New York City Car Accident Lawyers

Car Accident Lawsuit Attorneys in New York City

Allen L. Rothenberg, Esq.

Allen L. Rothenberg, Esq., New York City Car Accident Lawyer

In bustling New York City, the unexpected often happens. On average, thousands of New Yorkers find their lives turned upside down by car accidents every day.

Since 1969, people have turned to The Rothenberg Law Firm. As New York City car accident lawyers we represent and support injured victims and their families to get the compensation they need and deserve.

Some people can walk away from traffic collisions with only bumps and bruises, while others suffer severe injuries and extreme emotional distress.

At The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP, we know that injuries suffered in car accidents can place major emotional and financial burdens on both the victims and their loved ones.

Medical bills pile up quickly, forcing family members to carry the burden of caring for accident victims, arranging medical care, nursing care, physical therapy appointments, and managing medical expenses all at once.

Not to mention doing all this while in pain and wondering how the rent will be paid or if food will be on the table because the car accident victim is too injured to work.

Our team of car accident lawyers in NYC is committed to providing more than just legal representation to New Yorkers; we offer a guiding hand through the often overwhelming aftermath of a car accident.

When a car accident injures you, contact a New York City car accident who not only knows how to win cases but cares enough to restore peace of mind in your time of need. Call (800) 624-8888 and find out if we are the right law firm for you.

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Why Hire The Rothenberg Law Firm for Your New York Car Accident Case?

“We don't see people as cases – we see people with unique stories and challenges who need better representation.” – Allen L. Rothenberg, Esq. 

Marc-RothenbergWhen you choose The Rothenberg Law Firm for your car accident case, you're selecting a team that's deeply committed to your recovery and justice.

Our approach combines thoroughness, compassion, and a dedication to better representation.

  • A History of Remarkable Outcomes. Our firm has a successful record of winning and collecting billions of dollars through substantial settlements, verdicts, and awards for injured New Yorkers. This life-changing amount of compensation has helped our clients start over and move forward with their lives after a tragic car accident.
  • A Personalized Legal Journey. We prioritize your needs and ensure that your voice is heard. Everyone from the insurance company to a judge and jury needs to know how your car accident has affected you and what it’s going to take to make it right through monetary compensation. We are compassionate enough to know that your accident case is centered around you.
  • Focus on Maximum Recovery. Over the past decades, we’ve come to fully understand the lasting impact that severe injuries can have on people. Our aim is for fair and full compensation that covers both immediate and long-term needs. We will guide you toward the best decisions for your well-being.
  • Readiness for Trial: Our team is always prepared to take your case to trial, ensuring that you have a formidable advocate in your corner. We level the playing field against large insurance companies, enhancing the potential for a favorable outcome.
  • Client Trust and Loyalty: Through years of dedicated service, we've earned the trust and loyalty of our clients by consistently demonstrating our commitment to their cases and understanding the personal impact of their injuries.
  • Your Health is Our Priority: Collaborating with medical and financial professionals, we ensure that you receive the best possible care while focusing on your recovery. We handle the legal complexities, allowing you to concentrate on healing.
  • Accessible Legal Representation: With our no-fee-unless-we-win policy, we provide top-tier legal representation without financial stress. Our free case evaluation and client-focused financial approach provide access to quality legal services.
  • The Rothenberg Method: From day one, we take proactive, aggressive steps to build your case. Utilizing a combination of legal experience, scientific understanding, and modern technology, we prepare each case with meticulous attention to detail.

In choosing The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP, you're partnering with a firm that not only fights for your legal rights but also genuinely cares about your recovery and well-being.

We stand apart as a law firm fully invested in your journey toward justice and healing in New York City.

What Are Common Causes of Car Accidents in New York?

According to the most recent statistics, Brooklyn had the highest rate of collisions, accounting for 33 percent of the city's total, with specific intersections like Flatbush Ave. & Coney Island being particularly hazardous.

In contrast, Staten Island was noted as the safest borough, with only 5% of the city's accidents. Distracted driving emerged as the leading cause of accidents, with 28,753 incidents attributed to this issue alone.

Alcohol and drug involvement were factors in 1,994 accidents while speeding was responsible for 3,940 collisions.

The data also highlights the severe impact of accidents, with 38% resulting in injury or death. Fatalities were more likely at higher speeds or involving vulnerable road users such as motorcyclists, pedestrians, or bicyclists.

