General Negligence Attorneys

Negligence is a legal term that means a careless mistake or error. It can take many forms. In every case you deserve to be compensated for the injuries that results from someone else’s negligence.

We want to help.

Slip and Fall Accidents

In New York State, landowners are required by law to keep their property reasonably safe. However, in order to find a landowner legally responsible for a defective condition that causes you to fall, the landowner must have either created the defective condition or known about the condition before you fell. To find out more if you were injured on someone else’s property, come see us. The initial meeting is free.

Dog Bite Victims

Every day you hear about people being attacked by a Pit Bull, Rottweiler or Doberman. It doesn’t matter what type of dog it is—if the dog had either bitten someone before or was known to be vicious, Segar & Sciortino can help. Find out what you can do and how we can help. Our initial meeting is free.

Motorcycle and Truck Accidents

We look at a motorcycle and truck accident case from every angle. While the rules of the road are the same for all registered vehicles authorized to be operated on New York State highways, insurance coverage for motorcycle and trucks is much different than for automobiles.

Evaluation of liability or who was at fault for causing the collision is our first order of business. We are familiar and experienced with the New York Vehicle and Traffic Law, Insurance Law and the United States Department of Transportation laws and regulations so to best determine who was responsible for causing your injury. Next, we evaluate all the applicable insurance coverages which will help you recover for items of damage including past and future pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of employment and fringe benefits, loss of marital love and services and loss of support in wrongful death cases. We explore all bodily injury insurance coverages from every possible source, workers’ compensation in work-related motor vehicle accidents, no-fault coverages including personal injury protection, optional basic economic loss and additional personal injury protection. We even look to additional sources of coverage from the supplementary uninsured motorist coverage in your own policy when the motorist who caused the collision has no coverage or not enough coverage to compensate you for your injuries.

If we are not able to reach a fair settlement through direct negotiations with the insurance companies responsible to pay for your damages, we will take your case to a trial before a jury. Although the great majority of cases fairly settle without trial, Segar & Sciortino is always ready. Call Segar & Sciortino today for a free consultation.