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  • When individuals contact our firm — Newman, Anzalone & Newman, LLP — one of the first questions they ask is how long it will take for their cases to be resolved.

    We know that our clients want their cases resolved as quickly as possible. However, with more than 35 years of experience handling personal injury claims, we also know that achieving the results our clients deserve takes time. Our firm is based in Queens, and we represent accident victims throughout New York City.

    To learn more about how long your case will take, call 718-896-2700 to schedule a free, one-on-one consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.

    What Factors Influence How Long A Personal Injury Case Will Take?

    There is no set time frame for how long a case will take. Instead, the time frame for a personal injury case is based on several factors, including:

    • The insurance company and adjuster
    • The types of injuries and their expected healing times
    • Any additional surgeries that are required

    In general, taking a case to trial can make the process longer. However, in some situations, going to court is the only way to help our clients receive the full and fair compensation they need. In every case, our aggressive lawyers don't stop working until they have received a strong outcome.

    We Will Take Care Of You

    If you were injured in an accident that was caused by another person's negligence, you have already been the victim once. Don't be victimized again by choosing the wrong lawyer.

    When you contact our firm, we will make sure you are taken care of.

    Learn more about the superior counsel and service we provide clients at every step of the process by scheduling a free consultation. Complete our online form or call 718-896-2700 to find the answers you need.

  • What Happens After A Client Contacts The Firm?

    When you contact Newman, Anzalone & Newman, LLP, after an accident, our attorneys will guide you through the legal process and provide the superior counsel you need at every step. Since 1978, we have been providing individuals in Queens and throughout New York City with the guidance they need after an accident.

    After an accident, you should:

    • Talk to an attorney: If you are able, we recommend coming to our office for a free consultation. However, if you are injured and unable to make it here, we can send an investigator to meet with you.

    After you have contacted our firm, we will:

    • Gather evidence: We collect evidence to build a strong case for you. This includes reviewing evidence from the scene of the accident and the police report, and talking with any witnesses.
    • Give you updates: After we have gathered and reviewed all the information pertaining to your case, we will contact you to provide updates on your case and see how you are doing.
    • Investigate the facts: We notify the insurance companies and contact the at-fault parties.
    • Help with medical bills: We recognize the financial struggles our clients face when they receive medical bills. We review our clients' medical records and the significant costs they've faced, and we work with the insurance company to help ensure your bills are covered.
    • Contact you: Waiting for answers can be difficult — especially when your future and financial well-being are at stake. We keep our clients updated at every step of the process, helping ensure they always know what is happening.
    • Present a strong case: After collecting and analyzing evidence, we do not stop fighting until our clients have received the compensation to which they are entitled.

    How Is Newman, Anzalone & Newman Different Than Other Law Firms?

    Unlike some firms that churn through clients as quickly as possible, at Newman, Anzalone & Newman, LLP, we care about our clients, and we are committed to providing them with the counsel they need. This means we always provide our clients with honest assessments of their cases.

    We tell you what you need to know, not what you want to hear.

    We provide each client with an honest assessment of his or her situation. We educate clients about the strengths and weaknesses of their cases, and if clients have unrealistic expectations, we address that upfront. We work for you. We will give you our knowledge.

    Our Door Is Always Open

    Contacting our firm through our online contact form or by calling 718-896-2700 can provide the additional answers you need. We are available 24/7 for free initial consultations. Our lawyers take the legal burden from you, so you can focus on getting well.

  • At Newman, Anzalone & Newman, LLP, we have been guiding individuals in Queens and throughout New York City through the process for filing car accident claims since 1978. We know how overwhelming the weeks and months after an accident can be, and we are here to provide the counsel and guidance you need.

    During our free initial consultation, we discuss all the questions our clients have about what happens after you contact our firm, how long it takes to file a claim, and how much your case is worth. We are here to provide the answers you need, and we welcome other questions about the personal injury process.

    Steps To Take After A Car Accident

    The steps you take after your accident can be vital in building a strong case and helping you receive the compensation to which you are entitled. If you suffered injuries in an accident that was caused by another person's negligence, you should:

    • Take pictures of the accident and the scene of the crash
    • Exchange information with the other driver, but stay at the scene until the police arrive
    • Do not admit fault — this includes when you're talking with the other driver, your insurance company and the police officers
    • Get medical attention if you're hurt, and document your injuries
    • Get contact information for anyone who saw the accident
    • Contact an experienced attorney to make sure you understand your rights

    We Are Here To Make The Process Easy For You

    When individuals contact our firm, we work closely with them to provide the answers they need at every step of the process. We work together, as a team, to provide the superior representation and service you need.

    Our goal is to make the process as easy for you as possible.

    We can take the legal burden from you, so you can focus on getting well. We guarantee there is no fee unless we are successful. Learn more about the counsel our lawyers provide by scheduling a free consultation. We can be reached through our contact form or by calling 718-896-2700.

  • New York City Lawyers Representing Car Accident Victims

    Car crashes and other types of accidents can result in catastrophic injuries or even death. Often, people who survive accidents with serious injuries are left with huge medical bills and are not able to work. They may live with tremendous pain and suffering, unable to do basic things like cleaning their house or picking up their children. Sometimes, however, an accident victim is also partly to blame. If you were in a car accident, you may have questions such as whether you can sue the other driver even though you partly caused the accident, among other things. Our New York City car accident lawyers are here to help answer these questions for you.

    Can I Sue If I Partly Caused the Accident?

    New York follows the doctrine of pure comparative negligence. That means that your recovery will not be barred, but it can be reduced in an amount proportionate to your percentage of fault for the accident. For example, if you were excessively speeding, and another driver rolled through a stop sign, you may share some liability for the resulting accident. If the jury determines that the damages are $100,000, and you are 50% at fault, while the other driver is 50% at fault, you can recover $50,000.

    For another example, if you were texting, and you did not see when a drunk driver drifted into your lane, you may both have some responsibility for the resulting accident. If your damages are $200,000, and you are 20% responsible, while the drunk driver is 80% responsible, you will only be