On Long Island motor vehicle collisions far exceed any other type of personal injury accident. On Long Island’s heavily traveled roads, accidents are a daily occurrence, resulting in millions of dollars in property damage, serious injuries and death.
The high incidence of car and truck accidents means that most people will be involved in one at some point in their lives. In the unfortunate event that you are gravely injured in a car accident, getting medical attention is always your first priority. If another party is legally responsible for your injuries, your next important step is choosing a lawyer to represent you to help recover damages.
While negligent drivers cause a majority of motor vehicle accidents, other parties or hazards may be liable, such as the highway department, when confusing signs, road defects or collapse of bridges harm drivers and their vehicles. Other accidents may happen because of defects in a vehicle itself or other situations such as railroad crossings that do not have crossing arms, bells, lights or provisions to warn drivers adequately of an on-coming train.
Protect Your Legal Rights
As with all personal injury accidents, the New York Statute of Limitations restrict the time you have to file a lawsuit. If you miss the deadline, you will lose your right to recover damages, even if you had grounds for a claim. Ideally, you should consult with an attorney within the first 24 hours after an accident, or as soon as otherwise possible. Seeking legal help at the outset will give you and your attorney a distinct advantage in holding liable parties responsible for the harm they caused. Your attorney will be able to begin an immediate investigation into the circumstances surrounding your accident, preserve evidence and explore all possible sources to recover damages on your behalf.
Legal Services, When You Are Injured
At the Suffolk County law firm of Patsis Law, we practice exclusively in the area of personal injury and wrongful death, with a focus on personal service and delivering the highest caliber of legal service.
Decades of experience give our lawyers the skills to protect the legal rights of car accident victims and help them obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation and other costs related to their injuries.
Our attorneys are known for their ability to handle cases ranging from routine to the most complex. Whether your accident resulted in bone fractures, spinal injury, brain injury, loss of limbs or wrongful death, we stand ready to fight for your rights and aggressively pursue the maximum recovery of damages for the harm you suffered.
We fully understand what you and your family are going through as you cope with the loss of income, medical bills and a struggle to regain your health. As your attorney, we will deal with the insurance company and take care of all the legal aspects of your case, while you concentrate on getting well.
Because negligent drivers and their insurers often deny any responsibility for causing an accident, our office works with accident reconstructionists, skid mark analysts, civil engineers, surveyors, and private investigators in determining the cause of a wreck. We gather eyewitness testimony and obtain police reports, while investigating evidence from the scene of an accident. If necessary, we work with computer animators and simulators to recreate the cause of a crash. Data and evidence recovered are also very useful for visual presentations to explain events to jurors.
We will take every step necessary to obtain the compensation you deserve. If negotiations fail to arrive at a fair settlement on your behalf, you can rest assured, our trial attorneys are always prepared to present your case to a jury of peers.
Contact Us for a No Cost, No Obligation Consultation
When you suffer serious injuries in a car, truck or other motor vehicle accident, call Patsis Law, Take advantage of our free initial consultation to discuss your injuries and find out whether you have grounds for a lawsuit.
If your injuries prevent you from coming to our office, we will be glad to meet with you at a time and place convenient for you. We handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you do not owe us a fee unless we recover damages for you. Expenses are payable by the client at conclusion of recovery.