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Top-Rated Staten Island Personal Injury Lawyer for Accident and Negligence Claims 

Whether you were hurt in a construction accident on the North Shore, in a car accident on Hylan Boulevard or suffered other serious injuries on Staten Island, personal injuries are overwhelming. On top of the physical pain, you may have many questions causing you anxiety. Who will pay my medical bills? Should I talk to the insurance adjuster? What happens if I cannot return to work? A Staten Island personal injury lawyer at The O’Connor Law Firm provides the guidance you need and the peace of mind you deserve after an accident has turned your life upside down. We will take on the stressful task of dealing with insurance companies and hospital billing departments while you focus on your recovery.

How Can a Staten Island Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?

A personal injury lawyer will help you level the playing field by preparing your best case to ensure you get the full compensation you deserve. Some types of damages that a lawyer will work hard to obtain for injury victims include:

  • Hospital and medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Disability
  • Emotional distress and psychological trauma

Things We Do When We Handle Your Personal Injury Case

After a client has signed with The O’Connor Law Firm, we like to explain the legal process and answer any additional questions about their case. Here is a list of some of the steps we take in handling your case:

  • Initial interview with client.
  • Educate client about their particular type of case.
  • Notify all negligent parties and their insurance companies of our representation and that they are notpermitted to speak with you. Demand that they preserve any evidence.
  • Hire an investigator to gather evidence, interview witnesses, obtain police reports, surveillance video and other relevant evidence.
  • Retain experts as early as possible to inspect the accident scene or relevant dangerous conditions before it is repaired by the negligent party.
  • Analyze legal issues relevant to your case, including possible defenses, such as assumption of risk, or whether a municipal entity may be involved.
  • Gather your medical records and other records that support your damages claims, including W-2s, employment records, and union and pension files.
  • Commence the lawsuit by filing a summons and complaint.
  • Serve Responses to defendant’s Discovery Demands.
  • Request a court conference to schedule depositions and the exchange of further discovery.
  • Communicate with your treating physicians to keep up to date on your condition and better prepare your damages case.
  • Review your health care plan and any liens to determine whether any money that was paid for your medical care must be repaid out of your recovery.
  • Prepare you for your deposition and appear with you at your deposition.
  • Conduct the deposition of all defendants and other non-party witnesses that may have relevant information about your case.
  • Advise the Court that discovery is complete and the case is ready for trial.
  • Prepare client for trial testimony when necessary.
  • Meet with and prepare expert witnesses for trial, including professional engineers, economists, vocational rehabilitation experts and physicians when necessary.
  • Prepare trial exhibits.
  • Appear for court settlement conferences, mediations and trial, when necessary.
  • Analyze jury verdict and Judge’s rulings to determine whether either side has any valid arguments for an appeal.

This list is not exhaustive but is intended to give you a framework of the timeline of your case. Each case is different. Some cases may settle early on in the process, while others go all the way to trial. I have settled cases prior to filing the lawsuit and even settled cases after jury selection but before the verdict. There are always opportunities during the timeline of each case to discuss settlement with the opposing party. During the course of the case, your Staten Island personal injury attorney is in constant contact with our clients making sure they are informed at each stage as the case proceeds.

Contact the Esteemed O’Connor Law Firm Today

Brian J. O’Connor is a top-rated Staten Island trial lawyer who understands the importance of having a trusted partner you can rely on to help you get the compensation you deserve. Brian will meet with you one-on-one to discuss your case, answer your questions and explain the legal process in easy-to-understand terms. You pay us nothing unless we win your case. Call us at 718-948-3500 and let us help you today.

Meet
Brian J. O’Connor

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Award winning NYC injury lawyer

with more than 20 years of experience handling all types of serious personal injury cases throughout New York City.

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Former Assistant Corporation Counsel for The City of New York

with an in-depth knowledge of municipal negligence and claims against NYC, NYCTA and other public entities.

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Former insurance / construction accident defense attorney

with insider knowledge on the tactics and tricks insurance carriers use to deny, delay, and defend legitimate claims.

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