Were you injured in a car accident in Manhattan that wasn’t your fault? Our experienced New York car accident lawyers can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Our partners — Shana De Caro and Michael Kaplen — have been assisting car accident victims in Manhattan for over 30 years, and have successfully advocated for drivers, passengers, and pedestrians injured in a range of crash types, including:
- Distracted driving (cell phone and texting)
- Hit and run
- Unsafe or improper turns
- Failure to obey traffic signals
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Dangerous lane changes
No matter the circumstances behind your car accident, we know what it takes to win your case.
And unlike some other car accident attorneys in Manhattan we are fully prepared to go to court to ensure you receive full and fair compensation for your injuries.
Our initial consultation is free, and if you choose our firm to represent you, we work on a contingency basis — which means our fee is fully dependent on successfully receiving compensation for your accident.
Please get in touch by phone or email to find out more about how we can assist with your case.
Car Accidents In Manhattan: Facts and Advice
Below we have included some statistics on car accidents in Manhattan, along with advice on what to do if you were involved in a car accident in the borough.
How Common Are Car Accidents In Manhattan?
While Manhattan is not the borough with the highest number of car accidents in New York (statistically it is Queens), they are still extremely common.
According to NYPD figures there were 2,365 collisions reported at Manhattan intersections in September 2019. Over 500 individuals were injured as a result of these collisions.
And in 2014, vehicle accidents resulted in 4,830 Emergency Department visits in Manhattan, with 630 of these visits requiring hospitalization (ny.gov).
This resulted in $37.5 million in hospitalization charges in the county.
Vehicle Accident Blackspots In Manhattan
In 2010, the intersection of Delancey Street and Essex Street had the highest number of car accidents involving pedestrians in Manhattan.
Heavy pedestrian volumes, long crossing distances, pedestrian/vehicle conflicts, and speeding were identified as issues which increased the risk to pedestrians.
Other Manhattan roadways with high incidences of accidents involving pedestrians include:
- Madison Avenue
- Lexington Avenue
- Park Avenue
- Fifth Avenue
- First Avenue
- Second Avenue
- Seventh Avenue
- Eighth Avenue
- Ninth Avenue
- Tenth Avenue
Our firm has successfully represented pedestrians struck by vehicles on each of these roadways.
What Should You Do After A Car Accident?
We created a short video which explains the key steps you should take after being involved in a car accident.
Important: Obtain A Police Accident Report To Help With Your Claim
Obtaining a police accident report is vital following a vehicle accident. The report will provide accurate information regarding license and registration information of the drivers and owners of all vehicles, the accident location, identity of witnesses, insurance information, violations issued, admissions made to the responding police officers, and the existence of any police photographs.
The police accident report, prepared by the responding police officers can be obtained usually within 24 hours at the police precinct in the location of the accident. Here are the police precincts in Manhattan:
|1st Precinct||212-334-0611||16 Ericsson Place|
|5th Precinct||212-334-0711||19 Elizabeth Street|
|6th Precinct||212-741-4811||233 West 10 Street|
|7th Precinct||212-477-7311||19 1/2 Pitt Street|
|9th Precinct||212-477-7811||321 East 5 Street|
|10th Precinct||212-741-8211||230 West 20th Street|
|13th Precinct||212-477-7411||230 East 21st Street|
|Midtown South Precinct||212-239-9811||357 West 35th Street|
|17th Precinct||212-826-3211||167 East 51st Street|
|Midtown North Precinct||212-767-8400||306 West 54th Street|
|19th Precinct||212-452-0600||153 East 67th Street|
|20th Precinct||212-580-6411||120 West 82nd Street|
|Central Park Precinct||212-570-4820||86th St & Transverse Road|
|23rd Precinct||212-860-6411||164 East 102nd Street|
|24th Precinct||212-678-1811||151 West 100th Street|
|25th Precinct||212-860-6511||120 East 119th Street|
|26th Precinct||212-678-1311||520 West 126th Street|
|28th Precinct||212-678-1611||2271-89 8th Avenue|
|30th Precinct||212-690-8811||451 West 151st Street|
|32nd Precinct||212-690-6311||250 West 135th Street|
|33rd Precinct||212-927-3200||2207 Amsterdam Avenue|
|34th Precinct||212-927-9711||4295 Broadway|
Manhattan Car Accidents And Traumatic Brain Injury
Car accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in Manhattan. Almost 1 in 3 Manhattan residents who were hospitalized following a vehicle collision were diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury.
De Caro & Kaplen, LLP have unrivalled experience in representing victims of traumatic brain injury and understanding their needs. It’s why we’re known as ‘The Brain Injury Law Firm’.
Manhattan Brain Injury Support Group Information:
A support group can provide a forum for individuals with a brain injury and their support network to exchange thoughts and information. These groups enable victims of acquired and traumatic brain injury to understand that they are not alone and provide important socialization and self-advocacy skills. The following Manhattan support group is affiliated with the Brain Injury Association of New York State
St. Johns Evangelical Lutheran Church
81 Christopher Street, (Christopher & 7 th avenue), New York, New York
3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30pm
Contact: Zazel O’Garra
Which Areas Of Manhattan Do We Cover?
Our personal injury attorneys can accept car accident cases throughout Manhattan (New York County), including: Lower Manhattan, the East Village, midtown Manhattan, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, Harlem, and Upper Manhattan.
We’re Ready To Help With Your Manhattan Car Accident Case
If you suffered injury in a car accident in Manhattan we’re ready to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
Please get in touch for your free consultation.