Additionally, the report noted that holidays like Labor Day see a spike in accidents, contrasting with lower rates during the Fourth of July and Christmas.

Further emphasizing the gravity of car accidents in New York, other reports highlight demographic risks, with men and older New Yorkers facing a greater risk of fatal car accident injuries.

Despite a decrease in hospitalizations from car accidents, fatalities remain a critical issue, with New York's car accident fatality rates showing a decline of 18 percent in early data for 2023 compared to the previous year.

This decline suggests a positive trend towards safer road conditions, possibly influenced by improved safety measures and public awareness campaigns.

New York also ranks fourth in the nation for pedestrian accidents and fatalities caused by motor vehicle accidents, underscoring the ongoing challenge of ensuring pedestrian safety in urban environments.

These statistics paint a complex picture of road safety in New York City, illustrating the varied causes and consequences of car accidents across different boroughs and demographics.

The ongoing efforts to reduce accidents and fatalities, such as the Vision Zero program, are crucial in making the city's streets safer for all users.

What Are Some Types of Car Accidents in New York?

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At Rothenberg Law Firm, we understand that each car accident is unique, with its own set of circumstances and challenges.

Recognizing the diverse nature of automobile accidents, we have the experience and skills to successfully represent injured New Yorkers in a wide array of accident types, offering focused legal advice tailored to each situation.

Rear-End Collisions

Often resulting from following too closely or sudden braking, rear-end collisions can lead to serious injuries, including whiplash.

Part of our representation and guidance comes from documenting the accident scene, making sure you seek immediate medical attention after the accident, and gathering witness statements to establish the fault of the party who rear-ended your vehicle.

T-Bone Accidents

T-bone accidents occur when the side of one vehicle is struck by the front or rear of another vehicle, typically at intersections.

These side-impact accidents often involve disputes over right-of-way and traffic signals. Our investigators perform the critical role of studying traffic camera footage and intersection design in establishing liability.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians struck by vehicles can suffer catastrophic injuries. Legal advice for these cases emphasizes the necessity of obtaining comprehensive medical evaluations and the importance of securing surveillance footage that may have captured the accident.

Hit-and-Run Accidents

Victims of hit-and-run accidents face unique challenges, including identifying the at-fault driver. Legal advice often involves filing insurance claims under uninsured motorist coverage and an immediate investigation to locate the fleeing driver.

Multi-Vehicle Pile-Ups

Multiple vehicle crashes can be complex, with numerous parties and potential liabilities. When you hire a car accident lawyer from our law firm, we present evidence to determine fault, manage communications with multiple insurance companies, and apply New York’s comparative negligence laws.

Single-Vehicle Accidents

Single-vehicle accidents can involve factors like defective vehicle parts, crashworthiness, or hazardous road conditions. We help people pursue vehicle product liability claims against manufacturers or claims against governmental entities responsible for road maintenance.

Bicycle Accidents

Cyclists involved in accidents with vehicles face high risks of injury. After a bike accident, many people wonder who will pay the medical bills. We understand cyclists' rights on the road and strategies for proving negligence on the part of the vehicle driver.

Rothenberg Law Firm LLP is committed to providing comprehensive and compassionate legal support to victims of all types of automobile accidents.

Our experienced team is ready to offer personalized legal advice and representation to ensure you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

What Are Common Injuries Caused by Car Accidents in NYC?

In addition to the emotional trauma experienced by motor vehicle crash victims, many victims suffer significant physical pain and a range of injuries:

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  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - A TBI is a catastrophic injury that is often debilitating
  • Spinal Cord Damage - A spinal cord injury can cause permanent disability, including changes in strength, sensation, and mobility, and can lead to paralysis.
  • Back and Neck Injury - Over 800,000 car accidents causing back and neck injuries are reported each year.
  • Internal Injuries - Internal bleeding and ruptured internal organs are common but serious injuries caused by auto accidents.
  • Broken Bones
  • Torn Ligaments and Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Loss of Body Function

Navigating the aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming. At Rothenberg Law Firm, we provide targeted legal advice to help victims understand their rights and the steps necessary to secure just compensation.

Understanding Your Rights

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After an accident, knowing how an attorney can help you recover losses under New York Law brings hope and comfort.

