Manhattan Work-Related Car Accident Lawyer

Due to New York’s massive size, there are numerous ways to travel the city. People working in Manhattan often travel by car or truck from other boroughs. Like any other method of transportation, driving vehicles to and from work sites can be dangerous.

Regardless of whether your trip is work-related, operating a vehicle in Manhattan involves a level of risk. When you are driving for work, you may be more conscious of traffic safety, but you still cannot control the actions of others on the road.

Many victims injured in a work-related car accident do not know where to turn to seek compensation for their treatment and other losses. The process can be frustrating and confusing. The attorneys at Shulman & Hill are experienced at guiding people through this challenging time and seeing them through to the best possible solution. Contact us for a free legal consultation to learn more.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Manhattan

Car accidents are common in the busy borough of Manhattan. Daily swarms of tourists, commuters, cab drivers, workers, and pedestrians crossing the street create the perfect storm for accidental injuries. According to the NYPD, there were 1,645 motor vehicle collisions in Manhattan in July 2021 alone.

The most common causes of those accidents included:

  • Distracted driving
  • Following another vehicle too closely
  • Failure to yield to the right-of-way
  • Passing another vehicle too closely
  • Improper passing or lane usage
  • Disregard for traffic control

Some of the common vehicles involved in crashes in the city include:

  • Passenger vehicles
  • Taxi cabs
  • Large commercial vehicles (6 tires or more)
  • Buses

What to Remember After a Work-Related Car Accident in Manhattan

The aftermath of an accident can be difficult to deal with. Arming yourself with information on what to do can give you the best chance of staying safe. There are certain crucial steps you can take after your accident. They include:

Calling 911 Immediately

Do not underestimate the importance of a police report after an accident. This is considered an official record of the incident for the insurance company and can be an essential piece of evidence for your future claim.

Check For Injuries

It is important to know that your injuries may not be apparent right away. Some car crash victims may report feeling well directly following a crash. This is sometimes due to the high amount of adrenaline released when you are in an accident. This adrenaline can mask pain at the moment and it may take several days after the crash to feel the full effects of your injuries.

Call Your Employer

The next thing you can do is report the accident to your employer as directed by your company’s policy. If you are required to share documentation such as a police report or insurance claims, make sure you request a copy from the officer.

On the topic of paperwork, you should also insist that the details of your accident are put down in writing. Some insurers may try to save money by undervaluing your injuries. A written report can create a paper trail that could be crucial for your case.

Document the Damages

Take as many pictures of the accident as possible. This includes photos of other vehicles that were involved, any objects that were struck, the general location of the accident, and even skid marks on the road.

Talk to Witnesses

If possible, write down contact information for any witnesses that are present at the scene of the accident. It may also be worth asking them to provide their account of the accident.

Gather Information From the Other Driver(s)

Be sure to get contact information from the other driver. In some cases, there may be multiple drivers involved. This information can be crucial to securing future compensation. If the other driver was at fault, you may be able to pursue additional compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Will My Car Accident Be Covered By Workers’ Compensation?

In most cases, if you are driving for work and are injured in a car accident, you will qualify for workers’ compensation. For example, if you are driving a company vehicle during work hours and get rear-ended, your injuries will likely be covered. But when certain variables come into play, things can get tricky. It may also be more difficult in instances where:

You Were Not on the Clock

If you are driving a company vehicle on your unpaid lunch break and get into an accident, you will likely not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. This may also be the case if you were commuting to or from a job site.

You Were Breaking the Law or Company Policy

If you get into a work-related accident while breaking the law, you might not be covered by workers’ compensation. It is also important to keep in mind that your employer may also attempt to negate your claim if you were not following company policy at the time of the accident.

A Workers’ Compensation Attorney Can Investigate the Accident

Even if you qualify for workers’ compensation, you should not expect your employer’s insurer to immediately approve your claim. Some insurance companies may look for reasons to justify denying claims against them. They may do so by arguing that your accident was not genuinely work-related.

The Manhattan workers’ compensation attorneys at Shulman & Hill can help you defeat these challenges.

Why Shulman & Hill?

Rather than trying to navigate the complexities of your workers’ compensation claim on your own, consider talking to an experienced lawyer. The Manhattan attorneys at Shulman & Hill can make sure you thoroughly understand what your legal options are. If any difficulties arise in your case, we can help determine your best course of action to minimize the chance of recourse and maximize your chances of receiving compensation.

Contact Shulman & Hill at 212-221-1000 or online to schedule a free legal consultation.

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"The treatment received by Shulman & Hill was extremely excellent. They treated me like I was part of their family and that gave me a lot of confidence in them. I would recommend them one hundred percent because they are very trained in your area. I congratulate you and ask God to fill you with blessings. Gracias for your support."

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"I would like to thank The Shulman & Hill Law Firm in Brooklyn for their outstanding representation on my worker’s compensation case. The monetary reward exceeded our expectations and Alex worked closely with me to meet and exceed my goals."

