The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. Team
Long Island Personal Injury Attorney Review
The legal system can be confusing and counterintuitive at times. Inherent in our job is explaining the system process as well as what you can expect at each stage. We pride ourselves in being available and responsive to whatever questions or concerns you may have.
Every matter may be somewhat similar, but each client is unique. We realize most clients do not want to wait long before finalizing their matter. Although some cases demand that time is used as a tool to maximize case value you steer the case down the chosen path. We guide and advise you, but ultimately the decision is yours.
Since we have been on Long Island for over 45 years the vast the majority of our clients reside in communities comprising Nassau and Suffolk Counties. We are grateful to these communities that have trusted in us and helped build our success. Giving back to them is our way of appreciating their trust in us.
Car accidents are a constant risk in a large city like New York. According to the NYPD, in November 2021, the 114th Precinct (which covers Long Island) reported 205 collisions in its district, 84 of which caused injuries. Many of these collisions were caused by distracted drivers.
At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., our personal injury attorneys have years of experience handling complex car accident cases. We know how devastating crash injuries can be to victims and their families, and will fight for the settlement or award you need.
Construction workers face the risk of severe injury or even death every day in New York City. According to data from the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction workers makeup only 5% of New York City’s total workforce, but account for 27% of work-related fatalities.
Construction workers injured on a job site anywhere in New York should contact The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. We aggressively defend the rights of builders and subcontractors injured on the job due to the negligence or misconduct of a general contractor, property owner, equipment manufacturer, or other subcontractor.
Dogs may be man’s best friend, but that doesn’t mean they’re always friendly or well-trained. Every year, approximately 4,000 New Yorers, many of them children, are attacked and bitten by dogs. Injuries can cause life-threatening infections, lacerations, disfigurement, and even death.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a dog bite, you may be eligible for financial compensation. We provide free consultations with a dedicated New York dog bite attorney, so call The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. today.
More than 300 pedestrians are killed and 15,000 are injured on the state’s roadways each year. Many of them suffer devastating injuries like traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, broken bones, and wrongful death. To prevent injuries, both drivers and pedestrians need to pay attention and follow the law.
Have you recently been hit by a car while walking around Long Island? If so, a pedestrian accident lawyer from The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. , might be able to help you claim damages for your medical bills and other expenses. Contact us today for a free consultation.
New York property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a safe manner. When you are injured on another’s property and that injury is caused by negligence, you can file a premises liability claim and receive compensation for damages like the cost of medical treatment, lost income, and pain and suffering.
The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. has helped people just like you recover after sustaining an injury arising from premises liability. We understand and recognize that this is a challenging and difficult time in your life, and will fight for an outcome you deserve.
Trip & Fall
Trip and fall injuries occur when a property owner or manager fails to address floor hazards in a timely manner. Examples include debris left lying around during store remodeling, uneven stairways or sidewalks, and uncovered electrical cords. When they fall, victims can sustain serious injuries like broken bones and traumatic brain injury.
When someone else’s negligence leaves you injured, you should not be left on the hook for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Talk to a trip and fall attorney at our Long Island firm for help in filing a personal injury claim.
Typical truck accidents are particularly devastating, as trucks are extremely large and heavy. In a collision between a car and a truck, it’s often the passengers of the smaller vehicle who suffer the consequences. The injuries you receive from an accident can change your life forever, even if it is not fatal.
The Odierno Law Firm P.C. has been fighting for truck injury victims for years, and never settle for less than what you need to support your recovery. Our Long Island personal injury attorneys have a combined 150 years of experience and will fight for you, too.
Has someone you love been killed because of another party’s carelessness or negligence? You could be entitled to compensation by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Although money cannot replace your loved one, it can make grieving a little bit easier and provide the financial security and closure that your family deserves.
Contact the compassionate Long Island wrongful death lawyers at The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. to find out how we can help you at this very difficult time. Whatever the cause of the death, whether it was a motor vehicle accident, trip and fall, or workplace safety issue, we can help.
Q. How is Compensation for Pain and Suffering Calculated?
The term pain and suffering refers to the anguish or emotional distress experienced by a victim after an accident. It may refer to physical pain, depression, anxiety, memory loss, physical limitations, and many more.
It is not difficult to prove your medical bills and repair bills after an accident. It’s much harder, however, to prove the amount of pain and suffering you’ve experienced. The Long Island personal injury attorneys at The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. can help you through this difficult process.
There are two basic methods that insurance companies use to calculate pain and suffering- the “per diem” method and the “multiple” method:
- Multiple: The injured party’s economic damages are added up and totaled, and then a multiple from one to five is applied.
- Per Diem: The dollar value of an injured party’s wages per day is assigned and then multiplied by the number of days that an individual was affected by an injury
Our personal injury attorneys in Long Island will aggressively represent you by standing up to insurance companies so that you will not have to endure more stress. Call to discuss your case in detail!
Q. What if I Was Partly At Fault For My Accident?
In the state of New York, proving negligence can be a complicated and difficult process. New York negligence law recognizes pure comparative fault, which states that when both the plaintiff and the defendant were negligent, the court is responsible for determining each party’s damages. Unlike some states, being at fault to any degree does not bar you from pursuing damages, but your award or settlement will be reduced according to your share of fault.
What does this look like in practice? Imagine that you are going through an intersection when your kids start arguing in the back seat. You take your eyes off the road long enough to tell them to settle down, but during that brief time, another motorist runs through the red light and strikes the driver’s side of your vehicle. Because you weren’t watching, you didn’t have the chance to swerve or brake to avoid the collision.
The court awards you $20,000 but determines that you are 10% at fault for the crash. Therefore, your award will be decreased by 10% and you will receive $18,000 instead.
Insurance companies often try to save money by downplaying their insured party’s degree of fault. The personal injury attorneys at The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. are alert for this practice and won’t let an insurer assign more blame than you actually have.
Q. Why Hire The Odierno Law Firm?
Our experienced Long Island personal injury lawyers have decades of experience handling successful injury claims. We are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have sustained. We have a no recovery, no fee policy, so you don’t pay unless we win.
- We speak Spanish
- Our past and present clients love our family-oriented attitude and personalized care – see what they have to say about us
- Appointments available virtually or in-person in our warm, welcoming offices
- Local to Long Island and family-owned for two generations
- We work on a no-win, no-fee basis
- We start each case with a free evaluation and consultation
- Millions of dollars recovered and success in hundreds of trials throughout our history
What Sets Us Apart
- We won’t collect a fee unless we win your case
- We are backed by trial success and client satisfaction
- Your personal injury claim will be reviewed for free
- Our combined legal experience is over 150 years
From the simplest to the most complex of cases, our personal injury lawyers have helped shape the law in the areas of personal injury, car accidents, premises liability, slip, trip, and fall accidents, and more. We have a track record that speaks for itself, and defendants and their insurance companies often prefer to settle instead of going to trial against us. For dedicated representation and experience that you can count on, contact The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. at our Melville, NY office for a free consultation!
Speak to a Long Island Personal Injury Attorney Today
The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. is committed to protecting the rights and futures of clients who have been injured by another party’s negligence. Although we cannot erase all consequences of a serious injury or fatal accident, we can help you get the money to cover the economic and non-economic damages you have sustained. We can also help you find peace of mind knowing that the responsible party is held accountable.