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Manhattan Motor Vehicle Accidents

Manhattan Car Accident Attorney

Motor vehicle accidents include cars, trucks, vans, buses, SUVs, and motorcycles. They may involve one vehicle, multiple vehicles or pedestrians. When auto accidents are caused by another driver’s negligence or recklessness, Kerner Law Group, P.C. will investigate, prosecute and negotiate with the insurance company of the negligent party to settle your claim and obtain compensation for you based upon the severity of your injury and your pain and suffering. With over 25 years of experience in Manhattan Auto Accident law, you can trust your case to us.

Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Claims:

Our car accident attorneys and legal team have experience in dealing with automobile related injuries  arising from problems such as:

  • Car Accidents – including head-on collisions, broadside, rear-end collisions and overturned vehicles.
  • Truck Accidents
  • Bus Accidents
  • Pedestrian Knockdowns
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents

What Makes up a Car Accident Claim?

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If you were involved in a car or other motor vehicle related accident in Manhattan, it is important for you to know that a motor vehicle related accident claim in has three (3) distinct parts. They are as follows:

Part 1- No Fault Insurance Claims

New York is a ” no-fault ” insurance State. This means that if you are injured in a car accident, you will be able to recover compensation for medical bills and lost wages even if the other driver had no insurance or you yourself, were partially responsible for the accident. It does not matter who’s fault the accident was. The vehicle you were in at the time of the accident (or the vehicle that struck you if you were a pedestrian) will pay for all reasonable and necessary medical expenses up to $50,000.00*, arising out of the accident as well as lost earnings up to $2,000* per month and up to $25* daily for other reasonable and necessary expenses. This applies to all cars, trucks, SUVs and vans. However, motorcycles are exempt. (*These are minimum amounts of PIP coverage. Higher amounts may exist depending on coverage).

The No-Fault claim must be usually filed within 30 days after an accident and all hospitals and doctors must file their bills in a timely manner in order to get paid. We assist with the filing of these claims.

Part 2 – Liability

Who caused the accident? In New York, fault is apportioned, meaning out of 100%, it is possible that each driver could share some percentage of liability.

Part 3 – Damages

In New York State we have what is known as a serious injury threshold. This means that one cannot legally bring a lawsuit for personal injuries unless those injuries are deemed “serious” under the law. This is an area of constant contention in court. Certainly, where there is death, dismemberment or disfigurement the injuries would automatically be considered serious. The same holds true for a fracture of any bone.

However, for a whole host of other injuries that are not in the first group, a plaintiff must show that the alleged injury is permanent, significantly limiting or has caused that person to be disabled for 90 days out of the first 180 days after the accident. However, some injuries, sometimes called “soft tissue” injuries to the neck, back, head and other body parts require the injured party to prove that these injuries will affect you over a very long period of time.


What To Do At The Scene of a Car Accident

There are many different roles that your attorney can play in the management of a successful personal injury claim but it is up to you to retain a lawyer sooner rather than later. Kerner Law Group, P.C. is here for you when it seems impossible to figure out how to move forward after an accident.
Common Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents
How do I know if I have a case?
That depends. There are two distinct parts to a personal injury case: The first is to show that someone else is at fault or mostly at fault. The second is that you must prove that you suffered an injury. In auto accident cases, you must be able to prove that you have suffered a significant and /or serious injury. If you have both a clear liability picture and serious injuries, then you will most likely have a case.
How long will it take?
It depends if a case can be quickly settled or must go through the litigation and discovery process and eventually onto trial. Any case can settle at any time. Most cases that can show negligence and a significant injury usually do settle at some point. However, if a case is contested and a settlement can not be negotiated than due to Court congestion it can take several years until we go to trial. During the litigation process, we are working very hard to protect our client’s rights and to develop all the necessary elements to have a successful conclusion.
How do I know if I need an attorney?

If you have been seriously injured or if you are unsure as to the long-term impact of an injury, an experienced personal injury attorney should be consulted before giving any statement or signing any papers of any kind. This should take place as soon after the accident as possible.

If you suffer an injury or lost wages from an automobile accident, it is very important that you file a “no fault benefit application” within thirty (30) days of the accident.

