Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents in New York City often result in serious injuries or worse for all involved. Sadly, accidents like this happen all the time in New York and countless people each year are left dealing with the hurt and trauma caused by these terrible events. Unfortunately, despite all this there are still countless drivers who do not obey the rules of the road and continue to put others at risk with their unsafe driving.

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, the things you do immediately afterward are important. For example, if any damage or injury has occurred, you will need to summon the police. Be sure not to simply leave the scene as you could be charged with a criminal offense.

It is vital that you do not move someone who has any back or neck pain, or anyone who is unconscious. The only exception is if they are in danger of suffering further injury if left where they are. This is because movement could exacerbate their injuries and put them at risk of permanent damage or even death. Where possible, qualified medical professionals should be left to deal with any injuries. As such, it is important to call for medical assistance as soon as possible if anyone appears to have been hurt.

You may also benefit from collecting contact details from the other drivers involved as well as their passengers and any witnesses as all of these things could help your case if you decide to file a claim. At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC, our attorneys could also prove to be very helpful in this situation as we can weigh the details of your accident and may be able to support you in pursuing an insurance payout or seeking damages via a lawsuit against the responsible parties.

Here is an overview of the different types of motor vehicle accidents we handle at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, PC:

Airplane Accidents

Traveling by small aircraft to nearby cities throughout the East Coast is one of the most efficient means of transportation. Every day, hundreds of small airplanes take off from airports throughout the New York City metro region, carrying passengers who rely on the skill and proficiency of licensed pilots, air traffic controllers, plane mechanics and ground crews. A mistake or negligence by any professional in the air transportation industry can result in catastrophic injury and often death.

Bicycle Accidents

Every day, many thousands of bicyclists can be seen on New York City streets and roads throughout the metro area. Bikers must navigate the dangers of crowded intersections and roads, often in danger of being struck by a negligent driver of cars, trucks, taxi cabs or other vehicles that share our city roads.

Bus Accidents

Bus accidents often result in serious and even fatal injuries. New York City streets are filled with buses at all times. There are buses operated by the New York City Transit Authority (NYCTA) as well as buses operated by private corporations.

Car Accidents

We have decades of experience handling all types of car accident claims throughout New York City. Our legal team knows how to prove fault, even when liability is initially unclear. We will apply our years of experience and legal skills to help you get back on your feet, if you or your loved one was in any type of car accident.

Motorcycle Accidents

Our lawyers help motorcycle accident victims receive the compensation they need and deserve. We handle motor vehicle accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you don't owe any attorney's fees unless we recover a favorable financial settlement on your behalf.

Pedestrian Accidents

You should know that the law is often in the favor of pedestrians hit by a car, truck, city bus or cab - especially if the victim was in a crosswalk. It may not matter whether the light was against you or you were crossing illegally. Drivers still have to exercise proper caution and avoid hitting pedestrians.

Taxi Cab Accidents

If you were injured in an accident while riding in, or entering or exiting a taxi cab, call us. Cab injury claims are often complicated and frustrating because the evidence at the scene often comes down to conflicting reports between the cab driver, eyewitnesses and the injured party. We aggressively work to investigate the accident and prepare the strongest case possible to seek a full and fair settlement from the responsible insurance company.

Train Accidents

Fighting for fair money damages for injuries resulting from a train or rail transportation accident means going up against some of the largest transportation corporations and government transit authorities in the nation.

Truck Accidents

If you were hurt or a loved one died in a truck accident anywhere in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, New York City, Bronx County, Kings County, New York County, Queens County, Rockland County, Westchester County, Richmond County, Suffolk County or Orange County, you need highly experienced representation immediately.

Seeking a Full Financial Recovery for Injured Motorists

You may have been the driver or passenger, bicyclist or pedestrian. You may not know yet who was at fault and whether the other motorist was negligent. Every claim is fact-specific. No matter the circumstances, we want to help you secure justice, if someone else's negligent actions put your life as risk. We will pursue maximum compensation for your medical bills, replacement of your lost wages, and compensation for you and your family's pain and suffering.

Success With Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

Our formula for success is that we consider our injured clients as an equal partner in all the motor vehicle claims we handle. Our New York motor vehicle accident attorneys will examine every aspect of your case, such as:

  • Investigating the cause of the car accident, trucking accident or other motor vehicle accident through police reports, eyewitness statements, observation of the accident scene and other key pieces of information such as vehicle wreckage
  • Evaluating the injuries sustained from the commercial trucking accident, car accident, taxi cab accident, airplane accident, motorcycle accident, train accident, bus accident, bicycle collision or pedestrian accident
  • Valuation of the total dollar loss to the injured person and his or her family, including projected future costs for rehabilitation and accommodation of disability
  • Determining whose insurance company must pay and the sources of insurance, including uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage

Contact Our Experienced Attorneys

Whether you were in a car accident, truck accident or another motor vehicle accident, contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation. We will evaluate your case to determine how we can help you secure a full financial recovery.