Car Accident Lawyer

side impact car accidentKantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman attorneys understand the life-altering ramifications that follow a serious motor vehicle accident. If you or a loved one were injured because of the negligent actions of another motorist, you shouldn’t be forced to bear the burden alone. Whether hurt in a rear-end collision, commercial vehicle crash or hit-and-run accident, mounting medical bills and lost earnings can put a severe strain on your family and negatively impact the quality of your life.

Car accident lawyers Rockland County

Amid the physical pain, stress and confusion, dealing with a possible personal injury claim can be a lot to handle on your own. That is where an experienced Bergen County car accident lawyer can help. Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman seek justice and rightful compensation for car accident victims in New York and New Jersey. Since 1975, our attorneys have helped accident victims throughout Rockland County and Bergen County achieve maximum damages for their losses. We have a proven track record of results, procuring millions of dollars in car accident compensation on behalf of our clients. Legal consultations are free of charge and without obligation. Our firm operates on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we do not get paid unless we negotiate a monetary settlement or win your case.

If your motor vehicle accident injuries were serious, or the other motorist was uninsured or underinsured, you need skilled legal counsel. Align yourself with a Rockland County car accident lawyer who will protect your best interests, and schedule a free case review with Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman.

Dedicated legal representation in New York & New Jersey

In the immediate aftermath of any type of auto accident, it’s imperative to seek medical attention and contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Do not speak with the other driver’s insurance agent without first discussing the case with your own attorney. Our skilled injury lawyers represent clients who have sustained life-changing personal injuries or lost a loved one in all types of vehicle accidents including:

Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman attorneys have the resources and experience to establish liability in complex accidents and craft the strongest case possible. Our legal team and in-house investigators review injury and police reports, speak with eyewitnesses, compile evidence and secure vital testimony from medical experts that lend credibility to your claim. Without a knowledgeable lawyer in your corner, insurance companies will likely offer much less than your case is worth. We have an outstanding record of dealing with insurance companies in both New York and New Jersey, but if negotiations fail, be assured your case will be prepared for trial and presented with expertise honed in decades of courtroom experience.

New York and New Jersey traffic fatalities rise

Recent traffic accident data paints a grim picture for New York and New Jersey drivers. Fatal accidents are on the rise, and nearly 10 percent of all traffic deaths involved distractions behind the wheel, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2016, more than 1,120 New Yorkers died in motor vehicle crashes, a 7.7 percent spike over the previous year.

New Jersey state police report that traffic accident deaths increased 8 percent in 2016, claiming more than 600 lives. Of the 607 victims, 89 were passengers, 167 were pedestrians and 18 were cyclists. As in previous years, law enforcement officials say that excessive speed, driver fatigue, lack of seat belt use, and texting while driving contributed to many of these deaths. Cathleen Lewis of the AAA New Jersey Automobile Club reports that driver distraction is the largest change in behavior over the last decade.

Motorists who cause an accident while drowsy, impaired or otherwise distracted may be held liable for the losses incurred. A successful claim can recover reimbursement for a variety of damages including: lost income, current and future medical bills, reduced earning capacity, disability or disfigurement, pain and emotional suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. With our talented car accident lawyers representing your case, you will never settle for less than you deserve.

Common car accident injuries

In the wake of a motor vehicle crash, your health should be your primary concern. With a qualified lawyer on your side, you won’t have to worry about no-fault insurance laws or whether Personal Injury Protection (PIP) will cover your expenses. Our legal team understands the intricacies of auto insurance laws in New York and New Jersey, and will fight to obtain maximum compensation.

By developing a robust legal strategy, we can help procure money damages for hospital bills, surgeries, medication, diagnostic tests, rehabilitation costs and out-of-pocket expenses arising from serious car accident injuries including:

  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Jaw or dental damage
  • Joint injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Burns
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Injuries to internal organs
  • Catastrophic injury leading to amputation

If you have suffered spinal cord injury, or are exhibiting signs of a concussion or brain trauma, you can put your trust in our award-winning legal team to advocate on your behalf.  We are dedicated to providing each client personal attention through every step of the process. We listen to your story, answer your questions with clear, straightforward language, deal with insurance adjustors and offer tenacious representation that gets results.

Car accident lawyers Bergen County trusts

Even if you believe you were partly at fault for your accident, legal compensation may still be available. However, there are deadlines for pursuing an auto accident claim in New York and New Jersey, so it’s important to discuss your case with Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman as soon as possible.

Our law offices are conveniently located in Rockland County and Bergen County. If you are unable to come in for a consultation, our lawyers can accommodate you in the home or hospital.

Additional Car Accident Resources:

  1. New York State Dept. of Health, Motor Vehicle Traffic Crash Statistics: New York State Residents https://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/prevention/injury_prevention/traffic/county_of_residence.htm
  2. New Jersey.com, N.J. traffic fatalities soared in 2016 with 607 deaths http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/01/nj_traffic_fatalities_soared_in_2016.html
  3. Fortune, Distracted Driving Is Now an Epidemic in the U.S. http://fortune.com/2016/09/14/distracted-driving-epidemic/
  4. CBS New York, Vehicle Strikes Mother And Her Three Children In Rockland County; Driver Charged http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/06/26/rockland-county-children-hit-by-car/
  5. Poughkeepsie Journal, NY traffic deaths up 7.7% http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/news/local/new-york/2016/08/31/ny-traffic-deaths-up-77/89672522/