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New Rochelle Motor Vehicle Accidents

New Rochelle 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 New Rochelle Auto Accident law, you can trust your case to us.

Types of Motor Vehicle Accident Claims:

Our car accident attorneys and legal team in New Rochelle 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 New York State, 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 New Rochelle
About Things To Do in New Rochelle

New Rochelle is located in the county of Westchester, which is in the state of New York.

  • Population (approx.): 80,000
  • Geo coordinates: 40.9115°N, 73.7824°W
  • Postcodes: 10802, 10801, 10805, 10804

Things to Do and See In New Rochelle

  • United States Post Office (New Rochelle, New York) (near North Avenue and Huguenot Street): The main U.S. Post Office in New Rochelle (also known as New Rochelle Post Office) is located at 255 North Avenue, at the intersection of North Avenue and Huguenot St. (US 1/the Boston Post Road South), in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York (…).
  • 271 North Avenue (near North Avenue and Huguenot Street): 271 North Avenue (also known as the Schiff Building, Pershing Square, the Kaufman or K Building) is a 13 story art-deco office tower located in the downtown section of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. (…).
  • WKLV-FM (near Huguenot Street and Le Count Place): WKLV-FM is a Contemporary Christian radio station licensed to Port Chester, New York, moving in from Stamford, Connecticut on May 30, 2011, signing on as the K-LOVE affiliate for New York City and the metropolitan area (…).
  • New Rochelle Walk of Fame (near Huguenot Street and Lawton Street): The New Rochelle Walk of Fame was installed in 2011 in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, located in the downtown section of the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York.”New Rochelle Walk of Fame dedicated at Library Green”, in The New Rochelle Sound & Town Report, November 4, 2011 (…).
  • Pioneer Building (New Rochelle, New York) (near North Avenue and Anderson Street): The Pioneer Building is a late nineteenth century commercial/office structure located on Lawton Street in the Downtown business district of the City of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. The building is a good example of Neo-Italian Renaissance commercial style and represents an important (…).
  • New Rochelle Public Library (near Memorial Highway and Huguenot Street): New Rochelle Public Library (NRPL) is a public library located in New Rochelle, New York. Chartered in 1894, the NRPL is a school-district library with its own operating budget and a Board of Trustees with seven elected members (…).
  • New Rochelle station (near Station Plaza and Grand Street): The New Rochelle station is a Metro-North Railroad and Amtrak train station located in New Rochelle, New York. The station serves Metro-North’s New Haven Line and Amtrak’s Northeast Regional; Bee-Line Bus System buses serve a bus stop just outside the station (…).
  • Trinity-St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (New Rochelle, New York) (near Division Street and Huguenot Street): Trinity-St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. It is located at the northwest corner of Huguenot Street (also known as the Boston Post Road) and Division Street (…).
  • Union Baptist Church (New Rochelle, New York) (near Locust Avenue and Main Street): Union Baptist Church was a historic house of worship located in Downtown New Rochelle, in Westchester County, New York. The church was added to Westchester Inventory of Historic Places in 1994, chosen for its cultural and historical characteristics as well as for its Neo-Romanesque edifice and (…).
  • Parish of St. Gabriel and of St. Joseph (New Rochelle, New York) (near Division Street and Washington Avenue): The Parish of St. Gabriel and of St. Joseph was formed in August 2015 with the merger of the Territorial parish of St. Gabriel on Division Street with the personal parish of St. Joseph on Washington Avenue, both in New Rochelle, NY. St. Gabriel is the parish church. However, St (…).
  • Trump Plaza (New Rochelle) (near Huguenot Street and Harrison Street): Trump Plaza New Rochelle is a 40-story luxury residence located in downtown New Rochelle, New York. It was built by Cappelli Enterprises, the same developer that built Trump Tower at City Center in nearby White Plains (…).
  • New Rochelle Trust Building (near Main Street and South Division Street): New Rochelle Trust Company Building is a historic building located in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. The building is significant in its association with banking, as the work of architect F. C (…).
  • Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (near Memorial Highway and Division Street): Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital (formerly Sound Shore Medical Center) is a community-based, teaching hospital located at 16 Guion Place in the city of New Rochelle, in Westchester County, New York, and affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. The hospital opened in 1892 as (…).
  • RKO Proctor’s Theater, New Rochelle (near Main Street and Centre Avenue): RKO Proctor’s Theater is a historic movie theater located on Main Street in New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. Herbert J. Krapp designed the brick structure using a Renaissance motif with retail stores housed under two-story “blind arches”, a feature borrowed from Stanford White’s Madison (…).
  • Blessed Sacrament Church (New Rochelle, New York) (near Shea Place and Centre Avenue): The Church of the Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic parish located in New Rochelle, New York. Blessed Sacrament was founded in 1874 and its present-day church building was constructed in 1897. Its predecessor, St. Matthew’s Church, was founded in 1848 (…).
  • Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School (near Shea Place and Maple Avenue): Blessed Sacrament-St. Gabriel High School was a co-educational, private, Roman Catholic high school in New Rochelle, New York in Westchester County. The school was a result of the merger of Blessed Sacrament and Saint Gabriel’s into one co-educational institution (…).
  • First Presbyterian Church and Lewis Pintard House (near Pintard Avenue and Laurel Place): The First Presbyterian Church and Lewis Pintard House is a pair of adjacent historic buildings in downtown New Rochelle, New York, United States. The church and its adjoining manse, the Pintard House, are on a lot (…).
  • Knickerbocker Building (New Rochelle, New York) (near Webster Avenue and New England Thruway): The Knickerbocker Building is an eclectic, Dutch Colonial Revival and industrial building located at 50-52 Webster Avenue in the city of New Rochelle, Westchester County, New York. (…).
  • Sutton Manor (New Rochelle) (near Farragut Circle and Decatur Road): Sutton Manor is a distinctive early 20th century suburban residential district in the city of New Rochelle in Westchester County, New York. The neighborhood is located off the northern shore of Long Island Sound on Echo Bay (…).
  • College of New Rochelle (near Castle Place and Elm Street): The College of New Rochelle (CNR) is a private Catholic college with its main campus located in New Rochelle, New York. The College of St. Angela was founded by the Ursuline Order as the first Catholic women’s college in New York State in 1904, a time when women were generally excluded from higher (…).
Airports Rail and Roads in New Rochelle


