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Queens Car Accident Attorney

Queens Car Accident Lawyer

Queens Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident in Queens, you need an experienced Queens Car Accident Attorney in your corner. At The Platta Law Firm, we provide exceptional legal representation to each and every Queens accident victim. No matter the severity of your injuries, we give our clients the best chance for receiving the maximum compensation they deserve.

For more than 15 years, our legal team has been fighting for the rights of Queens accident victims, and they’ll do the same for you

Ensuring you get the highest amount of money for your accident-related injuries is our top priority. Call us at 212-514-5100 to schedule a free, no-obligation case assessment today.

Queens Car Accident Statistics

Countless auto accidents take place every day throughout New York City’s five boroughs. Statistics are released each month by the NYPD to indicate the type, frequency, and location of these accidents. NYPD data from June 2023 shows that Queens ranked second only to Brooklyn in the number of motor vehicle accidents over the course of a month.

Contributing Factors in Queens Fatal Collisions

One of the advantages of using a Queens car accident attorney at The Platta Law Firm is that we understand the factors that have historically influenced car accident patterns in Queens. Some of the most common factors include:

  • Alcohol Involvement: Drunk driving continues to be a factor in accidents in Queens. Intoxicated drivers are more likely to make unfavorable driving decisions and have slower reaction times.
  • Distracted Driving: Drivers using cell phones, texting, or engaging in other distractions can cause accidents by not paying proper attention to the road.
  • Diverse Road Users: A diverse mix of road users including pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, and drivers contribute to a variety of accidents such as pedestrian-vehicle collisions, bicycle accidents, and motorcycle crashes.
  • Excessive Speeds: Speeding is a common factor in accidents across the borough. Speeding impacts a driver’s ability to react to unexpected situations and increases the severity of collisions.
  • Infrastructure Challenges: Aging infrastructure, potholes, and poorly maintained roads challenge vehicle control and cause tire damage.
  • Intersection Accidents: Due to the complex network of streets and intersections in Queens, accidents at intersections are common. Failure to yield, running red lights, and improper turns lead to side-impact and T-bone collisions.
  • Pedestrian and Bicycle Traffic: In spite of efforts to improve Queens bike lanes and pedestrian infrastructure, accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians still occur.
  • Poor Weather: Weather such as rain, snow, or ice, can contribute to slippery roads and reduced visibility, leading to an increased risk of accidents.
  • Traffic Congestion: Congested roads, especially during peak hours, lead to a higher likelihood of rear-end collisions, fender-benders, and accidents caused by sudden stops.

Other factors contributing to motor vehicle accidents in Queens include, unsafe lane changes, improper passing or lane usage, failure to yield right-of-way, and following another vehicle too closely.

Queens Most Dangerous Intersections

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Bad weather, poorly designed roads, and traffic congestion all contribute to the dangerous driving conditions in Queens.

In addition, driving accidents are not just limited to civilian automobiles.

Buses, taxis, motorcycles, cyclists, and pedestrians are all affected by roadway accidents. Some of the most dangerous intersections in Queens include:

  • Cross Island Parkway & Hempstead Ave
  • I-678 & Liberty Ave
  • Vermont Pl & Cypress Ave
  • Linden Blvd & South Conduit Ave
  • Broadway & 56th Street
  • Borden Ave & Van Dam St
  • Queens Blvd & Yellowstone Blvd
  • Atlantic Ave & I-678
  • 53rd Ave & 69th St
  • Sunrise Highway & Francis Lewis Blvd
  • Cross Bay Blvd & Conduit Ave
  • 50th Ave & Jackson Ave
  • Queens Blvd & Thomson Ave
  • Atlantic Ave & Woodhaven Blvd
  • Merrick Blvd & Sayres Ave
  • Cooper Ave & Cypress Ave

Frequency of Vehicle Accidents at
Queens Intersections

Auto accidents in Queens can happen on any road in any neighborhood. However, the vast majority of vehicle collisions in Queens take place at an intersection. Of the 12,700+ auto accidents in Queens during the year 2021, just over 9,770 happened at an intersection. That’s 76% of all auto accidents in the borough. It’s also 28% of all New York City intersection accidents.

Reduce Your Chances of Getting in an Accident at a Queens Intersection

There’s no guarantee you won’t ever be in car accident. However, there are steps you can take to minimize the chances of experiencing one. Knowing where the majority of car crashes occur in Queens is a good place to start. Although you might not be able to avoid the intersections (mentioned above) entirely, you can be extra cautious when driving on these roads.

As with any busy intersection, always hesitate before advancing through it once the light turns green. Additionally, be sure to check for bicyclists or pedestrians who may still be in the walkway. Finally, proceed slowly when driving through the intersection and allow for ample space between your car and the others on the road.

You Want an Experienced Queens Car Accident Attorney on Your Side

Injuries from an accident can be devastating to your physical and emotional health. There’s the likelihood you’ll have to cope with a debilitating injury for months, and even years. The damages can also take a toll on your finances, due to lost work, medical bills and a host of other unexpected costs. There’s a lot riding on your ability to secure the funds you need to get back on your feet.

Don’t just go to any attorney to handle your car accident case. It’s in your best interest to work with a legal team that concentrates exclusively on personal injuries. At The Platta Law Firm, personal injury law is all we do. We only represent clients who have been injured in an accident. It’s why we’re so successful in helping Queens accident victims win their cases and secure the maximum compensation they deserve.

Our team of skilled attorneys have 150+ years of combined experience on all types of personal injury cases. With hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and awards, it’s no wonder car accident victims seek our expert legal services. Call us today to schedule a free consultation and find out what your case may be worth.