There is a time limit, known as a “statute of limitations” that requires that a lawsuit be filed within a specific period of time, depending on the circumstances of your case. If you do not file within the time limits, you are prohibited from obtaining any compensation for your injuries. An attorney will help you stay well within the statute of limitations.

In certain situations, time limits can be as short as ninety (90) days in which a claim must be filed. Since there is no cost to you in contacting our office, we suggest that you call us to protect your rights.

How much is my case worth?

This depends on many factors. The most important factor is the severity of your injury. The severity of your injury includes, the injury, medical expenses, loss of wages/income and other elements. Another factor is the amount of insurance available. Finally, the degree of fault is also factored in.

How much does it cost to bring a personal injury lawsuit?

Personal Injury Law Firms in New York receive a fee on a contingent bases. This means that our Law Firm only gets paid if we recover monetary damages for you. This fee is 33 1/3 % . Also, we do not receive a fee unless we are successful in obtaining settlements or recovering compensation. Otherwise, you will not be billed for our services. All of our clients are provided with a written retainer agreement that clearly spells out this arrangement.

Prosecution and preparing a case also requires out-of-pocket costs: court and filing fees, investigation expenses, transcript costs, charges for medical records and reports, expert witness fees and other costs. In nearly all cases, our Law Firm advances these costs, knowing that most of our clients would find it burdensome to pay these expenses. This is called a disbursement. Once the case is completed, the expenses and legal fees in your case are deducted from the money we recover on your behalf and you and your family receives the remaining money from your settlements.

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About Manhattan
About Things To Do in Manhattan

About Manhattan New York

Manhattan is located in New York County, New York.  

  • Population (approx.): 1,488,000
  • Geo-coordinates: 40.7831°N, 73.9712°W
  • Postcodes: 10001, 10004, 10103, 10281

Things to Do and See In Manhattan

  • The Beresford (near West 81st Street and Central Park West): A luxury, 23-floor “pre-war” apartment building in New York City.
  • Congregation Rodeph Sholom (Manhattan) (near West 83rd Street and Central Park West): A Reform synagogue in New York City. Founded in 1842 by immigrants from the German lands, it is one of the oldest synagogues in the United States.
  • 81st Street–Museum of Natural History (IND Eighth Avenue Line) (near Central Park West and 79th Street Transverse Road): A local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. 
  • A Photographer’s Gallery (near West 85th Street and Columbus Avenue): Founded and opened by Roy DeCarava, was an early effort to gain recognition for photography as an art form.
  • Rose Center for Earth and Space (near Central Park West and West 81st Street): Part of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. 
  • Hayden Planetarium (near Central Park West and West 81st Street)
  • 257 Central Park West (near Central Park West and West 85th Street): A co-op apartment building located on the southwest corner of 86th Street and Central Park West in the Upper West Side of Manhattan that was built between 1905 and 1906. 
  • Equestrian Statue of Theodore Roosevelt (near Central Park West and 79th Street Transverse Road): A bronze sculpture by James Earle Fraser and is located at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City. 
  • 86th Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line) (near 86th Street Transverse Road and Central Park West): A local station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Central Park West and 86th Street on the Upper West Side.
  • PS 9 Sarah Anderson School (near West 84th Street and Columbus Avenue): A public elementary K–5 neighborhood catchment school that offers two programs: Renaissance and Gifted. Founded in 1830 and is ocated on the Upper West Side in Manhattan.
  • American Museum of Natural History (near Columbus Avenue and West 79th Street): Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, is one of the largest museums in the world. Located in Theodore Roosevelt Park across the street from Central Park.
  • John Burroughs Association (near Central Park West and West 77th Street): Founded in 1921 to commemorate the life and works of author/naturalist John Burroughs (1837-1921).
  • Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre (near 79th Street Transverse Road and West Drive): The Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre was imported to the U.S. in 1876 as Sweden’s exhibit for the Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia. 
  • The Tempest (Hebald) (near 79th Street Transverse Road and West Drive): An outdoor bronze sculpture depicting Prospero and Miranda from William Shakespeare’s The Tempest by Milton Hebald, installed outside Delacorte Theater in Manhattan’s Central Park.
  • Romeo and Juliet (Hebald) (near 79th Street Transverse Road and West Drive): An outdoor bronze sculpture depicting Romeo and Juliet by American artist Milton Hebald, located in front of Delacorte Theater in Manhattan’s Central Park.
  • Central Park (near 86th Street Transverse Road and West Drive):An urban park in Manhattan that is located between the Upper West Side and Upper East Side.
Airports Rail and Roads in Manhattan

