Bronx Car Accident Lawyer

Bronx Car Accident LawyerWere you injured in a car accident in the Bronx, NY? You may be entitled to compensation from the negligent party for your lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. A Bronx car accident lawyer can fight for the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (212) 564 2800 for a free consultation.

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we have more than 25 years of experience representing injury victims in the Bronx and other New York City boroughs.

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Car Accident in the Bronx

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help After a Car Accident in the BronxDo not allow the insurance company to undervalue your claim or blame you for your car accident. Our Bronx personal injury attorneys can help you protect your rights, build a strong negligence claim, and seek the compensation you are entitled to.

Founding attorney Jay S. Knispel is a Top 100 Trial Lawyer with the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating.

He has litigated multi-million-dollar injury cases and recovered millions in settlements and jury awards for his clients.

When you choose the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC to assist with your Bronx, New York car accident claim, you can trust us to:

  • Offer sound legal advice and the support you need throughout your case
  • Handle all paperwork and administrative aspects
  • Take care of all communications and negotiations on your behalf
  • Perform an investigation into your accident to gather, preserve, and interpret evidence
  • Build the strongest negligence case possible with evidence and expert testimony
  • Accurately value your claim and fight for the full compensation you deserve

If the insurance company does not treat you fairly, we are not afraid to take your case before a jury for maximum compensation. Call the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today for a free consultation with a Bronx car accident lawyer who fights for you.

How Common Are Car Accidents in the Bronx, NY?

How Common Are Car Accidents in the Bronx, NY?In 2019, a full 17% of all traffic accidents in New York City happened in the Bronx. There were 22,838 accidents in the Bronx, with 25 fatalities. Of these crashes, 9,505 resulted in injuries ranging from moderate to serious.

The Bronx has New York City’s second-highest share of pedestrian accidents and deaths after Manhattan.

Around 1,920 Bronx accidents in 2019 were pedestrian accidents, resulting in 1,900 injuries and 13 pedestrian deaths. These represented 48% of all traffic fatalities in the borough. Pedestrians accounted for 14.5% of people killed or hurt in a car accident in the Bronx.

Most traffic accidents in the Bronx involve only motor vehicles, mainly cars, and SUVs. Of nearly 23,000 crashes, just 289 involved motorcycles and 466 involved bicycles. There were only 4,300 crashes in all of New York state in 2019 involving trucks.

What Is My Car Accident Case Worth?

All claims involving motor vehicle accidents are unique, with no simple way to estimate the value. Car accident lawyers will begin by evaluating your economic losses like lost wages, future lost earnings, and medical bills. These economic damages are usually multiplied by a factor of one to give to value non-economic losses.

This multiplication factor may be based on whether you:

  • Suffered long-lasting, permanent, very painful, or very serious injury
  • Suffered disfigurement
  • Are left with long-term or permanent disability or impairment
  • Require ongoing medical care, extensive medical treatment, or future care like reconstructive surgery or skilled nursing
  • Whether you contributed to your accident
  • Amount of insurance coverage available
  • Hurt by someone who engaged in gross negligence or egregious behavior

Call the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC for a free consultation with a Bronx car accident injury lawyer.  We will review your case and help you understand what your claim may be worth.

What Kind of Damages Are Available to Car Accident Victims in New York?

You are entitled to be made as whole as possible by the party who caused your injuries. New York law allows you to seek compensation for two broad forms of compensation: economic damages for your financial losses and non-economic damages for other types of damages you suffered.

These types of damages can compensate you for:

  • Property damage to your vehicle
  • Medical bills and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages and lost or reduced earning capacity (if disabled or impaired and unable to return to work)
  • Non-economic losses like pain and suffering, mental anguish, emotional distress, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death damages for surviving family members of someone killed in an auto accident

Because New York is a no-fault insurance state, you will be required to file a claim with your insurance company first. You can recover money for property damage, medical bills, and economic losses.

If you meet New York’s “serious injury” threshold, you can pursue the at-fault driver for additional compensation. This includes money for damages that exceed your insurance limits and non-economic damages.

Can I Recover Compensation if I’m Being Blamed for a Car Accident in the Bronx, New York?

Can I Recover Compensation if I’m Being Blamed for a Car Accident in the Bronx, New York?One of many New York statutes that affect your personal injury claim is New York’s pure comparative negligence rule.

Unlike the contributory fault system used in some states, New York’s pure comparative negligence system allows you to recover money even if you are up to 99% to blame for the accident.

Note that your recovery will be reduced based on your share of fault for your crash. If you suffer $100,000 in damages and are 25% to blame, you will only recover $75,000.

Be careful when dealing with the insurance company after your crash. They will use your statements against you and may try to shift blame to you as much as possible to reduce their own liability. A personal injury lawyer can help you guard against these tactics.

We’ll Fight for Compensation for All of Your Car Accident Injuries

A car crash can change your life forever. Many accidents only result in minor injuries, but hundreds of people every year suffer serious injuries or death in Bronx accidents.

Your Bronx injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC will fight for full compensation for injuries like:

While no one can remove the emotional and psychological burden of your injuries, the at-fault party is responsible for compensating for these damages as well as the financial cost of your injuries.

What Causes Most Car Accidents in the Bronx, New York?

What Causes Most Car Accidents in the Bronx, New York?According to the National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Study, around 94% of all car accidents are caused by human error and negligence.

According to data collected by the New York DMV and Department of Public Health, the most common human causes of traffic accidents in the Bronx include:

  • Driver distraction or inattention (5,734 crashes)
  • Lane changing or improper lane use (2,924)
  • Following too closely (2,522)
  • Failure to yield right-of-way (1,895)
  • Unsafe speed (920)
  • Unsafe backing (752)
  • Improper turn (718)
  • Driver inexperience (699)
  • Running red light/stop sign (644)

Note that these causes are police-reported.

Over 1,500 accidents in the Bronx in 2019 were attributed to vehicular factors like defective brakes, tire failure, or unknown vehicle problems. When the environment was a contributing factor, it was usually due to an obstructed view (400 crashes), slippery pavement, or glare.

The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC will investigate the causes of your crash to determine who was at fault and build the strongest negligence claim possible.

How Do I Prove Negligence After a Car Accident in the Bronx, NY?

You must prove negligence to recover compensation. A strong negligence claim involves a careful investigation of the accident to gather many forms of evidence.

This may include:

  • Witness statements
  • Police reports
  • Citations issued or arrests made after the crash
  • Surveillance footage
  • Cell phone records if the driver was suspected of being distracted
  • Photos of the scene of the accident, road conditions, and damage to both vehicles
  • Experts in fields like accident reconstruction to interpret evidence and offer expert testimony.

The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC will help you pursue compensation from all parties who may have been negligent. This can include not only other drivers but pedestrians and even the manufacturers of defective car parts.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After a Car Accident in New York?

The statute of limitations in New York gives you three years to file a personal injury lawsuit after a car accident. If you miss the deadline, you will be barred from pursuing a lawsuit to recover any damages. The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims involving car accidents is just two years.

Do not make the mistake of delaying in the pursuit of your claim. This can allow evidence to be lost, which weakens your case. Contact a Bronx car accident attorney as soon as possible to protect your claim and begin gathering evidence.

Contact a Bronx Car Accident Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Being injured in a car accident is bad enough, but it becomes even more overwhelming when an uncaring insurance company fights your claim. The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC is committed to pursuing the full compensation you deserve. We will take over the battle with the insurance company to fight attempts to blame-shift and minimize the severity of your damages.

Call our law firm today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Bronx car accident lawyer to discuss how we can help you.

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New York, NY 10123
(212) 564 2800

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