Conveniently situated in the Town of Islip in Suffolk County, Brentwood was initially just a train stop back in 1844 — Thompson Station and Suffolk Station — on the expansion of the main line of the Long Island Rail Road. The town was officially named after Brentwood in Essex, England in 1864. Today, Brentwood is a racially diverse, hardworking community with a population of more than 61,400. As such, residents of Brentwood and the nearby community of North Bayshore are often in need of professional legal services.
If you reside in Brentwood and have been injured in an accident, you may have many concerns. Where can I obtain proper medical care? Will I be able to afford the medical bills? When can I go back to work? If the accident was caused by another party’s negligent, reckless or willful conduct, you may be confused and angry and not know where to turn. You can take comfort in knowing that our personal injury lawyers been fighting for the rights of injury victims in Brentwood for over 35 years.
Types of Personal Injury Cases in Brentwood
Bicycle Accidents in Brentwood
Bicycling is not only a popular recreational activity in Brentwood, but many residents also rely on bicycles to get to work or run errands. As such, bicyclists are forced to share the road with cars, buses and trucks, an inherently dangerous proposition. If you or a loved one has been injured in a bicycle accident in Brentwood, you may be entitled to significant compensation.
It is important to remember that bicyclists must exercise reasonable care for their own safety. They are also required to follow applicable traffic laws, obey all stop signs and traffic lights and are not permitted to ride on sidewalks. Bicyclists must either ride on a designated bike path or with the direction of traffic, close to the curb. To have a valid bicycle accident claim, it is necessary to show that a driver breached his or her duty of care not to injure others.
The Law Office of Robert Purzak routinely handles bicycle accident claims for residents of Brentwood. We have the knowledge and skill that are essential for achieving a successful outcome. Our legal team will always put your best interests first and work to make sure you are justly compensated.
Pedestrian Accidents in Brentwood
Despite the fact that motorists in Brentwood have a duty of care not to cause injury to others, pedestrian accidents are common. While pedestrians must exercise reasonable care for their own safety, negligent drivers can be held liable for a pedestrian accident. The best way to protect your rights and ensure that you are justly compensated is by working with our legal team. Well-versed in the applicable negligence and traffic safety laws, our office will offer you first-rate legal representation. Above all, we will help you obtain the medical care that you need and the compensation you deserve, which includes damages for your past and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning capacity and pain and suffering.
Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents in Brentwood
All property owners in Brentwood — private, commercial and public — are required to maintain their property adequately and provide visitors with a safe environment. Nonetheless, slippery surfaces, broken steps, raised sidewalks, poor lighting, and numerous other hazards frequently cause slip, trip, and fall accidents. Whether you slipped and fell on a neighbor’s property, at a retail outlet or public park, you have a right to compensation.
Our office routinely pursues premises liability lawsuits arising from slip, trip, and fall accidents in Brentwood. In addition, we provide legal services to those who have been injured in automobile accidents, bus accidents, motorcycle accidents, train accidents, Uber accidents, as well as violent crimes and other acts of negligence. Our mission is to serve as a voice for the injured and to hold responsible parties accountable.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim?
The time limit filing a personal injury claim in Brentwood is three years from the date of the accident or injury. It is crucial to contact the Law Office of Robert Purzak as soon as possible so that we can collect and preserve any evidence and identify and interview witnesses while their memories are still fresh.
Damages You Can Recover in a Brentwood Personal Injury Claim
You may be awarded compensation that includes economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages will cover lost wages, past and future medical expenses, and similar financial losses, while non-economic damages are designed to compensate you for pain and suffering, physical disability, disfigurement, loss of limb, and loss of enjoyment of life. Finally, if the other party was reckless, you may also be awarded punitive damages, which are intended to punish that person’s misconduct.
Contact Our Brentwood Personal Injury Attorney
The Law Office of Robert Purzak has been providing aggressive legal representation to injury victims in Brentwood for over 35 years. Our legal team has a proven history of helping our clients obtain significant compensation. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident that was not your fault, we will offer you knowledge, compassion and the personal attention you deserve. Please contact our office as soon as possible. The consultation is free and you will not pay any attorneys’ fees until we win your case.