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Charles Bonfante

Car accident Attorney at Ronkonkoma, NY

5.0   55 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Charles

Learn Charles’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    25%
    Automobile accidents and the injuries they cause have become so common-place in this country, that we have become de-sensitized to the pain, trauma and devastation that can be inflicted upon the unfortunate victims they claim. The sobering reality however, is that each time we get in a whether as driver or passenger, we are we are engaging in the single most dangerous mode of transportation available today. The collisions, and resultant injuries, range in severity from trivial to catastrophic.

    24 years

  2. Personal injury
    25%

    24 years

  3. Motorcycle accident
    15%
    Of all auto accident victims, motorcyclists are the most vulnerable. Because there is nothing between you and the other vehicles or the road surface, the injuries can be devastating.

  4. Slip and fall accident
    15%
    Although these cases (also referred to as “premise liability” cases) are common, the injuries that result and the upheaval experienced by the injured party(ies) should not be underestimated. These accidents often leave their victims suffering with injuries from seemingly minor bumps and bruises, to head, brain and/or spinal cord damage which can forever adversely affect one’s quality of life. As experienced slip and fall injury attorneys, we will recover fair and adequate compensation for you.

    20 years

  5. Spinal cord injury
    10%

  6. Wrongful death
    10%
    There is nothing more devastating than the sudden loss of a loved one. Whether your loved one’s death was caused by a car accident, a workplace accident, medical malpractice, or elder abuse, The Bonfante Law Firm can help.

    24 years

 I am Charles Bonfante and I vow to be your champion for justice in the fight of your life. When going up against the major insurance companies, you need a seasoned veteran; a battle-tested warrior who will stop-at-nothing.

 LOOK NO FURTHER  -  I AM THAT LAWYER

 In New York, the laws governing personal injury cases are extremely complex, and do not favor the victim. There are many hidden pitfalls and traps that can ruin your case and keep you from getting the money you deserve.

 If your lawyer is inexperienced or unprepared, you simply do not stand a chance. That is why it is crucial that you be represented by an aggressive, seasoned pro, who is well versed in personal injury litigation.

 PERSONAL INJURY LAW IS ALL WE DO

My practice is focused solely on helping people that have been injured due to the negligence of others.  

When dealing with the aftermath of your accident (pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, mounting medical bills and time lost from work) you are in no condition to fight. That is exactly what the insurance companies are betting on. They are bullies who if allowed, will take advantage of you at your weakest and most vulnerable.

You deserve a fierce advocate who won’t stop fighting until we win.

I AM YOUR ADVOCATE

I have dedicated my entire professional life to fighting for the rights of the underdog.

 I pride myself on being tough as nails, both as a negotiator and in the courtroom. I will step up on your behalf and tell the insurance companies in no uncertain terms that we will not be intimidated and will never back down.

 I will go the distance and do whatever it takes to obtain 100% justice for you.  

LOOK NO FURTHER

MY TEAM AND I ARE HERE TO FIGHT FOR YOU

 

 

 

 

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Location

Robinson Yablon Cooper & Bonfante, LLP
2805 Veteran Memorial Highway
Suite 11
Ronkonkoma, NY, 11779
Robinson Yablon Cooper & Bonfante, LLP
232 Madison Avenue
Suite 909
New York, NY, 10016
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Reviews

