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Experiencing a motor vehicle accident in New York can be both a physically and emotionally taxing ordeal, leaving you in urgent need of expert legal guidance to navigate the complexities of securing the compensation you rightfully deserve for medical bills, lost income, and other related costs. At such a crucial time, the assistance of skilled NYC car accident lawyers becomes indispensable. These professionals are dedicated to ensuring NYC car accident injury victims receive fair compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other related costs, aiming to alleviate the burden of the accident’s aftermath on your life.

Navigating New York’s Car Accident Laws with Expert Attorneys

The legal landscape surrounding car crashes in New York encompasses specific statutes such as the car accident statute, which dictates the timeframe within which you must file a claim for motor vehicle accidents. Understanding and navigating these laws, especially in the context of the variety of personal injury cases NYC car accident attorneys are experienced in handling, can be daunting without the help of these professionals. The process typically involves a thorough investigation of the accident scene, dealing with liability insurance claims, obtaining the police report, negotiating settlements, and, if necessary, proceeding to trial for motor vehicle accident cases. Our law firm is well-versed in these steps and committed to advocating for your best interests in car accident cases, ensuring you are positioned to receive the maximum compensation possible.

Why Choose New York City Car Accident Lawyers from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb

If you are looking for the best car accident lawyer to represent you, turn to our law firm, Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb . Our record of success speaks volumes about our commitment to our clients. We take pride in our approach to each case, which combines a deep understanding of New York’s motor vehicle accidents laws with a personalized strategy tailored to your specific circumstances. An experienced car accident lawyer can help protect your rights and secure the compensation you deserve, leveraging our extensive experience and resources to advocate on your behalf effectively. With a strong track record in handling cases involving various car accident injuries and advocating for car accident victims, we are committed to securing the compensation they deserve.

Types of New York Car Accident Claims Handled by Our Expert Team

The NYC car accident attorneys at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are uniquely qualified to offer specialized legal services for various types of auto accidents in New York State, including those under the jurisdiction of the New York City Transit Authority. In addition to standard car accident claims, our team is well-equipped to handle a variety of related case types, including:

  • Distracted driving Accidents: Accidents involving distracted driving pose serious risks and complexities. Our team is adept at navigating the nuances of these cases to secure rightful compensation for our clients.


  • Hit-and-Run Accidents: The challenges of hit-and-run cases require skilled legal maneuvering to identify the at-fault parties and pursue compensation, even when the driver is not immediately known.


  • Lyft Accidents: Rideshare accidents, including those involving Lyft, demand a deep understanding of the unique legal landscape governing these services.


  • Car Accidents Caused by Mechanical Defects: We investigate accidents resulting from mechanical failures to hold manufacturers or maintenance providers accountable.


  • Multi-Vehicle Accidents: Complex negotiations and liability determinations are common in accidents involving multiple vehicles, requiring experienced legal guidance.


  • Taxi Accidents: Special regulations and insurance considerations apply to accidents involving taxis, necessitating a knowledgeable legal approach.


  • UBER Accidents: Similar to Lyft, accidents involving UBER vehicles involve navigating the company’s policies and insurance coverage.


  • Uninsured Motorist Accidents: We help clients seek recovery under their uninsured motorist coverage or through litigation when accidents involve uninsured or underinsured drivers.


Get Started with Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb Today

If you or a loved one has been affected by an NYC car accident, including any of the specialized case types mentioned, do not hesitate to seek the professional legal assistance you deserve. Contact Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to schedule a confidential legal consultation. Our team specializes in handling NYC car accident cases, guiding you through every step of the legal process, ensuring your rights are protected and your recovery is prioritized. Call us today at 800-PAIN-LAW and take the first step towards securing the compensation you need to move forward from this challenging time.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support.

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being..

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:


Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case


Help submit insurance claims


Make sure you get the medical treatment you need


Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf


File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed


Represent you in court, if necessary


Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.



Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).



A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.



A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.



The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.



The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.



Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.



The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.



The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.



The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.



A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Angelo Del GuercioAngelo Del Guercio
20:03 11 May 24
Horrible people. I lost complete confidence in this firm. Attorneys dragged their feet for 4 years and my mom died before a settlement could be reached. I advised them several times that my mom was sick to put fire under their feet but the effort was to no avail.
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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Drunk Driver Accident

Navigating the aftermath of an accident involving a drunk driver requires specialized legal expertise due to the complex nature of proving negligence and intoxication. The attorneys at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are well-equipped to handle such cases, leveraging their extensive experience to advocate for victims’ rights and ensure they receive the compensation they need for their recovery. Their thorough approach includes gathering irrefutable evidence of intoxication, liaising with law enforcement, and presenting a compelling case on behalf of the victim.

In cases of drunk driving accidents, the emotional and physical toll on the victims can be overwhelming. The team at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb offers compassionate and comprehensive support, guiding clients through the legal process while allowing them to focus on their healing journey. Their dedication to justice is evident in their relentless pursuit of the maximum compensation possible, covering medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the reckless actions of intoxicated drivers.


Hit and Run Accident

Hit-and-run accidents present unique challenges in identifying the perpetrator and securing compensation for the victims. The legal team at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is adept at navigating these complexities, employing innovative strategies and technologies to track down elusive at-fault drivers. Their persistence and commitment to justice ensure that even in the face of adversity, their clients’ rights are protected, and their paths to recovery are clear.

