Personal Injury

Striving For The Compensation You Deserve When Injured

When you or a loved one is injured, figuring out your next steps can feel overwhelming. There are a number of common types of personal injury cases and it’s important to find an attorney who understands the unique characteristics of each. The personal injury attorneys at Santoro, Carr PLLC know what a difficult time this can be and have handled numerous injury cases. If you ever experience an injury due to the negligence of another, contact our firm immediately. You may be facing a new normal and should be compensated to the extent that the law allows. We can help.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

We have seen numerous serious injuries due to errors or accidents that have resulted in long-term disabilities. Our main goal is to get you the just compensation you deserve, to help pay for medical bills and the future, if you can no longer work. Some of the cases we have handled include:

  • Slip and falls
  • Car and truck accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Wrongful death
  • Medical malpractice
  • Product liability

Do You Have A Claim?

There are two types of damages associated with tort law- economic and non-economic. Economic damages are fairly easy to quantify—these are based on numbers such as:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

Non-economic damages are more difficult to determine and include compensation for pain and suffering and loss of consortium. Let us review your case and pursue the maximum damages you deserve. We always prepare for trial, but if you are offered a settlement, we can work with you to determine:

  1. Whether the settlement provides adequate compensation; and
  2. Whether it makes sense to turn down the settlement offer and take your lawsuit to trial.

We know the law and can help inform you of your legal options so you can focus on recovery. Our extensive personal injury legal experience can guide you through the personal injury claim process, keeping your best interests in mind.

The Do’s And Don’ts Of Personal Injury Cases

DO contact us as soon as possible — even before you speak with the responsible party’s insurance company. Regardless of how kindly the insurance adjuster may treat you in the moment, the insurance company is a representative of the defendant, not you.

DON’T ignore the necessary medical treatment. In addition to taking care of yourself, it is imperative that you demonstrate the serious nature of your injuries by seeking appropriate treatment, whether at a hospital emergency room, your primary doctor, or an urgent care center. If you fail to seek appropriate treatment, the defendant’s legal team may be able to argue that the injuries you sustained are not as serious as you claim.

DO keep any and all documentation related to your injury. If you have received any receipts, copies of medical records, accident or police reports, proof of lost income, or any other relevant documentation, keep it together in a file or binder.

DON’T start sharing information on social media. While your friends and family may understand the true pain you are experiencing, others may misconstrue what they see in your posts. If you are active on social media, then the defendant’s insurer may be mining your profiles for information to refute your personal injury claim.

If You’ve Been Injured, Contact Us Today For A Consultation

From auto law to premises liability, we understand the state-specific laws that govern different types of personal injury cases. We are committed to providing excellent service at a fair rate. Our team of experienced personal injury attorneys in New York City, Westchester and Buffalo can answer your questions and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. To contact us, call 716-267-6288 or send us an inquiry via this convenient email.