Personal Injury

“You believing in me and what I went through with the car accident was a lifesaver. I’m grateful for your kindness, your dedication, and your excellent work. I am indeed fortunate to have you as a friend and as a lawyer, and I wanted you to know that.”

– Personal Injury Client

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Construction-site accidents
  • Wrongful death and survival actions
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dog bites
  • Toxic torts
  • Products liability

 

“Winning Results” The trial attorneys of Gallo & Iacovangelo, LLP share a common goal: To deliver winning results in a prompt and efficient manner. With substantial experience in all aspects of litigation before State and Federal courts, at the trial court and appellate court levels, our attorneys will take a personal, focused approach to your lawsuit.

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip-and-falls
  • Construction-site accidents
  • Wrongful death and survival actions
  • Medical malpractice
  • Dog bites
  • Toxic torts
  • Products liability

 

“Winning Results”
The trial attorneys of Gallo & Iacovangelo, LLP share a common goal: To deliver winning results in a prompt and efficient manner. With substantial experience in all aspects of litigation before State and Federal courts, at the trial court and appellate court levels, our attorneys will take a personal, focused approach to your lawsuit.

Dear friend,

You must choose an attorney to represent you in a personal injury claim promptly and with great care. We urge you to contact us as soon as possible for a free consultation meeting. In the meantime, please consider the following preliminary matters to assist us in best serving your interests:

  • Until you meet with us, do not speak with anyone or give a statement about the incident or your injuries to anyone. If you’ve already given a written statement, and have a copy, please bring it with you to our meeting.
  • If you have not done so already, see a doctor immediately.
  • Take photographs to depict your injuries and the condition of your car or other instrumentality involved.
  • Bring with you to our meeting all of your insurance policies. We will advise you on which, if any, apply to your claim.
  • Also, bring with you any medical bills or records you may have.

 

During our meeting, a decision will be made whether you wish to retain Gallo & Iacovangelo, LLP to act as your attorneys, and if so, a Retainer Agreement will be prepared and signed. Although the precise terms and conditions of the Retainer Agreement may vary somewhat from case to case, our fee for legal services rendered in a personal injury claim is always contingent in nature.

In other words, we don’t receive a fee unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery for you. However, the costs associated with investigating and/or litigating your claim, such as the cost to reproduce medical records, mailing and long distance telephone costs, expert fees, Court filing fees, photocopying and fax costs and out-of-town travel expenses, are your exclusive responsibility. We may require you to advance money towards the anticipated costs. We may also incur reasonable costs on your behalf which must be reimbursed.

In any event, we will discuss in detail the costs likely to be associated with your case. Please note also that under no circumstances, whether you agree to retain Gallo & Iacovangelo, LLP or not, will you be charged any fee in connection with our initial consultation meeting.

Our legal services to be provided with respect to your claim for personal injuries will essentially be broken down into phases: (1) the Investigation Phase involves our compiling of materials and information necessary to the evaluation of your claim; (2) the Claim Phase involves our detailed presentation of your claim to the Defendant or their insurance carrier in an effort to settle the matter without resort to litigation; (3) the Commencement Phase arises when a settlement is not yet possible and involves the commencement of an actual lawsuit, and the exchange of pleadings; (4) the Discovery Phase involves the exchange of materials and information which the parties intend to utilize at trial, often including depositions of the parties where testimony is taken before a court reporter; and (5) the Trial Phase involves final preparations and the conducting of a jury trial.

Not every matter proceeds through all five phases, and in fact, most cases, if properly investigated and presented, settle at some point prior to trial. This is not to say, however, that your claim will be successful. Litigation of personal injury claims is complex and involves risk by its very nature. Despite our best efforts, there is no guaranty of outcome. What we do guaranty is that Gallo & Iacovangelo, LLP provides quality legal services. We are always available to address your questions and comments, and you are kept apprised of the status of your claim. You are encouraged to participate meaningfully with us in the development of your case.

We appreciate the opportunity to meet with you, and we hope that you will consider Gallo & Iacovangelo, LLP whenever your need for legal services may arise.

Very truly yours,
Joe Rizzo, Partner

 

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Joseph B. Rizzo
Litigation Department Head
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David D. Spoto
Partner
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John C. Palermo
Partner
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Brian P. Riley
Associate Attorney
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