frequently asked questions
Experience is crucial in injury claims; over the years in practice our firm has developed relationships with powerful resources that can be called upon to assist in the claim or lawsuit. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements over our 30 years in personal injury practice, and are AV rated (the top peer review rating) by Martindale-Hubbell. When seriously injured, it is the right time to get an attorney that has extensive experience and a proven record, not an attorney new to practice. You will also benefit from our personal service and attention to your case; we are not going to shove you off onto an assistant. We provide personal legal counsel to our clients, and recognized for our client-focused service.
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How do I choose a Personal Injury Lawyer?
How much is my claim worth in a settlement?
If you choose to try to get a claim settled on your own, your final compensation will very likely be much less than it would be if you engaged the services of a Suffolk County Personal Injury Lawyer from our firm. We are relentless in demanding fair play from insurance companies for our clients, and if they will not be fair in a settlement offer, we are more than willing to take them to court to litigate and have a jury decide. With enough pressure applied and a professionally documented claim, most cases settle prior to trial.
How long do I have do file a claim?
The statute of limitations in New York in personal injury claims related to negligence is 3 years. It is important to initiate the claims process as early as possible after the injury, as over time it can become more difficult to acquire the evidence and witness statements needed to support the claim. In cases of medical malpractice, you have 2 years and 6 months from the time that the injury occurred. In wrongful death claims, the close family has 2 years to file a claim from the date of death. Product liability claims also have a time limitation of 3 years. Getting legal representation from our firm as early as possible can be critical with regard to the final resolution in many serious injury cases.