The New York State Department of Health notes that Queens County sees a great cost, both in direct financial expenses and injury-related productivity losses, from motor vehicle accidents alone. These sorts of accidents are only a fraction of the injuries that occur in Glen Oaks and greater Queens County. There are many circumstances under which an injury could be grounds for you to pursue a claim or lawsuit against one or more parties.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury and believe that one or more parties are to blame for your losses, then a Glen Oaks personal injury lawyer will help you seek compensation. Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today at (516) 358-6900 for more details of how a lawyer could be of assistance.
Your Lawyer Can Chart a Legal Course of Action
The term “accident” can refer to many different circumstances, and generally implies that the negative outcomes of an event were not intentional. From a legal perspective, the American Bar Association (ABA) explains that just because an at-fault party did not mean to cause your accident and injuries does not absolve them of financial responsibility.
Someone could be responsible for your injury-related losses under the legal principle of strict liability, such as when a medical professional causes harm through any action or failure to act. In other cases, someone could be negligent if they failed to act as a reasonable person would in a similar situation, resulting in your injuries.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can review the facts surrounding your injury and recommend a course for pursuing compensation. In some cases, an insurance claim may be appropriate, while in others, a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit may be justified.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Glen Oaks, call 516-358-6900
Our Legal Team’s Practice Areas
There are many situations that can give rise to legal action. Essentially, for your case to be successful, your lawyer will need to prove that another party’s actions resulted in your financial losses.
Some of our team’s practice areas include:
- Workplace accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Nursing home mistreatment
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical errors
- Dog bites
- Injuries caused by dangerous premises
- Negligent security incidents
- Defective drugs and medical devices
If you suffered losses because of the actions or negligence of another party, then you may have grounds for a civil action.
The team of a Glen Oaks personal injury lawyer can walk you through the steps of filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. They can also work to determine what monetary figure constitutes a fair settlement. Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today at (516) 358-6900 for a free consultation about your injury-related circumstances.
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A Lawyer Can Defend Your Rights
Your lawyer will provide an array of legal services that work to defend your rights and recover compensation for your losses.
If you ultimately choose to pursue legal action, then your lawyer can take several steps to move your case forward.
Some of the actions that your lawyer may take include:
- Forming a case based on evidence
- Citing statutes and previous cases that support your case for compensation
- Gathering evidence that supports your case
- Interviewing witnesses and recording their accounts
- Hiring experts to testify on your behalf
- Filing a lawsuit, if needed
- Handling all case-related paperwork
- Representing you in all lawsuit-related appearances
- Negotiating a settlement
You can call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP to ask us any questions you may have about the services we provide.
Parties Who May Be Responsible for Your Losses
At the heart of your personal injury case may be the issue of negligence. According to the Legal Information Institute (LII), someone may be negligent if they fail to “act in the same manner as a reasonably prudent person in their position would.”
However, if you are looking to pursue compensation through a product liability claim, you do not need to prove negligence, but instead, that the product in question caused your injuries, according to the ABA.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, one or more of the following parties may be responsible for your losses:
- Medical professionals
- Business owners
- Residential complex owners
Your lawyer can prove the cause of your accident and injuries while also working to pursue compensation through the appropriate channels.
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You May Be Owed Compensation
You may be wondering about the value of your personal injury case. However, when you partner with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, you do not need to leave the cost of your damages to speculation. A lawyer will assign value to your injury-related losses and use their findings as a reference point during settlement negotiations or at trial.
Some of the losses that may result from a serious injury include:
- Psychological and emotional suffering
- Damage to personal property
- Medical expenses
- The cost of physical therapy and mental health counseling
- Income that you do not earn because of your injuries
- Permanent disability
- Diminished earning power
In the case that you have lost a loved one and are bringing a wrongful death case, you could be owed compensation for funeral expenses, their lost future income, and loss of consortium. Your lawyer will fight for compensation in response to each and every loss that has come from an injury or a loved one’s passing.
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How do you Negotiate a Settlement With the Insurance Company?
Our Glen Oaks personal injury lawyers work closely with you and in cooperation with your doctors, employer or other relevant parties to calculate the full amount of your damages. We’ll make sure you get appropriate medical treatment, and with your help, we’ll collect all receipts relative to your treatment, including doctor visits, medications, medical aids or equipment, transportation or mileage to your appointments, property damage costs, and any amounts of lost income from work days you’ve missed due to your injury. We work with your doctor to obtain treatment notes and prognosis reports that clearly demonstrate the injuries you have suffered, the treatment required, and the anticipated cost of future medical care you may need.
With all the relevant facts in hand and well-documented, we negotiate with the insurance company from a position of knowledge and strength. With over a century of combined legal experience, our Long Island injury attorneys have handled enough claims to know what your claim is worth. What’s more, we have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in cases like yours over the years. When we talk to the insurance company, they know who they are dealing with. They know they are dealing with a team of experienced, dedicated and successful lawyers who are not afraid to take cases to trial when necessary. Insurance companies don’t want to go trial and have to explain to a jury of Glen Oaks residents why they think their neighbor shouldn’t receive a full and fair amount of compensation after being injured by the negligence of another.
Insurance companies count on settling quickly and cheaply with a person who is not represented by an attorney, or whose lawyer is relatively inexperienced and fears going to court more than the insurance company lawyers do. When they see they are dealing with Cohen & Jaffe, they are less likely to try the tricks and tactics they play on unsuspecting lawyers or unrepresented clients. We are ready to negotiate a proper settlement amount or proceed to trial if the right settlement isn’t in the offing.
How Quickly Will You Settle my Glen Oaks Injury Claim?
Although it’s understandable that you may be concerned with settling your accident claim as soon as possible, an experienced personal injury attorney will not rush to settle your claim or file a lawsuit too quickly. As attorneys who have handled thousands of personal injury claims in Glen Oaks and throughout Long Island and New York, our lawyers know it is important to wait until your treating physician decides you have become medically stationary or reached a point of maximum medical improvement. Only then can our lawyers adequately assess the amount of your past and future medical expenses and physical needs. Settling too quickly can rob you of important compensation you need and deserve.
If the insurance company contacts you right after the accident and offers to settle your claim, think twice before you say yes. If you haven’t talked to a lawyer yet, you could very well be leaving thousands of dollars on the table. The insurance company may make it sound like they are helping you with a quick settlement, but what they want is to close this case as soon as possible and before you get a lawyer. It won’t cost you anything to talk to a Glen Oaks personal injury attorney at Cohen & Jaffe, and the insurance company’s offer won’t go away just because you exercised your right to get legal advice.
Don’t worry about how you will pay your medical bills while you are waiting for your settlement. We’ll make sure you receive the care you need when you need it by competent, caring physicians. Our Glen Oaks personal injury lawyers work with doctors, physical therapists and clinics in the area to make sure you are properly treated, even if they have to wait for payment until your settlement comes in.
Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Today
It is your right to seek financial justice after an injury, and the team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP will lead your fight for fair compensation. Do not wait to call, as you may have a limited time to bring a lawsuit after an injury.
Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today at (516) 358-6900 for a free consultation about the services of a Glen Oaks personal injury lawyer.