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For more than 80 years, our experienced law firm has guided clients through the often complex legal process. Our experienced personal injury attorneys treat clients like family and aim to achieve the highest possible settlement after an accident. We’re always available to answer your questions and won’t stop fighting until we win you the compensation you deserve.
Meet Our Featured Long Island Attorneys
SENIOR TRIAL ATTORNEY
Attorney Peragine grew up in Bluepoint, NY with his parents and sister, where he attended Bayport Blue Point High School. In his free time, Attorney Peragine enjoys playing ice hockey. He played at the collegiate level as a goaltender and continues to play on local men’s teams at the Southampton Ice Rink. His family often visits the East End of Long Island, including the Montauk Point Lighthouse and North Fork farms, wineries and shops. They also staycation at Fire Island and other local beaches. Music is another big part of Attorney Peragine’s life. He has played guitar for several years and enjoys going to music events, including Dave Matthews concerts in the summer, with his family and friends.
- Super Lawyers Rising Star 2010 – 2022
- Top 40 under 40 Trial Attorneys
- Best of the Bar Award for Top Verdict in New York
- 23rd Highest Motor Vehicle Accident Verdict in New York – 2019
- National Association of Distinguished Counsel Nations Top One Percent of New York Attorneys – 2015
SENIOR TRIAL ATTORNEY
Attorney Aiello uses his prior experience as a defense lawyer representing insurance companies to win the best possible settlements for injured clients. He has worked for one of the largest personal injury law firms and represented clients in over 100 bench and jury trials. When the insurance company refuses to offer reasonable compensation, Attorney Aiello is prepared to fight. In one case, he recovered $2.25 million on the eve of trial after a prior firm tried to resolve it for only $75,000. Outside the courtroom, Attorney Aiello is a United States Coast Guard licensed captain and U.S. patent holder.Read Bio
- National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
- Super Lawyers Rising Star
- Best of the Bar (Top 100 Settlements in NY, 2019)
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We are dedicated to a variety of personal injury cases, with unparalleled success in Long Island for car, motorcycle and truck accidents.
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Riverhead Personal Injury Lawyers
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC is an award-winning Long Island personal injury law firm with an office in Riverhead, New York. We have been helping accident victims for over 80 years!
When someone else’s negligence causes you harm, a personal injury attorney can fight for the compensation you deserve. The legal team at Trantolo & Trantolo have successfully represented many individuals and families who have been seriously injured or lost a loved one due to another person’s reckless behavior.
After an accident, the Riverhead personal injury attorneys at Trantolo & Trantolo can put our decades of experience and resources to work for you. We understand the stress an injury or wrongful death can have on a family, which is why our clients do not pay a dime until the case is won and settled.
Frequently Asked Personal Injury Questions
- Why Choose Trantolo & Trantolo’s Personal Injury Attorneys?
- What Qualifies as a Personal Injury Claim?
- How Can Our Riverhead Law Firm Help After an Accident?
- Can I Still Get Compensation If Found Partially at Fault?
- Will I Need to Go to Court to Settle My Personal Injury Case?
- How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Riverhead?
- Can I Seek Compensation for the Wrongful Death of a Family Member?
Why Choose Trantolo & Trantolo’s Personal Injury Attorneys?
Our lawyers are extremely knowledgeable and well-versed in the laws that protect New York residents. Let us help get your life back on track after a serious injury. Call Trantolo & Trantolo in Riverhead today.
What Qualifies as a Personal Injury Claim?
Immediately following an accident, your injuries might seem small or non-existent. Yet regardless of the initial impact, it’s important to consult with a personal injury attorney to protect your rights. A person should consider filing a personal injury claim if they’ve suffered any of the following events.
Car Accidents: When you’re struck by a distracted or otherwise negligent driver, seek medical attention right away. A car accident attorney can help you prove the other driver was at fault and will fight for compensation.
Truck Accidents: Due to their size, tractor trailer and large truck accidents are very serious and often fatal. A truck accident attorney can hold the trucking company responsible for your injuries and losses.
Motorcycle Accidents: Riders have less protection on a motorcycle and can suffer broken bones, head injuries and internal bleeding if struck by another motor vehicle. A motorcycle accident attorney can get justice for your injuries and bike damage.
