Rochester Car Accident Attorneys

The Rochester metropolitan area is home to over one million people. With thousands of cars traveling the roads of Rochester and surrounding cities, car accidents unfortunately occur daily.

At The Barnes Firm, our team of car accident attorneys have experience helping car crash victims and are ready to fight for you to help you get the best result possible. Our team is knowledgeable in New York State car accident laws and will help guide you through the legal process after an accident. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for your free case evaluation or to have any questions you have regarding your accident answered.

How The Barnes Firm Can Help Following a Rochester Car Accident

The time after a car accident can be overwhelming. At a time when you should be focusing on recovering from your injuries, you’ll most likely be working with an insurance company that is undervaluing or denying your claim. It’s at this time that you may realize you’re going to need a lot of help and will want to partner with an experienced Rochester car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm. When you partner with our team, you can be assured we will:

  • Fully investigate all circumstances surrounding your car accident
  • Determine and hold all negligent parties liable
  • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf
  • Prepare to take your case to trial, if necessary

After a car accident, don’t accept the first offer from insurance. Instead, call The Barnes Firm and find out what your case is really worth. Our car accident attorneys are available to answer any questions you may have regarding your accident or filing an accident claim.

Types of Car Crash Cases We Handle

No matter the cause of your car crash, our experienced team of Rochester car accident attorneys is equipped to handle it. We have successfully represented clients injured in car accidents involving other vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists, trucks, buses, pedestrians, and more. Our team of successful lawyers work on a variety of car accident cases and have helped clients obtain the best result possible in the following types of car accidents:

  • Rear-end collisions
  • T-bone accidents
  • Hit & run crashes
  • Sideswipe collisions
  • Head-on crashes
  • Rollover accidents
  • Left-turn accidents
  • Multi-vehicle accidents, and more

If you or a loved one were injured in a Rochester car accident, you can be assured that our team of experienced car accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm will work hard to help you get the best result possible for your case.

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What to do Following a Car Accident in Rochester

Below are some steps that we recommend you follow after being injured in a car accident in order to assure your rights are protected so that you can try to recover the best result possible for your claim. If you were involved in a car accident, consider taking the following steps:

  1. Get to safety. If you can, move yourself and your vehicle off the roadway and out of the way of traffic.
  2. Call 9-1-1. Call law enforcement to report the accident and request medical services.
  3. Gather information on the accident scene. Gather all information you can from the accident scene. This includes:
    1. Photos and videos of the accident scene, damaged vehicles, and injuries
    2. Contact and insurance information from other driver(s)
    3. Any witnesses contact information
    4. Police accident report
  4. Seek medical attention. It is extremely important to seek medical attention after a car accident, even if you do not think you are hurt. Symptoms may take days or weeks to show up after an accident and a medical professional can help identify these injuries.
  5. Call a Rochester Car Accident Attorney at The Barnes Firm. It is best to seek legal representation immediately following a car accident because you have three years from the date of accident, or date of injury discovery, to file an accident claim. At The Barnes Firm, our team of trusted car accident attorneys have represented clients in over 50,000 cases and have helped them get the best result possible.

Common Causes of Rochester Car Accidents

Our team of Rochester car accident lawyers have handled thousands of car accident cases and have found the most common causes of car accidents in Rochester include:

  • Distracted driving is the number one cause of car accidents nationwide. You cannot drive safely unless the road has your full attention.
  • Speeding is a major factor in 30% of all car accidents and claims the lives of over 10,000 people each year across the United States.
  • Reckless or aggressive driving is extremely dangerous to everyone on the road and is a common cause of car accidents.
  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) causes motorists reaction time to slow, leading to an increased chance of a car accident.
  • Weather conditions can be difficult to drive in during winter months in Rochester. When drivers neglect to adjust speed and driving habits to weather conditions, accidents can occur.

No matter the cause of your accident, if you were injured by a negligent driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. The Barnes Firm is here to help guide you every step of the way to help you get the best result possible for your accident claim.

Rochester Car Accident Laws

New York is a no-fault state. This means after a car accident, you will turn to insurance to receive financial compensation for your injuries, regardless of who is liable for the crash. Unfortunately, insurance companies will often try to pay out quickly without fully investigating the cause of your accident or the extent of your injuries. When you partner with The Barnes Firm, we will evaluate your accident and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to assure you receive the financial compensation you deserve.

Insurance companies will only pay up to certain policy limits in New York State. If your injuries exceed what the insurance company will pay, under New York’s comparative fault laws, you can potentially file an injury claim against anyone who contributed to your car accident injuries including another driver, motorcyclist, pedestrian, bicyclist, rideshare driver, and others. The Rochester car accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm will assure all liable parties are held responsible for their actions. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

Injuries Resulting from Rochester Car Accidents

The severity of your injuries after a car accident will depend on the circumstances surrounding the collision. It is always a good idea to seek medical attention after a car accident as injuries and symptoms may take days or weeks to show up. Some of the most common injuries resulting from a car accident include:

After an accident, your focus should be on your health and recovering from your injuries. Our Rochester car accident attorneys are here to help you do that – call us today at (800) 800-0000 and speak an attorney.

What Compensation Can I Receive After a Car Accident?

Our Rochester car accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm have the knowledge and experience to recover 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…

Contact a Rochester Car Accident Lawyer at The Barnes Firm Today

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Rochester or the surrounding areas, our experienced team of car accident attorneys are here to help you get the best result possible. The attorneys at The Barnes Firm understand that another driver’s carelessness may cause you stress and hardships, but you shouldn’t have to worry about lost wages, medical costs, and other types of physical pain and financial concerns. Our team of experienced attorneys are here to help you get the best result possible.

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


The car accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Rochester and nearby areas, including Albion, Auburn, Avon, Bergen, Bloomfield, Brighton, Brockport, Byron, Caledonia, Canandaigua, Castile, Chili, Churchville, Clarkson, Conesus, Fairport, Gates, Geneseo, Geneva, Greece, Hamlin, Henrietta, Hilton, Honeoye, Ionia, Irondequoit, Lakeville, Leicester, Le Roy, Lima, Livonia, Macedon, Mendon, Mt Morris, Mumford, Ogden, Palmyra, Parma, Pavilion, Penfield, Perinton, Perry, Pittsford, Phelps, Riga, Rush, Seneca Falls, Spencerport, Stafford, Sweden, Victor, Warsaw, Webster, Wheatland, Wyoming, York, and more…

Rochester Office Location

28 East Main Street
Suite #600
Rochester, NY 14614

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“Brett Manske of The Barnes Firm helped me with my hit and run case. He was very personable and cared about my situation. He always made sure I was taken care of, would make home visits, and call me often to make sure I was good. I appreciate all that he has done for me and would strongly recommend Brett and The Barnes firm to anyone looking for a personal injury lawyer.”

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“These are great people. I’ve dealt with a couple other firms over the years and these attorneys really stand out from the others. They followed through with everything from start to finish and I was very pleased with the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone!”

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