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:
$875,000 for a vacationer who fractured a hip in a fall on a wet floor in a Puerto Rico hotel.
While on vacation in Puerto Rico, our client slipped and fell after exiting a hotel elevator. The floor had been wet from mopping, and there were no warning signs. Our client suffered a fractured hip requiring operative intervention back in New York. Our attorneys successfully fought for the right to litigate the case here in New York, where its value was substantially higher than it would have been in Puerto Rico. $875,000.
Truck Collides With Car – $750,000+ Settlement
While stopped in traffic on a busy street, a tow truck headed in the opposite direction inexplicably crossed the double yellow line and hit our client. He was rushed to the hospital where he suffered fractures of his ribs and collar bone (clavicle). He remained in the hospital for about 10 days until the pain from neck and back disc herniations were controlled. After leaving the hospital our client needed an operation on his knee to repair a torn meniscus. Our client missed about a year of work. The insurance company offered $75,000 to settle the case. After hiring multiple expert doctors and economic experts, we obtained a settlement more than ten (10) times that amount immediately prior to presenting our opening statement.
$500,000 settlement for the parents of a baby who died of bacterial meningitis after treatment was delayed when a Bronx hospital initially failed to run bloodwork or other tests.
Plaintiffs, parents of a 4-month-old baby boy, brought their son to St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx due to a high fever that persisted for a few days. Without doing blood tests, or examining the baby other than taking his temperature, the hospital discharged the family with a prescription of Tylenol. Due to continuing fever, lethargy, and loss of appetite, the parents brought their baby boy back to the hospital two days later. After waiting more than four hours there, the hospital doctor reluctantly agreed to do a blood test. Their baby boy was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis, and died a few days later due to the delay in treatment. We forced the hospital and its doctors to pay more than $500,000.
TBI Settlement After being T-Boned
Our client, a young woman in her 20s, was t-boned by a van that ran a stop sign. She did not go to the hospital immediately. During the days that ensued she became forgetful and had excruciating headaches along with pain in her neck and back. The insurance carrier evaluated her case as a simple sprain. They offered her nuisance value to settle. Our law firm retained concussion experts to prove our client suffered from a traumatic brain injury and we prepared for trial for the next two years. Before a jury was selected we forced the insurance carrier to settle our client’s case for more than 100 times what they originally offered.
Motorcycle Accident – $300,000k Settlment
Our client, an avid motorcyclist, was traveling on two wheels in Queens, when he was thrown from his Harley Davidson due to a large metal construction plate in the roadway. There were no warning signs, and our client was unable to change lanes in traffic. There was no transition paving between the roadway and the plate. Our client suffered a fractured scapula. The City of New York took a ‘no pay’ position blaming the entire accident on our client, until our firm forced them to settle during the trial of this matter for $300,000.00.
Sidewalk Injury Settlement $225,000
Our client sustained a shoulder injury requiring surgery, when a Belgian block which was improperly dislodged from the sidewalk was he was walking back to a parking lot. The defendant denied responsibility, and their original offer was $15,000.00. We defeated a Summary Judgment motion, and prepared for trial, and the case resolved just before trial for $225,000.00
Concussion Arbitration Award – $220,000k
Our client, a male in his 30’s was hit from behind on New Year’s Day while he was at a stop light. There was minimal damage to his car. An ambulance did not come to the scene. He first went to a doctor the day after the accident complaining of headaches. Thereafter his family noticed our client began using incorrect words, and often forgot many things recently told to him. After following up with neurologists, our client was diagnosed with a severe concussion. The insurance company offered ‘nuisance value’ and relied upon their own doctors who stated our client was perfectly normal. At arbitration, the personal injury lawyers from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe were able to secure a $220,000 award.
Semi-Truck Accident Settlement $125,000
Our client was rear-ended by a semi-truck causing injuries to his knee that required surgical repair. We won summary judgment on liability and the matter settled just before trial for $125,000.00.
Disability Discrimination Settlement $250,000
Our client’s company failed to reasonably accommodate her disability. This matter was settled at mediation for $250,000.00.
TBI Settlement – From No Offer to Entire Insurance Policy Limit
Policy limits for a pedestrian hit by a car crossing the street, sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Plaintiff, a retired veteran, was hit by a car making a left turn as he was crossing the street. As a result, the plaintiff suffered a traumatic brain injury, as well as cervical injuries. After protracted litigation, and getting the case on the trial calendar, we were able to get the insurance carrier to move from no offer to a settlement of the entire insurance policy limit for the plaintiff.
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