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Posted by Joseph | December 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best!
I have no complaints. He was amazing! Very fast and professional. I would recommend him over anybody. He got me what I deserved!!
Posted by Anita | November 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Straight Answers, No Bs
I would highly recommend Attorney Bonafonte. Even with his busy schedule You always feel like your case matters and no BS.
Posted by Terry | July 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Charles Bonfante The Great
Charles is a great attorney him and his team worked really hard on my case. Since the unfortunate accidental death of my father. He was compassionate but firm A real standup guy. He fought tooth over Nail to make sure my siblings and I where compensated for a loss .May God for bid if anyone had to go through this I strongly recommend him for the job. Thank you Mr Bonfante.
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Posted by Bernice | April 6, 2021
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Mr Charles Bonfante Esq
Thank you for providing professional and speedy assistance. I certainly will recommend you if I know anyone who needs your kind and gentle guidance
Posted by Howard | January 15, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Top notch attorney
Charles Bonfante has been my attorney in this matter from the beginning and has done nothing but work to help me reach a fair conclusion. Mr. Bonfante always answered/returned my calls and never left me "grabbing at straws". I knew my position and my best inerests were always taken. Mr. Bonfante is a great attorney and definitely was a big help in getting me the help I needed.
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Posted by Lois | October 10, 2020
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A Lawyer to fight for You!!!
I contacted Charles Bonfante on the recommendation from a friend after a horrible car accident December 2015. He was quick to meet with me to answer all my questions. I was treated with care and concern and felt confident after meeting with him to have Charles Bonfante represent me. He worked hard on my behalf and communicated often with regards to my case. My case was finally settled September 2020. I would highly recommend him to fight for you too!!
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Posted by Di’jhea | October 3, 2020
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Too A Wonderful Lawyer
A excellent astonish lawyer he was he help me get the bag and I appreciate that more then anything if you in a accident he is the lawyer in too call on a positive soul a wonderful man Thank You Charles Bonfante For Everything You Done And Teling Me That You Want Me Too Be Happy That Means A lot Too Me I Don’t Hear That Often So Hearing This From My Lawyer And Me Writing this Review He Is A Awesome Guy I Appreciate You A lot For Helping Me Out Sending A lot Of Love Your Way The Process Was Fast.
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Posted by H | August 3, 2020
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Ferocious tiger produces the RESULTS !!!!
Charles stayed in touch kept me up to date on all aspects of my case met with me to discuss my case and then again to go over details to prep for trial Consistent, firm, focused, driven WE WON !! $$$$$
Posted by Lucille | July 5, 2020
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Mr. Bonfante acquired my case and I was so pleased that he did. He took my case and I couldn’t have asked for a lawyer with more patience, sensitivity, and kindness. He kept me informed every step of the process. He was dependable and professional making me feel safe in the knowledge he was really on my side. I would highly recommend Charles Bonfante.
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Posted by Stephanie | January 28, 2020
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The Best Lawyer Out There!!!!
I highly recommend Charles Bonfante to everyone! I was in a car accident with my boyfriend and we decided to look for a lawyer to handle our case. We came across Charles and felt confident with him. He truly helped us with everything. If you hire him you won’t need to worry about anything. He really has your best interest and always checks up on you when necessary. He is easy to talk to and answers all your questions. Another thing I really liked was that if I had to inform him of something or talk to him about something then I was able to get him right away. The little times when he was unavailable to answer due to being in court or meeting with clients, I would leave a message and he would call me back the same day. You don’t really get that with a lot of lawyers now a days! He’s great. We are also happy with the outcome of the case. Thank you Charles Bonfante for making our life so much easier and helping us with everything! We will continue to recommend you to anyone who is in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by William Izaguirre | June 4, 2019
