Garden City Personal Injury Lawyer

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Alex Nocerino
Alex Nocerino, managing partner and personal injury lawyer at Chopra & Nocerino, LLP in Garden City, NY

Alex Nocerino is a founding partner at our firm and a successful trial lawyer with roots in New York. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. He has helped injured individuals win hundreds of millions in compensation from large corporations, government entities, and wealthy landlords. 

With 18 years of experience, he has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2019 and has a five-star Avvo rating. He is a true New Yorker and a successful trial lawyer who is unafraid to go up against even the powerful and combative defendants.

Content Last Updated:   June 13, 2024

If you or a loved one have been injured in Garden City, NY, Chopra & Nocerino is prepared to take aggressive legal action to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve. As the exclusive personal injury law firm of the New York Mets, we have what it takes to knock it out of the park. Our Garden City personal injury lawyers handle all types of accidents throughout the state. 

Because we operate on a contingency basis, you pay nothing unless we win your case. We also offer free, no-obligation consultations, so there is no downside to having one of our attorneys review your case. Call us today or complete our online contact form to schedule your appointment.

Sameer Chopra and Alex Nocerino, Long Island Personal Injury Attorneys 855-NYC-HURT

Why Chopra & Nocerino Is the Right Choice for Your Personal Injury Case

Our Garden City personal injury lawyers don’t back down from a fight. We have the experience, resources, knowledge, and drive to maximize your compensation and push back when defendants refuse to compensate you fairly. With over 20 years of experience under our belts, our attorneys have recovered tens of millions of dollars on behalf of injury victims just like you. 

Our full-service personal injury law firm in Garden City, NY is committed to providing excellent legal representation each and every time, and our attorneys have been widely recognized for the high quality of their work. Our awards and accolades include:  

  • Sameer Chopra, Super Lawyer
  • Alex Nocerino, Super Lawyer 
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars
  • Top Lawyer, Top 100 Registry (2023)
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Top 10 under 40, National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys

Excellent Case Results

At the end of the day, our clients want results. The scoreboard speaks for itself, and our strong track record of hitting home runs is just one measure of our success. We’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients, including:

  • $10 million verdict for a woman injured in a car accident. 
  • $3.5 million settlement for a construction worker who suffered a hand injury. 
  • $3 million settlement for a construction worker who fell off a ladder.
  • $2.55 million settlement for the estate of a woman who died after spinal surgery related to a slip and fall in a supermarket.

Glowing Client Testimonials

We believe in the high quality of our work, but you don’t have to take our word for it. Instead, see what our many satisfied clients on Long Island have to say about working with us in their glowing testimonials:

  • “Great experience with Alex Nocerino. He was able to triple the initial offer the company made me for my settlement. Very good with advice, very small amount of fees. 10/10 experience, I would definitely recommend.” – MT
  • “Alex Nocerino and Sameer Chopra did an excellent job representing me with my accident case. I found everyone at Chopra & Nocerino to be very professional and knowledgeable. A special thank you to Alex for his savvy negotiation efforts and to Joann Melendez for excellent follow-up during the entire journey.” – Kevin L. 
  • “I recently had the pleasure of working with Chopra & Nocerino, and I cannot thank them enough for the exceptional service that was provided to me.” – Paulette K. 

We Serve All of Long Island

Though our office is located near Garden City, NY our legal team is willing to travel to wherever you are to discuss your personal injury case in person. We also frequently communicate with our clients via email, phone, and video calls. Your comfort is our priority. Our Garden City, NY office is located at 100 Quentin Roosevelt Blvd #107, Garden City, NY 11530.

Some other areas of Long Island that our clients reside and we frequently serve are:

  • Levittown, NY
  • Hempstead, NY
  • East Meadow, NY
  • Mineola, NY
  • Baldwin, NY
  • Glen Cove, NY
  • Plainview, NY
  • Rockville Centre, NY
  • Hicksville, NY
  • Freeport, NY
  • Valley Stream, NY
  • Elmont, NY
  • Uniondale, NY
  • Franklin Square, NY
  • Oceanside, NY
  • Westbury, NY

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Garden City, NY on Long Island is a great place to live, but it’s also densely populated, increasing the potential for accidents and injuries. There are over 4,000 people per square mile living in Garden City alone. 

In fact, Nassau County has the highest rate of traffic fatalities in New York, making it one of the most dangerous places to drive in the state. According to the Institute for Traffic Safety Management & Research, there were 51 fatalities and over 7,000 injury accidents in Nassau County in 2023 alone.  

