Personal injury lawyers from our team can come to your aid after an accident in Valley Stream. If you or a loved one was injured, someone else may be liable, and we can seek compensation through a claim or lawsuit.
You can learn more about how our team may assist you or an injured loved one during a free consultation.
Recoverable Compensation in a Valley Stream Injury Case
Any circumstance under which you or a loved one suffered an injury or developed an illness because of exposure to danger by other parties may be cause for a lawsuit. A lawyer from our team will fight for any compensation that is warranted based on your losses.
Some of the damages that may be covered through a personal injury lawsuit are:
- Scarring or disfigurement caused by an injury
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Personal property damage, such as vehicle damage
- Expenses related to medical care
- The cost of a loved one’s funeral
We can handle all the legal details involved in a claim or lawsuit for you. By taking action for your case, you could pursue the compensation that you may be entitled to.
What the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Can Do for Injury Victims
When someone else causes your accident or injury due to negligence, you could seek compensation – but proving that someone else owes you compensation is another matter. We will handle this task for you.
Investigate Your Case and Build Crucial Evidence
When a lawyer from our team builds a case for any compensation that you deserve, it will be helpful to have as much detail as possible at our disposal. Therefore, we will collect as much evidence of your accident as possible, and we may rely on the help of investigative professionals.
The specific details of how you or your loved one became injured or ill could be vital to your case. We will gather evidence to show that:
- Someone owed you a duty of care.
- The duty of care was breached.
- The other party’s negligence caused your injury.
- You suffered losses as a result.
It may be more straightforward to prove these criteria in some cases, such as with a car accident caused by a drunk driver. Clearly, that driver owed you a certain measure of safe driving, they neglected that duty by driving while intoxicated, and you may have been severely injured in the process.
On the other hand, some injury cases require more evidence to prove. For instance, if you slipped and fell at a grocery store, the owner may try to claim that your accident was your own fault. In this case, we will need to gather compelling evidence that the owner knew of or should have known of a slipping hazard on the premises, which can require more investigative legwork.
Negotiate a Settlement or Take Your Case to Trial
We will work to seek the awards or settlement that you deserve. To this end, we will handle all the negotiations with an insurer for you. We will work hard to seek a fair settlement, as this is typically the more efficient method of seeking compensation.
During the process of negotiations, we will keep you advised on any offers made by the other party. Though we will handle the negotiations for you and will file suit if necessary, it is always your choice to accept a settlement offer.
If we can’t secure a fair amount through the claims process, we can file a lawsuit. We will prepare your case for trial and represent your best interests.
We Can Help You with Many Forms of Injury Cases
Some circumstances under which a personal injury might occur include:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
According to the New York State Department of Health, motor vehicle accidents cause the death of 91 New Yorkers per month, in addition to more than 1,000 hospitalizations each month.
Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of personal injury claims. When motorists fail to drive with the necessary care, they may end up the target of a lawsuit. We can help you file a claim for damages after a vehicle accident.
Construction is a critical industry to the ever-expanding city of New York and its surrounding communities. However, failures by product manufacturers and individuals can lead to severe injury on construction sites. While insurance may sometimes suffice, certain construction accidents may entitle victims to file lawsuits.
Injuries Caused By Dangerous Premises
Slip and fall accidents and trip and fall accidents are just two dangerous premises scenarios that may produce injuries. Property owners may be responsible for any negligence that allowed you or a loved one to become injured on their premises.
Other Injury Claims or Lawsuits We Can hHelp You with
As a personal injury law firm, we can help you with many forms of injury accidents, including:
We can assist you with other types of cases beyond those listed here. You can call our office to confirm if we can take your case.
We Can Help You Abide By the Deadline to File a Lawsuit
We know the laws that can affect injury cases, and we will apply our understanding to seek a fair result for your case.
You may need to be aware of laws such as the statute of limitations. For personal injury cases, you may have as little as three years to file a lawsuit, per CVP § 214. For wrongful death cases, you may have two years, per EPT § 5-4.1.
How to Know When You Have a Personal Injury Case
If you do not have prior experience with a personal injury lawsuit, then you may not be completely clear on the circumstances that may permit you to pursue legal action.
The American Bar Association (ABA) explains some of the elements that may spark a personal injury lawsuit, including:
An Injury or Illness to You Or a Loved One
Though the ABA does not specify illness as a harmful outcome that can be grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, it can be. However, as the name implies, an injury may be the basis for you to pursue a personal injury lawsuit.
You will have to gauge, alongside your lawyer, whether an injury is severe enough for you to pursue a lawsuit—particularly if you have the option of filing an insurance claim.
The Presence of Fault By at Least One Other Party
If you slip and fall on your own property due to a hazard that you created, bringing a personal injury lawsuit may not make sense. In such circumstances, you might be the liable party.
Conversely, a personal injury lawsuit may be in order if a person aside from yourself was responsible for causing harm to you or a loved one. Your lawyer can speak with you about whether they believe such fault exists.
Losses Resulting from Your Illness Or Injury
Being injured or becoming ill may generally produce certain losses. However, your decisions about whether to pursue a personal injury lawsuit may require you to examine your losses more closely. Take the following into consideration:
- The specific types of losses you have experienced
- The severity of those losses
- The dollar value that your losses have cost you
- Whether insurance or alternate means of compensation could cover your losses
We can calculate your losses to ensure you seek a fair settlement. Our goal is for you to suffer no further losses as a result of your accident. We will make sure to account for future expenses related to your injuries so you are not left footing the bill down the line.
Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Today to Get Started
Consider hiring a personal injury lawyer serving Valley Stream, as we can help obtain awards for you or a loved one.
You can speak with someone from our team at no cost to find out how a lawyer from our firm can help. Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today at (516) 358-6900 to discover your legal options through a free consultation.
For a free legal consultation with a personal injury lawyer serving Valley Stream, call 516-358-6900