Pedestrian Accidents: Incidents of pedestrians being struck by motorists continue to increase. If you’ve been hit while crossing the street or walking alongside the road, a pedestrian accident attorney can fight for the compensation you deserve.
Bicycle Accidents: Similar to riding a motorcycle, bicyclists are more susceptible to serious injury in a crash with another motorist. A bicycle accident attorney will fight to hold the careless driver responsible for your pain and suffering.
Wrongful Death: If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another person or entity, filing a wrongful death claim can help ensure justice is served.
Slip and Fall: After an injury on someone else’s property, an attorney specializing in premises liability can deal directly with the insurance companies while you focus on healing.
Product Liability:If the use of a defective product led to injury, a product liability attorney will fight to seek compensation for the damages suffered.
Construction Accidents: When an injury occurs on a construction site and the owner does not have adequate liability insurance, an experienced construction accident attorney can work with your employer and the insurance companies to secure fair compensation.
If you’ve found yourself in any of these situations, do not hesitate to contact Trantolo & Trantolo’s personal injury lawyers in Riverhead to start a claim.
How Can Our Riverhead Law Firm Help After an Accident?
Trantolo & Trantolo can help you navigate a variety of personal injuries. Depending on the complexity, some cases may be simpler while others take more time to resolve. No matter what it takes, our goal is to ensure your rights are protected and you’re awarded fair compensation for your losses. Our Riverhead team will support you in the following ways.
Investigation: Your legal team will help you gather as much as evidence as possible and interview witnesses who saw the incident to build a stronger case.
Negotiation: If the case cannot be settled with the insurance company directly, your personal injury lawyer will negotiate on your behalf. We always fight for the fairest compensation.
Litigation: Your attorney will guide you through the process of filing a lawsuit for equitable compensation against the insurance company if necessary. An unfair policyholder notice will also be sent, stating their policy is subject to legal action.
Claims: These legal documents are filed to secure compensation. Claims include statements and offers like medical bills, property damage, loss of wages, pain and suffering, etc.
Settlements: Trantolo & Trantolo’s personal injury lawyers work tirelessly to ensure every client receives the compensation they deserve for their injuries and related losses.
Can I Still Get Compensation If Found Partially at Fault?
Yes, you can still receive compensation if you’re partially at fault for your accident and injuries. Under New York law, your compensation will be adjusted based on the percentage you are found to be at fault.
Will I Need to Go to Court to Settle My Personal Injury Case?
Most personal injury cases do not go to court but if it’s required, the injured party must prove the other person was at fault. The best way to prove fault is with evidence, which your legal team will obtain and present.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Riverhead?
The statute of limitations to file a personal injury claim in Riverhead is three years, yet it’s beneficial to hire a lawyer as soon as possible.
Can I Seek Compensation for the Wrongful Death of a Family Member?
Yes, you can fight for compensation if your relative suffered a fatal accident.
Protecting Your Rights After an Accident
Studies confirm that hiring an experienced attorney after you have been injured can result in a significantly higher settlement than proceeding without legal representation. In addition to contacting a Riverhead personal injury lawyer, other steps you can take to build a stronger case include:
- Immediately seek medical attention
- Obtain witness names and contact details
- Write down descriptions of the vehicles involved
- Record your version of events while the details are fresh
- Take pictures of the accident and your injuries
- Keep copies of your medical bills and other expenses related to the accident
Common Types of Catastrophic Injuries
Serious injuries can have a significant impact on quality of life. A personal injury attorney can help you obtain compensation after an accident with severe consequences. Common injuries considered to be “catastrophic” include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury: Accidents – often involving a severe blow to the head – that result in permanent brain damage and disabilities.
- Fractures: Bone breaks or cracks that occur during in a severe accident.
- Amputations: A severe impact that results in the loss of body parts, including arms and legs.
- Internal Injuries: Damage to the organs (i.e., the heart of liver) that requires hospitalization.
- Internal Bleeding: Severe blood loss and internal bleeding, which can be fatal.
- Burns: Often second-degree or third-degree burns suffered in a motor vehicle accident.
- Spinal Cord Injury: Damage to the spinal cord, resulting in long-term disability or death.
Contact a Riverhead Personal Injury Attorney Today
Our knowledgeable personal injury team is ready to assist with your case. Trantolo & Trantolo offers a free, no-obligation consultation to find out if you have a claim. Call us to get started.