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Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

Great Neck Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury

If you suffered injuries due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. A Great Neck personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can provide legal representation during this stressful time in your life.

The American Bar Association explains that most personal injury cases are centered around the principle of negligence. For your case to be successful, you will need to show that because of another party’s reckless or careless actions, you have suffered injuries and financial losses.

The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help you file an insurance claim or lawsuit. If you were seriously injured, and you believe your case may qualify for compensation, contact us today for a free case evaluation at (516) 358-6900.

Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Team Handles

Depending on the facts of your case, the party responsible for your injuries may be facing criminal charges. However, their criminal case has no bearing on your ability to recover damages via an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.

Liability for your damages may lie with one or more parties. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we can investigate your accident in order to determine fault and liability. Our team will work relentlessly to achieve the best outcome possible.

Some examples of personal injury cases that our team handles include:

Car Accidents

The sudden shock of a car accident and its resulting aftermath can turn your world upside down. Recovering from serious injuries can cause you to miss significant time from work and result in overwhelming medical costs. Your lawyer can itemize the cost of your car accident-related damages and work to recover a settlement on your behalf. They can also determine how your collision happened.

Your lawyer may determine that one or more factors played a role in your accident:

  • Drunk or drugged driving
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Road rage
  • Distracted driving, such as talking on the phone or texting
  • Driving drowsy due to an undiagnosed sleep disorder or a lack of rest

This is not a complete list of how car accidents occur in New York. If your injuries are the result of another party’s negligence, then a Great Neck personal injury lawyer can protect your best interests. We can negotiate with the liable insurer or take your case to court, if necessary.

Slip and Fall Accidents

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that slip and fall accidents cause 800,000 hospitalizations a year. When another party willingly allows guests onto their property, they must take certain precautions to keep visitors from getting hurt.

Some elements that can contribute to a slip and fall accident include:

  • Stairways with no handrails
  • Wet floors
  • Cords across floors
  • Torn carpeting
  • Poor lighting
  • Poorly maintained parking lots or sidewalks

To prove negligence, we must demonstrate that the owner knew of a potential hazard on their property but did not fix it.

Other Types of Personal Injury Cases

Collisions and slip and fall accidents are just two types of cases that our team manages for our clients.

Other types of personal injury cases that we handle include:

  • Construction accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Medical malpractice incidents
  • Nursing home abuse and neglect incidents

The trauma associated with any type of personal injury case can leave you with physical and emotional impairments. For some accident victims, their injuries may prevent them from returning to their career or participating in activities they once enjoyed.

If another party is responsible for your injuries and associated financial damages, you have legal recourse options. To learn if you have a case, call us at (516) 358-6900.

We Can Manage Your Wrongful Death Case

You might have lost a loved one due to another party’s negligence. During this challenging time, our legal team extends both our condolences and legal aid. We can identify the liable party and work to recover compensation for your loved one’s medical bills, lost income, and loss of protection.

We can help you by:

  • Investigating the circumstances of your loved one’s passing
  • Evaluating the cost of your damages
  • Gathering evidence
  • Presenting your case to the liable insurance company
  • Fighting for a fair settlement
  • Explaining your legal options
  • Filing a wrongful death lawsuit in court, if necessary

We understand that your grief can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Yet, you do not have to serve as your own legal advocate. A Great Neck personal injury lawyer from our team can help you seek financial recovery for your various expenses. You can learn more about your options when you call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today.

New York’s Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

If your legal team cannot reach a fair settlement offer from the liable insurance company, then you may need to go to court to get the money you need. However, you must file your case within the state’s appropriate statute of limitations. For example, per Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214(4), you typically have three years to file a car accident lawsuit. Yet, per Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1, you usually have two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

Your Great Neck personal injury lawyer can explain what bearing the state’s statute of limitations has on your case.

The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Helps Accident Victims Pursue Justice

When you team up with a Great Neck personal injury lawyer, they can fight for your right to fair compensation from the liable party and their insurer.

We can help you seek financial recovery for the following damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Current and anticipated medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Childcare costs
  • Property damage costs
  • Disability
  • Physical disfigurement

Let us get to work for you. We offer legal aid on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning that you do not have to pay us anything upfront to get our help. We only get paid our attorney’s fees if we win your case.

To learn more about how we can help you, call us now for a free case evaluation at (516) 358-6900.

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