Car accidents are sadly not uncommon in Islip. Suffolk County is the most dangerous New York county for drivers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Suffolk had 114 traffic fatalities in 2020 alone. Islip is the fourth most populous city in New York, with over 330,000 residents.
In October 2022, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer called for a federal safety audit on Long Island’s deadliest roads, including Suffolk County Route 80.
Schedule a free consultation with our team to explore your options. If you’re able to pursue compensation, we’ll support you every step of the way.
Traffic injuries are the leading cause of injury-related fatalities and the second leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations in Suffolk County. Often, some of the hardest aspects of the experience come after the event:
At Silverstein & Kahn P.C., we exclusively handle personal injury and car accident cases. While we can’t make your pain disappear, our top-rated personal injury lawyers can save you time, money, and stress and give you the support and legal knowledge you need during your recovery.
Not many people know they may seek compensation even if they were partially at fault. Under New York’s no-fault laws, your mandatory personal injury protection insurance kicks in automatically after an accident. You can tap into your coverage regardless of who was at fault.
However, the minimum mandated coverage of $50,000 may not be enough to cover your costs. If so, you can pursue compensation from the other driver’s insurance company.
Unfortunately, their insurer will likely do everything to minimize the payout or not make one at all. Insurance companies have investigators and lawyers whose only job is to find ways to shift the blame to you.
At Silverstein & Kahn P.C., we know how to negotiate with insurers. If the settlement offer is too low or they refuse to pay, we are prepared to take them to court. The numbers speak for themselves: Our law firm has recovered $50 million for our clients since 1988.
In their effort to avoid paying compensation, insurance companies often try to take advantage of car crash survivors.
For instance, they would likely offer a low settlement initially, hoping you would accept it because you don’t know any better. Some may even go so far as to record your conversations as they trick you into saying things that can weaken your claim.
At Silverstein & Kahn P.C., we won’t let that happen. We will handle all communications with insurance companies and other parties and won’t let them get away with inadequate offers.
Your primary focus in this challenging time should be your health. Let us worry about the legalities. Our team can complete and file all necessary paperwork to ensure you don’t miss any deadlines.
We’ll also investigate the accident and collect evidence to support your claim. This is essential to minimize your liability percentage under New York’s pure comparative negligence laws.
These rules assume that all drivers involved in a car accident are responsible for a portion of the liability and adjust the compensation accordingly. If the total damages are $100,000 but your liability is 30%, you can only claim a maximum of $70,000.
To recover a higher amount, you’d have to prove that your responsibility is a lower percentage. An Islip auto accident attorney from our team can help you seek to minimize your assigned fault.
At Silverstein & Kahn P.C., a big part of our work is advising clients on what not to do after an accident. Many of these things aren’t obvious, and you can easily make mistakes if you don’t have an experienced car accident lawyer from Islip on your team.
At Silverstein & Kahn P.C., we are a small, family-owned and -operated firm. We’ll treat you like family, too.
Our attorneys personally handle all cases. Each time you call us, you’ll speak to a lawyer, not a paralegal or secretary. This personal approach has earned us an exclusively five-star rating on Google from our past clients. We also have a no-fee guarantee. If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
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