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"To anyone in need of a worker’s compensation lawyer, I highly recommend Alex Shulman and his team. They went above and beyond to best accommodate me during my time of injury. All my questions and concerns were answered in a timely manner and with the utmost professionalism. In addition and most importantly they fought to make sure I was correctly compensated for my injuries at time of settlement and didn’t rush to get paid. I will be recommending their firm to anyone and everyone in need of their services."

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Akila B.

"I really appreciate the service I received with Shulman & Hill.  They walked me through the process and kept me informed every step of the way.  They would call and leave a message and when I called back, I was connected with a person who knew exactly what my call was about.  I was very satisfied with my settlements. Thank You!"

Aaron R.

"Alex Shulman did a wonderful job walking me through all the process of my case…making sure I understood all the legality and severity of all my hearing. I highly recommend their firm to handle any and all worker’s compensation cases. They strive for your wellbeing health-wise as well as aiming for the financial max."

Altagrace G.

"Schulman & Hill was my very first choice I chose for my WC case . I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend them to friends. They are very professional and kept me informed during every step of this process. Should I ever need a WC attorney again, God forbid, Shulman & Hill it is, hands down . Thank you ."

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"I had a great experience with Shulman & Hill. They have a great team and were very understanding and helpful from day one. I felt like I was in good hands and the outcome on my case overreached my expectations! I highly recommend this firm. You can be rest assured that they will fight for you rights."

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"My experience with the Shulman & Hill lawyers during this process time was excellent, they are competent and very professional lawyers, they worked quickly with my case and they kept me informed of the whole process all the time. Shulman & Hill’s fans recommend them with closed eyes, thank you very much Shulman & Hill."

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"Shulman & Hill is the best firm out there. They help you understand....since walking into Shulman & Hill, they have guided me...to get a win. I am completely happy with my compensation. What brought me to Shulman & Hill was their expertise in workers compensation and personal injury cases. What I found value in was in their mission to provide compassionate service..."

Jason S.

"I went to the Internet to find a lawyer to assist me to navigate worker’s compensation process. Shulman & Hill was my first choice  and I have no regrets. I was impressed with the prompt response to my case. I must comment on the office environment and office staff being  friendly, professional and prompt. A big thanks to the lawyers that represented me at the hearings and Valeria who helped to lessen my anxiety are dealing with legal issues. I have no hesitation in recommending this law firm to anyone that requires legal services."

Ita L.

"The best law firm in NYC! They explain everything to you and they are very generous and helpful. The lawyers are excellent and very respectful as also is the receptionist. I highly recommend the Shulman & Hill law firm."

Davis C.

"Excellent lawyers. Excellent service. I will recommend them as my first choice. They helped me with my case since day one. They know exactly how to work on a case and win it. They worked fast and were always in communication with me.  I won my case with a very high amount. Thanks to all the staff, I wish them my best. They will always be in my heart."

Grace B.

"Had a very positive experience working with Shulman & Hill in the worker’s compensation case. Everyone is very professional and competent. Received the maximum possible settlement in court. I am sincerely grateful to my lawyers and personally Alex Shulman for the work done. I wish you further success and prosperity."

Dmitry M.

"I am so glad that I chose Alex Shulman to represent me in my worker’s compensation case. I have definitely recommended him to some of my coworkers and friends who needed an Attorney. I am so happy with the service I got from him and his paralegals. Thank you very much to the entire staff at Shulman & Hill for everything!"

Ilya K.

"Shulman & Hill have been tremendously helpful in resolving my case. They are extremely professional and thorough. I would recommend them to anyone working to resolve a difficult case."

James M.

"I was very pleased with the work of this firm. They made sure I understood my case and I was never left out of the loop. They were professional and very friendly. I would recommend them to anyone looking for someone who is going to fight for you to the very end."

Jennifer D.

"Do not waste time looking for better. There is no better than Shulman & Hill. I am very happy I got introduced to them by my good friends. Definitely THE BEST there is."

Arian K.

"Shulman and Hill are the absolute best: JJ, Alex and Christine are powerhouse attorneys who get the best results for their clients. I feel like these guys took care of me like family. When you’re dealing with a worker’s compensation case, you’ll want a pit bull to represent you: Shulman & Hill is the firm you need."

Chelsea W.

"Wonderful service quality by the group of professional advocates in the law firm of Shulman & Hill! I did not expect that I will find a proper solution regarding my worker’s compensation. However, it has been possible by the experts and they have made the task easier over the period. Thanks to them for their help."

Corey A.

"I would definitely like to thank Mr. Alex Shulman and his entire staff at Shulman and Hill for their exceptional work in helping me with my Worker’s Compensation case. Their entire staff was courteous and professional from start to finish and all work was done in a timely fashion. I was previously with a different law firm who were not as informative, and they made me feel like I was a mere money to them. I personally recommend the law offices of Shulman & Hill for any injury/ worker’s compensation case you may have. They strive to get you a maximum reward for your injury, while maintaining the utmost courtesy and professionalism."

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