Like many towns and hamlets on Long Island, the name Wyandanch is Native American in origin. In 1903, the town was renamed after Chief Wyandanch, a “sachem” or chief of the Montaukett Tribe, to end confusion for travelers between the Deer Park and West Deer Park Long Island Rail Road train stations. Once a land where indigenous people harvested nuts and berries, Wyandanch has been shaped by wave after wave of immigration throughout the 20th Century.
Today, Wyandanch has a population of more than 11,600, which places many of its residents at high risk of being injured in an accident. That’s the bad news. The good news is that the Law Office of Robert Purzak has been representing injury victims in Wyandanch for over 35 years. Guided by a belief that no one should be forced to suffer due to the negligence of another party, we will make sure that you are justly compensated.
Regardless of the forum — arbitration, mediation or litigation — we know how to fight and win. Contact our office today to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys. The consultation is free and you will not pay any attorneys’ fees until we win your case.
What is a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim arises when an individual is injured due to the negligent, reckless or willful conduct of another party. Many injury claims are resolved without going to trial and can often be settled through a complex negotiation with an insurance company. If a settlement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to litigate the case in court. It is important to remember that the time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit in Wyandanch is three years from the date of the accident or injury.
What are the leading causes of car accidents in Wyandanch?
Traveling along Straight Path or Long Island Avenue is inherently risky, given the number of car accidents that occur each year. Most accidents are the result of driver errors, such as distracted driving, speeding, reckless driving, or driving under the influence. Because car accidents in Wyandanch are governed by New York State’s no-fault insurance laws, you must look to your own insurance for coverage up to the personal injury protection limits.
If you sustain a serious injury, however, such as permanent disability or disfigurement, you have a right to file a civil lawsuit to recover damages. Regardless of the nature of your injuries, our Long Island car accident attorneys will make sure that any award considers all of your future medical and financial needs.
Who is liable in a motorcycle accident in Wyandanch?
A motorcycle is not considered a motor vehicle and motorcyclists are not “covered persons” under the state’s no-fault insurance law. This means that an injured motorcycle rider is not eligible for no-fault coverage for medical costs and lost wages. The “serious injury” provisions of the no-fault law do not apply to motorcyclists injured in accidents with other vehicles, however. This means that an injured rider can bring a personal injury claim against the responsible party.
How much is my personal injury claim worth?
The compensation you may be awarded for being injured in an accident in Wyandanch depends on a number of factors, not the least of which is whether or not you have proper legal representation. At the Law Office of Robert Purzak, we will work to make sure you receive the full value of your claim. Although each claim is unique, you may be entitled to economic and noneconomic damages.
The former cover lost wages, past and future medical expenses, property damage, and similar financial losses, while the latter are designed to compensate you for pain and suffering and other losses that cannot be quantified. If the at-fault party’s conduct was reckless or malicious, such as driving under the influence, punitive damages may also be available. Such damages are intended to punish the responsible party’s misconduct and to deter others from engaging in similar behavior.
Contact Our Wyandanch Personal Injury Lawyer
The Law Office of Robert Purzak is highly regarded for providing injury victims in Wyandanch with aggressive legal representation and caring, efficient service. We have a proven history of helping our clients obtain significant compensation. Guided by a belief that no one should be forced to suffer because of another’s negligence, we will work tirelessly to protect your rights. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Wyandanch, please contact our office to learn how we can help.