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:
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.
$215,000 for a car accident victim who suffered fractured shoulder bone.
$175,000 settlement for a bicyclist who fractured his leg in an intersection accident in Queens.
Plaintiff was hit by a car while he was riding his bicycle carrying a large satchel of clothes to the Laundromat. The accident occurred at an intersection in Queens. The plaintiff admitted he disobeyed a red light before entering the intersection. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff fractured his leg. The insurance carrier took a “no pay” position based upon several witness statements and the plaintiff’s own admission. After preparing for trial and selecting a jury, we were able to secure a $175,000 settlement for the plaintiff.
Confidential settlement in the mid-hundred-thousand-dollar range for an 81-year-old pedestrian who was hit by a car as it made a left turn.
Plaintiff, an 81-year-old gentleman, walking with a cane, was crossing the street when he was hit by a car making a left turn. Despite the plaintiff’s age and the fact that he was walking with a cane, the defendant’s insurance carrier insisted he “darted” into the street, and blamed the entire accident on him. As a result of the accident, the plaintiff was knocked to the ground. He was taken to the hospital where blood on his brain was found. He was released four days later. The defendants sent the plaintiff to a neurologist who was of the opinion that the plaintiff was completely recovered from the accident. The insurance company refused to settle the case. Our law firm successfully obtained a decision from the Court that the accident was completely the fault of the defendant after a thorough investigation into the facts of the accident and conducting thorough depositions. We then consulted with traumatic brain injury physicians to show how seriously the plaintiff was injured. After selecting a jury and showing defense counsel our trial exhibits, our law firm was able to secure a large, confidential settlement amount in the mid-hundred-thousand-dollar range.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Plaintiff, a doctor at a major local hospital, was hit in the rear while stopped at a light. Our client was released from the Emergency Room with a diagnosis of a neck sprain. The defendant’s insurance company dismissed our client’s complaints of headaches, dizziness, nausea, insomnia and forgetfulness as “insignificant”, and took a “no pay” position. Our client’s symptoms continued to deteriorate. Our client was able to function in her day to day capacities, but unlike prior to the accident, struggled to do so. Our firm recognized that our client was suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Over the course of the next year, we gathered evidence from witnesses from our client’s personal and professional life, and was able to show how serious our client’s TBI was. After presenting our case, the defendant’s insurance carrier and their attorneys did a “180” and paid their entire policy!
Policy limits settlement for a jogger who was hit by a car in a university parking lot, sustaining a leg fracture.
Plaintiff, a student intern at Stony Brook University, was jogging and listening to music with her headphones on campus. She was hit by a car making a left turn into a parking lot. As a result, the plaintiff suffered from a leg fracture. In only a matter of three months, we were able to secure a settlement of the entire insurance policy limit for the plaintiff.
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