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Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

Personal Injury Lawyer

Accidents are a fact of life. Yet, when one does happen, you may feel distracted and overwhelmed by the fallout. Besides the injury itself, you’re dealing with lost time from work, costly medical bills, and a damaged vehicle. You undergo constant rehabilitation for pain and suffering. You struggle to take care of your home and daily tasks, and to enjoy your favorite activities. As time goes by, you may become anxious about your ongoing disability, and the strain it puts on your financial security and quality of life.

If you have suffered a serious accident on Long Island, you can trust the personal injury attorneys of the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, to take care of you. Our experienced accident lawyers have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We will pursue every dollar you deserve for a personal injury that came from an accident that was not your fault.

Our law partners and associates have more than 100 years of combined experience. They are supported by a skilled team of associates and support staff. Furthermore, attorney Richard Jaffe has a background as an EMT (emergency medical technician) and firefighter. This gives him a firsthand understanding of what you or your family suffered in your auto accident or other traumatic event. He reports your claims for damages to reflect that reality.


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When Should I File a Personal Injury Claim?

It is best to get legal help as soon as possible after an injury. That way, your attorney can start the personal injury claim process and begin an independent investigation while evidence is still fresh. Regardless of the time that has passed since your injury, you should consult the Long Island accident lawyers at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP.

In most personal injury cases, the statute of limitations in New York is three years. However, some types of claims – particularly those against governmental agencies – demand swifter actions. The time limit for giving notice in these types of lawsuits can be as short as 90 days. In any event, the sooner you get help from a personal injury lawyer, the better.

Types of Compensation you May Recover in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

All injury cases are unique. The types and amounts of compensation you may recover will depend on your specific circumstances. That said, some types of compensation are common among victims of serious personal injuries. These include payments for:

Medical bills – This encompasses emergency treatment, surgery, hospitalization, prescriptions, and assistive devices (like a wheelchair). It also covers other expenses, such as rehabilitation and physical therapy. This should include all past and future medical costs related to your injury.

Lost wages – This includes income you lost due to missed time from work. You may be entitled to lost wages even if you were able to take sick leave or other paid time off. You may recover more money if your injuries cause lasting impairments that limit the amount or type of work you can do in the future.

Pain and suffering – Serious injuries often cause severe pain and mental anguish. Your compensation may include money to compensate you for the suffering you endure because of your injuries.

Property damage – This includes compensation to repair or replace any of your property that was damaged in the accident. For example, your car, motorcycle or personal belongings may need repair.

Punitive damages – In exceptional cases, you may be entitled to punitive damages. These punish a wrongdoer for egregiously reckless or careless behavior.

Trust Our Long Island Injury Lawyers with Your Accident Claim

Trial lawyers Richard Jaffe and Stephen Cohen have helped thousands of clients recover compensation for their personal injuries. They have worked on a wide variety of claims, including:

personal injury lawyerSerious personal injuries – We help people with virtually any kind of serious injury, from any kind of accident. We specialize in recovering compensation from the responsible person or company. Examples of injury claims we handle include:

car accident lawyerMotor vehicle accidents — We understand how to navigate liability and insurance issues. We know how to demonstrate full damages for any traffic accident scenario, including:

premises liability accident lawyerPremises liability accidents — We hold negligent property owners and pet owners accountable for:

workplace accident lawyerWorkplace accidents — We pursue all claims, including workers’ comp and third-party actions for:

construction accident lawyerConstruction accidents — We pursue Section 240 labor law claims and all other remedies in:

wrongful death lawyerWrongful death — Surviving close relatives are entitled to compensation for the economic impact of their loss, as well as for missed contributions to family life.

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Ready to help, ready to fight. Contact our injury lawyers today for a free consultation. Our Long Island accident attorneys provide aggressive representation in Long Island and nearby areas, including Nassau County, NY, Suffolk County, NY, and Queens. Se habla español.

Your Personal Injury Case, Handled Personally

long island personal injury lawyerWe aim to take on your burdens and your worries. In a free consultation, we can determine whether you have a good personal injury case. If we represent you, you can count us on to faithfully pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries.

The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, is here to help you put your life back together. We are located in New Hyde Park and serve Lake Success, Garden city and the surrounding areas of Nassau County, NY. Call 516-358-6900 to talk to a Long Island personal injury lawyer from our office or e-mail us and we will respond immediately. If you’re unable to come to us, we can come to you.

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    What is the Cost of an Injury Lawyer in Long Island?

    Are you worried about the cost of hiring an accident lawyer to handle your personal injury case? Let us put those concerns to rest. The Long Island personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, charge nothing upfront for our legal services. In fact, we get paid only if and when we win compensation for you. Even then, our attorney’s fees come out of the award, meaning you are never left with a legal bill to pay.

    It also costs you absolutely nothing to discuss your claim with us in a free consultation about your legal rights and options.


    If My Injuries Were Partially My Fault, Can I Still File?

    Yes, in many situations you can still recover compensation for your injuries even if you did something careless that was partly to blame for the accident. New York uses a comparative fault rule, which means that you can recover compensation from another at-fault party even when your negligence contributed to your injuries. However, the amount you can recover will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you. For example, if you suffered $100,000 in damages, but were found to be 25 percent at fault, you could recover $75,000.

    “Avvo Recommendation Rich Jaffe has provided us with the best legal service possible. Not only is he very knowledgeable in all legal matters, he is also of great moral character and a truly decent person. He was very accessible and prompt with any questions or concerns we had. We were highly impressed with the services he and his firm provided and would absolutely use them again if ever needed. We give him our highest recommendation!” - Jill & Jonathan Schecter

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