If you suffered injuries in a Suffolk County accident caused by someone else’s negligence, our personal injury attorneys are here to help you. We pursue justice for clients hurt when another party acts carelessly or recklessly. We may recover compensation for your medical bills, income losses, and pain and suffering.
A personal injury attorney from Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC can file insurance claims and lawsuits on behalf of injured clients in Suffolk County. You can learn more about our team, your legal options, and your rights during a free consultation. We will answer your questions and ensure you understand that we are here for you. Call us today to get started.
Our Lawyers Pursue Damages for Victims of Personal Injuries in Suffolk County
When we represent a client hurt in a personal injury incident, we aim to get justice for them in two ways: holding the at-fault party accountable and recovering fair compensation for their damages. The recoverable damages in a personal injury claim include a wide range of expenses and losses incurred because of the accident.
We work to identify the value of your recoverable damages to ensure we’re demanding enough money to pay for your losses. We will take all the hardships you faced into consideration.
Some commonly recoverable damages in Suffolk County personal injury cases include:
- Medical bills and related expenses
- Future care and support costs
- Income losses, current and future
- Diminished earning capacity
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Scarring and disfigurement
Recovering Wrongful Death Damages in Suffolk County
Unfortunately, some accident victims pass away from their injuries. If this happened to your loved one, our attorneys are here to help your family. We represent families and seek fair compensation for them. This could include income losses, medical bills, and funeral costs.
When we handle a wrongful death case in Suffolk County, we work with the victim’s personal representative. This is the executor or administrator of the estate. Under
EPTL § 5-4.1, this is the only party allowed to act as a plaintiff in a New York state wrongful death lawsuit.
We know how to navigate these cases and hold the liable parties accountable. Let us assess your family’s options based on your loved one’s accident, injuries, and untimely death.
Let Robert Peragine Represent You in Your Suffolk County Injury Case
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, has been fighting for personal injury victims for three generations. Since 1938, our family of lawyers has protected the rights of those hurt because of someone else’s negligence. We help clients in Suffolk County recover money based on their medical care, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. We will not settle for less than they deserve and will take cases to trial when necessary.
We take on even the most complex and challenging cases and have the necessary experience, resources, and reputation to win them. When you choose to work with us, you become a part of our family. You can count on receiving personalized attention and support throughout the legal process.
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, has a proven track record of success, including millions of dollars recovered for clients. Some recent settlements and verdicts we secured include:
- $1,900,000 settlement for a motorcyclist who suffered significant injuries when a truck turned left in front of her
- $1,550,000 settlement for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other injuries as a passenger in an auto accident
- $1,200,000 settlement for a pedestrian hit by a driver turning left while she was in the crosswalk, breaking her leg
- $675,000 settlement following mediation after the client was hit by a ladder outside a retail store; he fell and suffered a skull fracture and brain injury
- $422,018 settlement for a client attacked and bitten by two pit bulls
You never need to pay anything for our team to go to work for you. We offer free consultations and do not charge upfront fees. We work on a contingency-fee basis, so you pay nothing until we win compensation in your case.
Our Attorneys Handle Many Types of Suffolk County, NY, Injury Cases
Almost any incident in which one party causes another’s injuries could support a personal injury case under New York state laws. Our team of Suffolk County attorneys handles a wide range of these cases regularly, including auto accidents, premises liability incidents, and more.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common types of personal injury cases we take on:
When a motorist strikes a cyclist, the injuries suffered are often catastrophic. Drivers must follow traffic laws and pay careful attention to their surroundings to prevent bicycle accidents. Our attorneys can build a case against them and seek compensation on your behalf if you suffered injuries in one of these collisions.
New York state motor vehicle accident cases are complex. Victims generally need to file a no-fault claim and seek compensation through their own insurance policy. However, many can pursue additional damages based on their car accidents.
Our team can review your case and explain your legal options based on your unique circumstances. If you qualify to recover compensation, we can help you seek fault-based damages, including pain and suffering.
Dog Bite Incidents
Dog owners have a responsibility to keep others safe from their animals. When attacks and dog bites occur, our attorneys can develop a strong case against the dog’s owner or another liable party. We handle these claims and lawsuits, seeking fair compensation for the physical and psychological injuries our clients suffered.
At Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, we ride, so we empathize with motorcycle accident victims. Our attorneys handle motorcycle accident cases, gathering strong support for an insurance claim or lawsuit.
