overloaded the driver’s vehicles in violation of regulations.
How We Will Attempt to Settle Your Truck Accident Case
Your case will begin when you retain a lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP. Then, they will analyze your case in its entirety. This analysis will involve gathering all the evidence you have of your injuries and related losses, investigating your accident, and securing more evidence that supports your claim.
Then, your lawyer will file an insurance claim along with a demand letter that lists your losses and the total value of your losses that your lawyer calculated. The insurer will either accept or deny this figure. Your lawyer will negotiate for a fair settlement. They might need to file a lawsuit if they cannot secure an award.
A lawsuit could result in a court date where your legal team presents your case for an award from a judge or jury. Either way, your lawyer will be there with you throughout the whole thing.
You Should Not Wait to Take Legal Action in Your Case
There are many factors that support the idea that time is of the essence in personal injury cases, such as:
Following Your Doctor’s Orders
Arguing that you are not really injured and attempting to “tough it out” is not good for you or your case. Visiting a medical professional as soon as you can after getting hurt is the best way to connect your injuries to the accident itself. You do not want to give the insurer the opportunity to say that you do not care about your injuries.
You should also take your doctor’s recommendations and perform any physical therapy exercises they recommend, as well as take the prescriptions they give you, for this reason. Not to mention that your condition could get worse if you go without treatment.
Timelines that Could Affect Your Case
New York State law places statutes of limitations on how long accident victims have to file lawsuits after suffering related losses. These deadlines include:
- CVP §214: Which limits victims to two years to file after the accident
- GMU §50-E: Which limits victims to file against a municipality within six months of the accident
- EPT §5-4.1: Which limits how long surviving family members have after losing a loved one involved in an accident to two years
Our Attorneys Offer Free Consultations for Prospective Clients
We do not charge you upfront for payment. Our fee comes out of a portion of your settlement. If we cannot secure a financial award for you, you do not owe us a dime.
Your Oyster Bay lawyer from our team could tackle any complications your truck accident case poses. Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at (516) 358-6900 to retain our services.
For a free legal consultation with a truck accidents lawyer serving Oyster Bay, call 516-358-6900