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Cohen & Cohen, PC represents individuals and their loved ones who have been injured as a result of the negligence or reckless actions of others. We have a long record of success in our fights to ensure that our clients get fair compensation from insurance companies and corporations. Listed below are some of the types of matters we handle:

Personal Injury

At Cohen and Cohen, P.C., we understand that people are often hesitant to seek legal counsel for personal injury cases — particularly when an injury seems very minor. But we also know that personal injury cases can become very complicated very quickly. Injured plaintiffs might be jeopardizing their claim without the legal counsel of a  personal injury lawyer, especially when dealing with a complex liability issue or a difficult insurance company.

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Automobile Accidents

Being in a car accident is a traumatic experience. Certainly accidents with more serious consequences involving loss of life or severe bodily injury are more traumatic than accidents with less serious results but should you wish to pursue a claim, all accidents involve working with insurance companies. No matter how often they tell you they are “on your side” or that you are “in good hands,” be clear, you are not. It is not the goal of insurance company, yours or the company for the party at fault, to compensate you fully for your damages resulting from an accident. That is why it is so important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after a vehicular collision of any type or severity. Accident victims need to protect themselves and hiring an experienced car accident attorney, like one of the attorneys at Cohen & Cohen, PC is the first step toward protecting your rights and telling the insurance companies that you will not be taken advantage of.

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Medical Malpractice

We trust health care professionals. We listen to what they tell us, often without question. We do this because we believe they have the knowledge, experience and training that convinces us to do so. But what we are sadly forced to realize is that they make mistakes. Of course they do. Everyone makes mistakes. But unlike other professions or situations, their mistakes result in serious consequences. When a doctor or nurse, or any heath care professional, causes injury or death resulting from a negligent act or a failure to act, it is called medical malpractice. The attorneys at Cohen & Cohen, PC are experienced at providing guidance and representation to individuals and families who think they or someone they love may have been a victim of medical malpractice.

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Wrongful Death

The loss of a loved one is always difficult but that loss can feel even worse when it results from the negligence or recklessness of others. Wrongful death is the legal term that refers to a death resulting from a willful or negligent act of another person or entity.

Some of the most common causes of wrongful death stem from motor vehicle accidents, faulty products as well as falls. A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control in 2010 found that approximately 120,000 people died as the result of an unintentional accident or injury, making it the 5th leading cause of death in the United States. As you can probably imagine, motor vehicle accidents, including car, truck and motorcycle accidents, resulted in the highest number of wrongful deaths stemming from an unintentional yet negligent act. Medical malpractice followed unintentional injury and is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. Ninety-eight thousand deaths each year are attributed to medical malpractice. Other causes of wrongful death are considered intentional, or criminal, and include violent acts such as homicide.

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Slip and Fall

We’ve all heard about them: slip and fall accidents. Sometimes, we even laugh about them or the thought of them conjure up images of banana peels or just waxed floors. But they are no laughing matter. And, if the fall did not result from any fault of your own, the person or entity that caused your fall and subsequent injuries should be held responsible for your damages. Shoppers should have the right to walk through a grocery store without slipping on a wet or sauce-covered floor that is not marked with a cone or sign; lighting in a parking garage should be sufficient so that a customer can walk from his/her car to the lot exit without falling into a hole that is not clearly visible. Slip and fall accidents often result in very serious injuries: broken bones, bruises, head injuries, etc. More importantly, they are usually preventable. They occur because of the negligence of a property owners who fail to make their premises safe or maintain those premises in safe condition.

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Truck Accidents

You know that feeling. You are stopped, perhaps waiting for a green arrow or a break in the flow of traffic so that you can make a turn and truck whizzes by you. You feel your car shake, the sheer size and weight of the truck causing this—even if you’re in a SUV. Or, you’re travelling on the interstate, a long drive home from a visit with friends or family maybe, eighteen wheelers drive past you on all sides. You change lanes to try to avoid them. But you can’t—they are everywhere, at all hours. The mere thought of having an accident with these giants causes you to shudder. And rightly so. Getting into any type of motor vehicle accident is bad enough, but when you are involved in a crash that involves a tractor trailer or other commercial vehicle, the repercussions are often devastating.

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Motorcycle Accident

Among all the motor vehicle operators on the road, motorcyclists are the most at risk of serious injury—no steel frame, no reinforced steel to protect him/her. Motorcyclists know this. Which is why, contrary to popular belief, they are generally more attentive than drivers of cars or trucks. Think about it: when was the last time you saw a motorcyclist texting or fixing his/her makeup while riding down the highway? Or sipping on coffee, talking to passengers, plugging addresses into a slow-to-respond navigation system? The answer is probably, never. So along with driver distraction many vehicles designs have large blind spots which make it difficult for drivers to see motorcycles at all. In fact, studies show that in almost 2/3 of all motorcycle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle reported not even seeing the motorcycle prior to the collision.

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