Auto Accident Lawyer Serving Suffolk County, NY
Free Legal Advice For Car Accident Injury Victims in Suffolk County
Suffolk County has been considered one of the most dangerous places to drive in New York. In 2020, there were more fatal car accidents in Suffolk County than anywhere else in the state.
At Ajlouny Injury Law, we represent individuals and their families who have been injured or killed in traffic collisions. Our Suffolk County car accident lawyers have recovered millions on behalf of injury victims and will fight to get you every dollar you deserve.
We offer 100% free legal advice for car accident victims and will give you a second opinion at no charge. Contact our office at (718) 233-3913 for your free, no-obligation consultation.
Suffolk County Car Accident Statistics
The New York State Department of Health estimates that each week, 2 people die as a result of traffic collisions in Suffolk County. Car accidents are the 4th leading cause of injury-related deaths in the county. Tragically, the majority of accidents are preventable, caused by negligence, inattention, or wrongdoing.
In Suffolk County, in a single year, car accidents result in an estimated:
- 126 deaths
- 995 hospitalizations
- 12,406 emergency department visits
- $86.8 million in hospitalization charges
- $50.3 million emergency department charges
If you are injured in a car accident caused by another person, you might be entitled to compensation. Even if you were partially to blame for the accident, you might still be able to recover damages. Call our office today to speak directly with a Suffolk County car accident lawyer.
What To Do If You Have Been Involved in a Car Accident
If you have been involved in a car accident, you only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit against a negligent or responsible party. Medical expenses to treat catastrophic or life-threatening injuries often exceed the state’s no-fault limits. In order to get the money you deserve, you need to consult with an attorney.
If you have been involved in a Suffolk County car accident:
- Contact 911 if there are any injuries or serious property damage.
- If you are able, take photos at the scene. Document the damage to your vehicle, visible injuries, and any road conditions that may have contributed to the accident.
- Exchange information with other involved parties, including eye-witnesses.
- Seek medical treatment. Do not wait. Even if you are unsure about the extent of your injuries, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.
- Contact our office. Before you speak with the insurance company or sign anything related to your case, call our office to discuss your rights and responsibilities after an accident.
Car accident injury victims often feel frustrated and overwhelmed. They are not sure who to trust or who is on their side. Let us help you get through this difficult time. We will fight for you to get the maximum compensation allowed in your case.
Strategies Insurance Companies Use to Deny Your Claim
Contrary to what most people believe, the insurance company is not on your side after an accident. They will try to get you to settle for the least amount of money possible. Insurance adjusters are highly trained at making you believe that they have your best interests at heart, but in reality, they will do what is best for the company.
Tactics used by insurance companies after a car accident:
- Placing you 100% at fault for your injuries;
- Downplaying your injuries or saying they were pre-existing;
- Denying your claim altogether;
- Telling you not to hire an attorney or that you do not need one; or
- Delaying payments or threatening lengthy litigation.
At Ajlouny Injury Law, we know the strategies that insurance companies use, and we know how to stand up to them. We will not let an insurance company take advantage of you or deny your valid claim. Our Suffolk County car accident lawyers are skilled negotiators and litigators that will not rest until you get full compensation for your injuries.
What Are Considered Serious Injuries Under New York Law?
New York is a no-fault insurance state, meaning that regardless of who is at fault for the accident, you are entitled to compensation under most circumstances. However, there is a $50,000 no-fault limit. In order to receive compensation beyond the no-fault limits, you must generally file a personal injury lawsuit.
A serious injury in New York is considered:
- Significant disfigurement;
- A fracture or broken bone;
- Loss of a fetus;
- Permanent loss or significant limitation of a body organ, member, function, or system; or
- An injury or impairment that prevents a person from performing substantially all of their usual and customary daily activities for at least 90/180 days following the accident.
In order to file a personal injury lawsuit, a car accident victim must show that they have basic economic loss exceeding $50,000 or establish that they have suffered a serious injury pursuant to the state’s threshold.
Injured in a Suffolk County Car Accident?
If you have been injured in a car accident, contact our office for a free consultation. We believe that you should never have to pay to determine whether you have a valid case. Call our office at (718) 233-3913 for free legal advice.
Get the help you need now from one of our knowledgeable Suffolk County car accident lawyers. There are never any fees unless we win. Your case could be worth millions. Call today to get started.
Our skilled legal team handles all forms of personal injury cases, including but not limited to: