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Long Island Car Accident Attorney

The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. Handles Serious Car Accident Injuries

At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., we will protect your rights at every step. We can help you substantiate the severity of your injuries, helping you fill out a pain and suffering claim if necessary. With an experienced Long Island car accident lawyer preparing your injury claim, you can make sure that your covered benefits are fully paid.

Suffering from late appearing car accident injuries? Contact us for a free consultation and seek compensation!

What To Expect Physically After a Car AccidentCar Crashes Graph

If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident, there are a lot of decisions that you must face. Before speaking with insurance companies or a Long Island car accident attorney, it is important to address any serious injuries or bodily harm sustained as a result of a Long Island car accident.

  • The first thing you must do is get proper medical care for any injuries you sustained in the accident. Do this without fail. This is first and foremost important for your health. It is also useful documentation when you are filing an insurance claim.
  • You may experience anxiety, depression, or physical limitations after being involved in a car accident. Do not push yourself to perform at 100% after you have been injured. It will benefit you and your loved ones in the long run if you take your time to recover and heal.

If you can, you should also try to take pictures, write down details, and obtain the contact information of all witnesses, documenting the crash. When you have reached a place of being healthy and out of medical danger, you need to call a car accident attorney in Long Island who will protect your rights and help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering.

Types of Car Accident Claims We HandleNew York Car Accident Heat Map

At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., we will protect your rights at every step. We can help you substantiate the severity of your injuries, helping you fill out a pain and suffering claim if necessary.

Our firm handles a wide range of car accident injury claims including:

With an experienced Long Island car accident lawyer preparing your injury claim, you can make sure that your covered benefits are fully paid.

Recovering Damages After a Car Accident in New York

In many car accident cases, insurance providers won’t give the injured parties enough to properly cover their medical expenses or repair costs. Instead, they are given minimal amounts that only include “actual damages”, or the initial harm that can be measured with dollars and cents. In no way does this mean you have to accept the amount given and stop there. Rather, you have the right to pursue further monies rewarded for any of the following reasons:

  • Compensatory damages: If you would like compensation for any financial losses you may suffer in the future due to your injury, or any you have already lost, you will want to pursue compensatory damages. In many cases, a jury will determine the amount to award you.
  • Punitive damages: In order to punish those responsible for your trauma, you can sue them for punitive – or exemplary – damages in an amount you and your lawyer set. Oftentimes, you can expect to be rewarded less than you request, so you may want to consider an amount higher than your original expectations.
  • Nominal damages: Car accidents can cause serious emotional damage to the victims, even if no bodily harm occurs. Those accountable for the collision can be sued for nominal damages that will grant you monies in compensation for your mental suffering.
  • Comparative fault recoveries: Even if you were partially at fault for the car accident that caused your personal injuries, New York State law allows you to pursue damages that will be reduced based on your “percentage of responsibility” for the collision. For example, if you are deemed half at fault for the accident, any damages you are rewarded will likely be reduced by 50%.

The employees at an insurance company are trained to find ways to deny or reduce claims. Without the assistance of an attorney, you could be left with a settlement amount that does not meet your expenses. No one should have to face financial uncertainty after suffering injuries from an accident.

Scene of a car accident from an aerial view

Is New York a No-Fault State?

If you live in New York, you may be wondering how no-fault insurance works after a Long Island car accident. New York is a no-fault state, which means that insurance companies are responsible for reimbursing their insureds regardless of who was at-fault for causing the accident. It was enacted to ensure that injured persons who have insurance could receive help even if the at-fault party was not identified.

Under New York accident law, there are two parts to "no-fault" insurance:

  • The first part involves benefits such as hospital bills, doctor bills, and lost wages. This means that those bills are covered without having to prove who was at fault.
  • The second part of no-fault insurance details the limits on benefits that can be recovered for pain and suffering. You can only pursue compensation for pain and suffering if the injuries are deemed "serious".

Work with a Knowledgeable Car Accident Lawyer

Dealing with the aftermath of an accident or any other accident can be extremely daunting due to physical and emotional injury, and complicated insurance claims. When you have been injured in a car accident, your attention needs to be on the healing process. While you focus on your health, our team can handle the legal aspects of your recovery, which can involve:

  • Gathering evidence
  • Proving that the other driver was negligent
  • Analyzing the insurance coverages involved and determining the full coverage possible
  • Establishing the extent of your car accident injuries
  • Pursuing just compensation

We are ready to tenaciously negotiate on your behalf to ensure that you recover the compensation that you need and deserve for all medical costs, lost wages, and more. Don't hesitate to get more more than 150 years of combined experience on your side. Act now to protect your rights!

Injury Law Firm Serving Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and Queens

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We Have Recovered OVER 100 MILLION DOLLARS

  • $1.2 Million Dollar Settlement

    Facts: Plaintiff was driving his motor vehicle straight when defendant, who was legally drunk, crossed over a divider and struck the plaintiff's car head on. Plaintiff was the only occupant in the car and died instantly. Plaintiff had dependent wife and teenage son.

  • $1.6 Million Dollar Settlement

    Plaintiff is a 50 year old man who was doing repair work on a residential residence in Suffolk County. He was on a ladder when several bricks in the patio supporting the ladder gave way causing him to fall to the ground. The homeowner was negligent due to the improper construction and maintenance of the brick patio. Plaintiff suffered injuries to his pelvis, back, neck and legs and is disabled from future work.

