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Personal Injury Lawyers in Westchester County, NY

Your personal injury claim is more than just another case to us. Get compassionate support from the Westchester personal injury lawyers at Tomkiel & Tomkiel to ensure you receive the compensation and justice you're entitled to.

Stanley A. Tomkiel, IIIMatthew Tomkiel
Westchester personal injury lawyer
  • Prenatal and Perinatal Care Complications

    $140M

    Cerebral Palsy suffered by triplets due to medical malpractice in their prenatal and perinatal care and treatment.

  • birth injury

    $60M

    Verdict for child and parent for Brainstem injury with developmental delays resulting from mismanagement of shoulder dystocia during delivery of newborn.

  • Diagnostic Delay Case

    $13M

    Delayed diagnosis of meningitis in toddler causing hearing loss with cochlear implants.

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about us

From Our Family to Yours: The Heart of Tomkiel & Tomkiel Advocacy

Stanley A. Tomkiel, IIIMatthew Tomkiel

At Tomkiel & Tomkiel, we bring a personal touch to every case we handle. As a third-generation law firm with offices in White Plains and Yonkers, we've been providing our clients with legal excellence since 1979. Our firm is built on the pillars of integrity, compassion, and a relentless dedication to justice.

Our seasoned and highly acclaimed personal injury lawyers combine their decades of experience with a contemporary approach to legal challenges, ensuring that every client receives the support, guidance, and personalized legal representation they need during difficult times.

From car accidents and workplace injuries to slips and falls, we are committed to helping you navigate the complexities of the legal system. Our ultimate goal is restoring your peace of mind and securing the compensation you rightfully deserve.

At Tomkiel & Tomkiel, you're not just a case number — you're part of our community, and we fight for you as we would for our own family.

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Our Practice Areas

Personal Injury Cases We Handle in Westchester

We handle a wide range of personal injury cases. Below are just a few common examples.

Focus on Recovery, Not Legal Bills: Contingency Fees Explained

When you've been injured due to someone else's negligence, the last thing you need is another financial burden. We understand the stress and uncertainty that come with unexpected medical bills and lost income. That's why we work on a contingency fee basis. This means you won't owe us a single cent in legal fees unless we secure compensation for you.

Our goal is to remove financial barriers, allowing you to focus on your recovery while we fight for the compensation you deserve. Let us shoulder the legal burden — you pay nothing unless we win.

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Were You Injured in Westchester?

If you've been injured in Westchester, don't navigate this journey alone. Contact Tomkiel & Tomkiel today for free case evaluation, top-flight legal guidance, and the support you need to secure your rightful compensation.

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How We Navigate Your Personal Injury Case to Success

You can expect our team to provide excellent legal support every step of the way, including:

Initial Consultation

We’ll assess your case with a personalized approach to understand your unique situation.

Investigation and Evidence Collection

We’ll gather crucial evidence to build a strong foundation for your claim.

Legal Strategy Development

We’ll craft a tailored strategy based on the specifics of your case and New York law.

Negotiation with Insurance Companies

We’ll engage in negotiations to secure a fair settlement without the need for a trial.

Trial Preparation and Representation

If necessary, we’ll prepare your case for court with comprehensive evidence and arguments.

Continuous Communication

We’ll keep you informed and involved at every step, ensuring you understand the progress of your case.

When we take your case, we’ll lift the burden of legal procedure and documentation from your shoulders, allowing you to focus on healing. We’ll work tirelessly to secure the compensation and justice you deserve, guiding your case to a successful resolution.

No matter at which stage you bring us on, you can expect that we’ll pursue your case aggressively and compassionately in order to secure the compensation you’re entitled to.

How We Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Proving negligence in a personal injury lawsuit is critical to securing compensation for our clients. Our methodical approach involves four key steps:

Establishing Duty of Care

We begin by demonstrating that the defendant owed you a duty of care under the law. This could mean showing that they were responsible for maintaining a safe environment or acting in a manner that does not cause harm to others.

Proving Breach of Duty

Next, we provide evidence that the defendant failed to fulfill their duty of care. This involves illustrating how their actions or inactions deviated from what a reasonably prudent person would have done under similar circumstances.

Showing Causation

We then link the defendant's breach of duty directly to your injuries, proving that their negligence was the cause of your harm. This requires a clear chain of evidence that connects their negligence to the injuries you sustained.

Demonstrating Damages

Finally, we document the extent of your losses that resulted from the negligence. This includes medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other losses you incurred because of the injury.

By meticulously proving each element of negligence, we can ensure that justice is served and you receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.

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Personal Injury Damages You Can Recover in Westchester

When you suffer an injury due to someone else's negligence, you can recover various damages, including: 

Economic Damages

These are damages meant to cover the tangible losses you've incurred as a result of your injury. This can include medical expenses, lost wages, and any future loss of earnings due to the long-term effects of your injury. Economic damages also cover any property damage related to the incident.

Non-Economic Damages

These damages compensate for intangible losses that don't have a direct financial cost but still significantly impact your life. Examples include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium. Although harder to quantify, they are often just as significant as economic damages and deserve compensation.

Punitive Damages

While less common, punitive damages may be awarded in cases where the defendant's actions were particularly reckless or malicious. These are not tied to the specific losses you've suffered but are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.

What Is the Statute of Limitations for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Westchester?

In New York, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is three years from the date of the injury. However, there may be exceptions depending on the specific circumstances of your case, so it's crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to avoid missing any deadlines.

How Much Compensation Can I Receive for My Personal Injury Claim in Westchester?

The amount of compensation you may receive for your Westchester personal injury claim depends on various factors, including the severity of your injuries, the extent of your damages, and the degree of negligence or liability of the responsible party.

How Long Does It Take to Resolve a Personal Injury Case in Westchester?

The timeline for resolving a personal injury case in Westchester can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case, the extent of the injuries, and whether litigation is involved. Some cases may be settled relatively quickly, while others may take several months or even years to resolve. It's essential to be patient and trust your attorney to navigate the process efficiently.

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Why You Should Entrust Tomkiel & Tomkiel with Your Personal Injury Case

  • Extensive Experience

    With decades of experience in Westchester County, we know the local laws and courts inside out.

  • Proven Success

    We have a strong track record of achieving favorable outcomes for our clients, ensuring they get the compensation they deserve.

  • Personalized Attention

    You're not just a case number to us. We provide attentive, compassionate support tailored to your needs.

  • No Win, No Fee

    We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay if we win your case, easing financial burdens during a challenging time.

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Heal Stronger, Fight Smarter

Take the first step toward recovery and justice. Contact Tomkiel & Tomkiel today, and let us guide you on your journey to the compensation and peace you deserve

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