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Long Island Personal Injury Lawyer

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Accidents happen. When they do, you expect the at-fault party to provide you with the money you need to pay for medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Insurers in New York spend huge sums of money each year to avoid paying out damages on their clients’ behalf.

When you are left with nothing to cover expenses, it is important to get the help of an experienced Long Island injury lawyer who can help you fight for the compensation you need. With over 20 years in practice, the Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C. stands ready to help you pursue justice.

Let us help you with your injury claim. Call (800) 242-3740 now and schedule your free initial case review with the Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C in Long Island, NY.

Handling All Personal Injury Cases Throughout New York State

If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, please contact the Law Office of Gregory A. Goodman, P.C. immediately to protect your rights. We will provide you with a free consultation. Our law firm can provide you will legal representation on all types of personal injury matters and accidents.

Among other cases, we help clients with injury matters involving:

What To Do After a Car Accident

When you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may not know where to turn. Should you deal directly with the other driver’s insurance company? Is fault an issue in the case? What paperwork must you send to the insurance company? Hiring an experienced attorney will ease your stress. We have years of experience working on personal injury cases. We are strong advocates you can depend on for results when you’ve been involved in an auto accident in the Long Island area. We can help you determine what steps to take during this difficult time.

Injury Statute of Limitations in New York

Many people do not realize that if they fail to file a lawsuit within a certain period of time, they will be barred from bringing a lawsuit. In New York, people who are injured in a car accident have only three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in court. Of course, many car accidents end up settling out of court. It’s important to hire an attorney who is able to work on settling your case while remaining prepared to file a lawsuit and take the case to trial if necessary.

New York’s No-Fault Insurance System

New York is one of only a few states that have no-fault car insurance systems. This system requires that you must collect first from your own insurance company, even if the other driver caused the accident. A fault is not considered unless drugs or alcohol are involved.

This rule is not absolute. You may have a personal injury claim against the other driver’s insurance company if the accident resulted in death or excessive medical bills over $50,000. Suffering certain serious injuries such as fractures or disfigurements may also allow you to file a lawsuit rather than collect from your own insurance company. Our Long Island personal injury office is available to discuss the facts of your case and to determine what rights you may have.

Shared Fault Law in New York and Long Island

When attempting to hold an entity liable for your injuries, they may argue that you share at least part of the blame. If you are found to share liability, this can affect your total received compensation.

In New York, shared fault compensation falls under the "Pure Comparative Negligence" rule. This means the amount of compensation you are entitled to will be reduced by the percentage of fault you had in the accident.

It is important to note that this rule is specific to injury lawsuits brought to trial. Though insurance adjusters can bring up the comparative negligence rule, you still can negotiate how that rule applies to your claim. A Long Island injury attorney can assist you whether you're dealing with the comparative negligence rule in the courts or with an insurance adjuster.

Collecting Special Damages & Compensation

With an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer on your side, you will have a better understanding of a realistic outcome for your case.

You may be able to pursue several types of damages in an injury case, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Property damage (damage to your car that must be repaired)
  • Lost wages (for any time you have missed from work as a result of your injuries)

We can review your case and assess what damages may be recoverable. We’re available for free consultations and have flexible payment plans. We look forward to advocating for your rights.

Injured in Long Island? Get the compensation you deserve. Dial (800) 242-3740 now or contact us online to get started.

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