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These types of accidents are the most common causes of serious injury and result in many deaths each year. Distractions by a vehicle operator include, but are not limited to, being on a cellphone, texting, changing a radio station or other distractions inside or outside of the vehicle. In addition, vehicle operators can be negligent by following too closely, driving too fast, disregarding traffic signals or even driving while under the influence of drugs (even prescription drugs) and/or alcohol. These are all causes of serious and catastrophic personal injury.

The experienced New York negligence legal team at the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel have helped thousands of families who have suffered from a serious and catastrophic injuries due to automobile, pedestrian and other collisions. The negligence team at The Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel has held the hands of their clients and their families through every step of the legal process. If you or a loved one have been injured in an automobile, truck, bus or train accident or you were a pedestrian that was struck or knocked down by one of these vehicles please call an experienced New York negligence attorney at the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel for a free no obligation consultation.

  • Rear‑end Accidents: When one car hits another from behind, a rear‑end accident has occurred. In most cases, the driver in the following vehicle did not brake quickly enough to avoid hitting the preceding car. Although some rear‑end accidents are simply minor “fender benders,” others can result in catastrophic car accident injuries.
  • Side Impact Collisions: A side impact accident occurs when a vehicle hits the side of another, either by “t‑boning” the car, merging into the car’s path of travel or losing control and hitting the vehicle at an angle. Many side impact car accidents in New York are caused by another driver’s failure to yield or comply with stop signs and traffic signals.
  • Head‑on Collisions: A head‑on collision occurs when the front of a vehicle crashes into the front of another car or collides with a stationary object, such as a tree or guardrail. Head‑on car accidents in New York often occur when a driver travels on a highway or one‑way street in the wrong direction or falls asleep and enters a lane on the opposite side of the road.
  • Roll‑over Accidents: A serious type of New York auto accident, a rollover occurs when a car flips over or rolls on its side. Although rollovers can result from head‑on, rear‑end or side‑impact collisions, these accidents most commonly occur when a driver makes a sharp turn while speeding. Due to their height, SUVs and trucks are more susceptible to rollover accidents than other vehicles.

Other types of New York auto accidents include:

  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Hit and run accidents
  • High‑speed collisions

If you or a loved one has been involved in a  motor vehicle accident:

To protect your rights after a collision remember this:

Don’t give a statement to your insurance company or the other party’s insurance company until you consult an attorney. The insurance companies may attempt to trick you into assuming liability for the accident or into agreeing that your injuries are minor even if they aren’t.

Don’t sign a settlement agreement from your insurance company without first obtaining skilled legal counsel. Often, settlements fail to take into account the full amount of compensation a car accident victim needs and deserves.

New York Public Transportation Accidents

New York residents and tourists typically do not rely on personal vehicles to get around the city, as many forms of transit are available. Mass transit and taxicab services provide an alternative to those who desire convenience, do not own a car and want to save on fuel costs. Those operating taxis, subways and buses, however, are required to be properly trained and knowledgeable about the rules and regulations which dictate their industry. This is to prevent harm to those taking advantage of these convenient forms of transportation.

At the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel, our experienced legal team represents those who have been injured due to the negligence of a bus or taxi driver, as well as subway, train and ferry operators. If you or a loved one has been injured in New York transit accident, contact us today for a free evaluation of your claim.

Some types of claims we handle:

Subway Accidents: New York subway accidents can result from subway derailment, sudden stops, insufficient maintenance or equipment installation. Slip and falls on the subway platform, assault in the subway station, and entrapment between subway doors are also common causes of subways accidents in New York. In the most severe cases, New York subway accidents, occurring either on the subway or its platform, can result in paralysis, permanent disability and wrongful death. If you were injured in a subway accident please call the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel for a free no obligation consultation.

Bus Accidents: New York bus accidents which result in serious injury or death can occur when the bus collides with another vehicle or stationary object. These New York bus accidents can occur as a result of inclement weather, improper maintenance or failure to replace faulty parts. Bus accidents are not limited to those occurring while in transit, however, as riders can also be injured if they are let off the bus in front of a pothole or other dangerous location. If you were injured in a bus accident please call the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel for a free no obligation consultation.

