If you or someone you love has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, there is a legal right to compensation for the pain and mental anguish that has been caused. It may be hard to find an attorney who is looking out for your interests rather than just their own interests. At Tonalaw, we make sure the client’s interest is the top priority. 

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Our Riverhead personal injury attorneys give every case the attention and care needed to recover the maximum amount for our clients. We look out for what you need in the pursuit of the case. We’ve operated with these goals for over 20 years and have the results to show success. 

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact Tonalaw today for a free consultation, there is no obligation.

Why do I need a Personal Injury Attorney?

Some may ask why they should hire an attorney who is going to take a portion of the amount ultimately earned in the case. The legal system in New York is busy, complex, and hard to follow, and when you file a lawsuit, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and lost in the system. A personal injury attorney can help you not just get to court but navigate the complexities of the litigation process. 

By hiring an attorney, you aren’t giving away a portion of your settlement, instead, you are maximizing the amount you can earn in a lawsuit by bringing in an experienced attorney. Often times a represented client will recover more than an unrepresented plaintiff even after paying their attorney fees. 

Why Tonalaw?

While some law firms may not be willing to handle every aspect of your case, the lawyers at Tonalaw are able to handle the entire process. Tonalaw’s attorneys know how to draft a complaint, engage in discovery, handle motion practice, represent you at depositions, and handle the trial themselves. Unlike other firms where you may meet your trial attorney for the first time at trial, with Tonalaw, the attorneys spend the entire case learning the case and getting to know your needs. 

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Our lawyers are well-versed in litigation and are prepared to take your case as far as you need to recover. Tonalaw doesn’t settle cases just because we want to avoid a trial, but we also don’t refuse to settle cases. We practice what our founder, Thomas Tona, refers to as surgical lawyering or lawyering that is meticulous and catered to the needs of the client in each case. 

Types of Cases Tonalaw handles

At Tonalaw, we handle mainly personal injury cases, the most common of which are:

This is not an exclusive list of all injuries. Our lawyers help clients get the compensation they deserve when they are hurt as a result of someone else’s actions every day.

Tonalaw also engages in New York No Fault collections to recover funds from the insurance companies who have wrongfully denied compensation for medical services or lost wages on behalf of both the medical providers and the injured parties in a car accident.  We also handle general civil litigation where the dispute is regarding how much money is due between the parties whether it is from a breach of contract or some other cause for someone to owe you money.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long will my personal injury case take?

  1. We can’t say exactly how long it will take, but the process is complex and involved. New York courts are some of the busiest in the world, and the Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way the courts operate. Generally, the cases will last a minimum of a few months, however, more complex cases may last several years. At Tonalaw, we know how to keep cases moving forward and will continue to fight for your compensation.

Q. How do I know if I have a case?

  1. New York maintains a serious injury threshold in all personal injury cases, so without a background in personal injury, it is extremely hard for you to determine if you may have a personal injury case. However, if you continue to treat with your doctors and come into Tonalaw, we’ll help you determine if you have a case at no cost to you.

Q. Will I have to testify in court?

  1. Most cases today settle before the court proceedings go forward, however, some cases still require a trial. Therefore, we are unable to tell you before proceeding through the process whether you will need to testify in court. However, generally, the discovery process will include a deposition where testimony will also be taken, giving you a chance to get used to fielding questions about your case before trial, and Tonalaw’s attorneys will be with you every step of the way, getting you ready for all questions that may be asked and, if needed, getting up on the stand to testify in front of the jury. 

Q. What is my personal injury case worth?

  1. We can’t know what your personal injury case is worth without much further research into your case, in fact, at Tonalaw, we will tell you that we can’t determine what your case is worth for at least several months. While some law firms may tell you about your “million dollar case” during the first meeting, Tonalaw’s attorneys are not like that, we make sure the information we are giving regarding your case is correct, and there is no way to determine the value of your case at the first meeting.

If you wish to schedule an appointment to visit or if you’d like to contact our Riverhead personal injury attorneys, our Riverhead location is at 20 W Main St, Ste 309 Riverhead, NY 11901 and our phone number is (631) 204-4361.

You can also speak with a Riverhead lawyer today by calling (631) 780-5355 or toll-free at 1-833-TONALAW, or contact us online to receive your free case evaluation.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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Amber PalermoAmber Palermo
17:50 23 Dec 22
The professionalism and expertise of the TonaLaw team is unmatched. I’ve worked with Juliet and she was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and I could tell that she cared about helping me. If you’re looking for a legal team that helps with you any problem, big or small, TonaLaw is a team you can trust.
Regan moriartyRegan moriarty
16:49 23 Dec 22
The TonaLaw team is full of wonderful and hardworking people. I have personally worked with Juliet and she is excellent. You can tell she truly cares about the work she is doing. Highly recommend.
Elizabeth MartinezElizabeth Martinez
15:42 16 Dec 22
I can not be thankful enough for the amazing experience Tonalaw has given me from the very beginning. If you are looking for a lawyer who truly cares about your case then TonaLaw is for you. The amount of time and dedication they put in a case really shows how above and beyond they go. Not to mention how sweet everyone is really makes it a pleasure to work with TonaLaw.
Beatrice CestaroBeatrice Cestaro
22:06 14 Dec 22
I am extremely satisfied and happy to have chosen Tonal Law . The whole experience was flawless And I had absolutely no issues throughout the entire process. Everyone was so helpful and on time with everything, answered any questions I had, and we’re always easily available if I had any concerns. I basically did not have to lift a finger or do absolutely anything at all but answer a few questions. I put my full trust into Tona Law and I’m happy I did so. Would for sure recommend to any of my family and friends.
Anita AbramsAnita Abrams
21:14 05 Dec 22
Tona Law was an absolute pleasure to work with. As a local ART and Custom Framing resource, we helped to enhance their new offices, with beautiful and sophisticated, well curated artwork. Tom and his team were closely involved in all of the selections, and the environment is warm and friendly, as a result. Everyone at Tona Law, is considerate and professional.
Dawn DemartinoDawn Demartino
16:25 11 May 22
From start to finish I was informed every step of the way of the status and updates of my case… the time and steps taken to resolve my case in the best possible outcome was just one of the many great things Tonalaw provided. Personal care and commitment is top notch. Thank you !!
Louis B.Louis B.
15:27 08 Apr 22
Over the last few years Tona Law has guided me through the process with clear communication throughout. They are truly a client advocate and will do everything in the best interest of the client. Cannot thank them enough for all their work done for me.
Richard WoolleyRichard Woolley
19:49 26 Mar 22
Tom Tona and his team are fantastic. They do a great job for their clients. Can't recommend them highly enough.
Stacy LofredoStacy Lofredo
23:41 24 Mar 22
Tona Law has simplified no fault medical billing in a way that allows staff to effortlessly navigate through what could be a confusing process. Their staff is knowledgeable and responsive that we never have to worry about the ever-changing regulations because they are on top of keeping up to date with any changes in keeping their clients informed which is priceless!
Ruben ReyesRuben Reyes
15:29 13 Aug 21
They responded right away and were very professional. Brittany Reyes was very helpful. Thank you for your help
Randy RodriguezRandy Rodriguez
03:24 09 Aug 21
Would highly recommend if anyone is seeking any legal advice!