Plenty of laws have been enacted to protect the public from harm caused by vehicle collisions, yet they continue to occur. This is because negligent drivers violate these laws and fail to keep others in mind while behind the wheel. The other driver in your accident did not take safety as seriously as they should have and injured you in the process.
You are probably frustrated at this turn of events, especially if you are a careful driver who follows traffic laws. Other people’s careless actions can cause you serious harm, and those people should be held accountable for all the suffering they put you through. The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe can help you hold these parties responsible.
We Will Help You Establish Negligence in Your Queens Car Accident Claim
Most car accidents are brought about by human negligence, in one form or another.
These accidents could likely be prevented if people made safety a priority. You will be responsible for proving that the other party should have prevented the accident by engaging in responsible driving practices, as their actions impacted your safety, whether this was an accident between two cars, a car and a pedestrian, a car and a truck, or a car and a motorcycle or bicycle.
Those in vehicle manufacturing must take every precaution when designing and manufacturing cars and auto parts to ensure that the vehicles themselves do not cause accidents or injuries due to errors in the manufacturing process. If there is a party involved in your accident who did not fulfill this responsibility—and you were harmed as a result—they could also be liable to pay your losses.
Your Queens car accident lawyer can help you determine whose negligent actions brought about your accident. We can go after anyone who was responsible for causing you harm and damages.
It May Seem Overwhelming, But You Absolutely Should File a Claim After a Car Accident
After you have been injured in a car accident, you may be considering filing a car accident claim. The claim process can be overwhelming for some people. You may question where to begin with the process. However, the reasons to file a claim are plentiful. Read on to learn more about what there is to gain from pursuing justice after your accident.
One important reason to bring a car accident claim is to hold people responsible for their actions. Accountability helps teach people lessons about how their actions impact others. Accountability could keep people from harming others in the future.
Winning justice for an accident could be important to you as the victim of a car accident. It is not easy to move on with your life when you know that someone has not been punished for their actions. Justice could allow you to turn toward the future knowing that those responsible for what happened were held to account.
Filing a claim can result in financial compensation. Financial compensation is vital if you have suffered. You deserve to be compensated for the economic and non-economic losses you suffered due to the careless or wrongful actions of another. You should receive fair compensation, and a claim could make that happen.
Damages for a car accident could include:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost ability to earn a living
- Property damage
- Medical bills
- Mental distress
- Cost of mental health treatment
- Cost of physical therapy
- Transportation costs
A Queens lawyer taking car accident cases with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP could help you reach your goals of accountability, justice, and compensation. Call for a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team.
A Queens Car Accident Lawyer Can Strengthen Your Case and Improve Your Odds at Securing Damages
You have been through a lot after your car accident. You may have been injured and have suffered physical pain. You might be dealing with mental health issues and financial fallout. An accident can change your life in many negative ways. You may not be able to handle a claim on your own when you are already dealing with so much. You may want to partner with a Queens car accident lawyer.
Your lawyer can do a lot of the car accident claim work on your behalf. We have the legal experience and resources to handle your claim. You can focus on your health and recovery while we focus on winning your case. Here are some of the ways we will fight for you.
We Will Analyze the Accident and its Causes
We will investigate your accident to determine who was at fault. We also collect evidence to prove:
- The fault for your accident
- The existence of your injuries
- The existence of your car accident losses
- The connection between the accident and your losses/injuries
If you were hit by a driver who fled the scene, the violator could be punished with “two hundred fifty dollars or a sentence of imprisonment for up to fifteen days or both such fine and imprisonment” under Vehicle & Traffic (VAT) §600.
We will Help You Fight for Fair Damages
We evaluate your accident damages to determine how much your claim is worth.
Your team will then fight for your right to compensation. We can even go to trial for car accident cases, as needed. Our firm is prepared for all options.
We Will Handle the Insurance Company so You Don’t Have to
We are ready to complete claim paperwork for you and assist you with collecting medical documentation. You will not have to deal with insurance negotiations. This way, you will not have to feel re-victimized by insurers who might treat you unfairly.
Consider our Past Clients’ Feedback when You Consider the Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe
Our firm’s founding partners have over 100 years of experience combined. We want to apply our team’s collective knowledge and resources to your case. Let us help you and your family.
We have been able to help many New Yorkers in our time serving our community. Some of our past clients have left testimonials like these about their experiences with us:
- “You may be assured that, should I ever require legal assistance in the future, I would not hesitate to engage your firm, nor would I hesitate to recommend you to anyone who would require legal services.”
- “The partners are responsive and knowledgeable.”
Do not hesitate to reach out to speak to a member of our team so we can get started on your case.
We Can Help Even if You Believe You are Partially at Fault for the Accident
New York’s Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §1411 states that your damages will be reduced according to your percentage of fault. As long as the other party is primarily responsible, you can still collect compensation. Speak to your lawyer about your accident to learn more.
Obtain Legal Assistance with a Car Accident Case in Queens
New York car accident laws can be a challenge for the average person to understand, and they become even more complicated in situations in which third parties like Uber or Lyft are involved. That is why it is important to have legal help when filing a car accident claim. Your Queens car accident lawyer can help you meet the statute of limitations imposed on lawsuits by CVP §214 as well (if you choose to pursue one). We can help you prove your case.
A Queens lawyer familiar with car accidents at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is standing by, ready to assist you and help you get the compensation and justice you need. Call today to reach our firm and obtain a free case evaluation.
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For a free legal consultation with a car accidents lawyer serving Queens, call 516-358-6900