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New York Personal Injury Lawyers

Accidental injury is a leading cause of death in the United States for all ages and the number one cause of death for Americans from age 1 to 44, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the hundreds of thousands of people who die in accidents every year (and the families they leave behind) and the tens of millions of others sent to doctors, hospitals and emergency rooms for their injuries, the costs are enormous. Accident victims and family members must deal with piles of medical bills, loss of income, pain and suffering, and a complete disruption in their lives all because another driver, a commercial business, an employer or a property owner, was careless.

When individuals and companies don’t act with due regard for the safety of others, people get hurt. When people get hurt in New York, the attorneys at the Cohan Law Firm help them get the medical care and compensation they need by holding accountable those responsible for causing their harm. Learn more below about how our legal team can help when you’ve been hurt by the negligence of others, and contact our dedicated New York personal injury lawyers today for a free consultation.

Comprehensive New York Personal Injury Law Practice

The attorneys at the Cohan Law Firm have years of experience and a record of success with many different kinds of injuries and accidents that regularly befall people in Brooklyn, The Bronx, and throughout New York City. Some of our firm’s primary areas of practice include:

When you’ve been hurt because of the negligence of another, justice requires that the party responsible for the accident compensate you for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering so that you can be made as whole as possible given the circumstances. This doesn’t just happen, though; insurance companies don’t just come through with a check that covers all your costs. Instead, they only offer a small amount to settle your claim and argue that your injuries aren’t very serious. Or worse, they’ll argue they don’t owe you any money at all. You have to work to get the money you deserve, and the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer is critical to getting an appropriate settlement, even more so if you have to go to court for a successful result. We are exclusively personal injury lawyers at Cohan Law Firm, and all we do every day is go to bat for people like you who have been injured by the negligence of others.

Establishing Liability Under New York’s Comparative Fault Laws

Insurance companies want to avoid paying out to third parties whenever they can, so they’ll exploit every angle to claim that their insured wasn’t to blame for the accident. One common tactic they take is to blame the victim. They’ll say your own negligence was the reason the accident happened, or at the very least it was a contributing factor. If they can get you to take some of the blame, it reduces any amount they have to pay proportionately. You should know that in New York, no matter how much you are considered to be at fault, you can still obtain compensation from the other party for their share of the blame, and if your damages are significant, it might be worthwhile to pursue a claim.

It’s important not to take the insurance company’s word for it when they say you were at fault. Instead, let an experienced personal injury attorney investigate and review what happened. At the Cohan Law Firm, we are skilled and experienced in holding negligent parties accountable to the fullest extent of their blame while keeping our clients from being unfairly burdened with any portion of fault they are not responsible for.

Fighting for the Full Amount of Compensation

Ensuring the other party is held liable for their share of the fault is only half the battle; there is still the matter of determining how much they owe you. Here again insurance companies fight hard, arguing your injury isn’t serious or your claim for damages is too high. They’ll even hire their own doctors to examine you and dispute the diagnosis of your treating physician. We know how to build a solid case that proves your injuries and the full extent of loss and harm you have suffered and will continue to suffer because of the accident. Whether negotiating a settlement or getting a jury verdict in court, we’ll seek the maximum compensation available, including punitive damages in appropriate cases.

How Contingency Fees Work

When most people think of legal services, their mind automatically goes numb at the thought of how expensive it will be to hire a lawyer. Lawyers, after all, charge by the hour, and their hourly rate can be exceptionally high. For victims injured in traffic collisions who are beginning to receive the first of many expensive medical bills in the mail, the idea of paying anything extra to a lawyer is not only daunting, but potentially impossible without going into debt. Agreeing to a low settlement offer from the other driver’s insurance company starts to look more and more like an easy, simple deal that will yield a moderately sized check—possibly enough to pay for car damage and part of their medical expenses—so they can move on with their lives. But before you decide to do this, you should know that any good personal injury lawyer works on a contingency fee. This means that if you do not win your case, you do not pay a dime to the lawyer. Here at Cohan Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to worry for one second about financing your civil case.

Contact the Cohan Law Firm for Your New York Personal Injury Claim

In most cases, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit if necessary to win your case. The time frame can be significantly shorter depending on the circumstances, so act quickly in contacting a lawyer to protect your rights. The sooner you get a lawyer, the better position you’ll be in for a successful outcome, and the sooner your case can be concluded. Before you accept the insurance company’s lowball settlement offer or give them a recorded statement that could damage your case, call the skilled New York personal injury lawyers at Cohan Law Firm for a free consultation. We’ll provide you with the best service we can muster, and there’s no fee unless and until we recover for you.

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