Marc S. Albert is a Personal Injury Attorney Representing Accident Victims in Smithtown, New York
Marc Albert is a personal injury attorney who has been representing accident victims from Smithtown and across Long Island for over 25 years.
Since opening his own law office in Syosset, while Marc has a team of paralegals, associates, and experts working with him, he takes a tremendous amount of pride in providing personal attention to every one of his clients.
Marc Albert’s approach is to prepare every case as if it is going to go to trial. Preparing your case for trial lets the opposing attorneys and insurance companies know that we are ready and willing to take the case to a jury. The possibility of a verdict puts a tremendous amount of pressure on the other side.
The pressure of a possible jury trial will almost always garner a more significant settlement offer from an insurance carrier than might be coming where there is no risk of a trial. Through decades of trying cases, Marc is as comfortable in the courtroom as he is at the negotiation table and will not compromise his position.
Marc is an experienced litigator with extensive courtroom experience and a successful track record recovering over $100 million in settlements and verdicts for people from Smithtown and across Long Island.
Marc works with a Team of Seasoned Professionals to Prove Your Case.
Marc Albert works with professionals in various areas, ready to assist with investigating the details of a case and presenting and explaining the evidence. These experts are invaluable in ensuring your claim is successful in protecting your rights and recovering monetary compensation.
In personal injury cases, money recovered, also called Damages, comes in several forms:
- Medical Expenses – Medical expenses may include Emergency Room, ambulance, and hospital costs. Medical expenses also cover long-term expenses such as medications, adaptive devices, and physical therapy.
- Lost Income – Lost income refers to any lost wages directly associated with your injury. Lost income also includes the time lost during medical treatment required from the accident. If you are unable to return to work, or as a result of your injury you are not able to return to your regular line of work, you may be entitled to receive the amount of lost or reduced income you would have made throughout your career.
- Other economic losses – Other financial losses include property damages or loss. The value of lost or damaged property is usually limited to the fair market value of the property at the time of the accident.
- Non-economic loss – Non-economic loss includes Pain and Suffering. Pain and suffering will add extensive value to a claim in cases where an accident causes injuries that are typically painful over a long period.
In Smithtown, Car Accidents and Motor Vehicle Collisions are a Leading Cause of Serious Injuries
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of serious injuries in Smithtown each year. Many car accidents are caused by a negligent driver who may be texting or otherwise distracted behind the wheel. Under New York’s no-fault insurance laws, when medical expenses exceed a set amount, injured victims may file a personal injury claim against a negligent driver.
Motor vehicle accident cases require a showing that one or more parties negligently caused a victim’s injuries by acting in a way that was legally careless or negligent. Marc S. Albert has successfully secured a multitude of six and seven-figure awards for his clients to compensate them for injuries related to motor vehicle accidents.
Truck Accidents and Limousine Accidents Require an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
Marc Albert has substantial experience fighting large trucking companies and insurance companies in personal injury and wrongful death actions. Trucking companies and their drivers must follow strict rules on how many hours a driver may operate a truck per day or week. Drivers must keep detailed records of their days driving. Trucks and limousines are also subject to frequent inspections. Vehicles must be removed from the road if they are not operationally sound.
Unfortunately, it is common for drivers to exceed their hours of service limits. It is also common to find that trucks on the road are unsafe or unfit mechanically. Companies that push their drivers or delay repairs to save costs may also be held liable for your injuries.
Train Accidents and Mass Transit Accidents
Train accidents, including those involving people who are injured while riding the subway or commuter lines such as the LIRR, Metro-North, or Amtrak passengers, can result in life-changing injuries. Municipal entities often own and operate transportation systems. Public ownership makes these cases extremely complicated. Injured parties have a short amount of time in which to file the claim under the relevant Statute of Limitations.
Marc Albert has represented many clients in train derailment accidents and other transportation incidents throughout his career. Marc Albert has represented severely injured clients in the Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx and the Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia.
Bus Accidents are Often Extremely Complex Cases Requiring Experience and Patience
The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert also regularly handles cases arising from injuries sustained in bus accidents. Bus Accidents often involve a careful investigation into a bus driver’s history, including whether he or she had proper training.
Marc will also check whether appropriate background checks were conducted, among other factors that may have contributed to a collision. Throughout his 25-year career, Marc Albert has litigated some of the more noteworthy and tragic bus accident cases in recent memory.
Marc Albert represented 11 victims and their families in the tragic Windsor Wildcats bus crash. The fatal collision occurred near Geneseo, New York, in 2005. The crash killed four people, and countless others seriously injured. The litigation, which took place over five years, ultimately resulted in a global $36M settlement.
Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Accidents in Smithtown
Property owners in Smithtown must maintain safe spaces to prevent slip and fall or trip and fall injuries for those entering their property. Businesses are required to regularly inspect buildings and surrounding areas. Inspections find any hazards and allow owners to promptly fix any risks.
Smithtown Home and Business owners or renters are required to clear the sidewalks abutting their homes or businesses. Most jurisdictions require homeowners to clear sidewalks of snow and ice in the winter. Likewise, home and business owners also must remove slippery leaves in the autumn, and other debris year-round. They must also ensure that the sidewalks are in good condition and safe for pedestrians to pass. The passage must be clear, even if they are not explicitly visiting your home or business.
For some areas on Long Island, the responsibility for the sidewalks belong to the town or county. When a municipality is involved, we must file claims within a short, specified period. If you delay, you lose the right to receive compensation for your injuries, regardless of how serious they are. It is essential to retain an attorney soon after your accident to ensure that you file your claim promptly.
Construction Accidents Often Fall Outside of the Scope of Worker’s Compensation
Due to the nature of construction work, often performed from an elevated height, construction accidents result in serious injuries. The State of New York has provided additional statutory protections for construction workers. Under Labor Law Sections 200, 240, and 241 (Commonly called the Scaffold Law), if the company that controls the worksite does not provide workers with proper safety protection and training, they may bring a case against that company.
Marc Albert has extensive experience in litigating construction accident cases under Labor Laws 200, 240, and 241 as well as construction cases based upon common-law negligence principles. His team of construction experts is a significant asset in the litigation of these cases. Marc’s team homes in on every aspect of the negligence of the general contractor, subcontractors, or owner. Experts also explain complex issues of construction to a jury should the case proceed to trial.
Cases of Wrongful Death are Sensitive and Complex Cases Requiring Compassion and Experience
Losing a loved one is a devastating experience. When that loss is attributable to another party’s negligence, families may be entitled to compensation in a wrongful death claim. On Long Island, family members only have two years from the date of death to pursue legal action on their loved one’s behalf.
Having a skilled and compassionate attorney looking out for your best interests during such a difficult time is vital to ensuring the service of justice.
Marc Albert has had extensive experience in litigating Wrongful Death cases. Past cases include deaths related to Boating Accidents, Motor Vehicle, Bus, and Train accident, Pedestrian accidents, and Construction Accidents.
Call the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert for a Free Consultation
To the people of Smithtown, if you have been injured or have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, contact our office today at 855-252-3788. We only work on a contingency basis, so there is no risk to you. If there is no recovery in your case, there is no legal fee. Moreover, all consultations are completely free.
Having a skilled attorney on your side is no accident.