Were you or a loved one injured because of someone’s negligent act? You have legal options. A Mineola personal injury attorney from our firm can help you file a claim and/or lawsuit against the at-fault party. You are not alone during this difficult time. We will fight for the compensation you deserve.
You Deserve to Be fully Compensated when Someone Else Injures you in Nassau County
Keep in mind, when it comes to paying out accident claims, insurance companies are for-profit organizations and do not typically begin settlement negotiations with a high amount. Instead, insurers often make an offer early to resolve the claim quickly for as little as possible. Be wary of this. During the early claim stages, the full extent of your injuries (and therefore the associated costs) may not be fully known.
You should never feel pressured into accepting a settlement that may not be enough to cover your losses in the long run. Therefore, it can help to discuss your situation with an injury lawyer from our firm to ensure all the following damages are considered when calculating the value of your claim:
- Current and ongoing medical bills and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages and compensation for future earnings and other benefits if the accident affects your employment or prevents you from returning to work
- Pain, suffering, and inconvenience caused by your injuries and how they affect your life
- Loss of enjoyment of life if your injuries prevent you from taking part in social activities
- Lost or damaged property
If the accident caused the loss of a loved one, surviving beneficiaries of the deceased may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Compensation is awarded for damages such as final medical bills, funeral and burial costs, loss of companionship, and financial support.
Our Mineola Injury Attorneys will Fight to Make Things Right
We help our clients by handling the more complex aspects of their injury cases. The process often begins by investigating the cause of the accident to gather and preserve evidence and identify potentially liable parties. From the investigation, we can:
- Assess the full extent of physical and financial damages you bear
- Organize and present the evidence to prove another person or organization caused the accident that resulted in you being injured
- Demonstrate the losses you suffered because of the accident
- Negotiate for a settlement that will meet your current and future expenses
While some cases are relatively simple to resolve, others can be challenging and legally complex, especially when an accident:
- Causes serious injuries requiring extensive treatment and a lengthy rehabilitation
- Has changed how you live your life or your ability to work
- Involves multiple parties where there are several potentially liable parties
- Is caused through medical malpractice, defective products, or premises liability claims
- Is caused by a defendant that is a corporation or company
- Settlement offer cannot be agreed upon, and the case progresses to trial
These are just a handful of reasons why personal injury cases can be challenging to resolve alone. The goal of our injury lawyers is to help you navigate the complicated process, build a strong case, and recover the compensation you need to move forward with your life.
Cases We Can Help You with
After being injured, we are here to help guide you through the legal process and make things a little easier for you and your family. We always work closely with our clients to ensure their concerns are voiced and their rights protected. This individual approach enables us to recover significant amounts of compensation in cases involving:
- Auto accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slip, trip, or fall accidents
- Nursing home accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Defective medical devices and drugs
- Accidents causing wrongful death
This list is not exhaustive, so please reach out if you suffered an injury caused by another person or organization and believe you have a case.
Time Limits Apply When Filing for Compensation
The time you have to bring a claim is known as the ‘limitation period.’ Usually, the clock starts ticking from the date of the accident. However, exceptions may apply to your case that can shorten or lengthen this timeframe. Missing it, though, means you will likely be forfeiting your right to compensation altogether.
As a general guide, the following deadlines apply:
- Personal injury statute of limitations (CVP § 214) – 3 years
- Medical malpractice statute of limitations (CVP § 214-A) – 2 years and six months
- Wrongful death statute of limitations (EPT § 5-4.1) – 2 years
If you are involved in an accident caused by someone else, it can be beneficial to seek legal advice sooner rather than later. Building a solid case takes time, and the quality of evidence to support your claim can quickly diminish or be lost or destroyed as the months roll by.
When We Take Your Case, We Don’t get Paid Unless We Win
Many injured people worry about the cost of hiring legal help. We understand how financially damaging being injured can be and provide our legal services on a contingency-fee basis. There are no upfront costs for you to pay.
Our fees are only recovered when we achieve a favorable settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Discuss Your Claim and Learn More About Your Legal Options Today, Free of Charge
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, your needs always come first. Our goals are the same as yours. We want to help you move past this difficult time and reclaim your life after being injured by someone else.
We always strive to deliver results that bring about positive change for our clients and take pride in what they say about us. We can help you, too. Call for a free consultation at (516) 358-6900 today to learn more about your legal options.
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