Voted Best Personal Injury Firm in New York

More Than One Billion

In Verdicts And Settlements Recovered For Our Personal Injury Clients

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Voted Best Personal Injury Firm in New York

More Than One Billion

In Verdicts And Settlements Recovered For Our Personal Injury Clients

Find out how much your case is worth in minutes!

Voted Best Personal Injury Firm in New York
More Than One Billion

In Verdicts And Settlements Recovered For Our Personal Injury Clients

Find out how much your case is worth in minutes!

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What Our Clients Say

After I had been let down by several other law firms, I had the good fortune of being referred to Bragoli & Associates. I was introduced to the wonderful duo of Mr. Bragoli Esq. and his lovely Paralegal Maria Clavijo. Ms. Clavijo was informative, thorough, and caring from the moment I first spoke to her on the phone.

– Diego Obanda

They are an excellent law firm. Would HIGHLY recommend them to friends and family for all issues in the future

– Rashad Johnson

Christopher C. Bragoli is a fellow lawyer in my community. I am aware of his excellent reputation as an attorney for accident-injury victims. I have had professional dealings with him and it is my opinion that his excellent reputation is well deserved.

– Anonymous

Top Rated Personal Injury Firm in New York

Accidents that cause serious injuries can happen at any time. Knowing where to turn after such an event can make all the difference in a personal injury claim. Having the right team on your side is an essential part of your recovery. The personal injury attorneys at Bragoli & Associates are known for their experience, integrity and personal service to injured clients.

Our law firm’s stellar reputation has been built on the successful representation of New York State residents who have been injured in all types of accidents, including those involving motor vehicles, pedestrians, and construction sites. We are proud to be recognized leaders in personal injury law. We are passionate about protecting the rights of our clients and obtaining the maximum compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys are seasoned litigators with more than a century of collective personal injury experience. We employ a team approach, drawing upon the combined legal knowledge and insight that each of our attorneys have gained throughout their careers.

Why You Need An Experienced Attorney

After your crash, the insurance companies will begin attempting to resolve your claim. They will make you an offer knowing that the injuries you suffered have put you in a difficult financial place. If they get you to settle before you know what your claim is truly worth, you will help them protect what is most important to them – their bottom line. As your lawyers, we put you in a position to get the compensation you truly deserve.

Our Practice Areas

Car Accidents

For most of us, driving is part of our daily routine. The last thing we expect when driving to work or dropping the kids off at…

Truck Accidents

At Bragoli & Associates, our team of truck accident attorneys understand the difficulties faced by victims of truck…

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents frequently precipitate catastrophic, or even fatal, injuries. Most often it is the motorcycle rider that sustain…

Slip & Fall

Slip/trip and fall accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injury claims and lawsuits. In New York, a property…

Construction Accidents

Ten percent of construction workers in the United States get injured on the job every year. Over the course of a 45 year career…

Wrongful Death

When someone dies or is killed as a result of the negligence or misconduct of the other, the victim’s family could pursue a wrongful…

Uber & Lyft Accidents

Uber and Lyft are two of the most popular rideshare platforms in the United States. According to Forbes, Uber provides rides…

Pedestrian Accidents

Although the New York Times has reported pedestrian deaths in New York have recently decreased, there were still 101 pedestrian…

Protect Your Rights After An Injury

Our lawyers have a history of success in a wide range of personal injury claims. We will be happy to help you learn more about what your case is really worth. To schedule your free consultation, please call us at 631-490-4878 or send us an email to arrange a time that works best. We can meet at a location convenient for you, or set up a telephone or video consultation if you are unable to travel due to your injuries.

Focused Exclusively On Personal Injury Claims

Many law firms that promote themselves as “personal injury firms” are not being straightforward. They may have an attorney who occasionally does personal injury work, but it is only one small part of their practice. At our firm, our attorneys work only on cases in which someone has been injured as the result of another’s negligence. This means that we have resolved more claims than many of these other attorneys have handled in their entire legal careers.

