The Turkewitz Law Firm

New York Personal Injury Attorney ♦ Medical Malpractice ♦ Trial Lawyer

Serving Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Rockland, Dutchess, Westchester, Nassau & Suffolk Counties
Eric Turkewitz
228 E. 45 St., 17th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 983-5900

Car Accidents and Collisions

For most personal injury firms, car accidents form a significant part of their practices, and you can see a few of ours below.

But is the word “accident” even appropriate? "Accidents," after all, include events that are beyond anyone’s control, such as a deer bolting directly into the path of an oncoming car. Why should the same word be used when someone is at fault, as is the case in most auto incidents?

That word difference is so important that on March 4, 2013 the New York Police Department announced a change of the Accident Investigation Squad to the Collision Investigation Squad.

You can read more about it here: Accidents Turn into Collisions.

This is a sampling of the crash cases that we have handled:

$1.475M Jury verdict for Bronx woman in car collision, fractured hip and pelvis and herniated disc. Verdict in 2008.

$750K Auto-bus collision recovery for a Staten Island man who suffered herniated discs that required neck surgery, and a broken arm.

$500K recovery for an 80-year-old man knocked to the ground when driver moved car while he was exiting, injuring both hip and shoulder – distracted driving.

$400K verdict in Suffolk County in 2013 for multi-vehicle collision started by a school bus. Torn rotator cuff, and neck and back soft tissue injuries.

$110K settlement during trial for a fractured wrist in a New York man suffered in a collision with a police car.


Updated: 3/2/2016
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