When someone else’s carelessness or recklessness causes you to suffer injuries, you have rights. Our experienced injury attorneys can help you seek a fair payout after a Smithtown, NY, incident or accident. You might receive compensation for your medical care, income losses, pain and suffering, and other damages. Let us handle your insurance claim or lawsuit.
A Smithtown personal injury attorney from Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, can help you get justice based on your case facts. Learn more during a free initial consultation with our team today. We will review your options and rights with you, explaining how we can help you seek fair compensation in your case. Call us or use our online contact form to reach our team today.
Our Smithtown Personal Injury Lawyers Seek Compensation for Clients Hurt on Long Island
When our Smithtown personal injury attorneys handle a case, we aim to recover the money our client needs to cover their accident- and injury-related expenses and losses. While this includes their medical treatment costs, it goes far beyond medical bills.
Our team identifies, documents, and values the client’s recoverable damages based on their case facts. Each case is unique, and even those with similar causes or injuries could have dramatically different values or outcomes.
Some common damages we seek and recover for clients hurt in Smithtown personal injury cases include:
- Current and future medical care costs and related medical expenses
- Income losses because of time missed at work
- Reduced earning ability because of lasting injuries
- Related expenses with receipts, such as travel expenses for care or parking at the hospital
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic expenses
Our experienced lawyers also handle wrongful death cases in Smithtown. Wrongful death cases work differently than personal injury cases, although the goals—to recover fair compensation for the injured party and hold the liable party accountable—are the same.
Under EPTL § 5-4.1, the executor of the estate, called the decedent’s personal representative, is the only party allowed to sue in a New York State wrongful death lawsuit. Our attorneys understand this and other unique rules that govern how we proceed with these cases. We will navigate the process for you and your family if your loved one died from their injuries.
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC: Your Smithtown Personal Injury Firm
At Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, Three generations of our family have spent more than 85 years helping injured people get fairly compensated based on their accident-related expenses and losses.
When our team handles a personal injury case, we will NOT settle for less than our client deserves. We are prepared to take any case to court when necessary to get justice for our client. We have the necessary experience, knowledge, resources, and reputation to take on any case, even those so complex or challenging that other Long Island law firms refuse.
When you hire our team, you become a part of our family. You can expect to receive personalized support and services throughout the entire legal process. Some recent settlements and verdicts our lawyers won for clients on Long Island include:
- A $850,000 Settlement: Recovered $850,000 for a client who suffered neck and back injuries in a rear-end crash on the Long Island Expressway.
- $750,000 Settlement: Recovered $750,000 for a client who underwent treatment for back, neck, and shoulder injuries after an accident on a NY Expressway.
- $325,000 Settlement: Recovered $325,000 for a client hit by a distracted driver while crossing a Long Island parking lot on foot.
Our Smithtown legal team offers free consultations and works on a contingency fee basis. We never ask our clients to pay upfront fees. In fact, you pay nothing unless we win your case. Our attorneys’ fees always come directly from the money we recover for you.
Types of Cases Commonly Handled by Our Smithtown, NY, Injury Attorneys
The personal injury lawyers from Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, handle a wide range of cases from our Long Island offices. This includes almost any case where one party’s negligence causes another’s injuries. We know how to identify at-fault parties, document what occurred, and show the value of the expenses and losses our client experienced.
This process can vary depending on how the injuries occurred. Over our 80+ years as personal injury lawyers, we have seen many types of incidents and have likely won a case based on one very similar to yours. Let us review your case to learn more.
We have a wide range of lawyers specializing in different kinds of injuries:
Smithtown Auto Accident Attorney
Our Smithtown, NY, car accident attorneys navigate the state’s car insurance laws and hold at-fault drivers responsible for serious injury crashes regularly. We know how to assess these cases, determine an accident victims’ legal options, and pursue the money they deserve through claims or lawsuits.
Smithtown Dog Bite Lawyer
When a dog bites, we hold the owner accountable. We may build a case against the owner and hold them legally responsible for medical bills and other damages, regardless of the dog’s history.
Smithtown Motorcycle Accident Attorney
When it comes to motorcycle accidents, We Ride, We Understand. We fight for justice, holding the careless or reckless driver responsible, and recovering fair compensation for our clients.
Smithtown Pedestrian Accident Lawyer
When pedestrians and bicyclists are hit by careless drivers, the victims of these crashes often suffer severe injuries. We handle their claim or lawsuit while they focus on healing. We understand how traffic laws apply to sharing the roads with pedestrians and cyclists and can hold motorists liable based on them.