We put our experience to work for you in developing a strong case from the very beginning. We prepare a thorough strategy that lets the opposition know you are serious about your claim. Our lawyers are well-respected in the legal community, having been featured in prestigious publications and recognized by legal organizations such as the New York Law Journal, New York Jury Verdict Reporter and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Attorneys at our firm have been selected for inclusion in New York Rising Stars, and have also been named as SuperLawyers for multiple years. We can help you if you have been seriously injured in an accident.

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Frequently
Asked Questions

I just had a car accident, what should I do now?

Follow these steps to protect yourself from further harm after an accident.

  1. Get yourself to a safe place. Roadways are not a place to stand or linger, so pull your car off of the roadway, if possible. If not, place your emergency flashing lights on, and either remain inside your vehicle, or exit your vehicle to the side of the road.
  2. Call the police. In any situation involving an accident, you need to have a trained police officer assess the situation. Filing a police report with your account of what happened in the accident is vital in determining who will be held responsible for the crash.
  3. Get medical attention as soon as you can. Car accidents often involve violent collisions that contort the body and can cause a variety of injuries. Often, hidden injuries resulting from car accidents catch victims off-guard in the days following an accident. It is important that you seek precautionary medical attention as the effects of hidden injuries such as whiplash, TMJ, and traumatic brain injury can be devastating.
  4. Call an experienced personal injury attorney to advise you in protecting your rights. Bragoli & Associates will advise you of these, and other steps, you should take after an accident, when you call us for help. Our office number is 631-490-4878

My car is damaged, should I take pictures?

Yes! Pictures of the damage to your vehicle can be very useful in putting pressure on insurance companies that refuse to acknowledge your injuries. Your attorney will be able to use them to show the severity of the accident and demonstrate the seriousness of your injuries. Pictures can sometimes be the difference in obtaining a reasonable settlement and being forced to carry a case through litigation. Try to get at least a few pictures of each side of your vehicle. A good way to do this is to walk around your car with a camera or camera-phone and snap pictures as you go. Please remember, while pictures are important, safety is a much bigger priority after your accident.

What should I avoid doing after an accident?

There are a number of things that you should avoid doing after an auto accident. Some of the most important things to remember are:
  1. Don’t forget to call the police. Drivers involved in a car accident sometimes forego getting the police involved by just exchanging information. This can cause serious problems for any future claims you have against the negligent driver. The other driver could lie about his or her identity or insurance coverage, leaving you without any means of recovery or you could accidently lose or misplace the contact information. If you choose not to call the police, you will not have an official accident report to back up your account of what happened. A police report will benefit you as the victim of the accident, because it will support your story against the possibility of false representations by the other driver. So remember, after an accident call 911 first, then contact an experienced New York Personal Injury attorney.
  2. Avoid recorded statements. We urge that you avoid giving any recorded statements to insurance companies. It is important that you remember that there is a conflict between your interests and the interests of the insurance carrier. As an accident victim, your interest is in recovering for the loss that you have suffered to avoid large out-of-pocket expenses from the accident. The insurance company’s only interest is paying as little as possible on your claim. It is very rare that one of these recordings will benefit the individual. We at Bragoli & Associates, recommend that you contact an experienced personal injury attorney for advice on your case before giving any official statements to the insurance companies.
  3. Do not wait too long before seeking recovery on your claim. In New York, there is a set period of time for accident victims to sue for personal injuries. In most cases, personal injury actions must be brought within three years of the accident which caused the harm. This means that waiting more than three years after your accident to attempt to file a claim will bar your recovery completely. Even more stringent is New York’s statute of limitations governing wrongful death cases, which must be brought within two years of the death. It is very important that you protect yourself from these strict time limits by getting quick medical attention after your accident and contacting a New York Personal Injury Lawyer as soon as you can.

What if I do not know who caused the accident?

In the case of a hit-and-run accident, where the negligent driver is never identified, an injured person can often recover under New York’s underinsured/uninsured motorist policies. (see above for more specifics)

The person that hit me does not have insurance, what can I do?