If you’ve been hurt by another person’s carelessness, you have the right to pursue justice and compensation for your injuries and losses. Our personal injury attorneys in Garden City, NY have what it takes to handle even the most complex cases against the most combative defendants. We have extensive experience handling all kinds of personal injury scenarios, including:

After a serious accident, it is normal to worry and have lots of questions, especially when it comes to pursuing a legal claim against the at-fault party. The best way to protect your legal rights is to consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

How Our Garden City Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help

When you’ve been hurt through little to no fault of your own, you need an attorney in your corner who knows how to navigate the complexities of the legal system. Our seasoned lawyers have dedicated their careers to fighting on behalf of injury victims throughout New York. 

Let our all-star legal team fight for you. Our Garden City personal injury attorneys are standing by to listen to your story and build the strongest case possible on your behalf. When you work with our firm, we will:

  • Make sure you know your full legal rights and options.
  • Conduct a thorough, independent investigation of your accident. 
  • Identify all parties responsible for your injuries and losses.
  • Investigate the governing law.
  • Gather all evidence available in your case.
  • Calculate the full and fair compensation you are owed.
  • Aggressively negotiate a settlement with the at-fault party and their insurers. 
  • Take the battle to trial if a fair out-of-court settlement cannot be reached. 
  • Keep you informed and provide excellent legal counsel throughout the life of your case.

We Help You Seek Compensation

The costs of an unexpected accident can be overwhelming. Our attorneys can help you seek justice, accountability, and compensation. In personal injury cases, compensation normally comes in two forms: economic and non-economic damages. You may also be entitled to punitive damages.

Economic Damages

Economic damages compensate for aspects of your injuries and losses that can be easily reduced to a monetary value. Compensable economic damages include things like: 

  • Medical costs
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Property damage and replacement costs

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages compensate for the more subjective aspects of your injuries and losses. Compensable non-economic damages include: 

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Psychological trauma
  • Lowered quality of life 
  • Permanent disfigurement

Though they are somewhat more difficult to calculate, do not underestimate the value non-economic damages can add to your case, especially because New York is one of the few states that does not cap the non-economic damages a jury may award for personal injury.

Punitive Damages

Though rarer than the “compensatory damages” listed above, a court may also award punitive damages. This form of damages is meant to punish defendants for particularly reckless or otherwise egregious behavior, as well as to deter this kind of behavior in the future.

Making Sure Your Case Is Filed On Time

It is essential that you contact a skilled attorney before the governing statute of limitations passes. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in New York is normally set at three years from the date of injury. However, it is shortened to two years from the date of death for wrongful death lawsuits. 

Though there are limited exceptions to these strictly enforced deadlines, your case will most likely be dismissed in court if you file after they pass. Consult an attorney as soon as possible after your injury so they have plenty of time to gather evidence, build your case, and make sure it is filed on time.

What If I Lost a Loved One Due to Personal Injury?

No amount of money can make up for a loss of life. However, if you lost a loved one due to personal injuries suffered, the personal representative of their estate may seek compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit. Any proceeds awarded would then be distributed to eligible family members. Wrongful death damages include things like: 

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Medical expenses related to the fatal injury
  • Financial support the decedent might have contributed to their family
  • Pain and suffering of the decedent due to their fatal injury 

Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

Most personal injury cases are resolved in out-of-court settlement negotiations with the at-fault party and their insurers. This is normally in everyone’s best interests, as going to court can consume significant time and resources, thereby cutting into the amount you may ultimately receive in compensation.

However, if the other side is not willing to negotiate fairly and make a meaningful settlement offer, it may be necessary to take your case to trial. Though this will extend the timeline of your case, it is often worth the wait. If you have a strong case, the amount you receive at trial may be much higher than anything possible through negotiation. 

Our skilled legal team will evaluate your case and discuss the best way to proceed. If necessary, we have the high-powered advocacy skills and resources needed to represent you before a judge and jury.

How Long Will My Injury Case Take to Resolve?

The timeline of your case will depend on multiple factors, including the nature of the accident, the severity of your injuries, and how willing the other party is to negotiate fairly. Some cases are resolved within a few months. However, others may take over a year to resolve. This is especially true in high-value cases because defendants are more likely to push back hard to avoid compensating you fairly. 

Remember, patience is key. Accepting an early settlement offer may seem tempting. However, doing so will likely leave money on the table. Let our attorneys focus on maximizing your compensation while you focus on recovering from your injuries.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Garden City, NY

When you’re hurt, we step up to the plate. You can count on our Garden City personal injury attorneys at Chopra & Nocerino to provide the high-quality, individualized attention your case deserves. We set ourselves apart from other law firms by cutting through the nonsense and niceties. 

If you were injured at little to no fault of your own, do not wait to take legal action. The sooner you reach out, the sooner we can get started building the strongest case possible on your behalf. Fill out our online contact form to schedule your free consultation.

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