  • $175,000 UM Arbitration

    Plaintiff is a 65 year old man who was injured when walking to his car parked on the street in front of a house he was visiting. Plaintiff was struck and knocked to the ground by an unidentified driver. Plaintiff reported the accident to the police and sought evaluation at the hospital. Plaintiff did not treat for one month after the accident as he was suffering from unrelated physical ailments. When plaintiff did seek treatment it was determined he suffered a torn ligament in his hip. Plaintiff’s doctor opined that the only remedy was surgery and plaintiff was not a candidate because of his COPD. Defendant contested the validity of the occurrence as well as the causation of the injury. Defendant cited the plaintiff’s previous injuries and accidents claiming his hip injury was a consequence of prior falls as well related to his history of arthritis.

  • $200,000 Mediated Settlement

    Plaintiff was a 26 year old male who died during a house fire occurring in Suffolk County. The defendant, who is the owner of the house admitted that she could not credibly testify the smoke detectors were operational as they were not checked regularly. Defendant home owner also admitted that the batteries used in the smoke detectors were never changed to her knowledge. Counsel for the defendant alleged that the plaintiff engaged in culpable conduct in the origin and subsequent spreading of the fire. Counsel also attempted to limit damages by emphasizing plaintiff did not have any dependents.

  • $250,000 Mediated Settlement

    Facts: Plaintiff is a 32 year old woman who was driving her motor vehicle and stopped at a red light when her car was struck in the rear by another motor vehicle. Plaintiff suffered horizontal tears of the anterior horns of the medial and lateral menisci of the right knee with traumatic chondromalacia. Plaintiff's injuries necessitated multiple injections to her right knee as well as two arthroscopic surgeries.

    Plaintiff's surgeon opined that a total knee replacement is a possibility as plaintiff ages because her injuries will exacerbate the normal degenerative changes. Defendant argued that Plaintiff made a full recovery as she was able to return to work without limiting the scope of her duties.

  • $250,000 Mediated Settlement

    Plaintiff is a 54 year old woman who was exiting her motor vehicle when she slipped and fell on ice and snow in defendant's parking lot. Plaintiff sustained a fracture of her left ankle requiring surgery. Defendant claimed that they plowed, sanded and salted the parking in a reasonable manner and furthermore plaintiff did not suffer any residual limitations from the injury and resulting surgery.

  • $250,000 Settlement During Trial

    Facts: Plaintiff is a 62 year old male who experienced car trouble on a busy highway at 9:00 p.m. He proceeded to pull off to the side of the roadway and open the hood. As he was standing in front of his car working under the hood the defendant was driving his motor vehicle and did not see plaintiff's car.

    Defendant struck the plaintiff's stopped car in the rear causing plaintiff to be catapulted ten feet into the air. Plaintiff landed on the roadway and suffered a severely herniated disc at L4-L5 requiring him to wear a hard back brace at all times. Defendant claims plaintiff was responsible for the accident as plaintiff did not maintain any lights or warning that his car was stopped and encroaching into a traffic lane.

  • $295,000 Mediated Settlement

    Facts: Plaintiff is a 43 year old women who was driving her motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by another car. Plaintiff suffered thoracic and lumbar herniated discs requiring a posterolateral spinal fusion at T11 – L2, segmental pedicle fixation at T11-L2 and an iliac crest bone graft. Defendant conceded liability but claimed the injury was degenerative as there was no visible damage to the motor vehicle plaintiff was operating.

  • $300,000 Settlement During Trial

    Facts: The plaintiff is a 38 year old male who was stopped in traffic when his vehicle was struck in the rear by another car. Plaintiff was awarded summary judgment on liability and the matter proceeded to trial on damages. The plaintiff suffered a lumbar herniated disc requiring a fusion and laminectomy.

    Defendant claimed that the plaintiff's injury was not related to the accident as he suffers from severe Ehlers Danlos syndrome. Defendant also obtained surveillance footage of plaintiff working at a construction site carrying various heavy objects. Case settled after jury selection and before opening statements.

  • $350,000 Trial Verdict

    Facts: Plaintiff is a 33 year old male driving his motorcycle straight when the defendant attempted to make a right turn and struck the side of plaintiff's motorcycle. Defendant claimed he followed a turn arrow and that the plaintiff rode through a steady red light. Defendant also claimed that according to plaintiff's own doctors he made an excellent recovery and suffered no restrictions.

    Plaintiff suffered a fracture of his right tibia and fibula requiring surgery. Defendant was found to be 100% liable at trial and offered a $100,000 settlement. Plaintiff refused the offer and obtained a jury verdict.


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    “Absolutely love this law firm. Staff was awesome. My case went smooth and they were on it from the very start. I definitely recommend them. Client for life. ”


  • Very professional, helpful and efficient.

    “I highly recommend the Odierno Law Firm. His entire staff is very professional, helpful and efficient.”


  • The Odierno Law Firm is the most professional law office I have ever dealt with.

    “The Odierno Law Firm is the most professional law office I have ever dealt with. All calls are returned in a timely manner. The attorneys are very knowledgeable. And I would highly recommend this Law Firm to anyone who is looking for complete professionalism.”


  • Thank you for all your help

    “Just wanted to say thank you for everything, it was a pleasure to work with Maria and Stephanie who worked on my case. They were so friendly and especially given the circumstances of being in pain they really made this awful experience better and manageable. They really were on the ball and I can not thank them enough. Thanks for great service!!”

    Jennifer DiPietro

  • I highly recommend this law firm!!

    “The whole staff is completely heart warming!! After my accident they came to my house to talk to me cause my mobility wouldn't let me go to them They constantly call and email to see how I'm doing. I highly recommend this law firm!!”



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