Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions

Personal injury law can be complicated. If you are seriously injured in an accident in New York, the last thing you needAttorneys to worry about is navigating the legal process. Let the attorneys at Gianfortune & Mionis, P.C., handle all the details.

Have questions on your case? These are some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) we hear from our clients:

What's my case worth?

Nobody can give you an answer on this right away. If another attorney does, he's guessing.

What your case is worth depends on how early you get started. The extent of your injury, how well you recover, as well as a multitude of other factors which must be identified through the course of our investigation. The evidence available and how thoroughly we are able to investigate is helped the earlier we get started.

While we can't give you an exact number, we can promise we'll fight for maximum compensation every time.

What forms of compensation am I eligible to receive?

You are often eligible to receive compensation for:

  • Your medical treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Future decrease in earning potential
  • Any temporary or permanent disabilities
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering

When should I get treatment?

Immediately, for the sake of your health, it's best not to wait and be sure to continue until you make a full recovery. We will obtain the records of your full medical treatment to ensure you are fully compensated for that treatment.

Why can't I just accept the insurance company's offer?

Insurance companies always offer the minimum amount they have to. After all, they operate on a profit, so their main priority is not your well-being.

In fact, don't even talk to the insurance company without having first consulted an attorney — they may try to get you to confess to some level of fault that can lower your payment.

What if I can't afford a lawyer?

You can! We offer free consultations, and personal injury cases are taken on a contingency fee basis — meaning you won't pay us a dime in attorney's fees unless we secure you compensation. Even then, you only pay a percentage of that recovery.

Have more questions?

We would be happy to discuss your case with you during a free initial consultation. Call our attorneys at 516-281-8550 to get started, or reach out online for more information.