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Manhattan is a unique driving environment. At any hour of the day, you may find the streets packed with cabs, city buses and private cars—and everyone is trying to get somewhere quickly. Although you might think it would be difficult to reach high speeds in the city, car accidents can—and do—cause serious injuries on a daily basis in Manhattan.
At Proner & Proner, our experienced injury lawyers are here to take on your fight for fair compensation. Over the 50-plus years we have spent protecting the rights of Manhattan accident victims, we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation. Our car accident lawyers always aim to get you the maximum compensation possible to make up for your suffering and protect your financial future.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a Manhattan car accident, experienced legal help is key to getting fair compensation. Accidents that take place in traffic can be complicated because, often, it can be difficult to know who caused the accident. Our lawyers have a proven track record of success helping clients even in the most complicated accident case.
At Proner & Proner, we focus exclusively on injury cases. To learn how we can put our specialized experience to work in your case, schedule a free case evaluation with a top-ranked Manhattan car accident lawyer today.
According to NYC police department data, 2,371 car accidents took place in Manhattan in the month of January of 2020 alone. 1,658 of those accidents involved a passenger vehicle. 881 accidents were deemed to be caused by driver inattention—in other words, negligent driving.
Other typical causes of Manhattan car accidents include:
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Although the city is no stranger to dramatic crashes on the FDR or West Side Highway, most car accidents in Manhattan appear to be more subtle. Despite this, the injuries that can result are often lasting and can have a significant impact on your ability to earn a living and enjoy your normal activities.
Common types of car accidents in Manhattan include:
At Proner & Proner, we understand that you may be busy and want your case resolved as quickly and painlessly as possible. In every case we handle, we put our 50+ years of practical legal experience to work in negotiations to avoid trial if at all possible. We will investigate to create the strongest claim possible—so that when we begin negotiating with the insurance company, it is from a position of strength.
Even if you have health insurance, you will likely have significant out-of-pocket costs related to the car accident. If your injuries are serious, these costs can quickly skyrocket as time goes by. Our injury lawyers explore every option to recover compensation for both your current expenses and anticipated future needs. Your fair compensation award may include funds for:
It is easy to underestimate the true cost of a Manhattan car accident. At Proner & Proner, we have the experience needed to make a fair estimate of what the accident will cost, currently and over time if you were seriously hurt.
We are available any time to talk about your accident, so schedule a free consultation by calling our office or filling out our case review form. You can also use our online chat feature.
Manhattan is the most densely populated of NYC’s five boroughs. It is also a tremendous attraction for tourists and business visitors. The already crowded streets are flooded with tour buses, commuters and unfamiliar drivers on a daily basis. Car accidents happen often for a number of reasons—for example, unfamiliar drivers may not know that it is illegal to turn on a red light in Manhattan unless otherwise noted at the intersection. This is the case even though the majority of Manhattan residents do not own a private car.
You have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. Speaking to a lawyer sooner is better. We will investigate to get evidence needed to support your claim—for example, we may be able to find video surveillance of the crash.
Very. Having a lawyer who is familiar with the insurance claims process, Manhattan court system and legal process is necessary to making sure your claim is handled properly. Having a lawyer who has worked in the industry for decades and knows the judges and defense lawyers can make a world of difference. Our lawyers are not only experienced, but are respected throughout the community—making it much more likely that we will reach a favorable outcome in our negotiations to reach a fair settlement.
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