When you are injured due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another, you have the right to take legal action. By filing a personal injury claim, you can seek fair financial compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and pain and suffering. It is important that you have an experienced attorney by your side who can help you navigate the legal process and help ensure the best possible chance of success.
At the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III, we have been fighting for the rights of the injured throughout New York City since 1996. Led by Long Island personal injury attorney Joseph J. Perrini, III, we bring nearly 30 years of experience to our practice. We understand how the other side operates—and we know how to counter their attempts to dispute, devalue, or deny your claim. Whenever necessary, we are prepared to go to trial to advocate for the maximum compensation you are owed.
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Pedestrian Hit By Driver $2,000,000
$2,000,000.00 to a retired woman who sustained numerous hand and wrist fractures requiring surgery while walking into the street to hail a cab.
Car Accident $1,950,000
$1,950,000.00 to plaintiff who sustained fractures to his lower extremity when involved in an intersection accident.
Bus Accident $1,875,000
$1,875,000.00 to an administrative assistant who was struck in the rear by a bus and sustained cervical and lumbar herniations requiring surgery.
Car Accident $1,450,000
$1,450,000.00 to a student that was injured in a Florida highway accident who sustained a lumbar herniated disc requiring surgical intervention.
Car Accident $1,150,000
$1,150,000.00 to student who sustained herniated discs requiring surgery while a passenger in a van that was cut off by another motor vehicle.
Rear-End Accident $850,000
$850,000.00 to a middle-aged plaintiff who was rear-ended while at a stoplight and sustained a shoulder tear and cervical disc herniation which required fusion surgery.
Car Accident $675,000
$675,000.00 to a woman involved in an automobile accident who claimed a herniated disc in her cervical spine and an aggravation of herniated and bulging discs in the cervical and lumbar spine requiring a cervical fusion surgery.
Van Accident $675,000
$675,000.00 to a plaintiff who was struck by a van and sustained a herniated disc and extremity injuries.
Pedestrian Accident $550,000
$550,000.00 to a middle-aged plaintiff who was struck at an intersection and sustained knee injuries requiring two arthroscopic surgeries and a right shoulder tear.
Slip & Fall $470,000
$470,000.00 to an 86 year old woman that tripped and fell on an uneven portion of asphalt in a parking lot who sustained a fractured left shoulder requiring a reverse arthroplasty.
In the state of New York, nearly anyone can file a personal injury claim when they are injured as a result of another person or party’s negligent or wrongful conduct. In some cases, it may be possible to file a claim when you are injured due to fault or when the defendant can be held strictly liable for injuries, regardless of whether negligence occurred. You may also be eligible to file a claim on behalf of someone who suffered incapacitating injuries or death due to another party’s negligence or misconduct.
As the person bringing the claim (known as the “plaintiff”), you have the burden of proof. This means that you are responsible for proving your case against the defendant. The defendant (or the person/party against whom you are bringing the claim) can be another person or some other entity, such as a company, manufacturer, or government agency.
To have grounds for a personal injury claim based on negligence, you will need to prove the following:
- Duty of Care: First, you must establish that the defendant owed you a “duty of care.” This simply means that they had a legal responsibility to act in a manner that would reasonably prevent harm or refrain from acting in a manner that could cause foreseeable injury.
- Breach of the Duty of Care: Next, you must prove that the defendant breached the duty of care. Most often, this involves proving that they were somehow negligent or acted recklessly, carelessly, wrongfully, or intentionally.
- Injuries: To have grounds for a personal injury claim, you must prove that you were, in fact, injured. This not only includes physical injuries but also non-physical damages, such as financial losses and non-economic harm, like pain and suffering.
- Causation: Lastly, you must prove “causation.” In other words, you need to establish that the defendant’s actions or inactions were the cause of your injuries and related losses. If you cannot prove this fact, you do not have a claim.
When you reach out to our team, we will schedule a complimentary consultation with you, either in person or by phone. During this initial consultation, we can discuss the facts of your situation with you to help determine whether you have a case. We encourage you to reach out to us right away, as your time to file a personal injury lawsuit in New York is limited to just three years from the date of injury in most cases.
Personal Injury FAQ
What are the benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer?
