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Steven Richard Smith

Steven Richard Smith

The Personal Injury Law Office of Steven R. Smith, with 35 years of experience
  • Personal Injury, Insurance Claims
  • New Jersey, New York
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Biography

Steven R. Smith was born in Queens, New York and has lived in Queens County, Kings County, Nassau County and Suffolk County. After receiving an undergraduate and masters degree in Psychology, he went on to obtain a law degree from prestigious "St. John's University School of Law." He has given back to students there by serving as a "mock trial" Judge and hired interns to learn about the practicalities of law.

Steven started his career learning insurance personal injury defense, working for one of the most prestigious defense firms in New York. He thereafter worked for one of the finest Plaintiff's personal injury medical malpractice firms in New York before opening his own personal injury practice over twenty years ago, The Law Office of Steven R. Smith, handling only cases for people who have been injured in an accident or through medical malpractice.

While some law firms pride themselves in starting a lot of law suits, Steven knows that the clients don't want law suits; they want settlements. Steven works hard to put their case in a great position to be settled because he knows what factors the insurance company's look for and value and is therefore able to settle most cases without costly and time consuming litigation. Our Google Reviews prove how effective we are. We are very proud of what our actual clients have to say about our firm.

Most importantly, with over 30 years of experience exclusively in the field of auto accidents, slip and fall or trip and fall accidents, construction accidents and medical malpractice, The Law Office of Steven R. Smith knows how to get you the best results possible and we are "aggressive attorneys, fighting for your rights." Call us now at 516-741-5454, so we can help you.

Our office telephone line is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer FREE consultations in person, or via telephone or ZOOM, SKYPE, MS TEAMS, WhatsApp or FaceTime. All cases are taken on a contingency basis.

Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Insurance Claims
Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    Our office telephone line is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We offer FREE consultations in person, or via telephone or ZOOM, SKYPE, MS TEAMS, WhatsApp or FaceTime. All cases are taken on a contingency basis.
  • Contingent Fees
    All cases are taken on a contingency basis. This means that we only charge a legal fee if we are successful in obtaining monetary compensation for the injuries which you suffered in the accident. This fee is deducted from the final settlement . Case expenses are payable at the end of the case. So in other words, we do not charge for telephone calls, letters, emails or texts. You do not get bills from us throughout the case and you do not have to take any money out of your pocket to hire us as your lawyer. People are often afraid to hire a lawyer because they are afraid of getting attorney bills. Since we only get paid a legal fee if and only if we are successful, you need not have the fear of receiving a bill. Our goal is to help you recover from your accident as comfortably as possible without having to worry about paying attorney fees during your case.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
New Jersey Courts
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
ID Number: 2223147
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U.S. District Court, Eastern & Southern Districts of New York
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Founder/Senior Trial Attorney
Law Office of Steven R. Smith
- Current
Senior Trial Attorney
Pegalis & Wachsman a/k/a Pegalis & Erickson
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Senior Trial Attorney
Waxman, Miller & Trautwig a/k Waxman & Miller, Stanley Waxman, PC & Waxman & Wincott
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Education
St. John's University School of Law
J.D. (1988) | Law
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Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus
M.S. (1983) | Psychology
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Long Island University - C.W. Post Campus
B.A. (1980) | Psychology
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Awards
Top Attorney Award
The Top Attorneys of North America
2023-2024
Super Lawyer
Super Lawyers
2022-2023
Distinguished Peer Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Excellent Rating
Avvo
Professional Associations
New York State Bar Association
Member
Current
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Nassau County Bar Association
Member
Current
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Suffolk County Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Academy of Trial Lawyers
Member
Current
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New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Member
Current
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American Bar Association
Member
Current
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New York State Bar  # 2223147
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Are Parents Liable for an Accident Caused by Their Teen?
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Common Misconceptions About Car Accident Claims in New York
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Single Vehicle Accident Claim
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The Importance of Seeking Medical Attention After an Accident
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Law Office of Steven R. Smith Website
Website
Servicios en Español
Blog
Law Office of Steven R. Smith Blog
Videos
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. If I burned my breast from pizza roll sauce and it left a small scar on my new breast augmentation can I sue?
A: Well, first off, anyone could sue for anything. The actual question is whether you will be successful. In my opinion, you would not be successful. In order to be successful you have to prove that the party against whom you are making a claim was negligent. First of all, you dropped the sauce on yourself so that was your own contributory negligence. But more importantly, Sauce is meant to be hot and you were surely aware of the fact that it was hot and so you have your own duty to be careful. I do not see any negligence on the part of whomever provided you with the pizza sauce, whether it was a restaurant, or a heated up frozen food. I just do not see any negligence on the part of anyone else, so I do not believe that you would be successful. ... Read More
Q. I accidentally side swiped a outdoor restaurant seating structure on the street? There was no real damage no police repo
A: Taking a photograph of your license plate is certainly legal. To prove assault, he would have to prove intent to harm. This sounds more like a simple, negligence action. If your car accidentally hit a structure, your liability insurance should cover the damage. Simply report the accident to your Insurance as soon as possible and if that person has a claim, they can put it through your insurance. Unless you intended to harm the person, I would not see this as an assault. Assault is a criminal charge and they would have to go to the police to report it .
Q. Can a personal injury case in supreme court be heard after 30 yrs? I have a 1,000,000 suite against the city of NY
A: Well first of all, go on the court website and make sure that your case is marked ‘active’ and not ‘disposed’ which would be a problem. If it’s ‘disposed’ it means the case is closed and then someone would have to contact the court to get it re-opened. Unless of course, there was a dismissal or settlement which are generally the reasons a case would be ‘disposed.’

Secondly, you are absolutely entitled to your file and should insist on it.

Finally, you are not obligated to use any particular attorney and once you get the file you can have it reviewed by an attorney of your Choice to then see who you want to use.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Steven R Smith
1325 Franklin Avenue
Ste 235
Garden City, NY 11530
Telephone: (516) 741-5454
Fax: (516) 741-5557
Monday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM (Today)
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We are open for consultations in person, via facetime, Zoom, Skype or telephone 7 days a week. We offer free consultations regarding any type of personal injury or accident case