  • Interstate 95 in New York
  • Hutchinson River Parkway
  • Main Street (Queens)
  • U.S. Route 1 in Maryland
  • Division Street
  • Boston Post Road
  • Interstate 95 in Massachusetts

Nearby Airports

  • JFK
  • LaGuardia
  • Newark Airport
Zoos and Parks in New Rochelle


  • Lincoln Park/Pool which is on Lincoln Avenue, Prince Street, New Rochelle.
  • Feeney Park which is on New Rochelle.
  • Sycamore Park which is on 83 Kings Highway, New Rochelle.
  • Hudson Park & Beach which is on 1 Hudson Park Road, New Rochelle.
  • Five Islands Park which is on 99 Le Fevres Lane, New Rochelle.
  • Ruby Dee Park which is on 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle.
  • Rochelle Park which is on 2 The Circle, New Rochelle.
  • Westchester County-Glen Is Prk which is on Pelham Road, New Rochelle.
  • East Coast Greenway which is on 224 U.S. 1, New Rochelle.
  • Memorial Plaza which is on 90 Beaufort Place, New Rochelle.


  • Museum Editions Ltd – Charles Fazzino Studio which is on 32 Relyea Place, New Rochelle.
Nearby Towns to New Rochelle

Nearby Towns and Suburbs

  • Pelham is 1 mile to the west.
  • Pelham Manor is 1 mile to the south-west.
  • Larchmont is 1 mile to the north-east.
  • Wykagyl is 2 miles to the north-west.
  • Mount Vernon is 2 miles to the west.
  • Bronxville is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Eastchester is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Tuckahoe is 3 miles to the north-west.
  • Mamaroneck is 3 miles to the north-east.
  • Wakefield is 3 miles to the west.
  • Harrison is 5 miles to the north-east.
  • Morris Park is 5 miles to the south-west.
  • Manorhaven is 5 miles to the south-east.
  • Greenville is 6 miles to the north.
  • Van Nest is 6 miles to the south-west.
  • The Bronx is 6 miles to the south-west.
  • Yonkers is 6 miles to the west.
Driving Directions To Kerner Law Group, P.C.

New Rochelle New York, USA

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Kerner Law Group, P.C.
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