Taxi Accidents: Like bus crashes, New York City taxi cab accidents can involve other vehicles, pedestrians, bicyclists and stationary objects. Many of these accidents occur due to dangerous driving, failure to come to complete stop at stop signs and other negligent driving practices. If you were injured in a taxi accident please call the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel for a free no obligation consultation.

Train Accidents: New York train accidents can occur when the train collides with another train, vehicle or person, and commonly result from driver negligence, operator fatigue or mechanical failure. Accidents can also occur inside the train due to robbery, assault or rape of train passengers. If you were injured in a train accident please call the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel for a free no obligation consultation. If you were injured in a public transportation accident please call the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel for a free no obligation consultation.

Pedestrian Accidents: Walking is perhaps the most frequently used mode of transportation for millions of New Yorkers. As a result, pedestrians are more likely than drivers or passengers to sustain serious injuries in a motor vehicle when crashes occur. The inattention and reckless driving of motorists is often a contributing factor in pedestrian accidents. When a pedestrian is lawfully walking in a crosswalk or on a sidewalk and is hit by a motor vehicle, he or she may be entitled to financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other types of damages. If you were injured in a pedestrian accident please call the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel for a free no obligation consultation.

Commercial Vehicle Accidents: Commercial vehicles are trucks, cars, buses, vans and other motor vehicles owned and operated by a business. If an employee is driving a company vehicle as part of his or her job and causes an accident, the company may potentially be liable for any resulting injuries to the other driver, passengers or pedestrians.

The experienced New York negligence legal team at the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel have a record of success in trying cases against the very largest businesses and insurance companies in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We are available to handle commercial vehicle accident cases that involve:

  • Taxicabs
  • Garbage trucks
  • UPS, FedEx or DHL trucks
  • Buses and vans
  • Dump trucks
  • Tractor‑trailers
  • Limousines
  • Utility maintenance vehicles
  • Construction vehicles
  • Pizza delivery trucks
  • Tow trucks
  • Other commercial vehicles

Train Accidents:

New Yorkers travel by train often. They take subways, commute from Long Island, New Jersey or Connecticut for work and go upstate for skiing by taking Amtrak. While train travel is generally safe, accidents do happen, and when they do, the damage can be catastrophic.

Passengers and crew members can be killed or suffer significant injuries such as spinal cord injuries, burns, traumatic brain injuries and broken limbs. Recovery from such injuries can be slow, and many victims never fully recover. Recovery for the loved ones of victims can also be a very difficult process as well. If you were injured in a commercial vehicle accident please call the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel for a free no obligation consultation.

Motorcycle Accidents:

There are several types of motorcycle crashes in which a rider may be involved. The type of motorcycle accident often influences the extent of any resulting injuries and may establish liability for the crash. As experienced attorneys who handle a variety of accident claims, we can help you regardless of the type of crash in which you were involved. We have the resources and dedication needed to help you seek proper compensation for your injuries and resulting losses.

The Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel understands how to handle motorcycle accident claims and produce successful results. If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, contact us for a free case review. Our legal team is skilled in handling all types of motorcycle accident cases, including those stemming from the following:

Limited visibility accidents: Most motorcycle accidents occur due to a driver’s inattention or inability to recognize a motorcycle in dense traffic. As a result, the driver may have failed to yield, violating the motorcyclist’s right of way.

Rear‑end crashes: Most commonly, rear‑end motorcycle accidents in New York result when the driver misjudges distance or fails to notice the rider. Even minor rear‑end accidents involving motorcycles can be fatal if the rider is forced into oncoming traffic.

Single‑bike accidents: A single‑bike accident occurs when the rider hits something in the road or “wipes out.” A single bike accident typically results from road hazards or faulty equipment.

Other types of New York motorcycle accidents include the following: broadside collisions; unsafe lane changing accidents; head‑on collisions; left turn collisions and intersection accidents.

In every motorcycle accident case, it will be necessary for the attorney to investigate the type of motorcycle crash to determine its cause. Establishing the cause of the crash will help identify the at‑fault party, allowing the injured victim an opportunity to file a lawsuit against that individual or entity. Liability in New York motorcycle accidents commonly rests with the other driver, manufacturer of the bike or the local government. To determine if you are eligible to file a claim against the party responsible for your crash, contact the experienced New York negligence attorney at the Law Office of Stephen H. Frankel.