Upper West Side Car Accident Attorney
Home to Lincoln Center, The Plaza Hotel, The Guggenheim Museum and countless other Big Apple landmarks, New York’s Upper West Side lies between Central Park and the Hudson River, between 59th Street and West 110th Street. With more than 150,000 residents and exponentially more tourists, the neighborhood has countless million-dollar listings, but also dense traffic and – like so much of New York City – dilapidated roads, making our hectic avenues and cross streets extremely dangerous for motorists, pedestrians and everything in-between.
Unfortunately, high traffic coupled with drivers who don’t behave in a responsible way can lead to many auto accidents, including a recent one involving a teen who drove onto the sidewalk off a pothole-filled street killing a four-year old. With an abundance of shoppers, tourists, cyclists (including speed-mad couriers), pedi-cabs, yellow cabs and drivers, local leaders had identified thoroughfares like Amsterdam Avenue as “terrifying.” This street alone reported almost 1,000 traffic-related fatalities and injuries over a 14-year stretch.
Our attorneys know how to investigate auto, bus, motorcycle and bicycle accidents involving pedestrians and other vehicles. Seven days a week, attorneys are on hand to help you negotiate the benefits and pitfalls of New York State’s no-fault insurance laws, which mean you may be able to get compensation for medical bills and lost wages, even if you were partially responsible for your accident.
Heavy foot traffic makes Manhattan’s streets particularly treacherous because pedestrians are many times more likely to die in a crash than drivers or passengers. If you or someone you love has been hurt in an accident between 59th and 110th Streets, call our offices to schedule a complimentary consultation with an experienced Upper West Side car accident lawyer.