Personal injury lawyers can fulfill several roles — communicator, negotiator, investigator, litigator, and more. We talk to the other party on your behalf, research the accident to compile evidence, and go to court if necessary.
Above all, what does a personal injury lawyer do? Support you, helping you find doctors, get repairs, and face the everyday logistics of your case.
We are Your Communicators
You shouldn’t have to spend hours on the phone with insurance companies or beg the person responsible for your injuries to pay what they owe. Let us do that.
On your behalf, we can handle communication with:
- Insurance adjusters
- Negligent parties
- Other attorneys
- Experts and consultants
What’s more, we also communicate regularly with you. At our firm, clients receive Richard Jaffe’s cell number for quick access, and we return calls within 24 hours.
We Handle the Negotiations with the Insurance Company
You may be offered a settlement soon after an accident. However, this amount may not cover all your expenses. Furthermore, these quick settlements rarely offer damages for aspects like pain and suffering. That’s where we come in.
To work to get you the amount commensurate with your experience, we can fight for damages for:
- Past and future medical costs
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damages
- Altered quality of life
The job of personal injury lawyers is to address all consequences of an accident so that your case is not undervalued.
We Help with Translation of Legal Terminology
Legal terminology is designed for exact clarity, not easy readability. While the wording of laws and statutes helps provide clear terms for cases, it can leave accident victims like you confused about your rights. Translating the laws, contracts, settlements, and other official documentation involved in your case are other tools provided by your legal team.
We Represent Several Practice Areas
Unsure of what type of case you have or what laws govern that practice area? We can explain the nuances of your category of personal injury. Our team handles:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bike accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and fall
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Wrongful death
Personal injury is a broad term covering several types of cases. We can navigate the ins and outs of yours.
We are Your Investigators
The foundation of a personal injury case is the evidence. The injured party is responsible for providing proof that someone’s negligence caused their injuries. Rather than gathering this yourself, a personal injury lawyer from our team can do it for you, compiling:
- Photos of injuries
- Pictures and video of the scene
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Eyewitness testimony
- Expert analysis
- Timeline of events
- Research on the negligent party
The evidence we use will depend on the case. For instance, medical malpractice heavily relies on expert testimony to explain the negligent act that caused the injury. Police reports can be crucial in car accident cases, while a timeline can help illustrate a property owner’s negligence in a premises liability case.
We Clarify the Elements of Negligence
Whether you were injured at a store, on the road, or in the operating room, your case will depend on using evidence to demonstrate that:
- You were owed a duty of care.
- That duty of care was breached.
- The breach resulted in your injuries.
- Your injuries entitle you to compensation.
You may not know how your injury was caused, but you do know that someone else was responsible. Connecting those dots is what our personal injury attorneys do.
We are Your Litigators
In some cases, personal injury lawsuits do go to court. If that happens, our injury lawyers can prepare to present your case before a judge and/or jury. Meanwhile, we will continue to negotiate with the other party in the hope of settling.
We also help you prepare for court so that you are not left in the dark about the process. With representation from our team, you are not left alone in the courtroom.
Our Attorneys will Help You Meet the Statute of Limitations
Throughout negotiations, our injury attorneys keep an eye on the clock to make sure we file within the statute of limitations. In New York, the timeline is generally three years for injury and two years for wrongful death (CVP § 214, EPT § 5-4.1). However, some factors can change that deadline. We can keep you notified of when and how to file.
We are Available now to Answer Your Questions for Free
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we offer free consultations for potential clients, so you can learn all about what personal injury lawyers do, not just in general, but for your specific case.
Call us now at (516) 358-6900.
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