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Excellent lawyer
The best lawyer I ever had. He work’s really well and won the case for me which was awesome! He’s always available when needed, I would definitely recommend.
Posted by James | April 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Charles comes to the rescue
Charles took my case and handled it like a true professional, I had looked for a lawyer for over a year and when I met Charles I knew right away he was the one, he always kept me informed with what was going on, did not waste any time on getting a settlement that was much more then I expected. I would use him again and cannot thank him enough.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2019
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My perfect lawyer
I hired Charles Bonfonte after injuring my left foot at Long Island Vodka after slipping on leaves that were wet and just laying around. He helped me through some very difficult times and I would highly recommend him to anyone. He is conscientious and thoughtful and only thinks of his clients.
Posted by Michael R Sudbrink | January 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A Relentless advocate for the plaintive
I’ve known Charles since 1980. He always had integrity and a pleasant friendly demeanor. When I needed a personal injury lawyer I hired him. He did a fantastic job. So good when needed a lawyer for another case years later there was no other choice for my legal representation. S the first time he did an exceptional job.
Posted by Vita | January 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I highly recommend Charles Bonfante Law Firm. He and his staff are very professional and knowledgeable...I hired him and he handed my case with utmost ease...never felt like a number, Charles made me feel comfortable and secure that my case was in good hands...always returned my phone calls promptly and I am very happy with the outcome...thank you again Charles for all your help...
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Posted by HOWARD | November 12, 2018
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Professional and caring
Mr. Bonfante handled my daughter's personal injury claim. He always held himself out as a professional and a caring person. He kept us informed and explained the process so we understood what was transpiring. I will recommend Mr. Bonfante to everyone.
Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2018
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A great lawyer for accident cases
Thank You Sir, You are a great lawyer for me. He is quick and answers all questions of clients and fight till end to get best settlement . You can consult and hire this lawyer without any fear.
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
personable and thorough
Mr. Bonfante handled my personal injury claim. Upon meeting him, I felt comfortable and after speaking with him, I knew my case was in good hands. He always kept in touch with me on a regular basis and all matter pertaining to my case were thoroughly discussed. Mr. Bonfante did everything possible to maximize my settlement. What impressed me most about him was he tried to know me as a person. My thanks goes out to him and I feel very fortunate to have met him
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Posted by David | May 18, 2018
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Excellent Choice!
I recently attended a CLE (continuing legal education) seminar conducted by Charles Bonfante, whom I have known professionally for over 10 years. I found Charles to be engaging and informative, beyond that of the usual presenter. His ability to distill the legal issues into factual accounts from real life legal scenarios made this seminar an absolute joy. Not only is Charles a successful and experienced litigator, he is a wonderful educational presenter... I guess it is the same gene that allows him to speak to juries, as that allows him to speak to a crowd of lawyers... well done Charles!
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Posted by Lucille | May 2, 2018
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Lucille Grello
Having Charles Bonfante, take on my nephews case was the best decision I have made. He treated us like we were family , I trusted completely. He honest and went out of his way to help us.It was a long process he never complained and was only interested in the best result for us . I will always be indebted to Charles. Thank you for loyalty and compassion. I highly recommend Charles , if you should every need help.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
  • Retainer Always

