NYC Car Accident Lawyer
Experienced Litigators Helping You Obtain Maximum Compensation for Your Injuries
Being the victim of a car accident can have devastating consequences — physically and financially. While severe motor vehicle accident injuries can cause disfigurement and lifelong disability, even a minor crash can result in time lost from work, significant medical bills, and considerable pain. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or ATV/snowmobile accident, you may be entitled to substantial monetary damages.
The personal injury lawyers at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP are ready to fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We have obtained scores of multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for victims who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. Our lawyers will provide you with the same aggressive advocacy and thorough representation that has led to positive results for our clients time and again.
Aggressive Advocacy and Reliable Representation for New York Car Accidents
There can be numerous contributing factors that give rise to car accidents. Inattentiveness, speeding, drunk driving, driving under the influence, cell phone use, recklessness, drowsy driving, and distraction are just a few common examples of driver negligence that can result in collisions.
Other examples of the types of motor vehicle accidents that you may be entitled to compensation for can include:
- Highway accidents
- Multiple-vehicle crashes
- SUV rollovers
- Chain-reaction accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Tire blowouts
- Fatal car crashes
In some cases, a motor vehicle accident might not have been caused by another driver’s negligence, but a manufacturer may be to blame. If the accident resulted from faulty airbags, defective seatbelts, a design flaw, or manufacturing defect, the vehicle maker might be held liable for the mechanical failures that caused your injuries. Additionally, a repair shop might be responsible if car repair defects caused your accident. The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP will thoroughly investigate your car crash to ensure the responsible party is held accountable.
Dedicated Counsel Fighting for the Rights of New York City Car Accident Victims
Do not underestimate the seriousness of your motor vehicle accident. Even an accident without significant physical damage to the vehicle can have potentially devastating effects on the vehicle’s occupants. A minor rear-end accident can result in spinal cord injury, brain injury, chronic pain, or permanent disability requiring extensive medical treatment, surgeries, physical therapy, and hospital care.
Since New York is a comparative negligence state, an accident victim may still be entitled to monetary recovery even if they were partially at fault for the accident. However, any negligence on the victim’s part will reduce their total monetary compensation by their share of negligence. For instance, if the plaintiff was speeding and found to be 25% at fault for the accident, their recovery would be reduced by 25%.
Two types of damages are available to compensate an injured plaintiff who prevails in a car accident lawsuit — economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are meant to cover the financial loss you’ve incurred due to the accident — you may be able to recover lost income, future lost earnings, unreimbursed medical expenses, and property damage. An award of non-economic damages is meant to compensate you for things like pain and suffering, emotional damages, and loss of enjoyment of life.
In the event of a fatal car accident, the spouse and dependents of the victim may be awarded monetary recovery for funeral costs, medical expenses, loss of future earnings, loss of inheritance, and loss of parental guidance. The family might also be entitled to file a survivorship action to recover compensation on behalf of the victim for the pain and suffering they experienced prior to their death, as well as compensation for the victim’s fear of impending death.
The lawyers at The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown are adept at handling even the most complex auto accident cases to help ensure you are adequately compensated for your monetary loss and pain and suffering.
New York Car Accident Lawyers With a Proven Track Record of Results
When it comes to selecting an attorney for your personal injury case, it’s critical to choose one with the trial experience and negotiation skills necessary to achieve results. Regularly appearing on the top verdicts and settlement lists in New York, The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP has a proven track record of securing millions for our injured clients.
Some of the firm’s substantial verdicts and settlements include:
- $14 million verdict for a man who suffered a stroke following a rear-end collision
- $10.4 million settlement for a boy who was injured while on a dirt bike
- $9 million settlement for a pedestrian struck on a sidewalk by a drunk driver
- $9 million settlement for a pedestrian who was struck at an intersection
- $7.2 million verdict for a worker killed by a sanitation truck
Visit our verdicts and settlements page to see additional examples of the compensation we have been able to obtain for our clients.
Contact a Qualified New York City Car Accident Lawyer
The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP is a trusted New York personal injury firm that has been fighting for the rights of auto accident victims since 1937. Handling every case with personalized attention, proficiency, and integrity, the firm has earned a well-deserved reputation as a leader in the field of personal injury law. Contact us to schedule a free consultation at (212) 425-1999 today.