There are many circumstances under which an injury could be grounds for you to pursue a claim or lawsuit against one or more parties. From car accidents to slip and falls, we may be able to help you seek compensation.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury and one or more parties are to blame for your losses, then one of our personal injury lawyers serving Glen Oaks will seek damages for your medical bills, lost income, and more.
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. We will assign a value to your injury-related losses and use our 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
We will fight for compensation in response to each and every loss that has come from an injury or a loved one’s passing.
We Can Help You Seek Damages in a Wrongful Death Case
If you lost a loved one to injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, we can offer compassionate representation and help you pursue legal action. You don’t have to be alone in seeking a recovery on top of the other matters you may be facing at this time.
We can help you seek a recovery for:
- Economic losses, such as medical expenses required by your loved one, lost income to your family, funeral and burial expenses, and more
- Non-economic losses, such as loss of consortium, care, and guidance formerly provided by your loved one
In certain situations where the negligent party’s actions were especially malicious, we may even be able to seek punitive damages. We can tell you more about what you may qualify to seek in your case.
We Can Handle Your Case and Defend Your Rights
We 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 we can take several steps to move your case forward.
Some of the actions that we 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.
You May Have Limited Time to Take Legal Action for Compensation
Keep in mind that you don’t have unlimited time to take action in your case. In New York, you generally have three years to file a lawsuit for personal injury, per CVP § 214.
For wrongful death cases, you have even less time. According to EPT § 5-4.1, you have just two years to file.
If you fail to meet these important deadlines, you could lose your chance to seek compensation—even if someone else was clearly responsible for your injuries. If you contact our team in time, however, we can ensure your case meets these important deadlines.
A Lawyer from Our Team Can Determine if You Have a Case
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.
Our Legal Team’s Practice Areas
There are many situations that can give rise to legal action. Essentially, you may have a case if we can prove that another party’s actions resulted in your injury and 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
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. However, these sorts of accidents are only a fraction of the injuries that occur in Glen Oaks and greater Queens County.
Our personal injury lawyers serving Glen Oaks can walk you through the steps of filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit. We can also determine what monetary figure constitutes a fair settlement.
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.
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
We can prove the cause of your accident and injuries while also working to pursue compensation through the appropriate channels.
Frequently Asked Questions from Personal Injury Clients
We know you may have many questions about your case. We work hard to get all your questions answered, both as a prospective client and when you agree to work with our team.
How Will the Value of My Case Be Calculated?
Our personal injury lawyers serving Glen Oaks 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 doctors’ visits, medications, medical aids, or equipment
- Transportation or mileage to your appointments
- Property damage costs
- Any amounts of lost income from workdays 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 over a century of combined legal experience, our Long Island injury attorneys have handled enough claims to know what your case is worth. What’s more, we have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in cases like yours over the years.
How Do You Negotiate a Settlement with the Insurance Company?
With all the relevant facts of your case well-documented, we negotiate with the insurance company from a position of knowledge and strength.
When we talk to the insurance company, they know who they are dealing with. They know they are dealing with a team of dedicated lawyers who are not afraid to take cases to trial when necessary.
When you work with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, you can rest assured that:
- We will seek fair results for you through negotiations: Often, we can seek the compensation you need without going to trial. However, we have no problem litigating your case and fighting for your rights in court.
- We won’t accept a lowball offer: Insurance companies may count on settling quickly and cheaply with a person who is not represented by an attorney or whose lawyer is relatively inexperienced. We will fight for the full, fair value of your case.
When they see they are dealing with the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, an insurance company may be 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 cards.
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, a personal injury attorney from our team will not rush to settle your claim or file a lawsuit too quickly. Settling too quickly can rob you of important compensation you need and deserve.
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 we adequately assess the amount of your past and future medical expenses and physical needs.
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 personal injury lawyers serving Glen Oaks 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.
What Should I Do if an Insurance Company Has Already Made an Offer?
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’s office 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 – before you get a lawyer.
It won’t cost you anything to talk to someone from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, and the insurance company’s offer won’t go away just because you exercised your right to get legal advice. Our personal injury attorneys serving Glen Oaks can help.
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.
Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today at (516) 358-6900 for a free consultation about our services.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Glen Oaks, call 516-358-6900