PRACTICE AREASOur Attorneys here at Cohen Legal Group handle all cases in the following areas... Personal InjuryPersonal injury is a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions, as opposed to an injury to property. The term is most commonly used to refer to a type of tort lawsuit alleging that the plaintiff’s injury has been caused by the negligence of another, but it also arises in defamation torts. Wrongful DeathWrongful death is a claim in common law jurisdictions against a person who can be held liable for the death of another. The claim is brought in a civil action, usually by close relatives, as enumerated by statute. Under common law, a deceased person cannot bring a suit, thus creating a loophole in which activities that resulted in a person’s injury would result in civil sanction but activities that resulted in a person’s demise would not. We can assist the loved ones of those who suffer wrongful death as a result of the acts of another, obtain compensation for their loss. Catastrophic InjuriesA catastrophic injury can leave a person suffering from permanent disabilities for the rest of his or her life. Catastrophic injuries are any injuries that have serious, long-term effects on the victim. If compensation is not received for catastrophic injuries, the physical, emotional and financial strains can be devastating. Worker’s CompensationWorkers’ compensation is a form of insurance providing wage replacement and medical benefits to employees injured during employment in exchange for mandatory relinquishment of the employee’s right to sue his or her employer for the tort of negligence. The trade-off between assured, limited coverage and lack of recourse outside the worker compensation system is known as “the compensation bargain.” Insurance DisputesWe all like to assume that insurance companies will honor their obligations when a valid claim is made. Unfortunately, they often interpret policies to minimize the required payment. In other situations, insurance providers simply refuse to pay. We assist those whose claims are denied, delayed or underpaid in securing the insurance benefits they deserve. Automobile AccidentsNot every car accident will result in litigation. Where nobody is injured, or injuries are minor, it may be possible to resolve all claims for medical care and property damage directly with the drivers’ car insurance companies. The greater the damage or injury that results from a car accident, the more likely it is that a lawsuit will follow. Slip & Fall AccidentsSlip and fall, in United States tort law, is a claim or case based on a person slipping (or tripping) and falling. It is a tort and based on a claim that the property owner was negligent in allowing some dangerous condition to exist that caused the slip or trip. For slip and fall investigations, the incident walking surface slip resistance can be measured. The surface can be tested to identify if it is above or below accepted levels of slip resistance thresholds. Medical MalpracticeMedical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error. Standards and regulations for medical malpractice vary by country and jurisdiction within countries. Medical professionals may obtain professional liability insurances to offset the risk and costs of lawsuits based on medical malpractice. Products LiabilityProduct liability is the area of law in which manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, retailers, and others who make products available to the public are held responsible for the injuries those products cause. Although the word “product” has broad connotations, product liability as an area of law is traditionally limited to products in the form of tangible personal property. PIP ClaimsPersonal Injury Protection coverage provides compensation for medical expenses and other damages resulting from an accident, without regard for who was at fault. When these claims are denied, delayed or underpaid, we can help secure payment for the patients and doctors alike. Healthcare LawMedical providers contribute an invaluable service to our society. Unfortunately, due to rising costs and increased regulations, those medical providers are experiencing increased difficulties in providing patients with the medical services they need. We assist medical providers in navigating through regulations, insurance contracts and any other impediments to healthcare services.