Riverhead Personal Injury Lawyer
Accidents can happen at any time, in any place—including Riverhead, New York. In many cases, someone else’s negligence contributes to the accident, leading to serious injuries that can take months to recover from, incur never-ending medical bills, and impact your ability to earn a living wage.
If you suffer an injury due to someone else’s actions, Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC can help. Our Long Island personal injury lawyers assist injured New Yorkers in seeking compensation after their accidents, from car accidents to slip and falls, construction accidents, and more.
Why Choose Gattuso & Ciotoli?
- Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience, handling all types of personal injury claims from vehicle collisions to defective products.
- We will fight for maximum compensation during each stage of your case. Although most cases settle out of court, we will not hesitate to bring your lawsuit to trial if necessary.
- Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. You do not have to pay legal fees unless we secure a settlement on your behalf.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC, our Long Island attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury claims, including the following.
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Dangerous and defective products
- Workplace injuries
- Truck accidents
- Nursing home injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Construction site accidents
- Wrongful death
What Is the Statute of Limitations in New York Personal Injury Cases?
All civil lawsuits filed in New York are subject to a statute of limitations. This law imposes a strict deadline for filing your claim, and if you fail to file within the stated time frame, the court will almost certainly dismiss your case.
You have three years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury claim. If you were under the age of 18 at the time of the accident, legally disabled, or the person responsible for your injuries leaves New York for a period of time, you may receive an extension. However, it is important to speak with a lawyer at Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC to determine your exact deadline.
What Damages Can Be Recovered?
The purpose of a personal injury claim is to compensate you for the losses you suffered due to the actions of the defendant. There are two categories of personal injury damages: economic, or your financial losses, and non-economic. Your attorney will explain which damages you may qualify for and help you collect the evidence you need to prove your right to them.
Common types of economic damages in personal injury claims include the following.
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of future earnings
- Disability accommodations
- Physical therapy
- Property damage
- Vehicle repairs or replacement
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, involve the physical and emotional pain and suffering you incurred due to the accident. These damages may include chronic pain, mental health conditions such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, disability and disfigurement, and the loss of quality of life.
Contact a Long Island Personal Injury Lawyer
Is someone else responsible for your injuries? If so, you may be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit—and Gattuso & Ciotoli, PLLC can help. Our Riverhead personal injury lawyers have secured millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, and we will fight tenaciously for your right to recover.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a Riverhead injury attorney.