Long Island Car Accident Lawyer If you've been injured in a car accident, contact The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. today. We will help you get the care and compensation you deserve.

Long Island Car Accident Attorneys

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 Accident

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 on Long Island who will protect your rights and help you seek compensation for your pain and suffering.

Types of Car Accident Claims We Handle

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 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.

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

Call The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. at (631) 250-4212 for a FREE consultation—discover your legal options!

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 than 150 years of combined experience on your side. Act now to protect your rights!

Backed By 150+ Years of Experience

The Odierno Law Firm has a long history of serving the Long Island community. We have a wealth of experience and a proven track record. We are deeply committed to helping you, not just with your case, but with your everyday needs.

We Have Recovered Over 150 Million
Dollars For Our Clients

  • $1.2 Million Dollar Settlement
  • $1.6 Million Dollar Settlement
  • $175,000 UM Arbitration
  • $200,000 Mediated Settlement
  • $250,000 Mediated Settlement
  • $250,000 Mediated Settlement
  • $250,000 Settlement During Trial
  • $295,000 Mediated Settlement
  • $300,000 Settlement During Trial
  • $350,000 Trial Verdict
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What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “I would highly recommend their services to those that need a good personal injury law firm.”

    - Kalvin
  • “I cannot say enough about how compassionate and helpful the entire staff was during a difficult time.”

    - Christine E
  • “They were so friendly and especially given the circumstances of being in pain they really made this awful experience better and manageable.”

    - Jennifer DiPietro
  • “I've been using Odierno Law Firm for over 10 years and I've only had nothing but success. They are great law firm to work with I would recommend them every day.”

    - V.L.
  • “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.”

    - D.P.
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