Our firm has deep roots in Long Island and our lawyers maintain close associations with the residents of Suffolk County. Through our 2 decades of practice in Personal Injury Law, we’ve truly become a community-driven law firm. In fact, many of our clients have become friends and acquaintances.
We understand the hardships created by serious injuries and accidents, and feel honored when given the opportunity to guide clients through difficult times. It is greatly satisfying to provide legal representation in a meaningful way that helps individuals overcome obstacles and get their lives back on track.
Every day, Palermo Tuohy Bruno works diligently to level the playing field for Suffolk County clients, who must deal with insurance companies that don’t have their best interests in mind. Accidents and serious injuries are inevitably insurance matters, and the most difficult part of the problem is getting insurance companies to pay the monetary amount you deserve for your losses (as a personal injury victim). Unfortunately, it’s safe to say that no defendant’s insurance company looks out for the victim’s best interests. This is also often true when the victim is the insurance holder, such as in an uninsured motorist claim.
In contrast with insurance companies, all the partners at our firm take a personal interest in you and in handling your case. You are our top priority, and your case is never handed off to a paralegal or junior associate. We thoroughly prepare each case and employ effective legal strategies, which provide us with the leverage to maximize recoveries. It also enables to settle with most insurance companies out of court. While insurance companies don’t care about you, as our attorney Steven Palermo says, “It’s my job to make them care.”
We do our best to protect your rights and see that you receive the compensation you deserve. As our clients — you matter to us.
The NY Post reported the deaths of four people killed in a Long Island crash on the Fourth of July. Witnesses to the accident said the driver who caused the fatal collision was speeding, driving erratically and recklessly. Five people called 911 and one of the callers reported the erratic driving prior to the crash.
The pickup truck driver was driving in the southbound lane of Yaphank Middle Island Road, veered into the northbound lane and collided into a Nissan Altima, killing the driver and two elderly people in their 70’s. The mother and 11-month old baby in the car survived and were hospitalized. The pickup truck driver also died in the crash. Police suspect he was driving while intoxicated and believed he was coming from a social gathering. However, investigation is still underway to determine whether alcohol was involved or not.
The roads were also slick from Monday night’s rain in Long Island, which was all the more reason not to speed and to take safety precautions.
When you host a party or celebration, here are some steps you can take to prevent drunken driving accidents:
Be able to recognize drunk drivers by the following signs:
If you see any of the signs of drunk driving, call 911 and report the driver. As much as possible when on the road, avoid drivers show signs of drunk driving.
After careful deliberation, we’ve chosen Kristie Wood as the 2016 winner of the Overcoming Adversity Scholarship. She’ll be receiving $1,500 to help fund her studies. It was a difficult decision on our part. We viewed every essay writer as a winner; all faced some form of adversity and overcame it, however difficult it was.
We recognize that even though America is the land of the free, with equal opportunity for every citizen to pursue their dreams, that pursuit is not an easy task for everyone. As one of Long Island’s busiest Personal Injury Law firms, we help personal injury victims every day in overcoming adversity and rebuilding their futures. We understand how crippling adversity can be.
That’s why we’ve invested in this scholarship. Investing in this scholarship is a step toward investing in the future.
And we couldn’t be happier with our 2016 finalist, Kristie Wood. She took the life she was given and turned the fear of her adversity into ambition. She faced her own hardships head-on and rose up to pursue a career vested in helping others overcome adversity. We congratulate her for both her triumph over her adversities and winning our 2016 Overcoming Adversity Scholarship.
“My current goal is to have a facility in the future where I am the director. I look forward to running my program, helping people who are overcoming their personal adversity.
– Kristie Wood
To all those who submitted essays for the 2016 scholarship, we urge you to continue displaying strength and overcoming life’s adversities. We think you should submit another essay for a chance to be our 2017 Overcoming Adversity Scholarship winner. If you or someone you know has overcome personal adversity and is currently enrolled in a 2-4 year college/university, this scholarship could go a long way for them. 500-1,000 words could mean $1,500 toward college tuition.