The trauma of experiencing a hit-and-run can be exacerbated by the uncertainty of accountability. However, with Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, victims can find solace in a team that not only seeks to resolve their legal matters but also offers emotional support throughout the process. By taking on the burden of legal proceedings, the firm allows its clients to concentrate on their personal recovery, ensuring a holistic approach to their well-being after such distressing incidents.


Lyft Accident

The rise of ridesharing services like Lyft has introduced new legal complexities in the event of an accident. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb’s legal professionals are at the forefront of navigating these emerging challenges, ensuring that victims involved in Lyft accidents are fully compensated by leveraging the specific legal frameworks governing rideshare companies. Their expertise extends to dealing with the intricacies of insurance policies and corporate liability, ensuring that no stone is left unturned in the pursuit of justice for their clients.

Accidents involving Lyft vehicles require a nuanced understanding of both state and federal regulations that govern ridesharing services. The attorneys at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb possess this nuanced understanding, combined with a commitment to staying updated on the evolving legal landscape. This allows them to effectively represent their clients, whether they are passengers, drivers, or third parties impacted by a Lyft-related accident. The firm’s approach is strategic and empathetic, recognizing the importance of addressing their clients’ immediate and long-term needs.


Mechanical Defect

When accidents are caused by mechanical defects, the path to compensation often involves complex litigation against manufacturers or maintenance providers. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb stands out for their expertise in dissecting these technical cases, understanding the intricacies of automotive engineering, and the standards manufacturers must adhere to. Their meticulous approach to gathering evidence and building a case ensures that those affected by mechanical failures receive the compensation they’re entitled to for their losses and suffering.

Mechanical defect cases require not only legal acumen but also a deep understanding of the product liability laws that protect consumers. The attorneys at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb combine their legal expertise with a network of engineering experts to pinpoint the failure and its origins, whether in design, manufacturing, or maintenance. This comprehensive strategy is aimed at holding the correct parties accountable, providing their clients with a sense of justice and security in the knowledge that their case is in capable hands.


Multi-Vehicle Accident

Multi-vehicle accidents can result in a tangled web of claims and counterclaims, making the legal process particularly daunting for the individuals involved. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb’s attorneys are adept at navigating these complex scenarios, ensuring their clients are shielded from the chaos. They work diligently to untangle the facts, determine liability, and advocate for their client’s best interests, striving for a resolution that provides full and fair compensation for their injuries and losses.

In the chaotic aftermath of a multi-vehicle accident, determining liability and negotiating with multiple insurance companies require a level of expertise and persistence that Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb provides. Their legal team is skilled in managing the intricacies of such cases, from conducting thorough investigations to engaging in multi-party negotiations or litigation. Clients can trust their approach to handle every aspect of their claim with the utmost care, focusing on achieving the best possible outcome while they focus on recovery.


Taxi Accident

Taxi accidents in New York are subject to a unique set of regulations and insurance issues, making legal claims more complex. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb’s lawyers are well-versed in the specific laws that apply to taxi services, ensuring that victims of taxi accidents are effectively represented. Their in-depth knowledge of the industry and its regulatory environment enables them to navigate the legal challenges efficiently, securing rightful compensation for their clients.

The firm’s approach to taxi accident claims involves a detailed analysis of the accident circumstances, the taxi company’s compliance with local regulations, and the insurance coverage in place. This thorough understanding allows Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to advocate forcefully on behalf of those injured in taxi accidents, ensuring that all avenues for compensation are explored. Their dedication to client welfare and justice drives their efforts to achieve outcomes that reflect the true cost of their clients’ injuries and losses.


Uber Accident

Accidents involving Uber vehicles bring forth the complexities of dealing with a large rideshare company and its insurance policies. The legal team at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is equipped with the knowledge and experience to confront these challenges head-on. They understand the nuances of rideshare law and how to effectively pursue claims against Uber and its insurers, ensuring their clients are not disadvantaged by the company’s vast legal resources.

Dealing with Uber accidents requires a strategic approach, given the company’s layered insurance structure and the evolving legal landscape surrounding ridesharing. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb navigates these complexities with skill, advocating for the rights of their clients, whether they are passengers, Uber drivers, or third parties. Their commitment to achieving justice for accident victims drives them to tirelessly pursue the full compensation their clients deserve for their injuries and other losses.


Uninsured Motorist Accident

Facing an accident with an uninsured motorist can leave victims feeling particularly vulnerable, given the apparent lack of straightforward avenues for compensation. However, the attorneys at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are proficient in identifying alternative solutions, such as pursuing claims through the victim’s own insurance policy under uninsured motorist coverage. Their expertise ensures that clients are not left bearing the financial burden of an accident caused by an uninsured driver.

Uninsured motorist accidents require a nuanced understanding of insurance law and the ability to negotiate assertively with insurance companies to secure fair settlements for clients. Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb’s team brings this expertise to the table, along with a compassionate approach that acknowledges the added stress these situations impose on victims. Their dedication to client advocacy and their thorough understanding of the legal system provides a beacon of hope for those affected by accidents involving uninsured or underinsured drivers, guiding them toward a resolution that offers financial relief and a sense of justice.


FAQs: New York Car Accident Claims

  • What Should I Do Immediately After a Car Accident in New York City?

    After a car accident in New York, it’s crucial to ensure your safety and the safety of others involved. Call 911 to report the accident and seek medical attention, even if you believe you suffered injuries that are minor, as some symptoms may appear later. Document the scene by taking photos and obtaining contact information from witnesses and other parties involved. Finally, consult with a New York car accident lawyer to understand your rights and the next steps for your car accident case.

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