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Accidents are a fact of life. Yet when one does happen, you may feel distracted and overwhelmed by the fallout. There is the injury itself, plus lost time from work, medical bills, your damaged vehicle, pain and suffering, ongoing rehabilitation, difficulty taking care of your home and daily tasks, the inability to enjoy activities and much more. As time goes by, you may have anxieties about ongoing disability, financial security and quality of life.

If you have suffered a serious accident on Long Island, you can trust the personal injury attorneys of the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, to take care of you. Our experienced accident attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we will pursue every dollar of compensation you deserve from your personal injury case for an accident that was not your fault.

Our law partners and associates have more than 100 years of combined experience, and they are supported by a skilled team of associates and support staff. Attorney Richard Jaffe also has a background as an EMT (emergency medical technician) and firefighter. He has a firsthand understanding of what you or your family suffered in your auto accident or other traumatic event, and he documents your claims for damages to reflect that reality.

Ready to help, ready to fight. Contact our personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation. Our Long Island accident attorneys provide aggressive representation in Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens and throughout New York City. Se habla español.

Types of Compensation You May Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

All injury cases are unique, and the types of compensation and the amount of compensation you may recover will depend on the circumstances of your specific situation. However, there are some general types of compensation that are often available to victims of serious personal injuries. These include payments for:

  • Medical bills – You may be entitled to money to pay your medical bills, including those for emergency treatment, surgery, hospitalization, prescriptions, assistive devices like a wheelchair, rehabilitation and physical therapy, just to name a few. This should include all past and future costs related to your injury.
  • Lost wages – This includes income you lost due to missed time from work. You may be entitled to lost wages even if you were able to take sick leave or other paid time off. If your injuries cause lasting impairments that limit the amount or type of work you can do in the future, you may be able to recover money to offset that loss.
  • Pain and suffering – Serious injuries often cause severe pain and mental anguish. Your compensation may include money to compensate you for the suffering you endure because of your injuries.
  • Property damage – This includes compensation to repair or replace any of your property that was damaged in the accident, for example, your car, motorcycle or personal belongings.
  • Punitive damages – In exceptional cases, you may be entitled to punitive damages, which are intended to punish a wrongdoer for egregiously reckless or careless behavior.

What Is the Cost of a Personal Injury Lawyer in Long Island?

Are you worried about the cost of hiring a lawyer to handle your personal injury case? Let us put those concerns to rest. The Long Island personal injury attorneys at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, charge nothing upfront for our legal services. In fact, we get paid only if and when we win compensation for you. Even then, our attorney’s fees come out of the award, meaning you are never left with a legal bill to pay.

It also costs you absolutely nothing to discuss your claim with us in a free consultation about your legal rights and options.

 If My Injuries Were Partially My Fault, Can I Still File?

Yes, in many situations you can still recover compensation for your injuries even if you did something careless that was partly to blame for the accident. New York uses a comparative fault rule, which means that you can recover compensation from another at-fault party even when your negligence contributed to your injuries. However, the amount you can recover will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you. For example, if you suffered $100,000 in damages, but were found to be 25 percent at fault, you could recover $75,000.

When Should I File a Personal Injury Claim?

It is best to get legal help as soon as possible after an injury so that your attorney can start the personal injury claim process and begin an independent investigation while evidence is still fresh. However, even if it has been awhile since you were injured, you should still talk to our Long Island accident lawyers at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP.

In most personal injury cases, New York law allows three years within which to file a lawsuit. This is known as the statute of limitations. There are some types of claims – particularly those against governmental agencies – in which action must be taken much sooner. The time limit for giving notice in these types of lawsuits is often as short as 90 days. In any event, the sooner you get help from a lawyer, the better.

Trust Our Long Island Accident Lawyers with Your Personal Injury Claim

Trial lawyers Richard Jaffe and Stephen Cohen have helped thousands of clients recover compensation for their personal injuries in a wide variety of claims, such as those involving:

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Serious personal injuries – Regardless of the type of accident, we are equipped to help people with virtually any kind of serious injury as they seek compensation from the responsible person or company. Examples of injury claims we handle include:

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Workplace accidents — We pursue all claims, including workers’ comp and third-party actions for:

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Wrongful death Surviving close relatives are entitled to compensation for the economic impact and the lost contributions to family life.

Your Personal Injury Case, Handled Personally

We aim to take on your burdens and alleviate your worries. In a free consultation, we can determine whether you have a good personal injury case. If we represent you, you can count us on to faithfully pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries.

The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, is here to help you put your life back together. Call 866-878-6774 to talk to one of our Long Island personal injury lawyers or e-mail us and we will respond immediately. We can come to you.