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Our Long Island car accident attorney represent clients who have been seriously injured in an auto accident that was someone else’s fault.

Nearly everyone will be involved in an auto accident at some point. Still, nothing can prepare you for the harsh reality of suffering a serious injury in a car crash and the pain and disruption that it causes. Your medical and personal recovery from a serious car accident injury is likely to be painful and expensive.

If you’ve been seriously injured in an auto accident that was someone else’s fault, you have a right to compensation for your pain and losses. You should contact a Long Island auto accident lawyer immediately for help recovering what you deserve.

The world of insurance claims, adjusters and medical treatment and billing is most likely foreign to you. Our personal injury lawyers deal with those issues every day and are here to help you, protect you and fight for you. Let us answer your questions such as:

  • Who is responsible for my auto accident?
  • How can I get the medical treatment I need for my injuries?
  • How can I get my car replaced or repaired?
  • Who will pay for my lost income caused by the crash?

The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, has handled thousands of auto accident cases on Long Island, including in Nassau County and Suffolk County, as well as Queens and throughout New York City. We know what you are going through and can address urgent issues such as medical care, car repairs or replacement, and working with insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve.

Contact our Long Island auto accident lawyers today for a free consultation with an experienced car accident lawyer.

How Our Auto Accident Attorneys Can Help

At The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we are committed to helping you recover all the compensation you deserve after a car accident. We conduct thorough investigations of car crashes and the injuries our clients have suffered. We determine who should be held liable for the accident and the total amount of money the accident has cost our clients. This includes what it is likely to cost them in the future because of lingering pain, disability or disfigurement – and how that will affect future earning capacity.

We work with medical and engineering consultants and other experts to develop detailed car accident cases, which we present in negotiations with insurers that represent the liable parties. We press hard for a proper settlement so that we can obtain the compensation you need quickly and let you get on with your recovery and a life free from financial worry.

When an insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are prepared to go to court to fight for justice on our clients’ behalf.

Our Long Island auto accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. However, we know that a personal injury claim is not just about the money. We also focus on helping you get the assistance you need to put your life back together after an accident. We help clients get the medical care they need to get better. We help people get the tools they need to cope with disabilities caused by accidents. We help accident victims solve their transportation problems caused by the crash.

Most importantly, our lawyers take care of the complex legal and insurance matters so you can focus on your health and your future.

Types of Accidents We Handle

Law partners Richard Jaffe and Stephen Cohen and their skilled associates have more than 100 years of combined experience in personal injury law. The legal team at The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, has successfully pursued claims on behalf of victims of all types of auto accidents including:

Collisions with emergency vehiclesMotorcycle accidentsPedestrians and bicyclists hit by cars
 Collisions with trucks Collisions with emergency vehicles Motorcycle accidents Pedestrians and bicyclists hit by cars
Drunk driver accidentsHit-and-run accidentsDistracted driving accidentsDangerous roadways
 Drunk driver accidents Hit-and-run accidents Distracted driving accidents Dangerous roadways


Long Island auto accident attorney, Richard Jaffe, has extensive experience as a firefighter and licensed EMT (emergency medical technician). He understands how painful, scary and stressful a motor vehicle accident is – not only for the victim, but for the whole family. He is very familiar with the serious injuries common in collisions and the medical issues in treatment and recovery.

People who have been seriously injured in an auto accident face expenses for medical treatment, lost wages, damage to their vehicle and more. They endure pain and suffering, sometimes including the loss of a loved one in the accident. If the accident was not their fault, they deserve assistance with their expenses and, according to New York civil law, compensation for their pain and suffering.

Causes of Auto Accidents

Many factors can contribute to an accident, but most crashes have one thing in common – someone did something careless or reckless. This is known as “negligence” in the legal field, and it may take many forms. Some of the most common forms of negligence that cause auto accidents include the following examples:

Distracted driving
Distracted driving, such as texting behind the wheel, talking on a handheld cellphone, eating while driving, talking to passengers or anything else that takes a driver’s attention off the critical task of driving safely.
Impaired driving
Impaired driving, including drivers who take to the road after consuming too much alcohol or using drugs (legal or illegal) that affect their ability to safely handle a motor vehicle.
Aggressive or reckless driving
Aggressive or reckless driving, which includes behaviors such as following too closely (tailgating), cutting off other drivers, erratic lane changes, failure to signal, running stoplights and stop signs, and other dangerous actions.
Speeding, including not only exceeding the posted speed limit, but also driving too fast for conditions, such as rain, fog, darkness, ice, snow, heavy traffic or other factors that should prompt a cautious motorist to slow down.
Automotive defects
Automotive defects, such as tires that suffer tread separation, vehicles that are unstable due to high centers of gravity, faulty components, defective brakes and other issues.
Dangerous roadways
Dangerous roadways, including roads that are poorly designed and those that have maintenance issues, such as potholes, broken pavement, overgrown road signs, poor visibility and other problems.

Steps to Take After an Auto Accident

What you say and do in the immediate aftermath of an auto accident could have a significant effect on your health and the outcome of your case. To make sure your health and financial recovery aren’t put at risk, follow these steps after an accident:

  • Stop at the scene of the accident and call 911 for help.
  • If you are in a dangerous position and are able to move, get out of the way of traffic.
  • Assess yourself and others for injuries.
  • Accept medical assistance and tell the paramedics all of your symptoms. Now is not the time to act tough.
  • If you are not transported by ambulance to an emergency room, seek a full medical exam as soon as possible and let the doctor know that you were in an auto accident.
  • Cooperate with law enforcement by answering their questions truthfully, but do not provide more information than what you are asked and don’t speculate about the cause of the crash.
  • Do not admit fault for the accident.
  • Collect as much evidence from the scene as you are able to, including photos of the vehicles, the damage, the site, injuries and any other relevant details.
  • Get names and contact information for any eyewitnesses.
  • Notify your insurance company about the accident, but do not provide a written or recorded statement without the advice of an attorney.
  • Follow through with medical treatments and rehabilitation. If you are unable to make an appointment due to pain or other complications from your injury, tell the office when you call to cancel.
  • Get help from a qualified Long Island auto accident lawyer as soon as possible.

Get Help from our Long Island Car Accident Lawyer Today

Do not talk to an insurance adjuster, make a recorded statement or sign any papers offered by an insurance company without first speaking with an attorney. Insurance companies are primarily concerned with their profits and often try to make claims go away for a lowball offer.

At Cohen & Jaffe, our concern is your right to full and fair compensation.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you. There is no charge for a claim evaluation and consultation. It costs you nothing to discuss your case with us, and there are no strings attached.

Phone us or fill out our online contact form and we will respond immediately. We can even visit you at your home, workplace or in the hospital if you prefer.