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What type of firm is this?

Napoli Shkolnik PLLC is a plaintiff litigation firm with the client's best interest as our primary goal. Please visit our Practice Areas tab for more information.

What do you charge for an initial consultation?

Nothing. We charge no fee for an initial consultation.

Do you handle cases on a contingency basis?

Yes. Most clients choose to have our firm represent them on a contingency basis. This means that we charge no legal fees to our client until we recover monetary damages to our client through jury verdict, settlement or other means. If we recover no monetary damages then the client would not owe us any attorney fees. The percentage of the monetary damages the client pays the firm in legal fees when  a case is resolved varies. The firm and the client negotiate the percentage of legal fees and enter into a written contingency agreement at the beginning of our representation.

Do I have a valid case?

The only way to determine if your specific case is valid is to consult with our lawyers. Along with a team of medical professionals and accident re-creation experts, our lawyers will investigate your claim and determine your legal options.

Please feel free to email us or call our Call Center Toll Free at 844-230-7676 with the details. A member of our team will be happy to assist you.

Is there a time limit to file my case?

Yes. Each state has a filing deadline for individual types of civil cases, called the statute of limitation. You must file your case before the statute of limitation ends. This is why it is important to consult with a lawyer as soon as possible after your injury.

What are your hours of operation?

Our firm’s office hours are from 8:30am-6pm EST, Monday to Friday. Please feel free to email us or call our Call Center Toll Free at 844-230-7676  for an appointment. A member of our Client Services Team will be happy to assist you.

If you are calling outside of these hours, we have an answering service readily available to greet you and take your message. A member of our team will then call you on the following business day.

Where are you located?

Our principal offices are in New York City and Melville, Long Island. We have seven additional offices nationwide. Click here for details

Do you handle cases in states other than New York?

Yes. We have offices in New York, California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, New Jersey, and Texas. Our lawyers are admitted to practice in these states as well as many other jurisdictions. We also have a nationwide co-counsel network.

What is your fax number?

Our General fax number is (646) 843-7603 or send an electronic fax to Fax_General@Napoli.onmicrosoft.com. Please be sure to include your name, client number (if you have one), current telephone number, and the best time to reach you.

A member of our Client Services Team will be happy to contact you within 24-48 business hours.

What is the attorney's or paralegal's email address?

In order to better serve you, please feel free to direct any questions about your case to info@napolilaw.com.  Please provide your current telephone number and the best time to reach you.  A member of our team will be happy to call you within 24-48 business hours.

How do I change my address or any information with you?

Please feel free to email us or call our Call Center Toll Free at 844-230-7676 with the details.  A member of our Client Services Team will be happy to assist you.

Your client passed away. How do you handle that?

We are sorry for your loss.  Our Probate Team will need a copy of their death certificate and details about the Fiduciary (person(s) responsible for the trust/estate).

Please feel free to email us or call our Call Center Toll Free at 844-230-7676 with the details.  A member of our Client Services Team will be happy to assist you.

I submitted a claim form, but have not heard anything. Is there an update?

Have you moved or changed your telephone number since then?  Please ensure that your demographics are up to date in our system.

Please Note:

The litigation process varies for each case. It is not unusual for it to stretch out for a number of years. Our commitment is to achieve the best outcome on your behalf. Thank you for your business, patience, and support during this time. We ask that you continue to cooperate by submitting any documents, forms, or records timely; as well as keeping your demographics up to date with us. 

If you have any additional questions about your case, please feel free to email us or call our Call Center Toll Free at 844-230-7676 with the details. A member of our Client Services Team, will be happy to assist you.

My case has been ongoing for a few years; how much longer will this take?

The litigation process varies for each case.  It is not unusual for it to stretch out for a number of years.  Our commitment is to achieve the best outcome on your behalf. We appreciate your business, patience, and support during this time. And ask that you continue to cooperate by submitting any documents, forms, or records timely; as well as keeping your demographics up to date with us.

If you have any additional questions about your case, please feel free to email us or call our Call Center Toll Free at 844-230-7676 with the details.  A member of our Client Services Team, will be happy to assist you.

When am I going to receive check?  Can you tell me if the check went out yet?

In order to better serve you, please feel free to  email us with any questions. Please provide your current telephone number and the best time to reach you.  A member of our Client Services Team will be happy to contact you within 24-48 business hours.

