Queens Car Accident Lawyers
Experienced Taxi, Truck, Pedestrian, Bicycle & Car Accident Help

Nearly 8,000 motor vehicles were involved in collisions in Queens in October 2018, according to statistics compiled by the New York Police Department (NYPD). In just one month, 1,224 people were injured and 3 were killed in these accidents. In spite of Vision Zero, the program that was launched in 2014 to reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities in New York, innocent people are still suffering the consequences of distracted driving, speeding, and drunk driving.

These may be “accidents,” but they are often linked to some type of negligence or wrongdoing. As Queens motor vehicle accident attorneys, we at Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. are committed to holding responsible parties accountable for what they have done. It is not easy to set right the wrongs caused by a serious car accident, but we are committed to our mission and will fight for the best result for every client we represent.

You deserve to receive fair compensation after a serious auto accident. Call (646) 681-7055 today to see how our experienced trial attorneys can assist you.

Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents in Queens

Taxi accidents, bus accidents, pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, and any type of traffic accident may have one or more contributing factors, circumstances that caused them to occur.

The following are examples of causes of Queens motor vehicle accidents:

  • Failure to yield the right of way
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs
  • Speeding, or driving too fast for weather/road conditions
  • Running a red light or stop sign
  • Unsafe lane change
  • Texting while driving
  • Heavy weather conditions
  • Unsafe roads
  • Defective or poorly maintained auto parts

When you work with a Queens car accident lawyer at our firm, we will investigate to determine what caused your accident and therefore who was responsible. This is necessary if we are to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for medical treatment, property damage, emotional trauma, and more.

Can I Recover Damages After a Car Accident in Queens If I Was Partially at Fault?

Put simply, yes, you are still able to file a personal injury claim and recover compensation for your damages even if you were partially at fault for the accident. The state of New York follows what is known as the rule of comparative negligence. Under this rule, motorists are entitled to recover compensation in car accident claims in which they share some portion of the blame, even when they are more than 50 percent at fault for the collision. However, the total recovery amount you can receive will be reduced by your percentage of fault, as determined by a jury or judge.

For example, if you were hit by a distracted driver but you were speeding at the time of the collision, the jury may find you to be 30 percent at fault for the accident. If the total value of your damages—including your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering—is $10,000, you will only be able to recover up to 70 percent, or $7,000, of that total amount.

If you were injured in a car accident in Queens, you are likely still eligible to file a motor vehicle accident claim, even if you were partially at fault for the collision. Our Queens car accident lawyers can help you understand your legal options and determine the best course of action moving forward. We offer personalized services and legal strategies tailored to each client’s unique situation.

For more information and insight that applies to your unique case, call our lawyers at (646) 681-7055!

Hear From Our Clients

“I would recommend Mr. Frederick to anyone who wants a professional attorney with a terrific work ethic and family values.” I have used Howard Frederick as a personal injury lawyer for myself and my Children. He was honest from the beginning asking all the pertinent...
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“Honest and took this case, my case, with heart and treated me, his client, with respect.” He believes in the work he has taken and loves the field. When working with David, he was honest and took this case, my case, with heart and treated...
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“This is absolutely one of the greatest law firms around!” Mr Schatz is an awesome attorney that can deliver. He handled my case so brilliantly. The staff members are outstanding. He and the entire staff treated me with great respect and dignity and like a...
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“Howard Schatz did a phenomenal job with my personal injury claim.” Howard Schatz did a phenomenal job with my personal injury claim. I was thrilled with the outcome and would recommend him 100%.
Former Client
“They were extremely accommodating and I was quite pleased with my settlement” I had an Incredible experience with Mr. Schatz and the staff. They were extremely accommodating and I was quite pleased with my settlement and would recommend this office to handle and legal matter.
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