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Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

New Hyde Park Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury

Accidents are prone to happen at any time during our daily lives. When they do occur, you may feel overwhelmed with the lingering consequences of the accident. If you are seeking medical treatment or are still recovering from your accident-related injuries, you may also have property damage bills piling up—all while you are unable to earn an income.

These losses and out-of-pocket expenses are known as damages. With a personal injury claim against an at-fault party, you can fight to earn compensation that covers your losses. When personal injuries arise in New Hyde Park, you can turn to a New Hyde Park personal injury lawyer from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP.

Before our firm fights to recover fair compensation on your behalf, we will conduct a full investigation into your accident. During this investigation, we will seek evidence that holds a defendant (party you sue) liable and responsible for your injury and damages.

To learn more, call for a free consultation at (516) 358-6900.

Possible Compensation Awards from a Personal Injury Claim

Every personal injury claim is unique in its own regard, in New Hyde Park and beyond. This means there is no concrete compensation figure you can expect to receive from a claim, during either insurance negotiations or from a lawsuit filing.

However, some forms of compensation are common in personal injury cases. Below are various types of recoverable damages you may include in your case:

  • Current medical expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Property damages
  • Auto repair bills
  • Lost wages (current or future)
  • Limited earning capacity
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Potential punitive damages
  • Funeral expenses
  • Cremation expenses
  • Loss of a parental figure
  • Lost financial protection

To determine the value of your claim, a lawyer can help you monetize all of your economic and non-economic damages. By doing so, you can calculate the total value of your losses and use this figure as a basis for negotiating a settlement with the opposing party’s insurer.

Conditions That May Lead to Personal Injury Filings

Accidents and injuries can happen in a variety of ways, but no matter how you were unjustly injured, you may always consider your legal recourse options. If you have been injured, a lawyer may handle a variety of claims, such as:

Serious Injuries

  • Back injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Emotional distress
  • Fall injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Knee injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Pain and suffering
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury

Motor Vehicle Accidents

  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Car Accidents
  • Defective Car
  • Distracted Driver Accidents
  • Drunk Driver Accidents
  • Emergency Vehicle Accidents
  • Fatal Auto Accidents
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Taxi Cab Accidents
  • Truck Accidents

Premises Liability Injuries

  • Dog Bites and Attacks
  • Elevator Accidents
  • Inadequate Lighting
  • Slip-and-Fall Accidents
  • Negligent Security Assaults
  • Parking Lots
  • Slick Floor/Wet Floor
  • Snow and Ice
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Tripping Hazards & Cluttered Aisles

Workplace Injuries

  • Back Injuries
  • Knee Injuries
  • Machine Accidents
  • Shoulder Injuries

Construction Injuries

  • Cave-Ins and Trench Collapse Accidents
  • Crane Accidents
  • Crush Injuries
  • Electrocution Accidents
  • Falling Objects
  • Forklift Accidents
  • Malfunctioning Tools and Equipment
  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Wrongful Death in Construction Accidents

Wrongful Death

  • Birth Injuries
  • Cruise Ship Injuries
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse

When to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in New Hyde Park

If out-of-court negotiations with the defendant’s insurance company do not lead to a fair settlement offer, your New Hyde Park personal injury lawyer will file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.

In order to legally file a personal injury lawsuit in New York, you must do so within three years from the date of your underlying accident, according to the Civil Practice Law & Rules (CVP) §214. This requirement is known as the statute of limitations. When lawsuits are filed beyond this timeline, claimants may lose their opportunity to earn compensation from a lawsuit.

It is important to note that statutes of limitations requirements for personal injury lawsuits can vary by type of accident the victim suffers. For instance, medical malpractice cases must adhere to the timeline imposed by New York CVP § 214-A.

The Benefits of Working with a Lawyer from Our Firm

If you are recovering from an accident with injuries, you may be looking to spend more time on your recovery than building a personal injury claim. At the Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, we can become an invaluable asset to your claim by completely handling your legal battle.

Some ways that our firm can assist you during your personal injury claim includes:

  • Protecting your rights
  • Hearing your first-hand account of the accident and injuries during a free consultation
  • Handling all communications and negotiations with insurance companies involved in your claim
  • Obtaining evidence that supports your claim
  • Communicating with your medical providers to obtain medical evidence or recommendations for additional treatment
  • Arguing your claim on your behalf
  • Determining fair compensation by monetizing your damages
  • Fighting for justice until we have reached a settlement or judgement verdict
  • Filing your potential personal injury lawsuit within New York’s statute of limitations requirements

If you were unjustly injured in New Hyde Park, call the Law offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at (516) 358-6900.

Proving Fault, Liability, and Negligence in Your Personal Injury Case

Key elements to any personal injury claim are proving fault, liability, and negligence. If a police report from your accident or injury was filed, your lawyer can obtain a copy for you (if you have not done so yet). Police reports will likely label which party was at fault in causing the accident, such as with car wrecks.

Once we have helped you prove fault, we must obtain evidence that holds a defendant liable—or responsible—for your injuries. A subject can be deemed liable during personal injury claims if they are found to have acted negligently. “Conduct becomes ‘negligent’ when it falls below a legally recognized standard of taking reasonable care under the circumstances to protect others from harm,” according to the American Bar Association.

Call for a Free Consultation Today with Our Team

If you are suffering from an injury or financial losses following an accident, a New Hyde Park personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can help. We can pursue fair compensation on your behalf via a personal injury claim and/or lawsuit.

To learn more about obtaining fair competition that covers your losses, call our firm today at (516) 358-6900.

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