Experienced Blasdell Lawyers
Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP is a litigation law firm servicing clients throughout Blasdell, NY
The Blasdell lawyers at Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP provide our clients with aggressive, and effective legal services. Whether you are facing drunk driving, or harassment charges, or you have been seriously injured in a slip and fall, auto accident, or construction accident, our experienced lawyers are here to fight for your rights.
Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP was established in 1998. Our lawyers have extensive legal experience in matters related to personal injury, labor and employment, and criminal defense among other practice areas. Ninety-five percent of our legal practice in Blasdell is devoted to litigation.
At Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP, our attorneys are experienced trial lawyers, committed to representing our Blasdell clients in an aggressive and efficient manner.
Using our vast legal experience, the latest technology, persistence, and determination, we will achieve success for you and your family.
In the event that you need legal counsel, make Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP your first call.
Below are some common legal questions we hear from our Blasdell, NY clients:
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
One of the most ubiquitous questions we’re asked by clients is, “How do you determine how much my case is worth?” To that, all I can reply in good faith is that it’s determined on a case-by-case basis. I have to look at each individual’s details. I won’t just say, ”Okay. This is a broken arm. It’s worth this much.” Why? One person’s broken arm may be worth a lot more than another’s – especially if, before the injury that person was much more active, is now unable to do their job any longer, or can no longer pursue many of the other activities they previously enjoyed. In our firm, every case is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
When I see commercials on TV in which people ask, “What is your case worth?” I really think those are solicitations for clients like ours to go somewhere else for a second opinion. In those situations, people should realize that the actors they see on TV aren’t really the people who were injured. When I see a client who won a three- or four-million-dollar recovery, I know it’s because that person was seriously hurt, and they’re not going to be seen smiling and dancing on TV about it. That’s for sure. Usually, when an insurance company pays out that kind of money on a claim, the person was very seriously injured. It’s no laughing matter, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly by anybody.
How Long Does A DWI Stay On Your Record In New York?
At parties and in discussions with friends and colleagues, one question I am very frequently asked is, “How long does a DWI stay on my record?” For some reason, people think that, after a finite period of time, a conviction for driving while intoxicated will just go away or no longer be relevant. The fact is that New York State’s Department of Motor Vehicles maintains a lifetime record of offenses for each motorist. A driving while intoxicated conviction from 20 years ago may not appear on your driver’s abstract when you pull it for a speeding ticket or some such reason, but the reality is that the DMV maintains permanent lifetime records for each motorist, and a DWI will stay on your lifetime record forever.
How Can I File A Complaint Against My Employer?
I represent many clients who have been unlawfully terminated or treated unlawfully at work. People want to know where they can bring those types of claims against their employers, and you could take advantage of several avenues to do that. You can file a claim with the EEOC – our Equal Employment Opportunity Commissions – through the federal government. There’s also the Division of Human Rights, a state agency. You can bring a claim in New York State or you can bring your claim in federal court. There are lots of nuances, rules, and administrative requirements involved in bringing a claim against an employer, so it’s extra important to get an attorney involved so they can preserve your rights and bring your claim in the best place to obtain the best result.