Whether you were in a head-on collision or a fender-bender, you deserve compensation for your car accident. For help getting what you deserve, work with an NYC car crash lawyer.

One experience with New York City’s rush-hour traffic is enough to show you how easy it is to be involved in a car accident here. But the truth is that crashes happen at all hours in NYC—not just during workers’ commutes.

No matter when or how your car accident happened, you deserve full and fair compensation for any suffering you’ve endured if the crash was someone else’s fault. Unfortunately, because of the many negligent decisions drivers make on a daily basis, many safe drivers are hurt every day.

Fortunately, collision victims can pursue compensation by filing a personal injury claim. If recovering compensation for all of your damages—not just the basics the insurance company deems necessary—is something that interests you, get in touch with an NYC car accident lawyer at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP as soon as you can.


Cars are a part of our daily lives, so they seem normal and safe. But if you give them a second look, you can start to see how dangerous they really are. Moving at high speed in a complex and imperfect machine while surrounded by multi-ton vehicles in narrow, curving lanes isn’t exactly a stroll through the park.

To make matters worse, countless car crashes could have been prevented if an involved driver had been paying closer attention, had chosen not to drink and drive that night, or had otherwise held the safety of others in higher regard.

Because we have handled many car accident claims in NYC, we’ve seen all kinds of crashes, and we understand that identifying the exact cause is a key step in determining who is responsible and therefore liable for your damages.

The following are some common causes of car accidents:

Distracted Driving

A growing problem here and elsewhere, distracted driving is marked by drivers focusing their attention on anything that isn’t the road in front of them, such as a phone during a rideshare accident.

Some research has suggested drowsy driving is nearly as dangerous as drunk driving.

No matter how publicized and regulated the problem of drunk driving is, it seems there will always be people who put others at risk by getting behind the wheel while drunk.

Reckless or Careless Driving

Disobeying traffic signs and signals, speeding, driving aggressively, and similar behaviors cause many NYC car accidents.

Vehicle Failures

Cars are enormous combinations of parts and smaller machines, and a failure in any of those parts could cause an accident.

Road Hazards

Roadside construction sites, large potholes or debris, narrow lanes and shoulders, and other hazards commonly cause crashes in NYC.

Your top attorney will pinpoint the exact cause of your crash by reviewing all available evidence. In most all cases, the cause will lead us to who is at fault.


Although all crashes feel serious at the time, some accidents are more serious than others. The type of car accident you suffered will also help give us an idea of who the at-fault party is, as well as support your side of the story when you describe your serious injuries.

The following are some common types of car accidents in NYC and a brief look at the types of injuries these crashes can cause:

Perhaps the most dangerous type of crash, these collisions can cause traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spine damage, facial disfigurement, and broken bones.

Rear-End Accidents

These accidents are somewhat less dangerous than other types, but they can cause injuries ranging from whiplash to chronic back pain.

T-Bone Crashes

Depending on what side the other driver hit you on and whether you had passengers in the car, T-bone accidents can cause injuries that range from relatively minor sprains and fractures to deadly brain trauma.

Sideswipe Accidents

If another driver sideswipes you hard enough, your car can roll over, which can lead to broken bones, brain injuries, and burns in the event of a vehicle fire.

Not sure what to do about your car accident? Our accident lawyers can help you get compensated no matter the type of vehicle accident. We have the experience to determine what type of accident you’re facing and get our clients the compensation they’re due.


Your NYC car accident may be the first time that you really have to think about and understand New York’s no-fault insurance rules. This is a somewhat tedious but very important step in recovering the compensation you truly deserve.

Put simply, no-fault insurance means you will pursue compensation for your initial medical bills and property damage from your own insurer, despite the fact that the other driver was at fault.

Your insurer will be responsible for compensating you up to the limits of your policy or the limits set by the state. However, this system can be detrimental to NYC car accident victims in two basic scenarios.

Scenario One

The first scenario involves the insurer. No matter how faithfully you have paid your insurance premiums, your insurer is not going to back you up when it really counts.

Adjusters will look for any reason to decrease the value of your claim or withhold compensation altogether. This is a moment when a qualified lawyer can step in and demand the compensation you deserve.

Scenario Two

The second scenario involves policy limits on the compensation you can receive. What if your damages exceed the relatively low limits imposed on you?

Fortunately, if your injuries exceed the state’s threshold for serious injuries, you can file a personal injury claim to recover maximum compensation for every hardship your car accident has caused.


Placing a value on your claim is no easy task. You have to account for every way in which the car accident has impacted your life. That includes financial damages and damages that don’t impact your bank account but negatively affect your life nonetheless.

Even the financial costs can be difficult to calculate. You may be unsure what legal fees you owe, what the damage to your vehicle will cost, and what long-term costs you’ll face because of someone’s negligence. Our lawyers can help you handle the costs of your accident, while we handle the legal side.

The following are some examples of damages for which your NYC car wreck attorney can help you seek compensation:

All medical expenses

Emotional trauma

Replacing or repairing your damaged vehicle

Diminished quality of life

Reduced ability to earn money in the future


We have the answers to all your questions about your accident claim in New York City. If your question isn’t addressed here, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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I’m partially responsible for my car accident. Am I still entitled to compensation?

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The longer you wait to get started on your claim, the more difficult it will be to win the compensation you truly deserve. To get things moving and boost your chance of success, work with Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP.

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