We want our clients to know that they have the right to compensation for damages, the right to refuse to settle quickly with insurance companies, and the right to legal representation.

Our New York car accident attorneys ensure that you fully understand these rights and how they apply to your specific situation.

Legal representation can be a deciding factor in the success of your claim.

An attorney from our law office will help you in the following ways.

  • Handle Communications. Managing all communications with insurance companies to avoid missteps that could affect your claim.
  • Gather Evidence. Collecting and analyzing evidence to build a strong case.
  • Negotiate Settlements. Using their experience to negotiate fair settlements or prepare to take the case to trial if necessary.

Navigating Insurance Claims in New York

Dealing with insurance claims involves understanding policy specifics and the tactics insurance companies may use to minimize payouts.

Our attorneys guide you through this process, ensuring that your claims are accurately presented and vigorously pursued.

When to File a Lawsuit for a Car Accident in NYC

In some cases, filing a lawsuit may be the best course of action, especially if insurance negotiations do not result in a fair settlement.

We provide insights into the decision to file a lawsuit, the process involved, and what to expect in terms of timelines and potential outcomes.

Long-Term Impact and Compensation

Knowing the long-term impact of your injuries is important. We assist in assessing future medical costs, potential lost earnings, and other long-term effects to ensure that any compensation covers all aspects of your recovery.

Emotional and Psychological Support

Car accidents can be traumatic, and we recognize the importance of addressing the emotional and psychological impact.

While our primary role is legal, we guide clients toward appropriate resources for emotional support and counseling if needed.

Our commitment to New York accident victims at The Rothenberg Law Firm goes beyond legal representation.

We provide comprehensive guidance, ensuring that you are informed, supported, and well-represented throughout your journey to recovery and justice.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents in New York City

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Contact the New York City Car Accident Lawyers


Allen L. Rothenberg, Esq., New York City Car Accident Lawyer

When you reach out to Rothenberg Law Firm LLP, you're not just getting legal representation; you're joining a family deeply committed to your cause.

Our team, a blend of skilled trial lawyers and compassionate legal professionals, is devoted to upholding a tradition of excellence and personal commitment in every case we undertake.

Choosing Rothenberg Law Firm means more than just legal support; it means becoming part of a family that is fiercely dedicated to fighting for your rights and securing a better future for you.

With each case we handle, we understand there's a life deeply affected by unforeseen events. We embrace your cause as if it were our own, treating you as an integral member of our family.

Our five decades of experience have honed our skills in confronting powerful adversaries, including large corporations and insurance companies.

We strive to ensure your voice is heard and your rights are vigorously defended. Our approach transcends traditional legal representation – we're here to provide real solutions, steadfast support, and zealous advocacy during your most challenging times.

Our New York City personal injury lawyers take pride in our ability to see each case through, particularly when facing entities that may not fully acknowledge their role in your hardship.

Every case at our office is carefully selected and meticulously prepared, to maximize the compensation you rightfully deserve. We craft each case narrative to be compelling and persuasive, a fact underscored by our track record of securing substantial verdicts and settlements.

Our ultimate goal is to deliver service so exceptional that you would confidently recommend us to others.

This drive for excellence has led us to recover billions of dollars for our clients, continually reinforcing our aspiration to be recognized among the nation's leading personal injury law firms.

If you're seeking a law firm that will stand firmly by your side, advocate passionately for your interests, and treat you with the care and respect of family, then Rothenberg Law Firm LLP is here for you.

Let us bring our passion, experience, and commitment to your case, working tirelessly toward the justice and recovery you and your family need.

For a consultation to determine if we're the right fit for your needs in New York City, please contact us at (800) 624-8888 or speak with our car accident attorneys online. We are ready to support you on your path to justice and recovery.

New York City Office Location

The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP
450 7th Ave 44th Floor,
New York, NY 10123
Phone: (800) 624-8888

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    What Our Clients Say

    "Working with The Rothenberg Law Firm was a very easy and straightforward process. They actually surprised me with the extra time and additional attention to my case. I'd recommend them to anyone."

    Victoria H.
    New York

    “During the course of the litigation there where a number of settlement offers which the firm promptly and dutifully communicated to me and urged me not to accept. They were right. In the end they got me an enormous amount of money for my injuries and loss of earnings; far more than I could have ever imagined.”

    Ed M.