New York Personal Injury Attorney
A personal injury can change your life and your family’s life in an instant. You may suddenly be faced with serious and painful injuries, piling medical bills, and lost income. In many cases, a promising career is cut short because the injury victim cannot return to the same line of work. Tragically, many victims die from their injuries, leaving grieving families behind to struggle with the resulting financial burdens.
When a personal injury is caused by someone else’s negligence, the victim or the victim’s family has the right to demand compensation. You deserve personal injury attorneys who would do what’s necessary to help you obtain the damages you deserve.
At Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C., your case is not just another docket number in the court system. You receive the same compassionate, personalized representation that we would want for ourselves or our families. Find out why so many Nassau County personal injury victims have come to trust us as their legal advocates.
Steven Miller, Esq. is the founding member and Senior Partner in Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Miller’s extensive career as a trial attorney spans five decades. He tries cases for the catastrophically injured victims of construction site accidents, motor vehicle and premises accidents caused by the negligence of others. Mr. Miller is a detail oriented, tenacious attorney committed to achieving the maximum results for his clients; he has obtained numerous seven figure verdicts and...
Catherine M. Montiel, Esq. joined the firm in February of 1994, having previously worked at a prominent plaintiff’s personal injury law firm in Manhattan. She became a partner in 2001 and the firm was thereafter renamed Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Ms. Montiel is a 1992 graduate of St. John’s Law School where she earned her J.D. and is a 1989 Cum Laude graduate of Adelphi University where she earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in...
David M. Strano, Esq. began his practice of law at the Law Offices of Steven Miller in 1993 where he has remained since. In 2001, he became a partner in the firm and the firm was renamed Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Mr. Strano believes that every client deserves to be zealously represented and kept well apprised of his or her case status. He understands that by explaining the legal process to the client as it...
What Types Of Personal Injury Cases Do We Handle?
You can depend on our personal injury attorneys to do everything necessary to prove the necessary elements of negligence and win you the damages you deserve. Our firm is devoted to handling a wide range of personal injury cases, including:
Most New York personal injury lawsuits are resolved outside of court, in negotiations between your attorneys and insurance companies. It’s important to understand that insurance companies don’t care about your best interests. You may receive a call from a claim adjuster, and the individual you speak to may sound sympathetic. But remember, insurers are businesses. The fewer claims they pay out, and the less money they pay, the higher their profits.
Having an attorney negotiate with the insurance company is therefore strongly recommended. We understand the tricks and tactics of insurers, and we’re here to level the playing field. Where possible, we will settle your claim out of court for an amount that you agree fairly compensates you for your losses. If necessary, however, we are prepared to take your case in front of a jury to fight for what you deserve.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?
Personal injury law is based on the concept of negligence, meaning that someone either acted carelessly or failed to do something they should have under the circumstances. More specifically, in New York, a personal injury victim must prove the following:
This means the at-fault party (defendant) owed the injury victim (plaintiff) a responsibility to avoid any conduct that could foreseeably harm others. As a basic example, drivers owe a duty to other drivers and pedestrians to operate their motor vehicles safely and obey all traffic laws.
The plaintiff must have suffered losses such as physical injury, disability, financial expenses or mental anguish. Examples of damages include medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Punitive damages may be imposed on the at-fault party for particularly reckless or malicious conduct.
The breach must be a cause of injury to the victim. In New York, this means the defendant’s negligent actions were a substantial factor in causing harm to the plaintiff. Establishing causation can be difficult when multiple at-fault parties are involved.
A breach is a violation of the duty of care. It may be evidenced by carelessness, failure to do something the law requires, or even intentional actions. In a personal injury lawsuit, this element is often hotly disputed between the parties.
If we don’t recover money damages for you, there’s no fee for us. Our objective is to take care of you, so we will work as long as it takes to make your case a success. That’s why our verdicts and settlements have earned 5 out of 5-star reviews across the web. It’s also the reason our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers, an honor given to only 5 percent of attorneys in New York.
What Makes Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. Different?
We know that you have your choice of personal injury law firms. We also know that while experience with personal injury law is a must, it’s not the only factor you’re looking for. If you’re like most of our clients, you’re probably unsure of what to do after suffering a personal injury. You may even be a little apprehensive.
Some injury victims are reluctant to involve an attorney for fear that the lawyer won’t care. Sadly, many lawyers don’t return phone calls or even know who their clients are. Paralegals run their cases, and they’re lucky to see any sort of resolution in their favor.
That’s not how we treat our clients. For one, our firm is selective about the cases it takes. If we don’t believe we can give you 100% of what you deserve as a client, we won’t represent you. Also, every case is handled by a partner of the firm, and you have the same attorney from the beginning to the end of your case. We don’t simply pass your file off to the paralegal. You get to know us because we are proactive and we make sure to keep you informed about your case. Not only do we return phone calls, but we also reach out to the client to provide frequent updates and request information. Our attorneys also make home and hospital visits and take calls 24/7.
Contact Our New York Personal Injury Attorney
Ready to start your personal injury case? Or perhaps you recently experienced an injury and have questions about what to do next? Our firm offers a free, no-pressure initial consultation so you can explore your legal options. Call Miller, Montiel & Strano, P.C. today.