If you were hurt in an accident in Jamaica, it should not be your responsibility to pay for the consequential damages. A personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help you obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Throughout this pursuit, we will work for a contingency fee. This arrangement means that you will not be charged by the hour or upfront. Rather, our payment will be based on the success of your financial outcome. If we cannot obtain a compensatory award for you, you would not have to pay us.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers will Fight for Your Right to Compensation
The aftermath of the accident is full of stress and confusion. Let our injury lawyers take over your case while you try to get back to normal. They can provide the following services for you:
As valuable as your testimony is, that alone won’t convince the other party’s representatives that you are entitled to compensation. Other forms of evidence that back up your stance include:
- Photos of your injuries
- Photos of the accident scene
- Video footage
- Medical testimony
- Eyewitness accounts
- Accident reconstruction experts’ analysis
- Medical records
- Cell phone records
- Bills, receipts, and/or invoices
- Recall announcements
If you have any other forms of proof that can support your claim, notify your lawyer right away.
Naming the Liable Party
The at-fault party might seem to be the one who is to reimburse you for your losses. However, there might be someone else behind the scenes who is responsible for the accident.
Let’s say you were in a car accident. The other driver failed to yield and ended up T-boning you. At face value, the driver is at fault—and sometimes, they are. However, evidence might show that there was debris on the road, and the city failed to clean it promptly. In that case, the city would be liable.
Your lawyer can examine all of the possible contributing factors to your accident to accurately identify the liable party or parties.
To prove the liable party’s negligence, you must apply the following four elements to your case:
- Duty of care: The liable party was supposed to behave responsibly and keep you out of harm’s way.
- Breach of duty: The liable party failed to abide by this standard of care.
- Causation: The liable party’s negligence caused an accident, which resulted in your injuries.
- Damages: You sustained damages.
Your case will be declared invalid if you cannot prove even one of these elements. Your lawyer can gather all the necessary evidence to ensure they address each one.
Connecting with All Involved Parties
Should the other party’s representatives contact you, refer them to your lawyer right away—we know how these big corporations work. It is not uncommon for them to use certain tactics to trick you into admitting fault or taking what you say out of context.
On top of that, it’s difficult to manage emails and phone calls when you’re in pain from the accident. Your lawyer can take this burden off your shoulders.
Fighting for a Settlement on Your Behalf
Your personal injury lawyer can negotiate a settlement for you. It is not unusual for the other party’s insurance company to offer you a settlement amount that will not cover the full extent of your damages. You can count on our lawyers to come back with a counteroffer and demand your due.
If neither side can come to an agreement, we have no problem taking your case to civil court.
Complying with New York’s Deadlines
If we reach a dead end with the insurance company, we will file a lawsuit that corresponds with the deadline relative to your case.
- Personal injury lawsuits must be filed within three years under CVP §214.
- Medical malpractice lawsuits must be filed within two and a half years under CVP §214-A.
- Wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within two years under EPT §5-4.1.
There are exceptions to these time limits, but they are rare. Make sure you inform our firm about your case as quickly as possible so we can get to work. If we wait too long, you might jeopardize your right to compensation.
Damages You Can Collect Following an Injury Case
Your lawyer can examine all of your losses and price each one in accordance with how it has affected you. You might be entitled to claim damages for:
- Medical bills: For hospitalization, surgery, doctor’s visits, medication, medical equipment, and body scans
- Past and future lost wages: For the income you missed (and will miss) at work
- Property damages: For your vehicle repair or replacement, if you were in a motor vehicle accident
- Pain and suffering: For the physical pain your injuries caused
- Disability: For your loss of mobility or diminished cognitive abilities
- Scarring and disfigurement: For the change in your appearance or loss of bodily function
- Wrongful death damages: For your late loved one’s medical bills, pain and suffering, after-life expenses, as well as your own loss of support and companionship
This list above is not exhaustive, as you may be eligible to pursue other forms of compensation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Jamaica
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we represent clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Construction accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Dangerous drug
- Product liability
- Nursing home abuse
- Workplace accident
- Premises liability, including slip and fall cases
- Wrongful death
If you don’t see the area that pertains to you in this list, that doesn’t mean we can’t serve you. We encourage you to get in touch with us to learn how we can help you with your injury case.
Connect with the Attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Today
Let our personal injury lawyers help you with your case in Jamaica. We offer free, no-obligation consultations to all prospective clients. Find out how we can assist you by calling the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at (516) 358-6900.