Auto Accidents

New York City Auto Accident Attorneys

Manhattan & Long Island Auto Accident Lawyers Fight for the Victims

Every year, countless people are seriously injured or die in car accidents resulting from the negligence of others. The auto accident attorneys in New York at Rich & Rich, P.C. will investigate the facts and circumstances of your accident and pursue all possible avenues of recovery in your case. We will see to it that your hospital and medical expenses are covered, as well as your lost earnings under New York no-fault law. This includes locating all available insurance coverage and investigating any other factors that may have contributed to your accident, such as dangerous roadways, defective traffic control devices, defective vehicles and improper vehicle maintenance.

Types of motor vehicle accidents

We are experienced at pursuing claims for injuries suffered in every type of auto accident, including the following:

  • Car accidents — These may be caused by drunk driving, speeding, careless driving or defects in the car or road. We will seek compensation for your injuries from everyone responsible, including negligent drivers, auto manufacturers and government entities responsible for road conditions.
  • Truck accidents — These may be caused by such problems as defective or poorly maintained trucking equipment, overloaded or unbalanced truck cargo, road hazards and driver error. Liable parties may include the truck manufacturer, the driver’s employer, the cargo shipper and the party responsible for maintaining the truck.
  • Bus accidents — These may occur because of bus operator error, poor vehicle maintenance, road hazards and negligence of others on the road. Claims may be brought against the company owning the bus and employing the bus driver and against anyone responsible for creating a hazardous condition that contributed to the accident.
  • Train accidents — These carriers may have accidents as a result of such factors as operator error, poor maintenance or defective and unsafe equipment and procedures. Those liable may include the Metropolitan Transit Authority or another entity owning or operating the track or train.
  • Motorcycle accidents — These may be due to the negligent operation of the motorcycle, the inattention of other drivers and poor road conditions. Other potentially liable parties may include construction contractors and the government agency responsible for maintaining the roadway.

In each case, we will determine the cause of your accident, identify the parties who are potentially liable and bring claims against them.

 Common types of injuries from motor vehicle accidents 

Vehicular accidents can cause a wide range of injuries, including:

  • Catastrophic injuries — Catastrophic injuries may include a range of long-term or life-long injuries, including death, loss of limbs, traumatic brain and spinal injury and paralysis.
  • Head, brain & spinal cord injuries — In an auto accident, injuries can result when your head hits the dashboard or steering wheel or your neck experiences a sudden, rapid movement. Common head injuries include concussions, bruising or swelling of the brain and loss of oxygen to the brain. Spinal cord injuries can result, leading to full or partial paralysis, impaired motor skills, and loss of bowel, bladder and sexual function.
  • Broken bones & fractures — Auto accidents can cause broken bones, which may require surgery and rehabilitative therapy. Fractures may occur to the skull, collarbone, sternum, ribs, backbone, pelvis, femur and ankles. Even if an injury seems minor, it can have long-term effects, such as arthritis and limited mobility.
  • Burn injuries — Burn injuries may require long recovery periods in specialized burn units and victims may need multiple skin grafts and/or reconstructive surgery. 
  • Soft tissue injuries — The most common soft tissue injury is whiplash, caused by a sudden jerking movement of the neck, with resulting pain, swelling and stiffness. Organ damage might cause a variety of problems. Soft tissue injuries might not show up for days or even weeks.

If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, you should retain an experienced New York personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. We will make sure your case is prepared and filed in a timely manner.

Contact a New York City auto accident lawyer for a free consultation

Rich & Rich, P.C. represents auto accident victims throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our midtown Manhattan office is located at 1430 Broadway, Suite 1802. Our Long Island office is located at 277 Willis Avenue, 1st Floor, Roslyn Heights, NY. Please call 212-406-0440 or contact us online for a free consultation.

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New York City Office

1430 Broadway,
Suite 1802,
New York, New York 10018

Roslyn Heights Office

277 Willis Avenue,
1st Floor,
Roslyn Heights, New York 11577