Serious Auto Accident Injuries

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injuries in the United States. In New York City alone, over 43,000 people were injured in auto accidents in 2017. Tragically, more than 200 were killed. The victims include drivers, passengers, pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists whose lives may be irrevocably changed after a devastating accident.

Catastrophic auto accident injuries may be caused by car and truck collisions involving driver negligence, van rollovers caused by poor vehicle design, tractor-trailer accidents involving improper maintenance, motorcycle crashes due to distracted drivers and much more.

Serious injuries in car crashes include but are not limited to:

  • Death
  • Traumatic brain injuries or head injuries
  • Paralysis such as paraplegia or quadriplegia
  • Spinal cord injuries such as fractured vertebra or compression fractures
  • Back injuries such as herniated or ruptured disks
  • Neck injuries such as severe whiplash
  • Fracture and joint injuries such as broken bones
  • Foot, knee and ankle injuries
  • Burns from gas tank explosions
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Loss of fetus
  • Windshield scars and air bag abrasions
  • Road rash in motorcycle accidents

If you were hurt in a car accident because of another party's negligence, there are certain laws that protect motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and others on the road. Call 212-736-5300 or complete our online form to speak with a qualified auto injury attorney today.

The attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy have one of the best records in litigating auto accident cases in the State of New York. To date, we recovered over 100 auto accident verdicts and settlements exceeding $1,000,000 each. In 2016, the firm recovered 6 of the 10 Highest Motor Vehicle Settlements in New York State.

Notable results* include:

Advocating for the Families of Wrongful Death Victims

When the negligent acts of a person or entity result in an individual's death, New York law provides the family members of the deceased with the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover compensation. With compassion, dedication and a passion for justice, Block O'Toole & Murphy's wrongful death lawyers represent the families of those who have lost loved ones in motor vehicle collisions.

We've recovered numerous settlements in wrongful death auto accident cases, including:

  • $7,525,000 Settlement for family who lost two loved ones to a fatal Suffolk County car crash
  • $5,000,000 Settlement in wrongful death case for children of a woman who was fatally struck by a commercial garbage truck
  • $3,000,000 Recovery after a tragic vehicle collision took the life of a loving husband and father
  • $2,625,000 Settlement for family of an upstate New York couple who were violently rear-ended by a truck while visiting their children for Thanksgiving
  • $2,558,000 Recovery for the family of a car passenger that died after a fatal auto accident in Brooklyn
  • $2,545,000 Settlement in Long Island wrongful death case for children whose mother died in a car collision
  • $2,000,000 Wrongful Death Recovery against the City of New York for parents whose son was killed on Grand Central Parkway because of an icy road condition
  • $1,000,000 Settlement for wife of a pedestrian who was fatally wounded in a Bronx auto accident

Contact a Skilled New York Car Accident Attorney

At the premier personal injury law firm of Block O'Toole & Murphy, we have recovered over $1 billion for clients who have suffered serious injuries. Our New York auto accident injury attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights of car accident victims who were harmed as a result of another's negligence.

If you or a loved one suffered serious or catastrophic injuries in any type of negligence-related motor vehicle accident, schedule a FREE initial consultation with the New York City personal injury lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy today. Call 212-736-5300, or contact us online.

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*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.