Clients, Associates, Friends, and Fellow Long Islanders,

We are in the throes of a crisis the likes of which we have never seen before. But New Yorkers have proven time and time again that we are among the strongest communities on the planet. If we stick together and listen to disease experts like New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker, we will emerge from these trying times to resume a semblance of a normal life soon.

Because of these extraordinary circumstances, most businesses have been forced to transition to different modes of operating. We are writing this message to keep our clients and other concerned parties informed of our strategy during the current COVID-19 outbreak in New York.

Carner & DeVita is continuing to operate. 

Our staff is working from home and visiting our offices only when absolutely necessary. We are following all health and sanitation guidelines proposed by Governor Andrew Cuomo and the CDC.

If you are a current client, your case is still ongoing.

Many essential actions can be conducted online, including the submission of needed documents to insurance companies and the negotiation of ongoing settlements. 

We will keep you informed of your case’s current status and any pending changes to its timeline. If you have not already heard from your attorney, you can expect to soon.

Do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns regarding your ongoing case. You can reach your attorney at their provided contact information or via our 24/7 contact number: 631-543-7070.

We are still taking new clients. 

If you’ve recently been injured or have a question about an ongoing legal case involving a personal injury, we are still available to provide experienced legal representation. 

Our Long Island personal injury attorneys can provide you with an advocate to investigate your case, negotiate with insurers, and help you seek the maximum amount of compensation available. We will fight for your right to the best settlement for all of your injury-related losses, including your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at any time by calling us at 631-543-7070 or by using our online contact form.

All trials and most court activities have been postponed. 

Long Island and the New York City metro area are facing some of the highest concentrations of COVID-19 cases in the world. The CDC and New York State Dept. of Health have recommended ceasing all non-essential actions to lower the risk of further spread.

Accordingly, all current trials are postponed and all district courts are closed in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

If you had a pending hearing or trial date, you should have received notice of your case being postponed. If you think you have a court appointment pending in the next few weeks, contact us or the courthouse first.

Many case activities not involving a trial can still be conducted online. Certain activities can be conducted in-person at state court facilities by appointment only and only if absolutely necessary. Do not assume you can walk into a local courthouse or public facility. Most activities have been relocated to state court facilities.

Visit for the most up-to-date information on available services, postponed/rescheduled trials, and to receive assistance.

We promise to accommodate you to the best of our ability.

Our clients are important to us. The last thing we want is for anyone to have their case outcome negatively impacted by these unpredictable events.

We are continuing to work hard on your case and make progress to the maximum extent possible. Many of our activities can, fortunately, be conducted online.

If you need to discuss something or wish to receive a free case evaluation, we want to accommodate you. Reach out to us, and we will communicate through the most convenient and accessible channel available.

We kindly ask that you do not visit our offices in person for the time being, except by appointment. Please call ahead before you intend to visit. In most cases, we can discuss your case using online conferencing software, phone, email, or your preferred method of communication. 

New York and Long Island: We’ll Get Through This Together

The current situation is certainly worrying and ever-evolving. But at the same time, we can trust in our elected officials and public policy experts to help us weather this crisis and mitigate the damage.

We are here for you during this time. Let us know if there’s anything you need. Do not assume you should put off filing a claim for a recent injury just because of the current circumstances.

Someday very soon, we will be able to participate in the activities we once loved and hold our favorite people in our arms without hesitation. Until that day comes, fight hard, and look to your community to help you get through this.


Michael Carner and Gerard DeVita