If you have suffered serious harm due to another party’s negligence, you may be saddled with extensive medical bills and lost wages. Right now, you may also be experiencing psychological pain and suffering. If your injuries resulted in permanent disabilities, your life may never be the same.
After being seriously hurt, you could have the legal right to pursue compensation from the party that caused your accident. You may be able to secure financial recovery through a New York personal injury claim or lawsuit. A Baldwin personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help you pursue both justice and fair compensation for your losses.
If you are interested in learning more about how our attorneys can support you in your time of need, call us today at (516) 358-6900. You can begin a one-on-one consultation with a member of our team at no cost.
Our Legal Team’s Personal Injury Practice Areas
Being severely injured may have significant implications for your mental and physical wellbeing. Yet, during this challenging time, you have financial recovery options. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our team is determined to recover fair compensation for your injury-related losses.
Some of our team’s practice areas include:
If you were injured in a car accident, our team can prove that another driver’s negligence caused your losses. To build your case, we can review traffic camera footage, read the police report, and interview witnesses.
Slip and Fall Incidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 800,000 people are hospitalized each year due to fall-related injuries. If you slipped, tripped, or fell on another party’s property, they could owe you compensation for your losses.
All health care providers are held to high standards. If a medical professional failed to diagnose a condition, gave you the wrong medication, or failed to uphold their field’s standard of care, you could have a medical malpractice case.
Not all drugs available on today’s market are safe for use. Sometimes, certain medications are available for years before any negative effects arise. If you were injured due to a defective drug, our legal team can explore your financial recovery options. You may be able to recover compensation through a personal injury claim, an independent lawsuit, or a mass tort.
If you were injured while on the job, our team can determine your legal options. You may be able to recover compensation through a third-party liability claim. You could also be able to recoup your losses through a workers’ compensation claim.
This is not an exhaustive list of our team’s practice areas. You can call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP to learn more.
Recovering Compensation in Your Personal Injury Case
While financial recovery cannot undo your accident and injuries, it could pay for many of your injury-related expenses.
Some of these expenses may include:
- Healthcare costs
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Property damage costs (if applicable)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Filing a wrongful death claim or lawsuit is also an option if you lost a loved one due to another party’s actions. In these cases, the personal representative of the decedent’s estate can recover compensation for qualifying beneficiaries.
In a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, some compensable damages include:
- The decedent’s medical expenses
- Funeral, burial, and memorial costs
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of household benefits
- Loss of parental guidance for minor children
- Loss of income
In addition to securing payment for your losses, a successful personal injury claim or lawsuit could bring a sense of closure to this difficult time.
If you are interested in finding out how a Baldwin personal injury lawyer can assist you, call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at (516) 358-6900. Your first consultation is free.
The Time Limits for Filing a Personal Injury Claim or Lawsuit in New York
To secure financial recovery, you may first file a personal injury claim with the liable insurance company. Generally, insurance companies include a clause in their policies that require policyholders to report accidents within a mandated period of time. This could be as short as 24 hours after an accident or within a few weeks.
Yet, you may be unable to receive a fair settlement offer from the liable insurance company. When this happens, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party. The statute of limitations in your case largely depends on the facts of your situation. For instance, if you were injured in a car accident, claimants have a three-year period to file a lawsuit and go to court, per Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214(4).
However, if you suffered an injury due to medical malpractice, your window of action may depend on when you discovered your injuries. A Baldwin personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can review your case and determine how New York’s statute of limitations applies to you.
What a Baldwin Personal Injury Lawyer Can Do for You
To establish fault and liability for your losses, your lawyer will review the evidence associated with your circumstances. They will also determine what types of losses you may be eligible to recover. Our goal is to build your case and secure compensation on your behalf.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is prepared to fight for you. We offer our help on a contingency-fee-basis. Our clients do not need to worry about hourly rates or upfront payments when they partner with us. We only request payment for our services if we are successfully able to resolve your case.
To find out more about how our team can help you, dial (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Baldwin, call 516-358-6900