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Practice Areas

Pharmaceutical Litigation

Prescription drugs are meant to help patients recover from or cope with encumbering medical conditions. Unfortunately, not all prescription drugs are made or distributed with patients’ best interests in mind; many cause undue harm, injury, and even death. If you are the victim of a pharmaceutical drug that’s caused you harm that you would not have suffered but for the medication, you have the right to pursue a civil action. At Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC our attorneys can help you to determine who is liable for your injuries, and file a claim to recover damages for economic and noneconomic losses. Call us today to schedule your consultation now.
If you are the victim of a pharmaceutical drug that’s caused you harm that you would not have suffered but for the medication, you have the right to pursue a civil action.

Environmental Litigation

The attorneys at Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC have a sophisticated team of environmental litigation lawyers. From contaminated groundwater to hazardous material spills to climate change litigation, our attorneys understand the severity of environmental contamination and the potential ramifications for humankind. When the irresponsible actions of individuals and corporations result in environmental and personal harm, you have the right to recover damages for immeasurable losses as well as economic ones. Our team can help you to file a claim against the negligent party, and prove the harm that you have suffered. Reach out to us today to schedule your initial consultation and get started on recovery the compensation you deserve.
When the actions of individuals and corporations result in environmental and personal harm, you have the right to recover damages for immeasurable losses as well as economic ones.

Aviation Accidents

Often claiming the lives of multiple victims, aviation accidents are one of the most severe and devastating accident types. At Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC our experienced aviation attorneys represent aircraft tragedy victims and their families. If you or a loved one has been harmed in an aviation accident, our team can advocate for you in recovering damages from the at-fault party, regardless of whether a result from a commercial, private, or corporate aircraft accident. Before giving up hope, call our attorneys today for a consultation to discuss the damages you are entitled to, and how we can help to recover your full compensation amount.
Often claiming the lives of multiple victims, aviation accidents are one of the most severe and devastating accident types.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice means that a medical professional failed to comply with standards of practice that have been generally accepted by the medical community. Injuries sustained at the hands of a trusted medical professional can take a severe physical and emotional toll. If you have been injured by a medical professional’s negligence, it is important that you retain an experienced attorney who can help defend your rights.
Medical malpractice means that a medical professional failed to comply with standards of practice that have been generally accepted by the medical community.

World Trade Center

Arguably the greatest tragedy in U.S. history, September 11, 2001 will forever resonate in the memories of Americans. Unfortunately, the damages caused on that fatal day have not yet passed; hundreds of victims have been sickened by exposure to dust, dirt, ash, and other hazardous materials, leading to cancer. If you have been diagnosed with any of the more than 70 cancers associated with exposure to toxic dust at the World Trade Center site, you may be eligible for compensation. The attorneys at Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC can help you to register for the Victim Compensation Fund and recover the damages that you deserve. To learn more about your right to benefits as a World Trade Center victim, call us today for an initial consultation.
If you have been diagnosed with any of the more than 70 cancers associated with exposure to toxic dust at the World Trade Center site, you may be eligible for compensation.

Mesothelioma

If you developed mesothelioma because of the negligence of your employer or another party.

Complex Business Litigation

In complex business litigation, a legal faux pas can be costly. From class action lawsuits and business torts to fraud and antitrust claims, ensuring that your business litigation is handled with professionalism and sophistication is key to protecting your business’s most sensitive information. To avoid the risks associated with your business’s most complex legal issues being handled by an inexperienced firm, contact the business litigation attorneys at Napoli Shkolnik, PLLC today. Our lawyers understand the multifaceted nature of business litigation, and will not back down in protecting your business’s interests. To learn more about complex business litigation, and for exceptional representation, call us today to schedule a consultation.
Ensuring that your business litigation is handled with professionalism and sophistication is key to protecting your business’s most sensitive information.

Civil Rights

Most convictions are correct, and it is only a small fraction of criminal convictions that are wrongfully made due to police misconduct. But wrongful convictions are unacceptable and should not be tolerated because they place innocent people behind bars.
Those who have endured a wrongful conviction at the hands of law enforcement may be entitled to compensation for their lost time and any harm that they have suffered.

Workers Compensation

An injury or illness that was incurred while on the job qualifies you to file a workers compensation claim which will require your employer to provide you with financial support and medical benefits during the time it takes you to recover from your work-related injury / illness.
An injury or illness that was incurred while on the job qualifies you to file a workers compensation claim which will require your employer to provide you with financial support and medical benefits during the time it takes you to recover from your work-related injury / illness.

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