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Automobile Accidents

A New York City traffic accident can change your life in a moment.

In the few seconds it takes for a car accident, truck crash, or motorcycle accident to occur, your whole life can change. Such traffic accidents disrupt your financial security, career prospects, and health.

After a serious car accident, you need to focus on your well-being and recovery. However, traffic injury victims often find themselves distracted and overwhelmed by medical bills, time lost at work, long-term disabilities, pain, anxiety, and depression.

Choose a New York City traffic accident attorney who cares about your story.

At Siegel & Coonerty, we understand that your serious accident has turned your life upside down, bringing your future plans and aspirations to a sudden halt. We aim to help you recover damages from your traffic accident and secure justice so you and your family can move forward.

Located in the heart of Manhattan, our personal injury law firm represents all New York City traffic accident victims. We work to recover the compensation they need and deserve in the wake of a serious injury or death.

Whatever your accident, ranging from serious injury while walking the streets of Manhattan to getting hurt while taking a bus in the Bronx, we can take on your case. New Yorkers utilize many different types of transportation to navigate the city, so we help clients who have been injured in accidents involving cars, trucks, tractor-trailers, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, buses, taxis, mopeds, trains, and subways.

Successful Settlements and Verdicts

  • Side View Mirror of Sanitation Truck shatters into eye causig blindness | $1,000,000.00 Verdict

    Side View Mirror of Sanitation Truck shatters into eye causig blindness | $1,000,000.00 Verdict

    Rafael Gonzalez v. Defoe Corp. Supreme New York, Index No. 113735/01, Judge Ajello

    As plaintiff drove a garbage truck through a construction zone his side view mirror struck a temporary construction sign jutting into the roadway causing it to shatter into his left eye through an open window resulting in blindness.

    Offer of settlement: $50,000.00
    Awarded: $1,000,000.00 Jury VerdictAndrew W. Siegel, Trial Attorney The GS&C difference: $950,000.00

What’s the best way to know if you are choosing a great New York car accident lawyer?

Be sure to talk to several law firms before choosing representation. Ask about each attorney’s experience with traffic accident injury cases and in the courtroom. Finally, make sure that you have a connection with your attorney. You will be working closely with this person, so you need to understand each other.

Have questions about your recent New York City car accident case? Contact us today for a confidential, no-obligation consultation.

Three Reasons You Need An Experienced New York Car Accident Attorney

The process of selecting a New York City car accident attorney could determine the outcome of your case. Therefore, you should research potential injury lawyers thoroughly to help choose the one with the best track record, results, and philosophy. Your carefulness in your choice could help decide whether or not you win your case or the amount of compensation you receive.

Many victims feel too overwhelmed in the aftermath of their car accidents to take the time to choose the right lawyers. However, picking an injury lawyer with whom you connect and who will work hard to produce the desired results may be the single most important decision you make following a New York traffic accident and injury.

We understand that many people who sustain injuries from a car, truck, or motorcycle accident have never needed a lawyer before. They may not know what to look for in an experienced, knowledgeable injury attorney. Therefore, we have compiled a list of the traits of a great accident lawyer:

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  1. The best lawyer has a long record of success. Looking at past results can help predict future outcomes. An accident injury lawyer who consistently has secured compensation in cases similar to your own will most likely produce favorable results for you as well. Therefore, ask for traffic accident case results before you choose a lawyer.
  2. A lawyer who takes initiative both outside and inside the courtroom will produce the best results. Some lawyers take on injury clients and work toward securing compensation only to hesitate when the need to go to court arises. Others may not have extensive courtroom experience despite long careers. For optimal results in your injury case, make certain that you hire an injury attorney who will work tirelessly to win your case, even if it means going to court.
  3. The best lawyer makes himself readily available to address your questions and concerns. When searching for an injury lawyer, be sure to ask how you will contact him during the case. The best attorney keeps you updated on your case and gives you several ways to contact his office.

What to do Immediately Following an Auto Accident

New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty explains what to do immediately following an automobile accident. First, stay calm. If you or anyone else is injured that you can tell right away, do not move at all and wait for emergency personnel to arrive on the scene. If you can exit the vehicle and no one is immediately injured, call the police. The sooner police arrive at the scene of the accident, the better. Watch the video now to learn more.

New York Personal Injury Attorney Sean Coonerty Explains a Pedestrian Knockdown Case

New York personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Sean Coonerty describes a pedestrian knockdown case, where his client was hit by a car in front of a famous New York theater. As a result of the injury, Mr. Coonerty’s client developed a condition called RSD, or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. The condition is also sometimes known as CRPS, or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. This means that his client’s injury became a permanent condition. Watch the video now to learn more.
Siegel & Coonerty
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New York, NY 10016-8435