Regardless of how you were injured, if your injury resulted from someone else’s negligence or malice, you deserve justice and may be eligible for compensation. But, if you are severely injured and too overwhelmed to fight a legal battle for the financial relief you deserve, a Long Island personal injury lawyer can help.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, our personal injury attorneys represent victims just like yourself who have suffered unfairly at the hands of reckless, malicious, and grossly negligent parties. We understand the toll that severe injuries take on a person physically, mentally, and emotionally.
The effects of a severe injury can be devastating. It is not fair that you should also have to worry about a financial crisis on top of it all. Our team may be able to help you get justice and a fair award. We will fight hard on your behalf. If that means taking your case to trial, we will do so.
Call us today for a free case evaluation at (516) 358-6900 to see how we can help you get justice.
Personal Injury Lawsuits
Personal injury lawsuits can be filed for a number of different types of injuries. At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we serve clients that suffer a wide range of injuries, some of which include:
Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accident Injuries
This includes injuries and accidents resulting from road rage, aggressive driving, distracted driving, drunk driving, and general negligence (such as failure to yield).
Truck Accident Injuries
Truck drivers are often company employees, so in these cases, you may be filing a personal injury lawsuit against the trucker’s employer instead of (or in addition to) the truck driver themselves.
This includes foot and wheelchair pedestrians. If you were hit by a negligent motor vehicle driver or bicyclist, you could hold them liable.
Bicyclists and motorcyclists can hold various motor vehicle drivers liable for failing to observe traffic laws, driving aggressively, and injuring others out of negligence or maliciousness.
Premises Liability Injuries
Victims can hold property owners liable for failure to reasonably maintain their property’s condition, failing to warn guests of a hazard, problems with electrical wiring, water heaters, piping, and unsafe foundation or fixtures, among many other hazards.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries can result from “premises liability” negligence. These injuries are often the result of a property owner’s failure to correct or seal off dangerous conditions on their property, such as dangerous weather conditions like untreated ice, rain, or snow.
Nursing Home Abuse Injuries
Family members can file personal injury lawsuits on behalf of family members who are being neglected and/or abused by nursing home staff.
This is not an exhaustive list of the types of injuries covered by personal injury lawsuits. Personal injury lawsuits can be filed for many other types of negligence and maliciousness—and the wide range of injuries that result. Reach out to a Long Island personal injury lawyer to learn more about how to go about filing your case.
If you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, it is important to be aware of the fact that there is a three-year statute of limitations on most New York personal injury lawsuits under New York Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214. Most plaintiffs who do not file within three years of the date of their injuries permanently lose the right to do so.
Speak to a team member of the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP team today when you dial (516) 358-6900.
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What to Do After an Injury
If you have been injured, there are a few things you can do to start building your case before you even file your lawsuit. The first is to secure medical treatment. After that, you can do the following:
File a Police or Accident Report
If you were injured in a slip and fall, a car accident, or a criminal incident, a police or accident report was probably filed at the scene. However, if one was not (or if you suffered a different type of injury), it might be a good idea to file a police or accident report after the fact.
If you cannot do so, record the facts and important details you remember on your own. Keep or collect contact information of any potential accident witnesses.
Document Your Own Memories and Observations
Even if you believe you will not forget relevant details, it is best to write them down. Although you may not forget all of them, it is best to have every detail documented as thoroughly as possible. This is because these details may prove helpful in later settlement negotiations or at trial.
Document the Details of Your Injury
Keep track of hospital and doctor records and any other medical documentation, diagnoses, and prognoses of your injury. Keep a personal record documenting your recovery progress using pictures and descriptions of any relevant details, as well.
You do not have to do these things prior to reaching out to an attorney. A personal injury attorney can also help you build your case by collecting prior medical records, incident reports, and other information as your circumstances dictate.
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Malicious Defendants and Those Facing Criminal Charges
Even criminal defendants are civilly liable for their actions, so if you suffered an injury as a result of a criminal action, you have the right to seek civil justice against the person who violated you. Even though that defendant may be facing criminal charges, you can still file a separate personal injury lawsuit against them.
A civil lawsuit has no bearing on the criminal justice process. So, if your case ends up going to trial and the defendant loses to you in court, that verdict against them will not affect their criminal charges or penalties. That defendant can lose to you in a civil trial and also in their criminal trial. Neither penalty nor trial will affect the other.
Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Today
If you are injured and need financial relief but are not sure how to go about getting it, a Long Island personal injury lawyer can help. The law gives you the right to hold negligent and malicious parties liable for the harm they cause you. The person or company responsible for your injury deserves to be held accountable. You deserve justice and compensation.
To learn more about how the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help you get the justice you deserve, call us today for a free consultation at (516) 358-6900.