Injured in a Car Accident?

Single & Multi-Vehicle Accidents

Personal Injury Lawyer in Long Island, NY

Single and multi-vehicle accidents differ by the number of cars involved. Single vehicle accidents involve only one car while multi-vehicle accidents include two or more cars. Both of these types of scenarios should be taken very seriously and require important steps to be taken. At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., we are determined to help car accident victims review their case and fully understand their legal options. If you have been injured, our Long Island personal injury lawyers can steer you towards filing a claim and getting the money you need for your medical and nonmedical fees. Without having proper representation on your side, insurance companies may take advantage of the situation and give you less that you are entitled to.

Single Vehicle Accidents

This type of accident can be an exceptionally stressful and frustrating situation to deal with. Single vehicle accidents involve only one car and can happen to even the safest of drivers. If you have been injured and your car was the only one involved, our Long Island personal injury lawyers may be able to help. There are situations that may have been out of your control in which you could possible receive compensation from your insurance company.

Single vehicle accidents include:

  • Swerving out of the way from a distracted or negligent driver;
  • Swerving to avoid hitting an object or animal on the road;
  • Potholes;
  • Poor weather conditions (icy pavement, sun glare, etc.); and
  • Flying objects (tree branch, rocks, etc.).

Although it may be tough to handle a single accident case, it is not impossible. Our law firm is determined to help clients evaluate their case and help them identify any evidence that may prove that they were not at fault for the damages involved.

Multi-Vehicle Accidents

Multi-vehicle accidents include two or more cars. If you have been injured in this type of accident, it is important to understand who was at fault and what may have caused it. The more vehicles that are involved in the accident, however, the more difficult it can become to receive the appropriate amount of money needed for the injuries or damages related to the accident.

By having a skilled attorney on your side, you are better able to defend your multi-vehicle case involving:

  • Head-on Collision: This type of accident occurs when the front of two vehicles run into one another. A common reason for head-on collisions is that one driver, for whatever reason, merges into oncoming traffic and crashes into an innocent driver.
  • Rear-End Collision: Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents. They happen when the front of one car runs into the back of another. This may be due to a speeding, distracted, negligent or tailgating driver. The car in front may also slam on their breaks without warning, although proper distance should always be placed between a driver and the car in front of them.
  • Side-Impact Collision: These accidents are also referred to as T-bone collisions. They occur when the front of one vehicle runs into the side of another and can happen when a person runs a light or stop sign, when someone is backing out of a driveway, pulling out of a parking lot or during any other similar instance.
  • Pileup: A pileup is known as an accident that involves multiple vehicles and it can be a very difficult type of case to deal with. Due to the fact that multiple people are involved, it means that they may have different recollections of what happened as well as different insurance companies who want to get out of paying for any damages related to the accident.

Talk to a Long Island personal injury attorney about your car accident case!

Have you been injured in an accident that was out of your control? Did someone cause an accident that damaged your car and injured you? No matter what the case may be, not is the time to seek experienced representation to stand by your side. In doing so, you can focus more on recovering from your injuries while your attorney can handle the complicated legal aspects involved. At The Odierno Law Firm, P.C., our team has more than 150 years of combined experience that they are determined to put to work for the unique car accident cases of our clients.

We can get you started with our free case evaluation in order to better review your legal matters and determine the best plan of action to take. Do not hesitate to call a Long Island personal injury attorney from our firm to initiate your case immediately!

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.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT US

  • 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.”

    M.D.

  • 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!!”

    J.S.

  • They checked up on me every week until my case was settled and I still hear from them from time to time.

    “They represented me in a car accident that I was in and they made sure that they did everything possible to make me comfortable. They checked up on me every week until my case was settled and I still hear from them from time to time. I definitely would recommend them to people.”

    N.J.

  • I can give no better recommendation then The Odierno Law Firm; my trusted advisers and the lawyers I can count on.

    “As a small business owner, it is imperative that I surround myself with a team of people that can help me lead from the front. O2 law allows me the peace of mind to know that I have professional and high level legal help whenever I need. Whether you have a current issue, or are in need of legal guidance, I can give no better recommendation then The Odierno Law Firm; my trusted advisers and the lawyers I can count on.”

    B.R.

  • I cannot say enough about the Odierno Law Firm! Everyone I worked with truly went out of their way

    “I cannot say enough about the Odierno Law Firm! Everyone I worked with truly went out of their way to explain the legal process, make me feel at ease, and explain each step thoroughly in language I could easily understand. I have no doubt that choosing Odierno was the best decision I could have made! Thank you to Scott, Russell, Stephanie, Maria, Kim and the entire office for all of your efforts on my behalf.”

    C.D.

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