After an accident, you may be dealing with the stress of lost time from work, costly medical bills, and constant pain and suffering. 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 in the state of New York, you can trust the personal injury attorneys of the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP, to take care of you. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we will pursue every dollar you deserve.
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.
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 swift action, as the time limit could be as short as 90 days.
Why You Should Hire a New York Personal Injury Attorney
You may be on the fence about hiring an attorney, because working directly with the insurance adjuster will save you money. The truth is, you could lose money without a lawyer’s help, but that’s not the only reason you should hire us. Here are some of the things we can do for you:
We Put Your Recovery First
An attorney will take care of the legal responsibilities and negotiate for a fair settlement while you seek medical treatment and recover from your accident-related injuries. Our personal injury lawyers are committed to your full recovery.
Our Attorneys Work to Protect Your Rights
With years of experience, our personal injury lawyers are familiar with state laws and how to pursue the highest possible settlement. You could possibly be missing out on substantial compensation if you negotiate with the insurers yourself.
We can advise you on additional damages such as mental distress, pain and suffering, and medical expenses for future care that you may be unaware of.
Our Law Firm Tailors Our Strategy to Your Claim
A personal injury lawyer can ensure you do not lose out on compensation due to a paperwork error, a loophole, or a mere technicality. Your attorney can advise you of the strict rules and deadlines for filing a claim. We will then create a customized legal strategy fitted to your needs.
Our Personal Injury Lawyers Identify All Liable Parties
New York operates under pure comparative negligence in personal injury claims. Therefore, it is crucial to identify fault and establish liability. Your personal injury lawyer will help you collect evidence to prove the accident wasn’t your fault. We will make sure it is clear your injuries occurred as a result of the other party’s negligence.
Types of Claims Our NY Personal Injury Lawyers Handle
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 accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Construction accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Workplace accidents
- Wrongful death
- Child injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Dangerous drugs
The Cost of a Personal Injury Lawyer in New York
In the state of New York, injury lawyer’s fees typically range between 30% to 40% of the sum recovered. After your case’s conclusion, the percentage is taken from your settlement or court award. You will also cover any legal fees.
An exception to this is in medical malpractice cases where there is a sliding scale. This means there are variable prices for legal services based on the client’s ability to pay.
How Negligence Is Determined in a Personal Injury Claim in NY
In personal injury cases, you must prove negligence in court, which is broken into four parts: a duty of care, a breach of that duty, causation, and that you suffered damages. Under the legal principle of negligence, when an individual acts carelessly and causes another person to suffer injuries, they are legally liable for the resulting harm.
Damages You Can Claim After a New York Personal Injury
In an attempt to return you to the condition you were in before the accident, our justice system attempts to award fair and reasonable monetary damages to compensate you. These compensatory damages factor in both economic and non-economic damages that can include:
- Medical bills, including the cost of rehabilitation
- Lost wages from not being able to work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Property damage
- Out-of-pocket purchases
There are also additional subjective, non-economic damages you can recover if you are in severe pain or disabled because of your injury. These include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish or emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Inability to enjoy your life
Your New York personal injury lawyer will help you total and collect evidence of these damages. This information will be useful in settlement negotiations.
A New York Attorney Will Personally Handle Your Injury Case
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is here to help you put your life back together. Let us 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.
Our law partners and associates have more than 100 years of combined experience. We are supported by a skilled team of associates and staff who are dedicated to helping you move forward after an injury. Reach out to us today to learn how we can help.
For a free legal consultation with a Personal Injury lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-358-6900