Long Island Personal Injury Attorney
Providing Compassionate & Tenacious Legal Services to Injured Clients
At the Law Offices of Steven M. Adler, PLLC, we fight on behalf of clients who have suffered injuries due to the negligence or carelessness of others. Whatever your situation, we can talk with you throughout the process and determine an effective legal strategy. Our Long Island personal injury lawyer is dedicated to meeting clients’ legal needs. We know you are going through a stressful experience. That is why our firm strives to provide informative and diligent legal services.
We Provide Compassionate & Aggressive Representation for a Variety of Personal Injury Cases.
From slip and fall accidents to car crashes, our firm has the experience to help you seek a financial settlement. Insurance companies may try to dispute your claim or say that your injuries are not as bad as you say they are. That is why evidence is such a key factor in personal injury litigation. Witness statements, photographs, and medical records can be used to show the extent and nature of your injuries. Our firm can conduct a thorough investigation into your accident as we seek to prove the negligence or recklessness of the other party.
Common types of personal injury cases involve:
- Car accidents
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
- Truck accidents
- Premises liability
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
- Motorcycle accidents
- Dangerous drugs
Injuries from these accidents may be minor or severe. Victims may suffer broken bones, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, internal hemorrhaging, traumatic brain injuries, burns, organ damage, muscle sprains and strains, and catastrophic injuries. If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, it is important to pursue compensation right away. Medical bills can quickly pile up, and you may have to take extensive time off of work, resulting in lost wages. Our Long Island personal injury lawyer can discuss your options, negotiate a settlement with the insurance company, and represent you in court as you pursue the maximum amount of compensation.
New York Laws Regarding Personal Injury Claims
In the state of New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is 3 years. This means you have 3 years from the date of your injury to file a claim for compensation. If you wait longer than the time limit, your ability to receive a settlement may be hindered. That is why it is important to obtain experienced legal assistance and to file a claim as soon as possible after an accident so you can seek the financial relief you need.
Depending on the situation, you may be able to receive a variety of benefits. These include compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Expected future medical costs
- Pain and suffering
- Other noneconomic damages
Economic damages are those that have a clear monetary value. You can talk with your doctor to determine the amount of future medical expenses you will need, and estimate the total amount of money you have lost because of the injury. For noneconomic damages – including pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress – insurance adjusters will often use a specific calculator to determine the amount you are entitled to.
When pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, it is helpful to wait until you have reached the maximum medical improvement (MMI). This is the point at which your doctor says you have healed as much as you are going to, and that there are no other treatment options to substantially improve your condition.
Even if you still experience residual pain, the MMI means all treatment options have been exhausted. It is important to wait until you have reached the MMI to pursue a claim, because if you suffer unexpected complications after the case is complete, you will be unable to receive more compensation.
With more than 30 years of experience, we can guide you every step of the way as you pursue the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (516) 740-1184 to schedule an appointment.
The Law Offices of Steven M. Adler, PLLC is committed to providing informative and personal legal services to injured clients. In order to pursue a settlement, you must prove that the other party acted negligently or without regard to human life. Whether you were injured by a reckless driver or a negligent physician, we are committed to meeting your legal needs. Our Long Island personal injury lawyer can analyze your situation and guide you through the process.
Contact us today to discuss your case with our compassionate and knowledgeable legal advocate.
If we are unable to help you with a case we are more than happy to refer you to one of our trusted attorneys.