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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

Suffolk County
Car Accident

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Experienced Auto Accident Attorneys Serving Suffolk County, NY

If you have been injured in a car accident, then we can help you get the compensation that you deserve. It is an unfortunate fact that in many accident cases, insurance companies will deny or delay payments, or offer reduced payouts – we believe that is unacceptable. The effects of a car crash can be wide-ranging, and sometimes extremely debilitating, causing those involved to miss long periods of work, incur large medical bills due to ongoing issues or disabilities, and require repair or replacement of vehicles or other personal property – you should not be left in financial difficulties because of something that was not your fault.

If you are involved in an auto collision, you need to consult with an experienced car accident attorney – like the ones at Palermo Law. Palermo Law is a Suffolk County car accident law firm, dedicated to fighting for the rights of individuals who have become the victim of another driver’s mistakes or negligence.

Legal Support for Car Accident Victims in Suffolk County

If you are involved in a car accident in Suffolk County, having knowledgeable legal support is crucial. The experienced car accident lawyers at Palermo Law are well-versed in the local traffic laws and regulations specific to Suffolk County. We are dedicated to helping victims navigate the legal complexities of car accident claims and ensuring they receive the maximum compensation for their injuries and damages.

If you are injured in an accident, there are many important issues that need to be dealt with in a timely manner in order to make sure that you are not stuck bearing the expense of medical bills and lost wages. Also, your ability to receive compensation for your injuries can be lost with one wrong move. A car crash lawyer can help guide you through the claims process making sure all deadlines for insurance claims are met and that you get your medical bills paid and receive reimbursement for your lost wages.

We have been protecting and defending the people of Suffolk for over thirty years and have hundreds of successful cases to show for it. Our team is experienced in dealing with all the legal aspects involved with automobile accidents, including litigation, out-of-court settlements, no-fault cases, and property damage claims.

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The Palermo Law Team

At Palermo Law, our team is composed of dedicated and experienced legal professionals committed to providing exceptional service. Our attorneys bring years of expertise in car accident cases, ensuring our clients receive top-notch legal representation. Managing partner Steven Palermo has dedicated over thirty years helping the Suffolk County community. Supported by compassionate paralegals and efficient administrative staff, we focus on personalized attention and achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. Trust Palermo Law to be your advocate and guide through every step of the legal process.

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You Don’t Have To Navigate
a Complicated Claim Alone

Suffolk County is known as a destination for all New York residents. As a result, we have a fair amount of congestion on our roads and see some higher-than-average car accident rates, especially in the summer months. After an auto accident, you may have many questions and not know where to turn. That’s where we come in.

Our motor vehicle accident attorneys are dedicated to representing car accident victims. We have handled thousands of car wreck claims for the last two decades and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our car accident clients. We never represent insurance companies. Our only loyalty is to our clients. Our managing partner, Steven Palermo was born and raised in Suffolk County and has close ties to this community. It is those ties that drive him to help the members of Suffolk County take on the billion-dollar insurance companies that use their resources to deny car accident injury victims their rightful compensation.

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Common Causes of Car Accidents in Suffolk County

The diverse roadways of Suffolk County present a variety of challenges and hazards for drivers. Some of the most common causes of car accidents in the area include:

  1. Distracted Driving: With the prevalence of smartphones and in-car technologies, distracted driving is a leading cause of accidents. Activities such as texting, talking on the phone, and using navigation systems can divert attention from the road.
  2. Speeding: High-speed driving, especially on major highways like the Long Island Expressway (LIE) and Sunrise Highway, significantly increases the risk of accidents.
  3. Driving Under the Influence: Alcohol and drug-impaired driving remains a critical issue, contributing to many serious accidents across the county.
  4. Reckless Driving: Aggressive behaviors such as tailgating, excessive lane changing, and running red lights pose significant dangers to other motorists.
  5. Adverse Weather Conditions: Suffolk County experiences a range of weather conditions, including heavy rain, snow, and ice, which can create hazardous driving environments and lead to accidents.

High-Risk Areas in Suffolk County

Certain areas in Suffolk County are particularly prone to car accidents due to high traffic volumes and complex road networks. Some high-risk locations include:

  • Long Island Expressway (LIE): As a major thoroughfare, the LIE often sees heavy traffic and high speeds, leading to frequent accidents.
  • Sunrise Highway: Another busy highway, Sunrise Highway, is known for its fast-moving traffic and numerous intersections, which can be hotspots for collisions.
  • Route 25A: This major road that runs through numerous towns and communities in Suffolk County also sees a significant number of accidents due to its heavy traffic and multiple access points.
  • Downtown Areas: Busy downtown areas in towns such as Huntington, Patchogue, and Riverhead can be accident-prone due to high pedestrian traffic and numerous intersections.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident in Suffolk County

In the immediate aftermath of a car accident in Suffolk County, it’s important to take specific steps to protect your legal rights and strengthen your potential claim:

  1. Ensure Safety: Move to a safe location if possible and check for injuries. Call 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance if needed.
  2. Document the Scene: Take detailed photos of the accident scene, including vehicle damage, road conditions, and any visible injuries. Collect contact information from all parties involved and any witnesses.
  3. Seek Medical Attention: Even if you do not feel seriously injured, it is important to get a medical evaluation to identify any potential injuries that may not be immediately apparent.
  4. Report the Accident: Contact the local police to file an accident report. This report will be a critical piece of evidence in your claim.
  5. Consult with a Car Accident Lawyer: Contact the experienced car accident lawyers at Palermo Law as soon as possible. Early legal intervention can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.

Contact an Experienced Suffolk County Car Accident Attorney

We are located right in Hauppauge and also have offices in Huntington, Garden City, Babylon, Patchogue, and Riverhead. We can even come to you if you are unable to make it into one of our offices. We always offer a free consultation to all potential car crash clients and will take the time to fully answer your questions and explain the law to you. If you decide to move forward with our law firm, you can rest assured that your car wreck case is in the hands of a Suffolk County car accident lawyer that has your best interests at heart and will stand by your side through the claims process and if needed, all court proceedings.

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