Car Accident Lawyers in New York City
Personal Injury Firm Focusing on Serious Auto Accident Claims
At Restivo & Murphy LLP, we handle the most catastrophic auto accident claims for clients throughout New York City, as well as Long Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. We use the knowledge obtained in more than 40 years of combined experience to help our clients receive the full compensation they are entitled to.
Call (800) 997-9109 today to discuss your case with our New York City car accident attorneys.
No-Fault Insurance Laws in NYC
New York is a no-fault insurance state. For this reason, many individuals who are involved in a car accident will file a claim with their own insurance company for compensation for damages, regardless of who caused the accident. In order for injured persons to step outside of the no-fault rules to bring a claim against an at-fault driver, they must have sustained serious injuries.
In New York, a serious injury is one which results in:
- Significant disfigurement
- Broken bones
- Substantial limitation of a body function or system
- Permanent impairment of use of a body organ or limb
- Permanent consequential limitation of use of a body organ or member
- Loss of a fetus
If you have been severely injured in a car accident, we can help you file a claim against the other driver’s insurance company, and if necessary, a lawsuit. Our lawyers have extensive trial experience and a proven track record of obtaining maximum settlements.
Comparative Negligence Rules
Not all car accidents are completely one person’s fault. Under New York’s pure comparative negligence laws, victims who were partially responsible for their accident can still receive compensation for their losses. However, your damage award will be reduced based on the percentage of fault you had in the accident. For example, if the total damages were calculated to be $100,000 but you were found to be 40% at fault, you would be awarded $60,000.
Representing Clients Injured in Serious Auto Accidents
We represent clients and their families in claims involving catastrophic and fatal auto accident injuries. Attorneys from our firm focus on the types of car accidents and other motor vehicle accidents that tend to result in major injuries, including 18-wheeler accidents, accidents involving pedestrians, motorcycle crashes, and similar accidents.
Other law firms in the area bring us in to handle complex litigation in major auto accident injury claims involving amputations, traumatic head and brain injuries, paralysis, life-altering burn injuries, and wrongful death.
Our attorneys take our clients' cases seriously. We use our experience in every vantage point of personal injury claims, as well as our years of experience as plaintiffs’ lawyers, to maximize our clients' cases. We can help you through the recovery process to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Contact Restivo & Murphy LLP – Free Initial Consultations
You will not pay attorney fees unless we are successful in your case. With free consultations and a contingency fee approach, we assume all the financial risk of the cases we take on. Call us in Garden City at (800) 997-9109 toll-free or message us to schedule your free consultation.
For qualified legal advice about how to proceed with your claim, contact our New York City car accident lawyers.
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$8,000,000 Fractured Pelvic & Urethral Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a 32-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a bus causing pelvic fractures and urethral injuries which required surgery.
$7,850,000 Neck, Back & Shoulder Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on snow and ice injuring her neck, back, and shoulder which required multiple surgeries.
$6,300,000 Fractured Foot & Amputation
The verdict for a 47-year-old whose left foot was run over by a bus causing numerous foot fractures and the amputation of his big toe. The offer before trial was $1,050,000.
$4,250,000 Spinal Cord & Neck Injury
We've recovered a settlement for a passenger involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer where the client sustained a spinal cord injury that required a neck surgery.
$4,025,000 Herniated Discs & Neck Surgery
Resolution at the conclusion of trial for a 43-year-old who suffered herniated discs requiring neck surgery when his vehicle was struck by a school bus. The offer before trial was $75,000.
$3,700,000 Spinal Injuries
We've recovered a settlement after a verdict in a liability trial for a 33-year-old construction worker who suffered spinal injuries in a work-related accident. The offer before the liability trial was $500,000.
$3,436,000 Neck Injuries
A verdict for a 46-year-old man whose neck was injured by a falling traffic sign struck by a motor vehicle. The offer before trial was $325,000.
$2,850,000 Brachial Plexus Injury
We've recovered a settlement in a motor vehicle accident case where the client sustained a brachial plexus injury with surgeries.
$2,500,000 Serious Injuries
We've recovered a settlement after a verdict on liability in a motor vehicle accident case involving two clients who were passengers in an ambulette.
$2,000,000 Neck Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a 46-year-old woman whose prior neck condition was aggravated by a motor vehicle accident.