Suffolk County Personal Injury Lawyers
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or criminal intent, you deserve to be compensated for the cost of your injuries and for your pain and suffering. However, profit-driven insurance companies will likely fight to pay you as little as possible ─ or nothing at all. You need an experienced Suffolk County personal injury lawyer on your side to demand fair compensation and the justice you deserve.
On Long Island, the injury attorneys of Zlotolow & Associates have more than 20 years’ experience battling insurance companies on behalf of accident victims. Scott Zlotolow and his dedicated team provide knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation for victims of motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, medical malpractice, product liability injuries, nursing home abuse, and other types of negligence. We are tough negotiators and dedicated trial attorneys. You shouldn’t settle for anything less.
If you are facing expensive medical bills, time out of work, and ongoing pain after an accident, schedule a free consultation with our skilled Long Island personal injury attorneys today. Our dedicated and experienced team will fight fiercely for every dollar of compensation you deserve.
Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer After an Accident
As personal injury attorneys, our objective is to ensure our clients do not face a financial burden at the end of their case or in the future due to costs and losses from their accident. However, deep-pocketed insurance companies will try to convince injured victims that they can negotiate on their own, without professional legal representation. This scenario is better for the insurance company, not the individual.
When you enlist the help of the Long Island personal injury lawyers at Zlotolow & Associates, you can count on our team to:
- Thoroughly investigate your accident and injuries
- Identify all parties legally responsible (liable) for your accident and injuries
- Locate all applicable insurance coverage
- Fully document your costs, losses, pain, and suffering related to the accident
- Enlist medical and economic experts to calculate how your injuries will affect you into the future
- Go toe-to-toe with insurers to fight for all of the compensation you are entitled to receive from every party liable to you
We are aggressive negotiators who are able to settle many cases outside of court. However, we are also skilled litigators who will not shy away from taking cases to court when necessary. We will never suggest you accept a settlement for less than what you deserve.
Contact our Long Island personal injury lawyers today for a free, no-obligation discussion of your legal options. We provide all necessary legal services to you on a contingency-fee basis. You pay nothing unless and a until we recover compensation for you.
We Demand Full Compensation for Personal Injury Claims
After a serious accident, it is crucial that you have an attorney on your side who will fight for your past, present, and projected costs and losses associated with your injuries. At Zlotolow & Associates, our dedicated legal team will manage all aspects of your personal injury claim so you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
Depending on the circumstances in your case, we may demand compensation for:
- Past, present, and future medical costs, including but not limited to emergency care, hospitalization, surgery, medication, and rehabilitative therapy
- Lost income due to missing work during recovery, or reduced earning capacity going forward if you are unable to return to work
- Property damage, such as the cost for repairs or replacement after a car, motorcycle, or bicycle accident
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial expenses in cases of wrongful death
If you have not already done so, you should start to save everything related to your accident. Create files for all documents, particularly bills and receipts, related to the accident, your medical care, lost work time, repairs, etc.
Also, you and/or family members may begin to document your injuries and recovery, as well as how your life has been affected. Our team will work with you to start a journal — written and/or visual (photo and video) — to help demonstrate your pain, suffering, and mental anguish.
Based on solid evidence and documentation, our Long Island personal injury attorneys will develop a comprehensive claim that demands maximum compensation for what you have been put through. Contact Zlotolow & Associates today to set up a free consultation to discuss what you want out of your case and the legal options available to you.
Our Personal Injury Practice Areas
At Zlotolow & Associates, our Long Island personal injury attorneys help the unfairly injured fight for compensation for their losses in a variety of accident cases, including:
- Car Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Commercial Truck Accidents
- Motor Vehicle Passenger Injuries
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Slip-and-Fall Accidents
- Premises Liability Claims
- Construction Site Accidents
- Product Liability Claims
- Medical Malpractice
- Defective Medical Devices
- Dangerous Medications
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Wrongful Death
No matter what type of accident you were hurt in, if you believe it was caused by someone else’s negligence, you need to speak with our attorneys today. Don’t put your health and financial future in the hands of insurance companies that are only trying to protect their bottom lines. Let our Long Island personal injury law firm fight for you.
How Long Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in N.Y.?
If you have any thoughts about pursuing a personal injury claim, it is best to contact our Long Island personal injury lawyers as soon as possible to discuss your case and begin preliminary work. The State of New York has adopted statutes of limitations on civil claims, after which a lawsuit is not possible.
Multiple factors may affect the timeline of a personal injury claim and your ability to obtain a just settlement. Investigating and developing a personal injury claim is typically a complex and time-consuming task. An insurance company that fears a large payment may employ various tactics to delay and obstruct proceedings in hopes of seeing the statute of limitations come into play.
New York statutes of limitations specify deadlines for:
- Personal injury claims — 3 years
- Property damage claims — 3 years
- Claims against a local government, public authority, or public benefit corporation — 1 year and 90 days
- Wrongful death claims — 2 years
- Medical, dental, or podiatric malpractice — 2 years and 6 months
- Claims of injury from rape or other sexual offense — 5 years
Regardless of when you or your loved one was injured, you don’t have to let your questions go unanswered. If an individual or entity has harmed you or a member of your family, contact us today for free legal advice about the options available to you.
Contact Our Long Island Personal Injury Attorneys Today
For years, the dedicated attorneys at Zlotolow & Associates have been fighting for the rights of accident victims in Montauk, Fire Island, Southampton, and throughout Long Island. Contact our Long Island personal injury law firm today for dedicated legal assistance. Call or fill out our online form to get started at no cost and no risk to you.