LONG ISLAND PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
"Putting Clients First for Over 60 Years"
Since 1957, clients at Carner & DeVita have received passionate, attentive services from their personal injury lawyer’s always with a personal touch. Our highly experienced partners and associates boast a variety of legal backgrounds that makes our team uniquely qualified to represent your injury case.
Whether you have suffered from a car accident, a commercial truck accident, a slip and fall, dangerously defective products, construction accidents, dog bites, medical malpractice, or any other number of injuries, we are ready to fight for your rights to justice and fair compensation.
Your injury doesn’t have to define the rest of your life. Get a personal injury attorney who can help you make smart strategic decisions, put your case in order, negotiate aggressively on your behalf, and represent you ably in court if need be. We proudly serve all of Long Island, NY, including Islip, Huntington, Smithtown, Brookhaven, and other surrounding hamlets.
What Our Clients are Saying About Us
Very good attorneys. They took the time to listen to me and with their many years of experience, gave me advice that make me feel comfortable in retaining their services.
This lawyer is extremely helpful and answered my question promptly and thoroughly.
Professional and caring. They knew how to fight the insurance carrier. They represented my son and I, making sure we were protected. Very happy with the outcome.
Reduce Your Stress, Have Confidence in Your Case, And Put Your
Life Back on Track After Your Injury
Our personal injury clients in Long Island can know they are in good hands when they receive personalized service from one or more of our team. We don’t just take up your case; we guide you from start to finish to keep you informed and confident that you are making the optimal decisions.
With your personal injury attorney’s help, you will assemble the foundational facts of your case, gather evidence to strengthen your claim, file all the necessary motions to allow your case to proceed, and negotiate with insurers and other parties to promote your own best interests. Pursuing the maximum amount of available compensation is important for us because it helps our clients resume as normal of a life as possible after their injury.
If your case goes to trial, a lawyer from Carner & DeVita will work tirelessly to mount an effective prosecution against all defendants. The guidance of your legal representative will aim to reduce your stress, keep you informed, and help you counter likely defenses other parties will employ to make them appear like they are not at fault for your injuries.
Don’t suffer a moment longer than you have to pay your medical bills and enduring uncertainty. Work with a winning, proven attorney team who has a decades-long history of securing fair verdicts and settlements. You deserve the absolute best chance possible of recovering medically, mentally, and financially after your serious accident, and that’s what you’ll get from Carner & DeVita.
If your loved one lost their life due to someone else’s negligent actions, you and your family don’t have to suffer in silence. Our Long Island wrongful death lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve to help pay for funeral costs, end-of-life medical expenses, lost income and much more.
If you or a loved one is injured by the error or negligence of a medical professional, you may be entitled to compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our attorneys have represented medical malpractice cases in Long Island for over 50 years, and we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
With millions of cars driving on Long Island’s roads every year, car accidents happen daily. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve if you’re injured in an accident. We’ll handle the insurance company on your behalf to make sure you don’t get lowballed.
The sheer power and weight of semi trucks make truck accidents devastating. If you’re injured in an accident with an 18-wheeler, you have legal rights. Our Long Island truck accident attorneys are here to help you. We’ll take on the insurance company and the truck company to get the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one is harmed by a defective product in New York, you have legal rights. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you deserve, whether your child is hurt by a toy or you’re harmed by medicine that doesn’t have the proper warnings.
Construction site accidents are often severe. Your physical, financial and mental health could be impacted if you’re left unable to work. While you may get workers’ compensation, it may not be enough. Our Long Island construction site accidents can help you get the compensation you deserve after an injury.
Whether you’re visiting someone’s home or shopping in the mall, a slip and fall incident can cause serious injuries. You could be left with cuts and bruises, break a bone or hurt your spine or head. Our experienced personal injury attorneys in Long Island can help you get the compensation you deserve.
No matter how bad your injury seems, do not delay in seeking medical attention after your accident. Many times, symptoms do not show up until several days, weeks, or even months after the fact, so you will need an examination from a medical professional to determine the severity of your injury. Because the insurance company may use your doctor’s report to help determine your settlement, be as specific as possible with any statements you make at the hospital or doctor’s office. Keep detailed records and receipts of any medical services you receive so that your attorney can help you receive the right amount of compensation for medical expenses. More…
Your insurance company adjusters may appear to have your best interest at heart, but their primary objective is to look out for their bottom line. They will investigate your claim and try to pay you as little as possible for your injuries and damages. Your personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation by negotiating on your behalf. At Carner & DeVita, our attorneys are skilled at dealing with insurance companies and getting the most money possible for our clients. Our attorneys will help you recover damages for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Loss of earnings
- And more
Call us today at 631-543-7070 to receive a free case review and learn more about our personal injury legal services.
What to Do After You Have Been Injured in an Accident
- Check if you or anyone else needs urgent medical attention
- Immediately call the police to make an accident report
- Receive medical care as soon as possible, including imaging and tests
- Contact your insurance company to let them know if you have a potential third-party claim against a negligent individual
- Reach out to receive legal guidance and representation to begin pursuing your claim, case, or lawsuit
- Work with your attorney to formulate a smart strategy based on both statutory law and case precedent
- Follow the process of pursuing your claim to the best of your ability while using the talent and knowledge of your attorney to maximize the chances at receiving fair compensation
You should hire a personal injury attorney if you have suffered any injury due to another’s negligence or wrongdoing, including reckless driving.
Not necessarily. In fact, many personal injury cases, usually around 80% of them, are settled before the litigation process starts. Even if your case does reach the litigation stage, that does not mean that you will have to testify. Attorneys will work together to resolve the claim before or during mediation, making sure the case is not argued in a courtroom.
You should bring any documents pertaining to your injury and the circumstances involved in sustaining that injury. For the injury itself, copies of the medical records for the injury’s treatment and photographs of the injury are critical to bring. As for the circumstances, any police or incident report, insurance company correspondence, vehicle repair estimates, towing receipts, and photographs of the scene of the injury will be useful for any potential personal injury lawyer. Be sure to bring any wage loss information as well.
No, many cases are settled during the demand phase, when we will present an in-depth overview of the case to the party at fault and their representation, if any. This comprehensive summary includes the facts of the case, any pertinent case law, a record of losses and analysis of any potential future out-of-pocket losses, and an estimate of damages as well as supporting documents such as witness statements and medical bills.
Negligence is the lack of reasonable care that results in harm to others. If you are injured in an automobile accident, say, when the at-fault driver collided with you because he fell asleep at the wheel, you can file a personal injury claim due to the driver’s negligence, or his inability to do something a reasonably careful person would normally do (i.e., pull over and sleep).
Not without talking to an experienced personal injury attorney first. You should always assume that any insurance settlement will be in the insurance company’s best interest, first and foremost, and not necessarily in your own.
Before talking to the insurance company, seek and secure legal representation. Your attorney can negotiate on your behalf and help you get a fair settlement.
You can recover many different types of damages in a personal injury case, including coverage of past and future medical treatment, pain and suffering, and loss of wages. Contact an experienced personal injury attorney for more details on potential awarded damages.