Nearby Airports

  • John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • Newark Liberty International Airport
  • LaGuardia Airport
  • Tetterboro Airport
  • Linden Airport

Roads

  • Eighth Avenue (Manhattan)
  • 14th Street (Manhattan)
  • 34th Street (Manhattan)
  • 59th Street (Manhattan)
  • Lexington Avenue
  • Avenue C (Manhattan)
  • First Avenue (Manhattan)
  • Fifth Avenue
  • 125th Street (Manhattan)
  • 155th Street (Manhattan)
  • Park Avenue
  • Park Row (Manhattan)
  • West Side Highway
  • FDR Drive
  • Harlem River Drive
  • Henry Hudson Parkway
  • Madison Avenue
  • Canal Street (Manhattan)
  • Trans-Manhattan Expressway
  • Interstate 495 (New York)
  • Interstate 78 in New York
  • Houston Street
  • Seventh Avenue (Manhattan)
  • East Broadway (Manhattan)
  • Waverly Place
  • 110th Street (Manhattan)
  • Pearl Street (Manhattan)
  • Interstate 95 in New York
  • Interstate 278
  • U.S. Route 9 in New York
  • 23rd Street (Manhattan)
  • Sixth Avenue

Light Rail Stations

  • Jamaica Station (AirTrain) which is on 93-43 Sutphin Boulevard, New York.
  • Federal Circle Station 
  • Newark Terminal C 
  • Terminal 7 which is on Terminal 7, Queens.
  • Terminal 1 
  • Port Imperial Ferry 
  • Bergenline Avenue Station 
  • Lincoln Harbor Station 
  • Tonnelle Avenue Station which is on 51st Street, North Bergen.
  • Ninth Street/Congress Street Station
Museum and Parks in Manhattan

Museums

  • Liberty Science Center which is on 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City.
  • Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust which is on 36 Battery Place, New York.
  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square which is on 234 West 42nd Street, New York.
  • Queens County Farm Museum which is on 73-50 Little Neck Parkway.
  • The Paley Center For Media which is on 25 West 52nd Street, New York.
  • Brooklyn Historical Society which is on 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn.
  • 107th Infantry which is on 643 Park Avenue, New York.
  • Morris-Jumel Mansion which is on 65 Jumel Terrace, New York.
  • AIA New York | Center for Architecture which is on 536 LaGuardia Place, New York.

Parks

  • Condor Hotel – Williamsburg, Brooklyn which is on 56 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn.
  • Battery Park which is on New York.
  • Prospect Park which is on Brooklyn.
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park which is on 334 Furman Street, Brooklyn.
  • Central Park which is on New York.
  • Washington Square Park which is on New York.
  • New York Botanical Garden which is on 2900 Southern Boulevard, The Bronx.
  • Flushing Meadows Corona Park which is on Queens.
  • Madison Square Park which is on 11 Madison Avenue, New York.
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden which is on 990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn.
Nearby Towns to Manhattan

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Hell’s Kitchen is 1 mile to the south-west.
  • East Harlem is 1 mile to the north-east.
  • Guttenberg is 1 mile to the west.
  • Morningside Heights is 1 mile to the north.
  • Harlem is 2 miles to the north-east.
  • West New York is 2 miles to the west.
  • Astoria is 2 miles to the east.
  • Fairview is 2 miles to the north-west.
  • North Bergen is 2 miles to the north-west.
  • Weehawken is 2 miles to the west.
  • Union City is 2 miles to the west.
  • Cliffside Park is 2 miles to the north.
  • Long Island City is 2 miles to the south-east.
  • Edgewater is 3 miles to the north.
  • Gramercy Park is 3 miles to the south.
  • Sunnyside is 3 miles to the south-east.
  • East Village is 3 miles to the south.
  • Ridgefield is 4 miles to the north-west.
Driving Directions To Kerner Law Group, P.C.

Manhattan New York, NY, USA

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