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New York City Car Accident Lawyer

In terms of population, New York City is the largest city in the United States. With a large population comes traffic, which puts New York City drivers at greater risk of collisions than they may be in smaller cities. Although there are many factors that contribute to a car accident, more cars on the road generally correspond to more accidents.

New York City car accidents can be caused by multiple factors. Often, they occur as a result of someone’s negligence. If you have been injured in a car accident in New York City, you may be entitled to compensation. One of our dedicated New York City car accident attorneys at Shulman & Hill can review your case and determine if you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit.

Essential Information about New York City Car Accidents

New York City car accidents injure thousands of people every year and result in hundreds of fatalities.

This data highlights the importance of being vigilant when driving in a busy city like New York. Unfortunately, even if you exercise caution behind the wheel, you cannot be certain others will do the same. The following are merely a few ways someone else’s negligence can result in a New York City car accident:

  • A driver was intoxicated
  • A driver was sleep-deprived. Far too many drivers fail to realize that sleep deprivation can impair their ability to safely operate a vehicle in much the same way alcohol or drugs can.
  • A driver was speeding or driving aggressively.
  • A driver was distracted. This problem may be getting worse now that most drivers have smartphones.
  • If your vehicle is relatively small, a driver might not see you when changing lanes or making turns.

Those are just a few examples. However, it is also important to understand that other drivers are not always the only negligent party in the event of a car accident.

Why Investigations Are Important After New York City Car Accidents

There are many reasons why working with our personal injury law firm in New York City can help if you are ever injured in an accident. One of the more important reasons is our access to the resources and experts needed to conduct a thorough investigation.

This is sometimes necessary when it is not immediately clear whose negligence may have caused your accident. If another driver rear-ended you, you might assume the other driver is at fault. However, perhaps they tried to apply the brakes properly, but they rear-ended you because a vehicle defect caused their brakes to fail. In that case, those who overlooked the defect in the design or manufacturing phases could be at fault.

We also handle hit-and-run cases, where the other driver fled the scene.

A New York City car accident can also occur when government agencies fail to maintain roads properly. Some NYC auto collisions involve Uber or Lyft drivers, where employers might share in the liability for the resulting damages. Quite simply, it can be crucial that you correctly identify those responsible for causing an accident. Doing so is often easier after enlisting the help of a personal injury lawyer in New York City to conduct a proper investigation.

Seeking Compensation After a New York City Car Accident

The injuries you may sustain in a New York City auto accident could require costly medical treatment. They may also restrict your ability to work and thus prevent you from earning an income. Accidents can also leave victims with non-financial losses like pain and an inability to participate in activities you once enjoyed.

You may be entitled to compensation accordingly. The way in which you might seek compensation after a New York City car accident is somewhat unique when compared to the process in many other states.

How a Car Accident Law Firm in New York City Can Help

New York’s car accident laws are based on the no-fault model. This means that, even if someone else caused your accident, your own insurer is likely responsible for compensating you for your initial medical treatment and for a portion of your lost income.

In addition to receiving “no-fault” benefits, our lawyers may file a claim with the offending vehicle’s insurance company for you to receive compensation for pain and suffering and additional economic losses not covered by no-fault.

However, insurance companies may try to offer as little compensation as they can reasonably justify in these circumstances. To have a better chance of collecting the full compensation you may be entitled to, one of our New York City car accident lawyers can present evidence that supports your case and negotiate effectively with the insurance company. If they are unable to reach a settlement agreement that fairly compensates you for your injuries, your attorney can represent you in trial.

In New York, in order to recover damages from the offending vehicle’s insurance company, you will have to prove that you sustained a “serious injury” as defined in New York’s “no-fault” insurance law. This is another task our attorneys can help with.

Keep in mind that recovering compensation from a car accident can be a draining experience when you are working on your own. Instead, you should focus on your recovery. Let one of our lawyers handle the claims process for you.

Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

At Shulman & Hill, we treat our clients with the compassion and respect they deserve, while also offering aggressive representation. Many personal injury lawyers in New York City claim they can deliver results. At Shulman & Hill, we prove we have what it takes to handle your case effectively, Just look at our previous successes.

Our attorneys at Shulman & Hill operate on a contingency-fee-based model. This means that you will only pay for our services if we win compensation for you. Learn more by calling us at (555) 555-5555 or schedule a free consultation online.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers recover more than $400 million in compensation


Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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