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Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

Queens Car Accident Lawyer

Car Accidents

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.

Filing a car accident claim may be an option for you after being injured in a car accident. If you win your claim, you could receive fair compensation for your losses, plus the person who caused the accident could be brought to justice.

A Queens car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP could provide legal help with your claim. Call (516) 358-6900 for a free case evaluation with a member of our team.

We Will Establish the Cause of Your Car Accident in Queens

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.

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 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.

Here are some of the causes of Queens car accidents:

  • Reckless driving
  • Poor manufacturing
  • Drunk driving
  • Negligent mechanics improperly handling vehicles
  • Distracted driving
  • Poorly designed roads and intersections
  • Speeding

Why You Should File a Claim for a Car Accident in Queens

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 a lesson about how their actions impact others. Accountability could keep that person from harming others in future.


Winning justice for an accident is important to 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 allows accident victims to turn toward the future knowing that those responsible for what happened were held to account.

Financial Compensation

Filing a claim can result in financial compensation for the victims. Financial compensation is vital for accident victims who have suffered so much. 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
  • Disability
  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Property damage
  • Medical bills
  • Mental distress
  • Cost of mental health treatment
  • Cost of physical therapy
  • Transportation costs

A Queens car accident lawyer with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP could help you reach your goals of accountability, justice, and compensation. Call (516) 358-6900 for a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team.

What Your Queens Accident Lawyer Will Do for You

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 car accident lawyer.

Your lawyer can do a lot of the car accident claim work on your behalf. We have the legal 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 All the Legal Aspects of Your Claim

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.

We Will Advocate for You

We will protect your rights and best interests. Our team is ready to give you legal advice and help you make decisions after a car accident.

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. That is why it is important to have legal help when filing a car accident claim. Your lawyer can help you meet the statute of limitations imposed on lawsuits by Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214, as well (if you choose to pursue one). We can help you prove your case.

A Queens car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is standing by, ready to assist car accident victims get the compensation and justice they need. Call (516) 358-6900 to reach our firm and obtain a free case evaluation.

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