The personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, have a long track record of helping Long Island and nearby area residents who have been injured in accidents caused by the negligence of others. We have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients in cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, workplace injuries and other accidents.
Our Long Island accident lawyers have also helped many people who were hurt by unlawful employment practices. If you have been a victim of workplace discrimination, harassment or unlawful hiring, compensation, scheduling, disciplining or firing practices, we can offer you a sympathetic ear and a knowledgeable approach to righting the wrong done to you.
While each case is different and we cannot guarantee the outcome of yours, Cohen & Jaffe does guarantee you aggressive and effective representation, and close, compassionate support for you every step of the way.
Personal Injury Verdicts and Settlements:
$4 million for a motorcyclist struck by a motor vehicle causing paraplegia.
Rear End Collision – $3.5 Verdict
While at a stop light, our client, a 22 year old college student, was hit from behind. She was taken to the hospital. Despite complaining of headaches and nausea, she was discharged with a diagnosis of a neck sprain. Once a vibrant, outgoing young lady, our client broke up with her boyfriend, lost many friends, and dropped out of study groups. She suffered from light sensitivity, forgetfulness, depression, and insomnia. Her condition did not improve after years of medical and psychological treatment. The defense hired doctors who all stated our client was a normal young woman. Ultimately at trial, the carrier offered $600,000 to settle the case. After our firm tried this case, the jury rendered a verdict of $3.5 million.
More than $2 million for a 2-year-old boy who suffered lead poisoning from paint in a Brooklyn apartment.
Our client, a healthy baby boy, residing with his mother in an apartment in Brooklyn, suffered lead poisoning when he was 2 years old from eating paint chips in his home. The paint chips came from the walls of the apartment that were damaged by water leaks that occurred prior to the baby being born. Neither the leaks nor the walls of the apartment were ever repaired by the landlord, despite numerous complaints. Upon being diagnosed with lead paint poisoning, the Department of Health conducted an inspection of the apartment where they found dangerously high levels of lead in the paint. Our law firm dispatched a team of investigators. We uncovered numerous prior complaints of excessive levels of lead in the paint in other apartments within the building. Our law firm was able to secure for the baby boy and his mother in excess of $2 million.
$1.3 Million settlement for a woman who suffered a fractured nose, and neck and back injuries when her vehicle was broadsided by an unmarked police car in Brooklyn.
Plaintiff, in her 40s, was driving her car in Brooklyn when she was T-boned by an unmarked police car. The driver of the police car claimed he was responding to a bank robbery in progress. The New York City Police Department claimed they were not responsible for the accident since there was an emergency call. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff sustained a fractured nose, and neck and back injuries. After numerous depositions and arguments in court, we were able to secure documentation that the bank robbery, which supposedly was “in progress” actually occurred the day prior to this accident. The police department continued to blame the happening of the accident on the plaintiff herself. After opening statements were made, we were able to secure a settlement for the plaintiff in the amount of $1.3 million.
$1.5 Million Rear-End
$1.5 Million for a young man in an auto accident who was hit in the rear and required a lumbar fusion. There was minimal damage to the car he was driving.
$1.2 million for a child passenger in two-car collision sustaining fractured skull.
Elevator Accident – $1.5 Million
$1.5 million for a worker injured in an elevator accident sustaining knee injury requiring arthroscopic surgery and psychological injuries.
Two-Car Collision – $1.5 Million
$1.5 million for a woman who was passenger involved in two-car collision and sustained a fractured leg and zygomatic arch.
$1 Million for a vehicle passenger who suffered knee and back injuries and severe headaches after a chain reaction rear-end collision.
Our client, a passenger in a car, was seriously injured when the car in which she was seated was hit in the rear by another car. That accident set off a chain reaction that involved several other cars which collided with the first two cars involved in the accident. As a result of the accident, our client suffered internal knee derangement which required surgical repair; lumbar disc bulges with pinched nerves; and severe headaches resulting from the aggravation and exacerbation of a genetic condition that our client had prior to the accident. The defense attorneys took a “no pay” position, claiming the headaches pre-existed the accident and were not worsened by this accident; and further, that the rest of our client’s injuries were not “serious” enough to be compensated. We obtained $1 million for this client, who was very appreciative.
Six-figure settlement for the family of a Brooklyn woman who died from a brain bleed after hospital doctors failed to spot the issue on a CT scan.
Our client, a very pleasant elderly woman living in Brooklyn, went to the hospital emergency department after complaining of severe headaches due to a fall a few days prior. The hospital examined her, and, based upon her complaints, ordered a CT scan of her head. The doctors told our client that the CT scan was normal, and instructed her to return home to rest. Unfortunately, our client passed away that same week due to a brain bleed which the hospital doctors failed to see on the CT scans. We consulted with several renowned experts in the field of radiology, none of whom could fathom how the doctors in the hospital could have misread the CT scans which showed the brain bleed so glaringly. We obtained a confidential amount of compensation for the victim’s family, well into the 6 figures. Perhaps more importantly, we were able to give the family closure and a sense of justice in spite of this terrible event.
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Contact The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, today to find out how we can help you. Call us now or fill out our online contact form for a free claim review and initial consultation. We will respond to you immediately. We can even visit you at your home, workplace or in the hospital if you prefer.