Staten Island Personal Injury Lawyer

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At The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr., we take pride in protecting the rights of personal injury victims in Staten Island and Brooklyn who have suffered harm due to the negligence of others. If you have been seriously hurt by a reckless driver, an incompetent doctor, an irresponsible homeowner, or any other negligent person or entity, our practice is ready to help you take back your life by fighting for the legal compensation you need and deserve.

We are well aware of the trauma you have been through and know how desperately you need a calm period during which you can recover and get your bearings. Once you contact us and we make sure that you have a viable personal injury case, we will stand up for you, in and out of the courtroom, while you concentrate on your recovery. 

We Handle a Broad Range of Personal Injury Cases

Frank Dito has the in-depth knowledge, sharp legal skills, and track record of success to support your best interests no matter what kind of injury you have suffered. Our team is ready to defend your right to damages due to injuries sustained through any of the following:

Traffic Accidents

If you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident, you are by no means alone. The National Safety Council reports that, in spite of the restrictions during the pandemic, an estimated 4.8 million Americans share your fate annually. Even worse, fatalities on U.S. roads rose 8 percent during 2020, the year many of us stayed put because of the pandemic. 

Apparently, in spite of all the safety features on our cars, human thoughtlessness and misbehavior continue to thrive. Driving accidents are much too often the result of impaired and/or distracted drivers, speeding drivers who ignore traffic signs and signals, and drivers who think nothing of endangering innocent lives. More rarely, they occur because of potholes or improperly cleaned roads. Whether your traffic accident injury was due to a drunk driver or a negligent road crew, Frank Dito will track down and target the responsible party.

Pedestrian accidents have become increasingly common as more impaired and distracted drivers populate our roads. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you are more likely to have suffered a catastrophic injury with long-term or permanent consequences. No matter how dire your circumstances seem, contacting The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. will give you the confidence you need to move on. 

Premises Liability Personal Injury Cases

All property owners are legally required to keep their property safe for others. Therefore, if you have been seriously injured due to an unrepaired broken banister, unmarked slippery surface, an unleashed dog, or a vicious dog, you may well be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other accident-related costs. This is true whether your accident took place at a neighbor’s home, at the post office, in a department store, at a restaurant, or at the dry cleaners.

Product Liability Personal Injury Cases

If you have suffered a serious injury because of a defective vehicle, piece of machinery, toy, or contaminated food or medication, the law allows you legal redress. Depending on the point at which the product became dangerous — during conception and design, during manufacture, or as a result of marketing inadequacies (i.e. failing to provide essential safety instructions), our team will take steps to sue the manufacturer, distributor, or seller for failing to protect you.

Medical Malpractice

Although we would all like to have complete faith in our healthcare professionals, most of us have heard enough horror stories to be aware that surgical instruments are sometimes left inside patients and some patients become seriously ill because of poor sterilization techniques in hospitals.

If you have been harmed by a doctor, nurse, or hospital, Frank Dito will provide you not only with excellent legal counsel but with compassion and reassurance. We are always available to try to right the wrongs that have been done to you or your loved one.

Wrongful Death

The ultimate personal injury is wrongful death. The anguish of losing a loved one is worsened when you realize that the death was the result of negligent, reckless, or malicious conduct. If your family is suffering such an unbearable loss, we will provide you with the legal representation and empathy you need to see you through. We will fight tirelessly to obtain damages for lost financial and emotional support.

Pure Comparative Negligence in New York

In many accidents, both parties may bear some portion of the blame. In a slip and fall, the victim who broke her hip on the icy step may have been intoxicated. Even in a pedestrian accident, the man who was hit by a speeding car may have been crossing against the light. New York law deals with such matters according to a principle known as pure comparative negligence.

This means that the court will assign a percentage of blame to each party involved. The person injured will have her percentage of blame deducted from her awarded settlement. So, if the injured party is awarded $100,000 by the court, but is found to be 20 percent to blame, she will end up with $80,000 in damages. Fortunately for New Yorkers, the word “pure” in pure comparative negligence means that the victim can receive compensation even if she bears most of the blame for the accident in which she was injured.

Damages We Will Fight to Win for You and Your Family

The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. is well-prepared to fight aggressively for the compensation you will need moving forward. Depending on your particular circumstances, this may include reimbursement for:

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income, present and future
  • Property damage or loss
  • Long-term nursing care
  • Replacement services
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Permanent scarring or other disfigurements
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

In cases involving especially egregious misconduct on the part of the defendant, we may also be able to recover punitive damages.

Contact Us Now for the Experienced Legal Strength You Need

Personal injury cases require the negotiation and litigation skills of Frank Dito. The sooner contact us, the sooner you will feel the protection of our competence, commitment, and compassion. For more information, visit our personal injury FAQs.