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Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

Glen Cove Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury

A personal injury claim arises when a person is injured due to the negligent, reckless, or intentional wrongful actions of a third party. Also known as “tort law,” this area of the law is focused on helping to make a victim whole again after they have suffered harm. The Glen Cove personal injury lawyers from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP are here to help you with all aspects of your claim. Our team can discuss your claim during a confidential consultation when you call (516) 358-6900.

Our firm handles the following types of personal injury claims:

Car Accidents

In the most recent year for when statistics are available, the New York State Department of Health reports that 744,941 people were involved in motor vehicle accidents on New York roadways. Of these, 102,000 sought treatment at an emergency room or hospital in New York, which resulted in nearly $800 million in medical expenses. Our firm can assist in car accident claims that involve:

Distracted Driving

In 2018, 2,841 people died in distracted driving motor vehicle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Distracted driving is any action that:

  • Takes a driver’s eyes off the road
  • Takes the driver’s mind off the task of driving
  • Takes the driver’s hands off the steering wheel

While texting and driving is the most known form of distracted driving, talking to passengers, adjusting controls in a vehicle, eating, or drinking are also forms of distracted driving.

Drunk Driving

When a person decides to get behind the wheel after drinking, the odds increase significantly that he or she will be involved in a motor vehicle accident. We will work to pursue fair compensation after someone made such a careless decision.

Taxi Cab

If you were hit by a negligent taxi cab or were a passenger in a cab that was involved in a motor vehicle collision, our firm can help you seek compensation for your injuries. We know the potential sources of compensation and will work hard to get you a fair settlement.

Hit-and-Run

If you were injured in a hit-and-run accident, our firm will help protect your rights. You may be entitled to compensation, even if the at-fault driver is never located. We can help you make a claim with your own auto policy’s uninsured motorist coverage.

Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions sometimes occur in heavy traffic. Some accident victims initially think they were not injured, only to start experiencing pain or other symptoms in the days and weeks following the accident. We can help advise you to take steps that can protect your claim if you were injured in a rear-end collision.

Rollovers

Rollover accidents often result in serious injuries and deaths. They are sometimes caused by a design flaw in a vehicle’s construction and may provide the basis of a product liability claim against the manufacturer.

Truck Accidents

Because commercial trucks are so big and heavy, they often cause serious injuries to occupants in passenger vehicles, such as:

  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Injuries or amputations to arms and legs
  • Chest injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Psychological injuries

Truck accidents often involve complex legal issues. Our Glen Cove personal injury lawyers can assist you by identifying the underlying cause of your accident and the parties who are responsible for your injuries.

A representative from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is ready to hear from you. Call (516) 358-6900.

Motorcycle Accidents

Because motorcyclists do not have external protection, they often suffer serious injuries when they are involved in an accident. Many motorists fail to look for these smaller vehicles and end up cutting them off. We can help you hold the at-fault driver accountable.

Bicycle Accidents

Many people try to bike to avoid the heavy traffic of New York. However, negligent vehicle drivers may collide with these law-abiding bicyclists. Such accidents can cause serious injuries which may result in exorbitant medical expenses and a long recovery period.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians may be injured by negligent drivers or on sidewalks that are not properly maintained. According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research (ITSMR), more than 300 pedestrians die in New York every year.

Transit Accidents

Millions of people every year use New York buses and subways. Sometimes, there may be accidents that occur on these forms of public transportation. When you need to make a claim against a governmental entity, you will only have 90 to file your notice of claim under General Municipal (GMU) §50-E, so do not hesitate to contact us for help.

Construction Accidents

Construction sites are often dangerous and may involve many different companies and workers. Our team can help you identify whose negligence is responsible for your injuries. We can then help you hold them accountable.

Slip and Fall Accidents

New York property owners are required to maintain safe premises for visitors and take necessary precautions to help prevent foreseeable accidents. When owners breach their legal duty, unsuspecting guests may slip and fall, which can result in significant injuries and expenses.

Child Injuries

Children may be harmed during childbirth and in a variety of accidents, such as:

  • Falls
  • Drowning accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Defective product accidents

Because children’s bodies are still developing, injuries may impact them differently or forever alter their futures.

Defective Drugs

Some drugs may have dangerous side effects or may interact in a dangerous way with other drugs the victim was already taking. Our lawyers can investigate your injuries and determine your legal options if you were harmed by a dangerous drug.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse and neglect may occur because of the following reasons:

  • Understaffed facilities
  • Lack of proper supervision
  • Lack of training
  • Hiring of inexperienced staff members
  • Failing to check backgrounds of staff members
  • Failing to take reports of abuse or neglect seriously

Wrongful Death

New York law allows legal claims on behalf of surviving family members when their loved one is killed in an accident that would have allowed the decedent to bring forth a personal injury claim (had he or she survived). Our lawyers can offer compassionate guidance to help you through this difficult time.

Contact Our Team to Get Started

If you were harmed in any of the types of accidents described above, the Glen Cove personal injury lawyers from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP are here to help you with all aspects of your claim. We will investigate your claim, identify all potential sources of compensation, and handle communications with the insurance company to try to secure a favorable settlement on your behalf. Contact our office at (516) 358-6900 for help with your claim.

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