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Car Accident Lawyers In Manhattan

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)
  • Speeding
  • Hit and run
  • Unsafe or improper turns
  • Tailgating
  • 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 (

This resulted in $37.5 million in hospitalization charges in the county.

Vehicle Accident Hot Spots 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
  • Broadway
  • 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 Precinct212-334-061116 Ericsson Place
5th Precinct212-334-071119 Elizabeth Street
6th Precinct212-741-4811233 West 10 Street
7th Precinct212-477-731119 1/2 Pitt Street
9th Precinct212-477-7811321 East 5 Street
10th Precinct212-741-8211230 West 20th Street
13th Precinct212-477-7411230 East 21st Street
Midtown South Precinct212-239-9811357 West 35th Street
17th Precinct212-826-3211167 East 51st Street
Midtown North Precinct212-767-8400306 West 54th Street
19th Precinct212-452-0600153 East 67th Street
20th Precinct212-580-6411120 West 82nd Street
Central Park Precinct212-570-482086th St & Transverse Road
23rd Precinct212-860-6411164 East 102nd Street
24th Precinct212-678-1811151 West 100th Street
25th Precinct212-860-6511120 East 119th Street
26th Precinct212-678-1311520 West 126th Street
28th Precinct212-678-16112271-89 8th Avenue
30th Precinct212-690-8811451 West 151st Street
32nd Precinct212-690-6311250 West 135th Street
33rd Precinct212-927-32002207 Amsterdam Avenue
34th Precinct212-927-97114295 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
Phone: 718-734-2224

Which Areas Of Manhattan Do We Cover?

Our personal injury attorneys can accept car accident cases throughout Manhattan (New York County), including: Battery Park City, Chelsea, Chinatown, East Harlem, East Village, Gramecy Park, Greenwich Village, Harlem, Hell’s Kitchen, Hudson Yards, Little Italy, the Lower East Side, Murray Hill, Soho, Stuyvesant Town, Tribeca, the Upper East Side, the Upper West Side, West Village, Washington Heights, and Yorkville.

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.

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