Were you injured in an accident in Hempstead due to someone else’s careless actions? Sometimes, people hurt others because they are not careful. Other times, you may suffer injuries due to another party’s gross negligence or reckless conduct. When another party causes you harm, we can hold them financially accountable.
If you need help with a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you can reach out to the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP. You could obtain a free case review with a member of our legal team. Your Hempstead lawyer can help you secure compensation. You deserve support after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
The Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Firm Handles
If you are looking for a personal injury lawyer, you likely want to work with one who has experience handling your type of situation. For instance, if you were hurt due to nursing home abuse, you most likely want to work with a lawyer who has dealt with other nursing home abuse cases before.
Your lawyer at our firm can help you with your personal injury case because we have experience handling a wide range of practice areas. Some of our law firm’s practice areas include:
- Nursing home abuse
- Premises liability
- Car accidents
- Product liability
- Wrongful death
- Dog bites
- Construction accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
We may be able to help you even if you do not see your situation listed above. A member of our team can explain what options you have for seeking justice and financial recovery.
Seeking Monetary Compensation for a Hempstead Personal Injury Case
You may be looking to initiate legal action to recoup the cost of your accident-related expenses. Right now, you may be dealing with financial losses caused by your accident, such as medical bills and lost income. You may be suffering in intangible ways, as well. For instance, if your accident resulted in a lifelong impairment, you may have to adapt to a new quality of life.
You can be compensated for intangible and financial losses. Your claim could bring you compensation for all of the hardships you have had to endure due to another party’s careless or reckless actions. Some of the damages that your lawyer may be able to recover on your behalf include:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- The cost of physical therapy
- The cost of mental health services
- Lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
You may be able to secure compensation for damages not included here.
What Your Hempstead Attorney Can Do for You
If you have never been hurt in an accident before, you may be unsure of what a personal injury lawyer does. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we perform a wide range of services on behalf of our clients. Our goal is to win your case and recover the compensation you need and deserve.
When you team up with your lawyer, they will work to prove the validity of your case. They can also gather necessary forms of evidence to recover compensation.
Here are some of the actions your lawyer will take for you:
Your lawyer will look into your case to find evidence of what happened. We will investigate your situation and gather proof of fault and damages. Here are some of the types of evidence we can use to prove a personal injury case:
- Statements from witnesses
- Police reports or accident reports
- Photo evidence
- Video evidence
- Physical evidence
- Medical documentation
- Expert witness statements
File Claim Paperwork
We will fill out claim paperwork and submit it with the appropriate insurance company, making a great effort to ensure accuracy.
Negotiate with the Liable Insurer
We will deal with the insurance adjusters on your behalf, protecting your rights and best interests throughout the entire process. We will demand fair treatment and fair compensation.
Fight for Justice
If your case gets tough, your lawyer at our firm will not turn away from you. We will fight for your rights. We will do everything we can to see your case reach a successful outcome. We can even battle it out in the courtroom, if necessary.
Proving Negligence in a Hempstead Personal Injury Case
Were you injured in a car accident, slip and fall incident, construction accident, or dog attack? No matter what type of incident you were hurt in, the burden of proof is on you. You will need to provide evidence to prove your case.
But what does it mean to prove a personal injury case? It means that you must use evidence to demonstrate who was at fault. You must also demonstrate the extent of your injuries and the amount of damages you face due to your accident.
Our Lawyers Can Answer Your Questions
You likely have a lot on your mind after the accident. Some of your points of concern might involve topics we cover in the following sections.
What Types of Compensation Can I recover from a Lawsuit?
Legal damages recoverable in a personal injury claim include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. Punitive damages are available in exceptional cases of especially outrageous or reckless behavior.
What are Economic Damages?
Economic damages refer to the actual financial costs you incurred or losses you sustained after an accident. Economic damages can include medical bills for emergency treatment and ongoing care. The anticipated cost of future treatment you may need can also qualify you for damages.
If you missed any work due to your injuries, the lost wages count as economic damages. Any future lost income if the injury disables you from working qualifies you for damages, too. Property damage is also included among economic losses.
