Were you injured because of another person’s negligence, recklessness, or carelessness? If you were, you might have the foundation of a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit for financial recovery. According to the New York City Bar Association, a personal injury claim must result from negligence, recklessness, intent, or strict liability.
You might have a personal injury claim if you were injured in one the following ways:
- Car accident
- Physical assault
- Dog bite or attack
- Defective product
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Slip, trip, and fall accident
An Oyster Bay personal injury lawyer can review the circumstances of your accident and determine if you qualify for financial compensation from the at-fault party. Call the personal injury team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, by calling (516) 358-6900 today.
Calculate Your Personal Injury Compensation
If your lawyer can prove another person’s negligent actions caused your injuries, you may request the following economic and noneconomic recoverable damages:
- Current and future medical care
- Current and future lost wages
- Property repair or replacement
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical disability and disfigurement
- Mental and emotional distress
When a member of our personal injury team represents you in your compensation claim, we work hard to make sure your claim is accurately valued. We carefully review your claim to make sure no qualifying expenses and losses are overlooked and that your claim is not undervalued or underpaid.
Compile Your Supporting Evidence and Documents
Your lawyer can help you collect documents and evidence to support your case. To build your case file, your legal team may ask for the following:
- Police or incident reports
- Medical records and bills
- Witness statements
- Insurance company information
- Pictures of your injuries
- Pictures of your property damage
- Available video footage
Provide your Oyster Bay personal injury lawyer with these items as soon as possible or let a member of our team know if you need assistance obtaining these items. If you would like to build a personal injury case to pursue financial compensation, contact the case review team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, by calling (516) 358-6900.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer in Oyster Bay Can Help You with Your Case
You can represent yourself in a personal injury claim or lawsuit or hire a lawyer to represent you. There are benefits and advantages of hiring a personal injury lawyer. When our team represents you, we may:
- Carefully review the police or incident report
- Review and calculate your medical records and bills
- Identify, locate, and interview witnesses to your accident
- Obtain and complete insurance forms and paperwork
- Negotiate with the at-fault party or their insurance company
- Continually update you on the progress of your case
Another benefit of hiring a lawyer in your personal injury claim is that you may gain more time to focus on other priorities. While your lawyer concentrates on ensuring your financial recovery, you may get more time to focus on your physical recovery or on helping a loved one recover from their injuries.
Resolve Your Claim without Going to Court
Your personal injury case may end with a financial settlement or a court trial judgment. A settlement offer is negotiated based on the value of a compensation claim, which is why it is important to accurately value your claim.
Once you agree to a financial settlement, you also agree to permanently absolve the at-fault party of any further financial responsibility. You should also be aware that you, not your lawyer, are the only one who can agree to accept or reject a settlement offer.
Your lawyer can be a valuable part of the financial settlement process. They may assign an accurate value to your claim, negotiate with the at-fault party, and advise you on the feasibility of each offer brought to you. They may also help you avoid accepting a settlement offer that is too small to compensate you for your accident-related expenses and losses.
File Your Personal Injury Claim on Time
If you cannot reach a settlement agreement, you may have your lawyer represent you in court and fight for the financial compensation you may be entitled to collect. In addition, your lawyer can keep track of the statutory deadline so that you do not risk running out of time to file your lawsuit.
Because you were injured in Oyster Bay, the deadline for filing your personal injury lawsuit is determined by the statute of limitations in New York. According to the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §214, you generally have three years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit. If you do not file your lawsuit in time:
- You will not be permitted to file it at all
- The at-fault party cannot be compelled to pay you
- The full financial burden of the accident becomes yours
You might be entitled to financial compensation if you were injured because of another person’s negligence. Your lawyer may be able to help you avoid a court trial by helping you negotiate a financial settlement with the at-fault party or with the insurance company that represents them.
Our Law Firm Can Help You Fight for the Financial Compensation You Need
If you or someone you love was injured because of another person’s negligence, you might be able to hold them responsible for the financial impact of your injuries. Contact the client intake team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, by calling (516) 358-6900 to explore your compensation options with an Oyster Bay personal injury lawyer today.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Oyster Bay, call 516-358-6900