Skilled Attorneys Handle a Wide Variety of Car Accident Cases in the Bronx

Compassionate lawyers are committed to achieving compensation for New Yorkers

For more than 40 years, Licatesi Law Group, LLP, with offices in Uniondale and Brooklyn, has represented New Yorkers in auto accident claims, pursuing damages for medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. Our attorneys have helped clients in the Bronx and throughout the New York metro area obtain fair settlements and court verdicts totaling more than $100 million. You can rely on our knowledgeable advice and tireless advocacy when we handle your claim.

Common types of auto accidents that result in serious injury

Serious and even deadly crashes are all too common in the Bronx. Whether on expressways such as the Cross Bronx and Major Deegan or smaller roads, they may be caused by irresponsible or careless drivers. Typical accidents on these highways and other Bronx roadways include:

  • Rear-end collisions — These accidents may occur when the driver following is texting or otherwise distracted.
  • Side-impact collisions — A driver who runs a red light at an intersection may cause a side-impact collision.
  • Vehicle rollovers — These very serious accidents can happen when a car veers to avoid another vehicle and drives off the road into a ditch or berm.
  • Head-on collisions — Drunk or fatigued drivers may be driving the wrong way and cause these often-deadly accidents.

If you’ve been injured in any of these types of accidents, or you’re a pedestrian struck by a car on a Bronx roadway, we understand the difficult road to recovery you may face and are dedicated to seeking damages that fully account for the harm you’ve suffered. We carefully investigate the facts of your accident by collecting evidence, interviewing witnesses and consulting with accident reconstructionists and medical experts to bolster your claim.

Get the information you need from an established Bronx car accident attorney.

How to make a car accident claim for a Bronx crash

New York is a no-fault auto insurance state and also follows a comparative negligence standard. That means you must first seek compensation through your auto insurance company for medical expenses, lost wages and other losses. If you share blame for the accident, however, your damage award will be reduced by your percentage of fault.

If your suffer severe injuries, you may be able to bring a personal injury claim against the at-fault party, which could entitle you to additional compensation. In New York, injuries that are considered severe include those that cause:

  • Death
  • Dismemberment
  • Disfigurement or severe scarring
  • Bone fractures
  • Loss of a fetus
  • Permanent loss or limited use of a body organ, member, function or system

The severity of your injury will affect the level of compensation your attorney seeks on your behalf. If you suffer paralysis, blindness or some other permanent injury that affects your ability to earn income, the loss of future income can be calculated as part of your total damages. If you suffer from chronic pain, that may affect the damages you could recover for pain and suffering.

Our personal injury lawyers have handled claims for a range of serious injuries, including spinal damage, bone fractures, internal organ damage, scarring and disfigurement, and brain injuries. We work with medical experts to prove the permanent, serious nature of your injury and its effects on your long-term prognosis. Insurance companies often downplay the severity of injuries to avoid big payouts, but we will negotiate and, if needed, go to trial prepared with accurate medical assessments and realistic costs.

Contact attorneys who have successfully fought for Bronx car accident victims

The lawyers at Licatesi Law Group, LLP fight to obtain the compensation that Bronx car accident victims like you deserve. Call or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Brooklyn or Uniondale office.