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Manhattan Car Accident Lawyers

Nationally Recognized Injury Lawyers Advocate for Victims of Car Accidents in Manhattan, NY

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.

Injured Due To A Car Accident And Have Questions? We Can Help, Tell Us What Happened.

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.

Get Advice From An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer. All You Have To Do Is Call 212-500-1003 To Receive Your Free Case Evaluation.

Frequent Causes of Manhattan Car Accidents

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:

  • Backing up unsafely,
  • Failure to yield,
  • Inexperienced driving,
  • Passing too closely,
  • Improper lane usage,
  • Unsafe lane changing,
  • Following too closely.

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:

  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents.  Manhattan is filled with pedestrians and the popular Citi Bike system has brought even more bicyclists onto the crowded roads.  Unfortunately, drivers often fail to pay sufficient attention to these unprotected people, and car accidents involving pedestrians or bicyclists can cause devastating injuries.
  • Rear-end collisions.  Anyone who has ever observed a Manhattan traffic jam knows that things can get ugly quickly as cars fight to get through a traffic light or make a turn.  In January 2020, 244 accidents were caused by following the vehicle in front too closely. Rear-end car accidents usually cause minimal property damage, but the human injuries can be serious and include spinal cord injuries, head injuries and neck injuries.
  • Sideswipe accidents.  Changing lanes on a crowded Manhattan road can be dangerous and often leads to sideswipe car accidents.  Sideswipe car accidents often happen when the driver changes lanes quickly to avoid a blocked lane or is simply unfamiliar with the Manhattan traffic patterns.

Seasoned Manhattan Car Accident Lawyers Fight to Protect Victims’ Right to Fair Compensation

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:

  • Your remaining medical expenses, including co-pays and deductibles,
  • Physical therapy and rehab,
  • Future anticipated medical costs,
  • The cost of in-home care or modifications made necessary by a serious or permanent injury,
  • Lost wages, both current and future,
  • Lost employment benefits if you lose your job because you are unable to work,
  • Pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress,
  • Property damage.

Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with Our Respected Manhattan Car Accident Lawyers Today

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.

About Manhattan, NY

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.

Frequently Asked Questions About Manhattan Car Accident Claims

FAQ: How long do I have to file a lawsuit if I was injured in a Manhattan car accident?

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.

FAQ: How important is experience really in choosing a lawyer to help with my car accident claim?

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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