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 crashes?
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.
See also: Dear Media: Can you stop using the word “accident”?
This is a sampling of the crash cases that we have handled:
$1.475M – Auto collision in the Bronx
Jury verdict for Bronx woman in car collision, fractured hip and pelvis and herniated disc. Verdict in 2008.
$750K – Auto-bus collision in Brooklyn
Staten Island man who suffered herniated discs that required neck surgery, and a broken arm.
$500K Manhattan, distracted driver
Recovery for 80-year-old man knocked to the ground when driver moved car while he was exiting, injuring both hip and shoulder
$400K Suffolk County three-vehicle accident, bus and two cars
Jury verdict for torn rotator cuff, and neck and back soft tissue injuries.
$290K – Pedestrian knock down of 66-year-old New Yorker resulting in a neck fracture and two lower back surgeries. This arbitration verdict taken against his own insurance carrier, under the Supplemental Underinsured Motorist provision, was for the full policy limits. (2021)
$110K – Manhattan collision with a police car
Settlement during trial for a fractured wrist in a New York man suffered in a collision with a police car.