At the personal injury law firm of Birzon and Associates, , we know that the time following an accident is one of confusion. Chances are that you know you need to file a claim, but are not sure how to go about it.
As attorneys with more than 30 years each of experience in helping injured people among us, we have guided thousands of Long Islanders through the claims process — and have a track record of success in obtaining justice and compensation for them.
Frequently asked questions about personal injury claims
Here are answers to some of the questions clients ask us about filing a claim. While every case is different and this is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified, experienced Suffolk injury lawyer at Birzon and Associates, it may help you understand the process:
If I’ve been in an accident, what is the first thing I should do?
If you have sustained an injury, you should get immediate medical help by calling 911.
How do I know if I need a lawyer?
If you or a family member has sustained an injury, including spinal cord damage, loss of limb (amputation), traumatic brain injury or other serious harm, chances are you need an attorney who can properly value your claim and make sure that you get the compensation you need for current and future medical expenses, loss of wages and earning capacity, and more. If you have lost someone you care about in an accident, your attorney can also help you file a claim for wrongful death.
What about no-fault claims?
New York no-fault insurance is also called PIP (Personal Injury Protection) and requires your insurance company to pay for your damages in the event of a car accident. There are strict deadlines for filing a no-fault claim:
As your attorneys, we can help you navigate the no-fault claims process or determine fault in a personal injury claim.
If I was injured on government property, can I still file a personal injury claim?
Yes, but there are both specific timelines and documentation that must be met to ensure your rights. If you have been injured on Suffolk County, Nassau County, or other town, City, state or federal property or in a mass transit accident, such as LIRR accidents, it is imperative that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney immediately.
The Birzon and Associates Law Firm has served thousands of Long Island accident victims and their families, throughout our local Smithtown community where our office has been located for over Thirty (30) years.
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We have helped thousands of injured people across Long Island, NYC and throughout New York State. To schedule your free consultation, please contact us online or call us at 631-265-6300. We are also available to meet you at your home or in the hospital.