Staten Island Car Accident Attorney

If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in Staten Island or Brooklyn, call The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. for a free consultation. For nearly two decades, lead personal injury attorney Frank Dito has been fighting vigorously for those who have been harmed by someone else’s negligence. 

As anyone who has been in this situation will tell you, if you have sustained a serious car accident injury, you need more than skilled medical care; it is crucial that you receive excellent legal counsel as well. Even if you will eventually recover completely from your injuries, your life has been interrupted, maybe even derailed, by your present incapacity.

What Our Car Accident Lawyer Will Do to Get Your Life Back Under Control

As soon as you meet with Frank Dito, you will experience the reassurance that comes with the feeling you are in capable hands. Our accomplished car accident attorneys have the comprehensive knowledge of state and federal law, as well as strong litigation skills, to give you the best chance of winning the substantial compensation you deserve.

Once we establish that you have a viable claim for damages, we will take all the necessary tactical steps, including:

  • Investigating the site of your accident and any available surveillance videos
  • Examining police records and medical data
  • Investigating any prior history of similar misconduct on the part of the defendant
  • Interviewing witnesses 
  • Consulting with experts whose testimony will benefit your case
  • Forcefully negotiating with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters

Most of all, we will be sensitive to the fact that you have suffered not only physical and emotional trauma but financial distress as well. For this reason, our offices will charge you no attorneys’ fees until we recover damages. 

Why Car Accidents Occur 

Unfortunately, car accidents have occurred from the time horseless carriages first appeared on our roadways. The frequency and risk of car accidents have increased as our streets and highways have become busier, our vehicles faster, and electronic and other distractions more prevalent. Add to that the fact that alcohol and drugs are a systemic problem in our society and you begin to see the scope of the problem. 

According to the NHTSA, the following are common causes of car accidents:

  • Distracted driving (while texting, talking on the phone, eating, reaching)
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding
  • Failing to obey traffic signals
  • Driving while sleepy or fatigued
  • Improper turning, weaving between lanes, tailgating 

Some car accidents are the result of random occurrences or third-party errors, such as:

  • An animal on the road
  • A sudden storm, explosion, or bridge collapse
  • The medical event of another driver
  • Debris or a large pothole on the road due to poor road maintenance
  • Defective automotive equipment due to manufacturing or assembly failures

While no one can blame the weather or a confused deer for an injury, our law team is perfectly capable of suing a car manufacturer or the government agency responsible for failing to keep the streets clear and in good repair to provide you with compensation.

Factors that May Affect the Severity of Your Injury and the Strength of Your Case

Much depends on your location in the car (driver, passenger, front seat, back seat, next to a window or not) as well as whether or not you were seatbelted, the speed of both vehicles, the weather conditions, and the angle of impact. 

Such matters may also affect the likelihood of winning your case. For example, if the defendant who caused the accident was driving the wrong way on the highway or was speeding during a snowstorm, the court is likely to punish such behavior. In such a case, you may not only win compensatory damages but may also be awarded punitive damages. 

It should be noted, however, that it is possible to sustain severe injuries on a sunny day when neither vehicle is speeding if a collision directly impacts your location in the car.

Car Accident Injuries and How They Affect Victims

At The Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr., we will treat you with compassion no matter what your injury, knowing that whatever pain or challenges you are going through are making life difficult for you and those you love. Whether you have suffered:

  • Bone fractures, organ damage, internal bleeding
  • Burns, spinal cord, or brain injuries
  • Blindness, deafness, or loss of a limb

 — you can count on us to fight tirelessly to defend your right to appropriate compensation. We are well aware that if you have become permanently disabled, you will require sufficient damages to secure your future.

Damages We Will Fight To Win for You and Your Loved Ones

Having worked as a car accident attorney for a long time, Frank Dito is familiar with the enormous costs incurred when recovering from a traumatic or catastrophic injury. If someone else bears even partial responsibility for the harm that has come to you, New York State law entitles you to reimbursement and restitution for:

  • Medical and rehabilitation costs
  • Lost income, present and future
  • Property damage or loss
  • Alterations to your home to make it accessible
  • Replacement services (e.g. house cleaning)
  • Extended nursing care
  • Psychological counseling
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability
  • Permanent scarring or other disfigurements
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If you have experienced the heartbreak of losing a close family member in a car accident, Frank Dito will sue the responsible party for wrongful death. Though we all know that nothing can replace a loved one, he will do everything in his power to obtain the funds you need for final medical costs and funeral costs, and to ease the loss of financial and emotional support.

Contact Us for Outstanding Legal Representation and Strong Moral Support

Contact The Law Offices of Frank J. Dito, Jr. is the beginning of the journey to make you whole again. The present may be frightening and overwhelming, but we are here to offer the help you need to create a safe and comfortable future.