Filing a personal injury claim is not a simple process of walking into a court, saying you are owed money, and then receiving it. Not only are there numerous legal steps that you need to follow for your claim to be valid, but you also need to worry about what the defendant or liable party is going to do in contradiction to your cause. Specifically, the insurance company representing the party that hurt you will have resources ready to make sure that you do not get the money you are owed. The main benefit of hiring a personal injury attorney is that you will gain all of their insight, experience, and knowledge as if it were your own. Plus, you don’t have to worry about dealing with stubborn insurers, which can be a massive stress relief on its own.
What is considered a personal injury?
In New York, a personal injury is defined as any harm done to one party due to the intentional actions or negligence of another. The harm described can be bodily, mentally, or emotionally, too, meaning that any sort of injury you suffered because of someone else’s misdeeds could potentially justify a personal injury claim against that party. Furthermore, an act of negligence can be broadly defined as an action that a reasonable person would not have taken in the same situation, meaning that negligence can always be prevented with foresight, care, and attention.
Why don’t all personal injury claims go to court?
Your personal injury claim could end up before a judge or jury for a verdict, but it statistically will not. The majority of valid personal injury claims are able to end with an out-of-court settlement before litigation begins. Insurance companies do not like going to court because it is expensive and may bring certain reports or information into the public eye. As such, experienced attorneys are often able to negotiate a fair settlement offer. Settlements are typically preferred by claimants and defendants alike because they can’t be appealed and they end a case sooner than later.
How do I know if I have a case?
The Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III will always be honest about the validity of your potential case. The best way to see if you have a legitimate case for legal action is to call our offices today at (888) 246-2202 for your FREE consultation.
How much can I get for my injury?
It is impossible to know how much your case is worth without speaking to an attorney. Generally speaking, the greater the injury, the greater is your compensation. The law entitles you to the full extent of your loses, which includes all lost wages and medical expenses, as well as the pain and suffering.
What about medical and other expenses?
Your medical and other necessary expenses may be covered fully by the tort-feasor's insurance. It may also be covered through a first-party insurance policy. Your right to coverage may be impeded by a delay of up to 30 days in making a claim for expenses. Contact our office immediately to learn more about the various benefits and coverages that are available to you to help with your claim.
What is your hourly fee?
The Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III does not charge for your consultation or any other time it takes us to determine whether you have a case. We charge strictly on a "contingency fee" basis, meaning you only owe us if your case results in a settlement or a verdict in your favor. We charge a percentage of the recovery—usually one-third—and you pay nothing if there is no recovery.
How long after an injury can I file a lawsuit?
The length of time you have to file a claim depends on the type of injury that has been suffered, as well as on who is being sued. There is a statute of limitations, and you don't want to delay. The more time that passes, the more crucial evidence and witnesses can disappear and harm your case. Act promptly! If you think you have been the victim of negligence, call our office immediately at (888) 246-2202.
“Joseph J Perrini, esquire and his staff were top-notch and extremely caring and professional from the inception to the conclusion of my case. They got me so much more money than I expected and I strongly recommend anyone injured in an accident to use their”- Margaret H.
“Mr. Perrini will go above and beyond for his clients. Throughout the time he represented me, he was always very kind and supportive.”- Catherine J.
“He took the time to explain each step of the process and helped me to better understand the legal side of things. He settled on our behalf and delivered as promised, earlier than expected. We would use Mr. Perrini again without hesitation!”- K. H.
Learn How the Experienced Legal Team at the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III Can Help You
It can be extremely challenging to navigate the process of filing a personal injury claim. The insurance company—even if it’s your own—is not on your side. Attorney Joseph J. Perrini understands how insurance companies work, because he has past experience in insurance defense. Armed with this knowledge, he now fights exclusively for the rights of injured accident victims and their families. To date, he has recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
As your legal team, we will be there for you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on providing personalized legal services and direct, one-on-one communication. When you trust your recovery to our firm, you will receive attentive, reliable legal services from your attorney throughout the entire process. Attorney Perrini is personally involved in every single case we accept and always strives to obtain the justice his clients deserve.
There are no legal fees unless we win your case, and we are available 24/7 to take your call.
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