New York City Car Accident Lawyers

New York City has over 1.4 million vehicles traveling on roads daily. Increased traffic and congestion mean car accidents are going to happen. On average, there are over 250 car accidents that occur each day in New York City.

At The Barnes Firm, our trusted car accident attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience helping car crash victims get the best result possible for their car accident case. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call The Barnes Firm for a FREE case evaluation. Our attorneys are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have regarding your car accident and filing a car accident claim.

Why Do I Need an Attorney After a NYC Car Accident?

After a New York City car accident, insurance companies will usually make you a small offer to pay out quickly and close the case. Don’t put your faith in any insurance company after a car accident, instead, turn to an experienced car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. We will investigate every aspect of your car accident and the circumstances leading up to it to determine who was at fault and what damages can be recovered.

Our NYC car accident lawyers are available and ready to help you and your family get the best result possible after a car accident in New York City.

Common Causes of New York City Car Accidents

Thousands of people are injured in New York City car accidents each year. At The Barnes Firm, our team of experienced NYC car accident attorneys have helped thousands of people injured in car accidents get the best result possible. Here are some of the most common causes of car accidents:

  • Distracted Driving claimed the lives of over 3,000 people in 2020. Driving safely means that you give your full attention to the road. Taking your eyes off the road, even just for a moment, can cause a car accident.
  • Speeding contributes to 30% of all traffic fatalities in New York State. Maintaining a safe speed lowers your risk of causing, or being involved in, a car accident.
  • Road Rage and driving aggressively can be extremely dangerous. Reckless or aggressive driving contributes to thousands of accidents each year.
  • Tailgating is very common on New York City surface roads and streets and is very dangerous. Tailgating is one of the leading causes of rear-end car accidents.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) causes a motorists reaction time to be slowed and can result in a car accident.
  • Road Defects include potholes, debris, obstructed signs, and more. Lack of road maintenance in New York City can lead to accidents.

Injuries Resulting from New York City Car Accidents

Depending on the severity of your car accident, injuries can range from minor bruises to lifelong treatment. No matter the severity of your accident injuries, the car accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm are equipped to handle your case. Our team of attorneys have helped thousands of car accident victims who may have experienced one or many of the injuries listed below:

  • Neck Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Organ Damage
  • Burns
  • Wrongful death
  • And more…

Keep in mind, injuries may not show up right after a car accident occurs. It may take days or weeks for symptoms to appear. It’s best to seek medical attention immediately after a car accident, as you may have an injury without any symptoms. After seeking medical treatment, call our trusted team of New York City car accident lawyers – we will focus on your case while you focus on recovering.

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Most Dangerous Intersections in New York City

Over 200,000 car accidents occur each year in New York City. Most accidents occur in Brooklyn and Queens. New York City has some of the states’ most dangerous intersections, including:

If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident at one of these dangerous intersections, or somewhere else in New York City, call our team of experienced car accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm. We know that the busy streets of New York City can be dangerous and lead to unsafe driving and car accidents. Our team is here to help you get the best result possible after being injured in a NYC car accident.

Who is Responsible for my Car Accident Injuries?

New York State has a no-fault insurance policy. This means, insurance will be the first place you turn after a New York City car accident to receive compensation for your injuries, regardless of who is responsible, or at fault, for the crash.

Insurance companies will often try to settle your claim for less than it’s worth and pay out quickly. They often neglect to evaluate the full extent of your accident and injuries, resulting in a lower payout than you deserve or may require to recover from your injuries.

At The Barnes Firm, our knowledgeable car accident lawyers have decades of experience dealing with insurance companies. We know New York State car accident laws and will negotiate with the insurance companies to help you get the best result possible for your car accident claim.

Comparative Fault in New York

Insurance companies will only pay up to the policy limits after being injured in a car accident. If your claim is denied, or your injuries exceed what the insurance company will pay, you have the right to potentially file an injury claim against anyone who contributed to your car accident injuries. This could include:

  • Driver of another vehicle
  • Bus drivers
  • Truck drivers
  • Motorcyclists
  • Bicyclists
  • Pedestrians
  • Taxi drivers
  • Uber or Lyft drivers
  • E-scooter or moped drivers
  • New York City Transit Authority
  • Other

Car accident claims can be complicated, especially in New York City. When you choose The Barnes Firm, our car accident attorneys will launch a full investigation into your accident and the events leading up to it to ensure all liable parties are held responsible for their actions. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 and see what your case is worth.

Types of Car Accidents We Handle

At The Barnes Firm, our New York City car accident lawyers handle all types of car and motor vehicle crashes, including:

No matter what type of motor vehicle accident you were involved in, the NYC car accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm can help you get the best result possible for your case.

How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Claim in New York City?

In New York State, you have three years after the date of your car accident, or injury discovery, to file a personal injury claim. If you or a family member have been involved in a car accident, our experienced team of New York City car accident lawyers can assist in answering any questions you may have about filing a personal injury claim.

I was Injured in a New York City Car Accident, What Should I Do Next?

The period following a car accident can be overwhelming and stressful. After a car accident in New York City, you should:

  • Get To Safety. If you can, move yourself and your car out of the way of oncoming traffic.
  • Call 911 to Report the Accident. After making sure you are safe, call 911 to report the accident and request an ambulance.
  • Collect Evidence. Take photos of the accident scene and collect information from other drivers and witnesses before leaving. Make sure to request a copy of the police report before leaving the scene
  • Seek Medical Attention. Seek medical attention to identify and treat your injuries as soon as you can after a car accident.
  • Contact an Experienced Car Accident Attorney at The Barnes Firm. Don’t accept early settlement offers from insurance after a car accident. Instead, call a trusted car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. From the first phone conversation, through to the final settlement, our attorneys will work hard to get you the best result possible.

Damages We Can Help Recover After a Car Accident

The compensation you receive after being injured in a car accident will depend on the circumstances surrounding your case. Our New York City car accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience to recover more than just medical expenses for your case. Our attorneys have recovered financial compensation for the following losses after a car accident:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Pain & suffering
  • Property damage
  • Lost future earnings
  • Physical therapy
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of quality of life, and more

Our New York City Car Accident Lawyers are Here to Help

At The Barnes Firm, our team of car accident attorneys understand how traumatic a car accident can be. If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident in New York City, contact our team of experienced car accident lawyers.

Call (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation – it could be the best call you make.


The team of experienced car accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm proudly serve clients throughout the New York City area including The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, and surrounding neighborhoods.

New York City Office Location

420 Lexington Avenue
Suite #2140
New York, NY 10170

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