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Long Island Car Accident Lawyer

It is always important to exercise caution when driving. This is particularly true in a high-traffic area such as Long Island.

Unfortunately, practicing safe driving habits does not guarantee that you will never be injured in a car accident. Sometimes, car accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence.

If you have been injured in a car accident on Long Island and another driver was at fault, review your case with one of our experts at Shulman & Hill. Our Long Island car accident lawyers are prepared to offer the aggressive representation you deserve. Schedule a free legal consultation today to learn more about your legal options.

Long Island Car Accidents: Essential Information

Long Island is among the most densely-populated areas of New York State. This contributes to a relatively high rate of car accidents.

According to the New York State Department of Health, between the years 2012 and 2014, an average of 111 people in Nassau County were hospitalized every month due to car accident-related injuries. In Suffolk County, car accidents sent an average of 122 people to the hospital every month.

Research indicates that hundreds of car accident victims die each year on Long Island. According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research, in 2018 there were tragically 123 car accident fatalities in Suffolk County and 61 in Nassau County. If you ever lose a loved one in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s fault, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation for your losses. Our wrongful death attorneys at our Long Island personal injury law firm can help you navigate this process.

Common Causes of Long Island Car Accidents

The potential causes of car accidents on Long Island are numerous. They include the following:

  • Speeding
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving while tired, which can be as dangerous as drunk driving
  • Hazardous road conditions
  • Vehicle defects
  • Failure to check blind spots
  • Failure to signal turns
  • Failure to yield the right-of-way

Those are merely a few examples. Regardless of the cause of your car accident, if you are injured in one, you can optimize your chances of securing fair compensation by enlisting the help of our Long Island car accident attorneys.

The Consequences of a Long Island Car Accident

Long Island car accidents can cause numerous injuries, such as:

  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussions
  • Spinal cord injuries, which may result in paralysis
  • Burns
  • Loss of limbs
  • Disfigurement
  • Whiplash
  • Neck or back injuries
  • Internal injuries

The struggles you may face in the aftermath of a Long Island car accident can be significant. They may include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages if your injuries prevent you from working
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Diminished quality of life

If another driver was at fault for your accident, you may be able to seek additional compensation to cover these losses.

Pursuing Compensation After a Long Island Car Accident

New York is a no-fault state. In a no-fault state, an injured victim starts to pursue compensation by filing a claim to collect from their own insurance, regardless of who may have caused the accident.

This causes some to mistakenly assume they do not need the help of a lawyer when seeking compensation after being injured in a New York car accident. This is incorrect for several reasons.

First, if another driver caused your accident, New York law allows you to seek additional compensation beyond what your insurance may provide. This involves filing a lawsuit against the negligent or at-fault driver.

It is important to note that your insurance only covers some medical expenses and loss of earnings, but it may not cover everything. It also does not cover pain and suffering. This is why filing a car accident lawsuit can be critical to your long-term recovery and well-being after an accident.

An attorney can help you file a lawsuit and gather evidence that shows how you were injured and why the other party may have been at fault.

If you were injured in an accident that occurred while working, you may also qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. Our Long Island City lawyers can help you file a claim.

The Role of a Long Island Car Accident Law Firm

An attorney can assist you in many ways after a Long Island car accident. For example, our lawyers can:

  • Conduct an investigation to identify any and all potentially liable parties: This may include reviewing camera footage, accessing police reports, interviewing witnesses, reviewing medical reports, assessing damaged vehicles, and more
  • File a lawsuit against the negligent party and meet all deadlines: This includes all relevant administrative tasks
  • Correspond with all relevant parties: Our law firm will communicate with insurance adjusters, doctors, and others so you do not have to
  • Negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf: The insurance company will likely try to minimize the compensation you receive—our car accident attorneys will fight to ensure that does not happen
  • Take your case to trial if an insurer refuses to compensate you fairly: At Shulman & Hill, our goal is to ensure you are compensated for the full extent of your injuries and we will continue to fight to help ensure that happens

In the aftermath of a car accident, you need to focus on your health. Our Long Island car accident lawyers will handle every aspect of your case so that you can focus on your recovery.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

Shulman & Hill has the necessary expertise to help you navigate the complexities of filing a car accident lawsuit. Our Long Island law firm has helped numerous injured New Yorkers recover the compensation they needed to recover and heal from their accidents.

Our personal injury lawyers have a long track record of success. Shulman & Hill’s numerous verdicts and settlements include a $290,000 settlement for a 46-year-old male who suffered multiple injuries in a car accident and a $325,000 settlement for a New York City employee who was injured after a truck side-swiped her vehicle.

For more information about how we may be able to help you, call us today at 516.613.3196 or contact us online to schedule your free legal consultation. You will only pay for our services if and when we recover compensation for you.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $300 million in compensation


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