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New York Car Accident Lawyer

If you were involved in an auto accident in the Bronx, and suffered injuries, vehicle damage, pain and suffering, and other losses, you should take legal action as soon as possible. A car accident attorney at Friedland & Associates has the skills, experience, and resources to fully investigate your accident, identify all liable parties, and ensure your insurance company pays you the fair settlement you deserve. If your damages exceed your coverage, in certain circumstances it may be possible to pursue compensation by filing a lawsuit.


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What Services Does Friedland & Associates Offer?

New York Car Accident Lawyer

At Friedland & Associates, our experienced car accident lawyers handle the following types of cases:

  • Personal Injury
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Dog bite incident
  • Work accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Ebike accidents
  • Birth injuries

How Can a New York Car Accident Lawyer Help?

Pursuing compensation for an auto accident in New York, involves a series of steps designed to help injured individuals recover damages for their injuries, property damage, and other losses. New York follows a no-fault insurance system, which means that regardless of who is at fault for the accident, each party’s own insurance company is responsible for covering their medical expenses and certain other damages. However, there are situations where you can step outside of the no-fault system and file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver to seek additional compensation.

Here’s how our car accident attorneys can help:

Filing a Personal Injury Protection Claim

Under New York’s no-fault system, you’ll first file a claim with your own insurance company through your personal injury protection coverage. PIP covers a portion of your medical expenses and lost wages, regardless of who caused the accident.

Discussing Comparative Negligence

New York operates under a comparative negligence rule. This means that even if you were partially at fault for the accident, you can still recover damages. However, your compensation may be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to you.

Determine If You Meet the Serious Injury Threshold

If your injuries meet the state’s “serious injury threshold,” you may be able to step outside of the no-fault system and file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Serious injuries may include permanent disfigurement, significant scarring, permanent injury, or death.

Gathering Evidence

To pursue a claim against the at-fault driver, your attorney will need to gather evidence to support your case.

This may include:

  • Accident reports
  • Witness statements
  • Photographs of the accident scene and damages
  • Medical records

Working With Experts to Prove Severity of Injuries

Our legal team can also work with medical professionals to establish a direct link between your injuries and the accident. This documentation is crucial in proving the extent of your damages and the impact the accident has had on your physical and emotional well-being.

In cases involving severe injuries, our attorneys may collaborate with life care planners and medical economists. These experts can assess your current and future medical needs, estimate the cost of ongoing treatments, and determine the financial impact of your injuries on your life. This evidence is vital in accurately valuing your claim and ensuring you receive fair compensation.

Negotiating a Settlement

Your car accident lawyer will work to negotiate a fair settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. This settlement should cover medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and any other applicable damages.

Filing a Lawsuit

If negotiations fail to yield a satisfactory settlement, your attorney can file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver. This initiates the litigation process, which may involve depositions, document requests, and court appearances.


Most car accident cases are settled out of court. However, if a settlement cannot be reached, your case may go to trial. A judge or jury will determine the outcome, and if successful, you will receive a verdict awarding compensation.

Uber and Lyft Accident Lawyer

Ridesharing services have transformed transportation, but accidents involving Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare companies require specialized legal attention. At Friedland & Associates, our experienced rideshare accident lawyers understand the complex issues surrounding insurance coverage and multiple policies in rideshare accident claims. Our Uber and Lyft accident attorneys will investigate your accident claim. They will work tirelessly to identify all liable parties and ensure you recover the compensation you deserve from the negligent driver, and in some cases, the rideshare company as well.

What Are the Common Types of Auto Accident Injuries?

Car accidents can result in a wide range of injuries, varying in severity from minor to life-threatening. While each accident is unique, certain types of injuries tend to be more common due to the mechanics of car collisions.

Some of the most common types of car accident injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns
  • Loss of limb
  • Neck injuries
  • Back injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Chest injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Internal injuries
  • Knee and leg injuries
  • Facial injuries

What Damages Am I Entitled to After a Motor Vehicle Collision?

If you’ve been involved in an auto accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to various types of damages to compensate for the losses you’ve suffered. These damages are intended to help you recover physically, emotionally, and financially.

The types of damages you may be entitled to after an auto accident include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Scarring and disfigurement

What Are the Top 6 Causes of Auto Accidents In New York?

  • Distracted driving: 28,753
  • Failure to yield: 7,823 crashes
  • Following too closely: 7,765 collisions
  • Improper passing: 5,126 accidents
  • Speeding: 3,940 crashes

New York City Car Accident Statistics

Car crash fatalities by year:
2019: 211
2020: 235
2021: 245

What Are the Most Dangerous Roads in New York City?

  • Queens Boulevard
  • Amsterdam Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue
  • Henry Hudson Parkway
  • Hylan Boulevard
  • Jamaica Avenue
  • Middle Country Road
  • Nassau Jericho Turnpike
  • Kings Highway
  • Merrick Road

Contact Us Today!

At Friedland & Associates in the Bronx, we recognize that a car accident can leave a lasting impact on every aspect of your life. From medical bills and lost wages to pain and suffering, the toll can be overwhelming. If you were injured in a motor vehicle collision that was caused by the negligence of another motorist, our car accident attorneys will go above and beyond to fight for your rights and ensure that you receive the full and fair compensation you need to rebuild and move forward.

Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced member of our legal team. 

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