If you got hurt because of someone else’s carelessness, a personal injury lawyer could pursue money from the party that hurt you. It is bad enough to get injured. You should not also have to bear the financial burden of the accident.
Whether you got hurt in Garden City or the surrounding area, we have your back. You do not have to battle the negligent party and their multi-million-dollar liability insurance company by yourself. Our clients know that they can focus on their health and well-being because we take care of their cases.
How Much Time do You Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Garden City?
How long you have to file your lawsuit depends on the specifics of your situation. For instance, car accident claimants have a different filing deadline than those affected by medical malpractice.
Here are some deadlines that may apply to your situation:
- You generally have three years to file a car accident lawsuit, per CVP §214(4)
- You typically have a three-year deadline to file a slip and fall accident lawsuit, according to CVP §214(5).
- You could have two years and six months to file a medical malpractice lawsuit, per CVP §214-A.
- You generally have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to EPT §5-4.1.
Please do not wait too long to contact us. Our state gives you a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim or wrongful death lawsuit. The American Bar Association (ABA) warns that you can forever lose the right to hold the careless party accountable if you miss the deadline.
How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Lawyer in Garden City, NY?
It costs you nothing upfront or out of pocket to hire our law firm. The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP serves people on a contingency-fee basis. This arrangement allows virtually anyone, regardless of their financial standing, to hire our team.
- It costs you nothing out of your own savings to get our help.
- If we don’t win your case, you do not pay our attorney’s fees.
- We take compensation from the settlement or court award we get for you.
Combined, our team members have a collective 100 years of legal experience. We are confident in our abilities to recover damages for you and your loved ones.
What Types of Damages Can We Help You Recover?
Regardless of how you were hurt, here are some types of damages that we can seek on your behalf:
- Past and future healthcare expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages, income, bonuses, tips, and commissions
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence, your compensable losses can include:
- Your loved one’s healthcare expenses
- Funeral expenses, including burial, cremation, and the casket
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance, household benefits, and income
You could qualify for other types of damages depending on the nature of your situation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
With our many years of helping injured people, we have handled thousands of accident cases. Here are some examples of the kinds of personal injury claims we handle:
We can negotiate directly with the liable insurance company so that you do not have to do it yourself. We can file a lawsuit on your behalf when it makes sense to do so.
Because large trucks and their cargo are so heavy, these crashes can cause severe injuries and fatalities. With so much money at stake, insurance companies tend to dispute these claims aggressively. We do not shy away from a good fight on behalf of our clients.
Bicycle or Motorcycle Accidents
A person riding a motorcycle or bicycle has no physical frame to shield them from the impact of a collision. For this reason, these crashes can cause significant injuries with high-dollar claims.
Similar to bicycle and motorcycle accidents, pedestrians do not have thousands of pounds of metal and hard molded plastic to cushion the blow of an accident. When a motor vehicle strikes someone on foot, the harm can be catastrophic.
Taxi, Lyft, or Uber Accidents
Just like any other car, rides for hire get into accidents. These cases can be more complicated than the standard car crash, particularly because of insurance issues. Still, we know how to navigate those aspects and hold the careless party liable for your injuries.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
A head injury can cause permanent damage to brain tissue, which can change a person for life. MedlinePlus reports that cognitive impairment, personality changes, and issues with mobility are but a few examples of things that can happen after a TBI.
The construction industry is one of the most dangerous ways to make a living. A high number of work injuries happen on construction sites, whether it is building or road construction. Also, bystanders or third parties can get hurt because of construction, such as traffic collisions at the site of road construction.
Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
Every year, vulnerable elderly or disabled people get mistreated to the point of physical injury at long-term care facilities. We can investigate and take action to protect your loved one if you suspect nursing home abuse or neglect. This mistreatment can take the form of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse.
Slip and Fall Accidents
You might have a slip and fall claim if you got hurt on someone else’s property because of a hazardous condition. Slip and fall injuries can cause fractures that lead to a loss of mobility and independence.
Wrongful Death Cases
If your close relative died because of someone else’s wrongful actions, whether accidental or intentional, we might be able to pursue additional damages for legal beneficiaries. It is possible to get financial and non-financial damages.
If you do not see your type of injury case on this list, do not worry. We handle other situations than those listed here.
We Have Recovered Hundreds of Millions of Dollars for our Clients
We rely on our network of resources, years of experience, and negotiating skills to seek financial recovery for our clients. Here are three of our previous successes:
- We won $1.5 million for a worker who was injured in an elevator accident.
- We secured $1.5 million for a man who required a lumbar fusion after being rear-ended.
- We won $1.2 million for the family of a child who suffered a skull fracture in a collision.
We are able to resolve many of our cases without going to court.
Get Legal Help From one of our Attorneys for Your Personal Injury Case Today
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we love to go to bat for people who get hurt because of others’ actions. We find it rewarding to fight hard to get our clients the money they need to rebuild their lives. We work tirelessly so that our clients can get all the compensation that they deserve.
A personal injury lawyer serving Garden City can champion your cause and go after the negligent party on your behalf. You can call us today for a no-charge case evaluation. There is no obligation.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Garden City, call 516-358-6900