Rob Levine & Associates is dedicated to helping those in need of assistance with personal injury claims, Social Security benefits, and Veterans disabilities. Accidents happen and The Heavy Hitter is here for you when they do. The experienced attorneys in our offices can help you get the justice you deserve. We offer free consultations and there is no fee unless you win your case!

What is Personal Injury Law?

Personal injury law is when an individual sustains an injury due to another’s negligence and they pursue legal action to obtain compensation for expenses related to the accident. A personal injury lawyer can help the claimant understand their rights and file their claim.

Personal Injury Statistics You Should Know

  • In 2019, there were a total of 48.3 million injuries.
  • There were 173,040 preventable deaths.
  • There was $1,097.9 billion in costs.
  • Car accidents account for 52% of personal injury cases followed by medical malpractice (15%).
  • Medical malpractice cases are the most difficult personal injury cases to win with only a 19% success rate.

Do You Have a Case?

After experiencing a personal injury, the last thing you want to worry about is proving your case. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you with determining whether you have a case and how to go about filing your claim. To win your case, you will need to prove the following:

Duty – The defendant owed a legal duty of care.

Breach – The defendant breached their duty of care.

Causation – Your injuries were a direct result of the defendant’s negligence.

Damages – Any damages suffered were a direct result of the accident.

Determining fault after an accident can be overwhelming. A personal injury lawyer can help you file your claim and collect any necessary evidence to hold the defendant responsible for their negligence.

Claim vs. Lawsuit

All personal injury cases start as personal injury claims. Once the claim has been filed, the case will enter a negotiation stage. During negotiations, both parties will discuss the accident and come to an agreement on a fair settlement.

If an agreement cannot be reached, you may have the opportunity to file a lawsuit and take the case to court. When you go to court, it is highly advised to have legal help from an experienced attorney. Without strong legal representation, your personal injury lawsuit is not likely to win.

Protect Your Rights

After an accident, it’s important to take the necessary steps to protect your rights and increase your chances of receiving compensation.

    1. Contact the Proper Authorities

Call 911 and request a rescue if you are injured. If the accident happened on someone else’s property, you may need to contact the property owner.

    1. Receive Medical Attention

It is especially important to receive medical attention if you are injured both for the sake of your health as well as the sake of your personal injury case. Even if you do not appear injured at the time, it’s advised to speak with a medical professional in case there are underlying injuries. If you fail to receive medical attention, it may be assumed that your injuries were not that severe.

    1. Collect Evidence

Take relevant photos or videos at the scene of the accident, acquire witness testimonies and their contact information, and obtain all medical records and bills.

    1. Don’t Sign Anything

Insurance adjusters may try to pressure you into signing paperwork. However, you should not sign anything without consulting your personal injury attorney.


The attorneys at Rob Levine & Associates specialize in a variety of personal injury claims including, but not limited to:

Areas of Expertise

The attorneys at Rob Levine & Associates specialize in a variety of personal injury claims including, but not limited to:



FAQs About Your

Injury or accident case

What should I do after a car accident?
Your health should be your priority. See a healthcare professional and follow their orders. During the case, do not discuss the accident with the at-fault party’s insurance company, as this could unintentionally help build their case against you. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney will help you navigate the process.
  • Dial 911 and report the accident. Let them know if there are any injuries and always request a rescue if you are injured.
  • Never move your vehicle prior to the police arriving.
  • If you are able to exit your vehicle, take pictures of the accident scene from a distance so that you can see all of the vehicles involved and all of the vehicles in one picture. Then take close-up pictures of each vehicle involved. Make sure to include the damage, license plate of the vehicle, and a picture of the driver.
  • If there is a witness to the accident, ask them to wait for the police to arrive so they can give a statement. If they cannot wait, ask if you can take a picture of their identification and then include a picture of them holding their identification that you can read.
  • Once the police arrive, make a statement as to how the accident occurred. Ensure that the police talk to the witness and takes their statement as well. If the witness left prior to the police arrival, show the police officer a picture of the witness and their identification, making sure that, on the police report, they are noted as a witness that had to leave before his arrival.
  • If you are injured, never refuse medical treatment by rescue personnel.  Be transported by rescue to the nearest hospital to get medical treatment.
If the police are unable to respond and you or the other driver need to leave, you have two options:
    1. You and the other driver can agree to follow each other and meet at the police department to make a report.
    2. If you are not going to meet at the police department to make a report, you should exchange the following information to include a copy of their license, motor vehicle registration, insurance card, a picture of their license plate, and a picture of the other driver. Remember, you should have documented photos of the scene of the accident and damages to vehicles as well.
I’m not sure if I have a case.
Many personal injury cases are complex, so consider hiring a personal injury attorney like Rob Levine & Associates.  We will do our best to investigate, obtain the facts, and help you understand your options.  At Rob Levine & Associates, we do not charge for consultations.
What damages can I be compensated for?
If you are a victim of a bus accident, you are entitled to recover the same damages as any other personal injury case, to include: lost wages, medical bills, pain & suffering, property damage, out of pocket expenses, scarring, compensation for any permanent injury, and compensation for any future medical costs.
What happens if I do not feel pain at the scene of the accident?
You must see a healthcare professional right after your accident, whether or not you feel pain. Your body’s natural adrenaline will likely kick in, meaning your body is in initial shock. Once that wears off, you will be able to feel the effects of your injuries.
What is a personal injury case?
A personal injury case is when you have suffered harm as a result of another person or entity's negligence. Negligence is defined as duty, breach, causation, and damages. Duty means that the defendant owed you a duty or care as a reasonably prudent person (RPP) under the circumstances in the shoes the defendant was in. Breach means that they violated the RPP standard and put you in a position of peril, having both actual or constructive notice as well as the opportunity to cure the defect. Causation is the link between their breach of the standard of care and the injury or damages that you have suffered. That link must be reasonably foreseeable and there should not be another intervening or superseding cause that caused your damages.  Damages are the harm that you suffered directly caused by the defendant's breach of the standard of care. If you meet those four elements, you have shown the defendant is negligent and you have a viable personal injury case.
What are the most common factors of truck accidents?
A collision between a commercial vehicle and a car could likely be caused by malfunctioning equipment on the truck, driver negligence, or negligence on behalf of the trucking company. There are also larger blind spots on commercial vehicles, which means they are unable to respond to certain hazards with the same reaction time as a car. Other factors could include:
  • Excessive driving hours causing the truck driver to be driving to the point of exhaustion.
  • Unrealistic schedules resulting in the driver taking unnecessary risks and driving at unnecessary speeds.

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