Smithtown Truck Accident Attorney
While truck accidents work in similar ways to other vehicle accidents, there are differences. The victim often suffers serious or catastrophic injuries. At the same time, the at-fault parties’ employer is often vicariously liable. This means we go toe-to-toe with a large corporation and its insurer to negotiate a settlement and recover compensation.
Our Smithtown truck collision lawyers do this regularly—and win. We will not back down because of the size of a company or the intimidation factors they employ.
Smithtown Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer
When a guest falls and suffers injuries, the property owner is often liable. Our personal injury lawyers handle slip, trip, stair fall, balcony collapse, and many other types of fall cases. We understand what it takes to prove what happened and hold the negligent party accountable.
Our Smithtown, NY, Lawyers Identify Liable Parties in Personal Injury Cases
Smithtown personal injuries generally occur because of someone’s negligence. One party acts carelessly, and someone else suffers injuries and financial losses as a result. They can also occur because of recklessness or intentional acts. To determine if there is a valid personal injury claim, our Smithtown, NY, attorneys need evidence to show:
- The liable party owed our client a certain duty of care
- They failed to uphold this duty of care
- Their failure caused the accident or incident
- Our client suffered harm, usually physical, psychological, and financial
For example, imagine a motorcycle accident. The at-fault driver failed to yield before turning left and hit our client. Based on traffic law, they had a duty of care to yield to our client. However, they failed to do so. Their failure to yield was the proximate cause of the crash and our client’s injuries and resulting damages.
In the same way we would investigate this case and gather evidence to document what happened and the role each party played, we look into every case we handle. We identify, preserve, and analyze evidence to support your claim or lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances, this evidence could include:
- Police reports or other official reports filed by first responders
- Video of the incident from surveillance cameras, traffic cameras, or dashcams
- Eyewitness interviews and/or statements given to police
- An accident scene survey
- Accident reconstruction for auto accidents
- Relevant medical records to illustrate injuries
- Expert information about prognosis and future care needs
- Documentation of accident- and injury-related damages
How Our Smithtown Personal Injury Attorneys Pursue Justice for Clients
When our Smithtown personal injury lawyers have the evidence they believe is necessary to negotiate a fair settlement or take the case to trial, they will prepare to take the next steps in the process. What this could look like in your case will depend on the circumstances. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to winning a settlement or verdict.
We often settle cases for our Smithtown clients without needing to file a personal injury lawsuit in Suffolk County civil court. We negotiate a fair settlement agreement, the insurance company pays out, and the case is over. However, we will never settle for less than our client deserves based on their documented damages.
When necessary, we will prepare and file a lawsuit for clients hurt in Smithtown and other areas of Long Island. We know how this process works and what it takes to present a strong case and win. Even after a lawsuit, many cases end in a fair settlement. When this is impossible, we take the case to trial and ask the jury to award our clients the money they need.
Let Our Smithtown Personal Injury Team Assess Your Case Timeline
Our Smithtown personal injury team provides free case reviews for victims and their families. We encourage you to call us as soon as your injuries allow. The sooner you have our family firm on your side, the stronger your case may be.
As soon as you hire our personal injury lawyers, we let the insurance carriers and others involved in the case know to contact us with questions. We take on all communication about the case. Not only does this free you from the burden, but it also protects your right to fair compensation. You do not have to worry about saying the wrong thing and having it held against you.
When we go to work on a case shortly after the injury occurs, it increases the chances we can identify and preserve key evidence for our client. While some types of evidence are not available immediately—medical records and information about your prognosis, for example—other items do not last. This could include:
- Video of the incident, which nearby businesses record over regularly
- Eyewitness statements, since people forget what they saw over time
- Details from the scene, which could change before we survey it
- Evidence held by the liable party, especially if they realize how important it could be to the case
While vitally important, the most pressing issue is not usually the statute of limitations on personal injury cases in New York. This law sets a deadline for filing your lawsuit and is found under New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214.
Generally, this law gives us up to three years from the accident date to file the initial paperwork for a lawsuit. However, exceptions exist, and we must know about the case well in advance of this deadline to ensure we meet it and any other statutory timelines.
Discuss Your Smithtown, NY, Personal Injury Case With Our Legal Team for Free
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, provides free initial case reviews for victims hurt by someone else’s negligence in Smithtown or elsewhere on Long Island. We can assess your opinions and explain how we can handle your claim or lawsuit. Let our family help your family.
Contact us via telephone or by filling out our online contact form. We have someone available to speak with you 24/7.