In New York, insurance companies offer what is known as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. This coverage provides protection for personal injuries that are caused by the negligence of a person with insufficient insurance to cover the costs. In order to be protected by this type of insurance, you have to carry it on your own policy. In situations where a negligent driver is uninsured, your uninsured/underinsured motorist insurance coverage will provide compensation for damages you incur. These claims often operate in exactly the same way as a normal personal injury case, with the difference being that you are recovering from your own insurance carrier. It is very important to remember that in these situations, the representatives from your insurance company are not out for your best interest. Just like every insurance adjuster, they will be looking to minimize the insurance company’s loss. Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you for an uninsured/underinsured motorist claim is the best way to ensure that you are protected and properly compensated for your injuries.

How much time do I have after my accident to decide whether or not to sue?

Personal Injury cases are subject to a statute of limitation, which limits the amount of time a person can wait before initiating a lawsuit. Different types of cases have different time limitations. In claims for personal injury, the statute of limitation is three years for claims against the (third party) at-fault person and six years on an uninsured/underinsured claim against your own insurance carrier.

Can I still get my medical bills paid if I was partially at fault for the accident?

The simple answer to this question is, yes. New York subscribes to what is called a pure comparative negligence system in dealing with tort claims. This means that if you were partially at fault for an accident, you are still entitled to recover the damages that are attributed to the negligence of others. Determining how much fault will be attributed to each party is very difficult and will be left up to a jury if your case goes to trial. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to advise you on whether or not your claim is likely to succeed.

Is it really necessary for me to talk to an attorney?

Personal injury claims are often long and complicated and insurance companies employ an army of adjusters and lawyers to protect their interests from prospective plaintiffs. If you are involved in an accident that is caused by the negligence of another person, that person’s insurance company will assign an adjuster, and very likely a lawyer, to handle your claim and defend the case. This means that you, as an individual, must deal with two professionals who are trained to make your claim go away for as little money as possible. Contacting an experienced personal injury attorney levels that playing field. The lawyers at the Bragoli & Associates, will represent you with the utmost tenacity. We will do everything necessary to ensure that your rights are protected and that you are not left holding the bag after an accident that you were not responsible for.

Do I have to go to court?

Not necessarily. In fact, a large number of cases resolve without the need for filing a lawsuit. However, even if we move forward and litigate your case, there is a strong possibility we can resolve the claim at, or before, trial. Thus, only a small percentage of cases ever see a courtroom.

How long will it take to resolve my personal injury case?

This is one of the most difficult questions regularly asked by clients. Your case may go through several different phases before it is resolved. Immediately after the accident, you will have to seek medical attention for your resulting injuries. You may have to treat with several doctors, receive medical testing, and go through treatment procedures to determine the type and severity of your injuries. Once your injury has been identified and treatment has been completed, your attorney will attempt to negotiate a settlement on your behalf with the insurance carrier of the negligent party. If a settlement cannot be agreed to within a reasonable amount of time, your attorney should next file a law suit on your behalf. The New York rules of civil procedure govern the amount of time that it takes to fully litigate and try a personal injury case in civil court. This time can be lengthy based on factors such as the jurisdiction, the caseload of the judge, and complexity of the cause of action.

One of our goals at the Bragoli & Associates, is to ensure that we handle your claim in the most time-efficient way possible. We will attempt to move your case through pre-suit negotiations as quickly and effectively as possible. Most cases will move through this phase within four to six months. However, we will never ignore the best financial interests of our clients just to see that a case is resolved sooner. Our number one goal is to represent our clients in the most honest and effective way possible, This is our job and we take it very seriously.

WHAT WE OFFER OUR CLIENTS

100+ Years Experience

Exclusive Focus on Personal Injury Cases

No Fee Until We Win

Available 24/7

Proven Track Record

We Treat Clients Like Family

100+ Years Experience

Exclusive Focus on Personal Injury Cases

No Fee Until We Win

Available 24/7

Proven Track Record

We Treat Clients Like Family