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Founding Partner
  • The Bonfante Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Charles Bonfante III & Associates
  • 2004 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Geico Insurance Company
  • 2000 - 2004

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Hofstra University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • $435,000.00 Settlement Auto Accident Case
  • $435,000.00
  • $100,000.00 Policy Limit Settlement
  • $100,000.00
  • $195,000.00 Settlement
  • $195,000.00 Settlement
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Business Networking International
  • President
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Nassau-Suffolk Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • The Deposition Whisperer - How To Be The Alpha and Control The Room
  • Depositions
  • 2018
  • The Deposition Whisperer - How to Be The Alpha and Control The Room
  • Depositions
  • 2018
  • Bridge the Gap
  • Depositions
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (16)
Endorse Charles
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know of Charles's work by reputation in the Personal Injury Bar. Moreover, I recently had the pleasure of viewing his Lawline CLE on Depositions. I was so impressed with the content and presentation that I took the time to email him and thank him for the great job that he had done. I am practicing almost 30 years and taken many CLE courses, this was the only time I took the time to reach out to a presenter. I am certain that he cares that much about his clients as well, and for that they are well served."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Other
"Charles Bonfante has been a great resource to me. As a new lawyer, he always took the time to answer questions I've had about practicing law as a personal injury attorney. He has an impeccable reputation for being an excellent attorney and he is a fantastic presenter. I attended his CLE "The Deposition Whisperer" and it provided me with valuable insight on conducting and defending depositions. I recommend his CLE to everyone who litigates cases, especially if you are in the first 5 years of practicing law."
Personal injury Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"During a seminar in which Charles presented on personal injury litigation strategy, he provided invaluable information to his colleagues on the art of conducting depositions, and the importance of pre-trial discovery. It became immediately apparent that Charles is intelligent, prepared, and personable. He was also available to me after his presentation to answer additional questions. Charles Bonfante is a true professional and I strongly endorse him."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Other
"I attended a lecture in which Charles gave a presentation on deposition strategy and tips. The lecture and presentation was incredibly informative and provided a range of information that reflected the broad experience Charles has in litigation matters. What truly makes Charles unique was that after the presentation he made himself available to me by phone and e-mail to offer additional advice and resources. I strongly endorse Mr. Charles Bonfante!"
Slip and fall accident Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles Bonfante is a colleague of mine who has expertise in the negligence/personal injury field. As I do not handle many of those cases, I refer Chuck the difficult ones. Most recently, I referred to Chuck a "slip & fall" case. These are very difficult cases to win. Chuck did a wonderful job. He took it to the brink of trial and finally after reviewing the case, the insurance company for the defendant felt compelled to settle this case for well into a six figure amount. Chuck is a great attorney and I will continue to refer cases to him in the future."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Friend
"I have been a friend and colleague of Charles' for nearly twenty years. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and a consummate professional. If I needed a personal injury attorney, I would hire him."
Car accident Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Charles as a voracious advocate for his clients and a skilled attorney on trial. I have personally sent several clients to him for representation in personal injury matters where I myself could not take their case due to a conflict of interest. I whole heartedly endorse Charles Bonfante."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Friend
"Chuck is a class act. Not only is he a great guy, but's he's also an excellent lawyer. I have known Chuck for over 35 years, and have always found him to be dependable, honest and trustworthy. Factor in his great sense of humor, and you have the entire package. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Other
"I know Chuck as both a colleague in the legal profession and a friend. He is an extremely knowable attorney who fights relentlessly for his clients. Bottom Line - He gets is done and I highly recommend him."
Car accident Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have gotten to know Charles as both a person and a colleague and feel comfortable and confident in referring my clients to Charles. He is knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. He's an excellent advocate for his clients and he gets the job done. I highly recommend him."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles Bonfante is a dedicated and spirited attorney who fights for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. Trustworthy and affable, Charles has all of the qualities which make for a well rounded and talented trial attorney."
Car accident Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients and others to Mr. Bonfante in connection with personal injury matters. I have found that the exceptional skill and experience with which he successfully pursues these cases is exceeded only by the single-minded doggedness and perseverance he devotes to each client. Unlike other firms that are "mills" and treat cases like just another file, Mr. Bonfante shows passion for each client and personal attention that not only makes the clients feel that they are being truly cared for, but which translate into verdicts and settlements that reflect his unique skills and personal attributes."
Nursing home abuse and neglect Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bonfante is not only a pleasure to work with as a fellow attorney, his clients speak highly of him as well. Mr. Bonfante is attentive to all issues with any clients he has handled of mine and clients he has referred to my practice. He puts the client's best interests first and he represents those who not only need an attorney, but need a friend; managing to ease the concerns of injured individuals. Being the lone attorney in his practice, he is the only attorney clients deal with, and he becomes known as a friend rather than just an attorney. His personality, intelligence, professionalism, and experience make him a leading practitioner in the field of personal injury in New York. I will continue to refer injured individuals to Mr. Bonfante, as he treats his clients and fellow attorneys with the utmost respect and courtesy, and his service is unparalleled."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Charles Bonfante is a colleague whose opinion I value. He is smart, hardworking and a credit to our profession. I would strongly recommend him to anyone looking for competent, effective representation in all aspects of personal injury litigation."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Let me tell you why I wholeheartedly endorse Charles Bonfante. When a recent client called and asked me if I knew a good Personal Injury Attorney I told her to call Charles. Why did I do that? Well first because I know Chuck to be a skilled attorney who is responsive to his clients needs and will fight tooth and nail for them to get a fair recovery. Second, because if a client asks me to refer them to someone, I want to send them to an attorney that will treat them with the utmost respect, patience and professionalism. So I wasn't surprised when that client called a few days later with wonderful words to say about Chuck and thanking me for recommending him. Thanks Chuck for making me look good."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. Mr. Bonfante is the consummate professional. Not only does he evidence his knowledge of the law, from the very first communication through trial, if necessary, but he is the type of attorney willing to be a "friend" to his clients as much as their lawyer. I have referred numerous clients to Mr. Bonfante who have, in turn, contacted me to thank me for pointing them in his direction. As a person, as a friend and as a lawyer, Mr. Bonfante is beyond reproach and is highly thought of by his peers in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Charles on several legal matters. Charles is professional, compassionate and an experienced trial attorney. He is well respected and held in high regard in the legal community and among his peers and adversaries."
Car accident Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Charles is an excellent personal injury attorney. His extensive experience and knowledge allow him to achieve maximum results for his clients."
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Ronkonkoma Car accident Lawyer Charles Bonfante
Charles Bonfante
Car accident Attorney
Ronkonkoma, NY
Licensed for 24 years
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