New York Car Accident Injury Attorneys

Legal Help for Serious Injuries in a Collision

America is a car-centric society. It has been since Henry Ford introduced the Model T over a hundred years ago. But, cars are large, heavy, fast, and dangerous machines, capable of causing severe injury and even death. If you or a family member has been injured in an automobile accident, or lost a loved one in a car crash, you may be able to pursue compensation for the resulting damages.

To get a settlement that is worthy of your injury and loss, you need the representation of a top-rated NY car accident attorney. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP has successfully represented injury victims for decades. We consider it our mission to help people heal from their injuries and losses.

Call our offices today at (212) 986-7353 for a free consultation.

Types of Car Accident Injuries

Vehicle accident injuries can be broken down into two categories: Impact injuries and penetration injuries.

Impact Injuries

Impact injuries are usually caused by the body part of an injury victim striking a surface inside a vehicle, such as a steering wheel, dashboard, windshield, or headrest. Impact injuries often result in broken and crushed bones, injured internal organs, and internal bleeding. Whiplash and head trauma are also impact injuries that can result in spinal cord damage, brain damage, and concussion. While seat belts and airbags can prevent many impact injuries, they can't prevent them all. Airbags work well in head on and rear-end collisions, but in side impact collisions, like when a car is T-boned, they aren't as effective.

Penetration Injuries

Penetration injuries are cuts, lacerations, and punctures. Penetration injuries can be caused by broken glass or sheered metal from a car's frame. They can also be caused by loose items within a vehicle that become airborne projectiles during a crash. Harmless items like pens, cell phones, coffee mugs, glass bottles, and aluminum cans can cause significant puncture injuries in a crash.

Compensation for Car Accident Injuries in New York

If you or a family member is injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for such damages as any of the following:

  • Current medical bills (including ambulance and emergency room fees)
  • Future medical bills
  • Property damage and loss
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
  • Loss of career or earning capacity
  • Wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one

Contact our Car Accident Injury Lawyers in New York

If you have been injured in an automobile accident, the attorney you choose to represent you could make a significant difference in the outcome of your claim. Our New York personal injury lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP have a successful track record of recovering high value settlements and verdicts for the auto accident victims we represent. We have provided answers to commonly asked questions about New York auto accident injuries.

Which Types of Automobile Collisions Cause the Most Serious Injuries?

Any type of motor vehicle crash can cause serious injuries to drivers and passengers. Some of the most serious types of accidents are:

  • Head-on collisions: The force of two moving vehicles colliding head-on often produces a terrific impact. The sheer force of the collision can cause of wide range of serious injuries, including head trauma, neck injuries, spinal cord injury, internal injuries, and fractures and torn ligaments in the lower extremities.
  • Side-impact (T-bone) collisions: Due to the close proximity of a driver or passenger to the point of impact, broadside collisions often lead to severe or catastrophic injuries, including serious injuries to the internal organs, shoulder injuries, and fractures of the hips and pelvis.
  • Rollover accidents: In rollovers, vehicle roofs may be crushed or collapse upon the driver and passengers, leading to head trauma and traumatic brain injury, and damage to the spine, which could lead to permanent paralysis, either quadriplegia or paraplegia. When seat belts fail to tighten in a rollover, the vehicle occupants may be severely shaken and jolted within the vehicle as it rolls, leading to a range of serious, or potentially fatal injuries.

What Damages Would I Be Able to Claim After an Accident with Injuries Caused by Another Driver?

If you have been hurt in a traffic crash that was the result of negligent driving behavior, you have a right to pursue compensation for losses you have suffered from the accident. This includes economic damages (past and future medical expenses, lost wages, future earnings, lost earning potential) and non-economic damages (pain and suffering, and a range of other non-monetary losses).

What Should I Do if I Have Been Injured in an Auto Accident that was Someone Else’s Fault?

The first action to take is always to call for emergency medical treatment, if necessary, and call the police. If you are able, exchange contact information with the other drivers any eyewitnesses to the collision. Get medical a full medical assessment of your condition and your injuries, and call a highly-skilled NY car accident injury lawyer as soon as you are able.

Why Choose Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP?

Our attorneys have been representing injured people for more than 50 years. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, including multi-million dollar recoveries in auto accident cases. We give your case the attention it deserves, and will aggressively pursue the compensation you need and deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your auto accident injury claim. Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP can be reached at (212) 986-7353 for a free consultation.

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If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, it is important to seek legal representation as soon as possible. Contact the New York personal injury attorneys at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP today for a FREE, no obligation consultation today:

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