What are Non-Economic Damages?
Non-economic damages refer to harm you have sustained that doesn’t come with an exact dollar figure attached.
The proper amounts to affix to non-economic damages are decided by the parties through negotiation – or by a jury if the case goes to court. Non-economic damages are sometimes the larger part of a settlement or verdict.
Examples of non-economic damages in Hempstead cases include:
- Pain and suffering from the accident and recovery period
- Persistent pain due to personal injury such as nerve damage, disability, or other factors
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Suffering caused by scarring
- Permanent loss of limb
What are Punitive Damages?
Economic and non-economic damages are considered “compensatory” damages, because they are meant to compensate the injury victim for their losses. Punitive damages, on the other hand, are to punish a negligent party. Bad behavior in causing an accident or personal injury can spark a judge to award these.
Punitive damages are not available in every case where another party was negligent. To get punitive damages, the party’s behavior must have been:
- Intentionally dangerous
- Extremely reckless, wanton, or malicious
The size of a punitive damage award depends on the outrageous nature of the conduct and the financial means and resources of the at-fault party.
What are Exemplary Damages?
Exemplary damages are damages that are meant to make an example out of a negligent party who engaged in particularly bad conduct. This way, others will pay attention and see what kind of conduct society will not tolerate.
The term “exemplary damages” is used interchangeably with punitive damages and must meet the same criteria as punitive damages to be awarded.
How Much does it Cost to Hire Representation?
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP never charges any fees up front to represent our personal injury clients. Additionally, we advance all costs of pursuing your claim on your behalf.
We recover our costs at the end of the case if we are successful. Only then do we charge a fee for our services. You do not have to pay one dime to hire us to represent you.
What If I Was Partially at Fault for Causing the Accident?
New York’s comparative fault laws allow you to recover even if you were partially to blame, only the amount you recover will be reduced in proportion to your percentage of negligence. Part of our job is to prove the other party’s negligence and protect you from being assigned more of the blame for the accident than is appropriate.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Hempstead Personal Injury?
The law gives you up to three years from the date of the accident or injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. It’s wise to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident to preserve evidence and put you in a good position for recovery.
Even if months have gone by since the accident, though, you may still benefit from contacting an attorney. It won’t cost you anything to give us a call and talk to us about your case.
How Long Do I Have to Pursue a Lawsuit?
You could have less time, however. If you wanted to hold a municipality liable for their action or inaction. For instance, you could have 90 days to inform the party of legal action. GMU § 50-E imposes this rule on relevant personal injury lawsuits.
Our Team Gas Experience with Personal Injury Cases
We have secured awards before for clients in your situation. Some of the figures we won include:
- $4 million: For a motorcyclist hit by a negligent driver that suffered worsened back, neck, and knee pain
- $225,000: For the victim of injuries caused by a sidewalk injury
- $2 million: For the family of a baby harmed by lead-poisoned water caused by hazards the family’s landlord failed to repair.
Our clients have our full support. Some reviews our clients have left include:
“Super helpful! Super Fast everything went well & smoothly and helped till the very end to get the best amount from the case ! highly recommend.” – Cristian C.
“I’m very pleased with their services – Katherine and Tricia were amazing. They made my case as smooth as possible – every time I had a question or needed anything they were right there to help me with no issue. I highly recommend them.” – Zaahira S.
“I came to know about this law office from one of my family members. I found them very professional and they know what to do to bring the value I lost from my accident. I appreciate every staff member’s cooperation! Overall I am very happy.” – Amar D.
Reach out to Our Legal Team for Help with Your Case
An accident can result in many negative consequences. You could be dealing with financial losses, physical pain, injuries, and trauma. If you want justice and compensation to put this difficult time behind you, our legal team can help.
Your lawyer serving Hempstead can assist you with filing and proving your personal injury case. Our firm will do everything we can to win your case and bring you the money you need and deserve. To get your free case evaluation, call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Hempstead, call 516-358-6900