If you suffered an injury due to the negligence of another party, you may be able to recover compensation through a civil claim or lawsuit.
Some forms of compensation may include:
- Lost income or reduced earning capacity
- Medical bills
- Property damage costs, if applicable
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses, in the event of wrongful death
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas
The American Bar Association notes that most personal injury cases arise due to negligence. These situations have the potential to result in serious harm or, in some cases, death.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we extend our legal services to claimants who have suffered losses in the following situations:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
If you suffered injuries due to the actions of a negligent motorist, our team may be able to help you. We can review traffic surveillance footage, consult with accident reconstruction specialists, and speak with witnesses to determine the cause of your accident.
Slip and Fall Incidents
For your slip and fall case to be successful, our legal team will need to determine how unsafe property conditions resulted in your injuries. You may be able to hold a negligent property owner accountable for the cost of your damages.
Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
Nursing home residents have certain rights and protections under the law. If you placed a loved one in a nursing home, and they suffered sexual, physical, emotional, or financial abuse, you have legal recourse options. We can even consult the nursing home’s care records to determine if there were any other previous allegations of maltreatment.
If you were injured in a construction accident, you may be able to recover compensation via a personal injury and workers’ compensation claim. We can help you with any challenges that arise during the progression of your case.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury and can tie its development to another party’s actions, you may be entitled to compensation. According to Healthline, some examples of traumatic brain injuries include concussions, hemorrhages, hematomas, skull fractures, and edemas.
Losing a loved one is never easy, especially if their passing could have been preventable. Depending on your relationship to the decedent, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim or lawsuit. You may be able to recover loss of consortium, loss of parental guidance, and loss of protection.
We may be able to help you recover compensation even if you do not see your particular situation listed here. We also extend legal services to claimants who suffered losses in premises liability, dangerous drugs, and workplace accident cases.
We help claimants throughout Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens County recover the cost of their personal injury-related damages. Our team believes that if another party is responsible for your damages, then you deserve compensation.
An Islip personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is here to help you fight for justice. To learn if you have a personal injury case, contact us now for a free case evaluation at (516) 358-6900.
Your Islip Personal Injury Lawyer Can Negotiate with the Insurance Company
A friendly insurance company representative may appear eager to help you when, in fact, they just want to protect their bottom line. They may extend an insurance settlement to cover the cost of your incident-related damages, but it may not adequately cover your current and future financial losses. Accepting an offer without fully understanding the cost of your damages may not work to your benefit. You risk being unable to pursue more compensation later if your condition worsens.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP fights for the compensation you both need and deserve. We take a stand against aggressive insurance company representatives who do not truly understand the gravity of your financial situation.
The Time to Act Is Now
If insurance negotiations are unfruitful, then it may be necessary to take your case to court.
The New York statute of limitations for filing your personal injury lawsuit is three years from the date of your accident, per CPLR § 214(4). In the event of wrongful death, EPTL § 5-4.1 gives you two years from the date of your loved one’s passing to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The law generally does not allow you to file a lawsuit after the appropriate statute of limitations expires. You may want to consider taking legal action sooner rather than later.
Contact the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Today
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP has a No Fee Promise, making it possible for you to secure legal representation at no cost to you. We take payment for our services out of the settlement or court award we recover on your behalf.
Right now, you may be facing a time of uncertainty and confusion.
However, an Islip personal injury lawyer can work to alleviate your stress by:
- Building your personal injury or wrongful death case
- Handling the documents, paperwork, and filing associated with your case
- Demonstrating the impact of the accident on your life to the liable insurance company
- Calculating the cost of your damages
- Identifying the at-fault and liable parties
- Consulting with your health care team to learn more about your injuries
- Projecting the costs you have yet to incur
- Handling the responsibilities that go into filing a lawsuit
- Advocating for your right to fair compensation
When you suffer losses due to the negligence of another person, company, or entity, you may have legal grounds for a civil claim or lawsuit. To learn if you have a case, call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP for a free case evaluation at (516) 358-6900.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Islip, call 516-358-6900