Causes of Car Accidents

Causes of Car Accidents in Brooklyn, NY

Car Accident Lawyers Seek Financial Compensation for Drivers & Pedestrians Injured in NYC Car Crashes

Car accidents are one of our nation’s least-discussed epidemics. Every year, motor vehicle accidents kill nearly 43,000 people in the United States and injure tens of thousands more. Tragically, most car accidents are preventable. If not for the carelessness of one of the drivers involved, most accidents would never have happened.

Proner & Proner is a New York City law firm with attorneys who are experienced in representing victims of motor vehicle accidents. We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for motor vehicle accident victims and their families. Contact us now to see how we can help you.

Causes and Types of NYC Car Accidents

Car accidents usually involve human error. Drivers may be speeding, distracted, tired, or just ignoring the rules of the road.

But there are also hidden causes of accidents—even when only one driver is involved. Defective car parts, faulty roadway design, and poor road maintenance can all be very dangerous. Even if an auto accident seems like your fault, you may have a claim against someone because of these hidden dangers.

That is why consulting an experienced New York personal injury attorney is so important. A knowledgeable attorney may advise a careful investigation and reconstruction of your Manhattan car accident.

The following is a list of some of the most common causes of accidents in NY:

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We work hard for the victims of New York City car accidents and their families. We have successfully represented countless car crash victims throughout NY’s five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island.

Contact us if you or a loved one has been involved in any kind of motor vehicle accident in New York. We will give you a free initial consultation and advise you on how to proceed.


Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.


$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic

Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride


$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck

Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury

Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus

Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation

Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.