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Millions recovered in verdicts & settlements for our clients since 1994
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We have over 75 years of combined experience

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We were voted best law firm on Long Island in 2024

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We help balance the scales of justice for the hardworking people of our community

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“I focus 100% of my practice on Personal Injury. I believe this area of law takes ALL of an attorney’s focus to be well versed.”

- Steven Palermo

Long Island
Car Accident

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Experienced Car Accident Attorneys Serving Clients in Long Island, NY

Car accidents can strike suddenly, transforming what began as an ordinary day into a series of complex challenges. Whether it’s a minor fender-bender or a severe collision, the aftermath can be daunting. In the wake of such events, car accident victims often face mounting medical bills, lost income due to time off work, and significant physical and emotional distress. Most are unprepared for the barrage of paperwork and endless phone calls with insurance companies, all while trying to heal from their car accident injuries. The financial strain can become overwhelming, particularly when injuries are severe and long-lasting.

This is where Palermo Law steps in. As dedicated motor vehicle accident lawyers based in Long Island, NY, our mission is to ensure that you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve. We focus on confronting the multi-billion dollar insurance companies that often deny responsibility for their insured drivers’ negligence. Our firm has been a stalwart advocate for Long Island’s auto accident victims for over 30 years, successfully recovering millions of dollars for thousands of clients.

Our commitment to our clients is unwavering. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case, available at any of our six offices across Long Island. For those who find travel challenging, we offer the convenience of visiting you at your home or another suitable location to ensure that you can access our services comfortably.


In the aftermath of a car accident, it’s crucial to prioritize your actions to manage the situation effectively. Here are some strategic steps to consider:

  1. Document Everything: Keep detailed records of all medical treatments, repairs, and correspondences with insurance companies.
  2. Seek Legal Advice: Consulting with experienced attorneys like those at Palermo Law can provide clarity and direction, ensuring that your rights are protected.
  3. Rest and Recover: Your health should be your top priority. Ensure you follow medical advice and give yourself time to recover.
  4. Communicate Carefully: Be cautious in your communications with insurance adjusters who may seek to minimize your compensation.

At Palermo Law, we understand the tumultuous period following a car accident and strive to alleviate the burden from your shoulders. Our team is ready to guide you through each step, helping you regain stability and control over your life. Reach out to us, and let’s start planning your course of action together.

Long Island Voted Palermo Law Best Personal Injury Lawyer in 2024! click here to read more

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meet steven palermo

Helping those in need obtain the
justice they deserve.

Three decades ago, Steven Palermo began his legal practice with one objective: to help those in need obtain the justice they deserve. It was not long before he was taking on huge corporations and billion-dollar insurance companies, fighting for just that.

Early on, he learned that the field of car accident litigation was one that required laser focus – it was the only way to navigate the huge companies who viewed his clients as nothing but a number on a page, but had seemingly limitless resources to fight against paying them what they deserved. Steven has since devoted all his efforts to the aggressive practice of accident litigation, and it is a strategy that works. He has helped hundreds of clients regain their lives after devastating injuries.

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A Passion For Helping Injured People

Commitment to Justice at Palermo Law

At Palermo Law, we are deeply committed to supporting those injured in car crashes throughout Long Island. Our firm is led by Steven Palermo, a seasoned attorney whose three decades of legal experience have been dedicated to achieving justice for accident victims. We place a high value on client satisfaction, guiding each case from its inception to its conclusion with a personal touch that sets us apart.

Proven Track Record and Personalized Care

Our track record speaks volumes about our capability and dedication. We have successfully handled numerous auto accident claims, confronting large insurance companies head-on to secure substantial settlements for our clients. Understanding the myriad challenges that victims encounter, especially when dealing with uncooperative insurers, is at the heart of what we do.

Steven Palermo’s personal involvement in every case highlights our firm’s commitment to personal attention and justice. We advocate fervently for our clients, negotiating aggressively to ensure that they receive fair compensation for their injuries and suffering. If you or someone close to you has been seriously injured due to another party’s negligence in Long Island, we encourage you to reach out for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Flexible Consultation and No-Risk Representation

Our firm offers highly flexible consultation options to suit your circumstances, including visits to your home or hospital across Long Island. We operate strictly on a contingency basis, which means our fees are contingent upon winning your case. This ensures that seeking justice is risk-free for you—no win, no fee.

Partner with Palermo Law

Palermo Law is here to shoulder the burden of the legal process, allowing you to focus on your recovery while we take care of securing the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your situation with an experienced Long Island car accident attorney. We are prepared to listen, understand, and act on your behalf, helping you navigate this challenging time with confidence and support.

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No legal mumbo jumbo—just easy-to-read answers to the questions that matter most. Our guide to handling New York State car accidents is written just for you.

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Why You Should Hire a Long Island Car Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been involved in a car accident in New York State, you may be tempted to handle the insurance claims and legal proceedings on your own. However, the complexities of these processes can be overwhelming, especially when you’re up against insurance companies whose main goal is to minimize their payouts. This often results in bureaucratic red tape, repeated rejections of claims, and significant frustration.

Overcoming Insurance Company Tactics

Insurance companies are adept at employing strategies that can undermine your rights as a claimant. They might offer settlements that are far below what’s needed to cover the full extent of your accident-related expenses. Sometimes, they may even try to shift the blame onto you, even when the other party is clearly at fault.

The Value of Expert Legal Respresentation 

This is where the expertise of a seasoned Long Island car accident attorney becomes essential. A reputable attorney has the experience and resources to counter these tactics effectively. They will conduct comprehensive investigations, gather strong evidence, and negotiate fiercely to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.

An experienced attorney understands the multitude of factors that can influence your case and can accurately value your car accident claim. Their knowledge and negotiation skills are crucial in securing the best possible outcome for you, freeing you from the financial stress of covering your accident-related expenses.

By hiring a skilled car accident lawyer, you not only receive dedicated legal representation but also ensure that your rights are protected and that you get the compensation you deserve. Don’t face the daunting world of car accident claims alone—enlist the help of a trusted legal advocate.

Types of Car Accidents We Handle

  • Rear-End Collisions
  • Intersection Accidents
  • Head-On Collisions
  • Side-impact collisions (T-Bone Accidents)
  • Multi-Vehicle Accidents
  • Hit-and-Run Accidents

5 Steps to Take Following a Car Accident

  1. Check for Injuries: Immediately assess yourself, passengers, and others involved for injuries. Call for emergency medical help if needed.
  2. Move to a Safe Location: If it’s safe, move your vehicle to prevent further accidents. Use hazard lights and road safety equipment to alert other drivers.
  3. Contact Law Enforcement: Report the accident to the police. A detailed police report is invaluable for insurance claims and legal purposes.
  4. Exchange Information: Collect contact and insurance details from all parties involved, and get information from witnesses. Take comprehensive photos of the scene, damages, and road conditions.
  5. Contact an Attorney: After addressing immediate safety and health concerns, consult with a car accident attorney to protect your rights and navigate the claim process effectively.

Contact a Long Island Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you find yourself in the aftermath of a car accident, securing legal assistance is crucial. The right legal team will fight for your rights and aim to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. Contact our Long Island Car Accident Lawyer today for a free consultation to discuss your case and begin navigating these challenging times with an expert by your side.

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