We know how difficult it can be to put your life back together after a crash, especially if you suffered life-altering, catastrophic injuries. Let our legal team focus on your Suffolk County accident case while you focus on your treatment and rehabilitation.
We provide legal representation to injured pedestrians. Our team can seek compensation after a careless or reckless driver hits them. Motorists often cause these collisions because of distractions, drunk driving, drowsy driving, speeding, or carelessness.
Slip and Falls
Property owners are legally responsible for keeping their buildings and surrounding property free from unreasonable hazards that could cause accidents. This includes slip, trip, and other fall hazards. When slip and fall injuries occur, the property owner is often liable. Our attorneys know how to prove these cases and hold the liable party accountable.
Our attorneys handle Suffolk County truck accidents frequently. This often requires dealing with large trucking companies, corporate lawyers, and large insurance carriers.
The legal team at Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC does not back down in the face of a challenge. We hold trucking companies responsible for their drivers’ negligence to pursue compensation for our clients.
If you were injured in a construction accident, our team is ready to work on your behalf. We handle all the legal aspects of your case so you can focus on healing.
Proving Negligence to Seek Your Compensation in Suffolk County
While some personal injuries occur because of a party’s intentional actions, most happen because they act carelessly or recklessly. In legal cases, this is known as negligence. When a party acts negligently, they can cause injuries in a wide range of ways. We must show what happened and their role in your accident to hold them legally responsible.
We can prove the liable party owes you financial compensation by proving the following elements of negligence:
- The liable party owed the victim a duty of care
- They failed to uphold this duty of care
- Their failure was the cause of the incident or accident
- The victim suffered physical, emotional, or financial damages
To prove negligence occurred, we need to gather strong evidence that supports your claims. This is what allows us to aggressively pursue fair compensation in negotiations with the insurance company or confidently sue the liable party and prepare a case for trial.
Our Lawyers Gather Evidence to Strengthen Your Personal Injury Case
We understand the causes of different types of personal injury incidents and the evidence that might be available. Much of this depends on the unique circumstances of the case. However, some common evidence we use in Suffolk County injury lawsuits includes:
- The police report
- Eyewitness statements
- Video or photographs from the accident scene
- An accident scene survey
- Relevant medical records
- Expert witness testimony
- Medical bills, receipts, income paperwork, and other documents
Our law firm has experience collecting relevant evidence to hold the negligent party accountable.
Our Suffolk County Lawyers Present Compelling Personal Injury Cases to Seek Your Compensation
You won’t have to communicate with the liable party or their insurance company. We will build your case and present it to the liable party’s insurer, demanding the compensation you deserve. We could negotiate with the insurance company to seek your financial recovery. Our team could also recommend that you file a personal injury lawsuit.
We will not hesitate to file a lawsuit when we believe it will help you get the money you need. Our personal injury lawyers will take a case to trial and ask the court to award our clients the money they deserve, although this is not always necessary.
Several things can occur after we sue a liable party:
- The insurance carrier increases their settlement offer, and we reach an agreement
- We negotiate through mediation and settle the case before trial
- We engage in arbitration or another alternative dispute method
- We prepare the case and take it to trial, representing our client’s interests throughout the process
Your case could have an alternate outcome, depending on the circumstances of your accident. When you hire us, we can explain what the legal process may look like.
You Must File Your Personal Injury Lawsuit on Time
New York state lawmakers limit how long we can wait to sue on behalf of our clients under CVP § 214. While exceptions exist, we generally have three years to file the paperwork and start a lawsuit in a Suffolk County court. You typically have two years to file a wrongful death case if your loved one passed away, per EPT § 5-4.1.
Missing this deadline could cause our client to lose the right to take their case to trial and hold the liable party legally responsible. We protect their rights by working to meet all applicable deadlines.
It may benefit you to get started on your case as soon as possible. This gives your legal team time to collect time-sensitive evidence and submit your case before the statute of limitations expires.
Discuss Your Suffolk County Accident and Injuries With Our Legal Team for Free
Trantolo & Trantolo, LLC, offers free case reviews for injury victims in Suffolk County. We answer your questions, explain your legal options, and help you understand the laws that apply to your case. We are here to ensure you know your rights and offer you legal advice. Let our family help your family navigate the legal process during this challenging time.
Contact us on the phone to get started on your case with a free initial consultation. A member of our team is ready to take your call 24/7.