Why Choose a Queens Car Accident Attorney at
The Platta Law Firm?

  • Extensive Experience: We have successfully represented hundreds of car accident victims. We have a proven track record for securing substantial settlements and verdicts.
  • Personalized Attention: Every case is unique, and we pride ourselves on providing personalized attention to every client.
  • No Fee Unless We Win: Our Queens car accident attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis. This means you owe us nothing unless we win your case.

Getting Money for Your Queens Car Accident Injuries

There are numerous injuries that a victim can endure after an auto collision. No matter the severity of your car accident injury, we’ll fight to get you the money you need and deserve. These are just a few of the injuries you’re entitled to receive compensation for after your Queens auto accident.

  • Amputation
  • Back injury
  • Broken bones
  • Burns
  • Concussion
  • Crushing injury
  • Eye damage
  • Head and neck injury
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful death

Connect with a Queens car accident attorney for a FREE consultation. Come to us, or we’ll come to you to discuss your case. All it takes is one simple call to put the wheels in motion. Reach us at 212-514-5100.

Understanding Your Rights

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Being involved in a car accident can be traumatizing. Beyond the physical injuries, victims often face financial difficulties from medical bills and lost wages. That’s where we come in. Our Queens car accident lawyers will make sure you understand your rights and fight for you every step of the way.  Queens has numerous police precincts and fire departments across its borough, one of which could be a helpful resource for your case.

If you are missing a police report, be sure to visit the correct precinct, one of which may be:

If your motor vehicle accident case goes to trial, we will most likely end up at Queens County Court. With a proven track record in this courthouse, we’ll be sure to fight on your behalf as we have for every one of our Queens clients. Though there is no way to avoid an accident, you can’t go wrong teaching new drivers some essential skillsets. Here a few local driving academies that could prove helpful for a family member or friend:

Types of Compensation You Might Be Entitled to After a Queens Auto Accident

Whether you’re pursuing money from an insurance company or a negligent third party, you can seek damages for:

  • Medical Expenses: Covers costs from hospital stays, surgeries, rehabilitation, and any future medical needs.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for the time you had to take off work because of your injuries.
  • Pain and Suffering: Monetary compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress you’ve endured.
  • Loss of Companionship: Compensation for the loss of a loved one’s companionship, love, care, or protection.
  • Property Damage: Covers the cost to repair or replace your vehicle and other damaged properties.

Don’t leave any money on the table. Make sure you know the value of your case. Our car accident attorneys have established a team of injury experts across Queens. These experts can provide essential information about the more complicated aspects of your case. With their assistance, we can gain a greater understanding of your specific injuries, and how they might boost the value of your case.

Steps to Take After Your Queens Auto Accident

  • Ensure Your Safety: Before anything else, ensure everyone is safe. If possible and safe, move the vehicles out of traffic.
  • Seek Medical Attention: Even if you believe your injuries are minor, it’s crucial to get checked out by a professional.
  • Contact the Police: File an official accident report, even if the damage appears minimal. This can be critical evidence later.
  • Collect Evidence: If possible, take photos and/or videos of the scene, the damages, injuries, and anything else that might be relevant.
  • Speak to Witnesses: Gather names and contact details of any witnesses.
  • Notify Your Insurance: Inform them of the accident but avoid admitting fault or downplaying your injuries.

Contact an experienced Queens car accident attorney: A skilled and knowledgeable lawyer can guide you on the best next steps, ensuring your rights are protected.

FAQ About Auto Accidents in Queens

How long do I have to file a claim after a vehicle accident in Queens?

In New York, the statute of limitations for auto accident claims is typically three years from the date of the accident. However, there can be exceptions. In addition, you only have thirty days to file a claim with the insurance company for no-fault medical benefits. It’s best to consult with a Queens car accident attorney as soon as possible.

What if the other driver is uninsured or underinsured?

Even if the at-fault driver is uninsured or underinsured, you may still have options for compensation. Your own insurance policy might cover such situations, and we can help you navigate this.

How much does a consultation cost?

At The Platta Law Firm, we offer free initial consultations to discuss the specifics of your case and provide guidance on the best way forward.

Call Our Queens Car Accident Attorneys for
Immediate Assistance

The role of our personal injury attorneys extend beyond just legal expertise. They serve as allies and advocates for accident victims during what is often a confusing and stressful time. Enlisting the services of an experienced injury attorney can give you some much needed peace of mind.

We’ll conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence to support your claim. A Queens car accident attorney at our firm will build a strong case to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

Contact The Platta Law Firm at 212-514-5100 for immediate help after being injured in a Queens auto accident.

Queens Neighborhoods We Serve

Northwestern Queens

Astoria, Astoria Heights, Ditmars Steinway, Little Egypt, Jackson Heights, Long Island City, Blissville, Hunters Point, Dutch Kills, Queensbridge, Ravenswood, Sunnyside, and Sunnyside Gardens.

Southwestern Queens

The Hole, Howard Beach, Hamilton Beach, Lindenwood, Old Howard Beach, Ozone Park, South Ozone Park, Richmond Hill, and Woodhaven.

Central Queens

Briarwood, Corona, LeFrak City, North Corona, East Elmhurst, Elmhurst, Forest Hills, Forest Hills Gardens, Fresh Pond, Glendale, Jackson Heights, Kew Gardens, Maspeth, Middle Village, Rego Park, Ridgewood, and Woodside.

Northeastern Queens

Bayside, Bayside Hills, Fort Totten, Oakland Gardens, Bellerose, College Point, Douglaston, Little Neck, Flushing, Auburndale, Broadway-Flushing, Chinatown, Downtown Flushing, Kew Gardens Hills, Koreatown, Linden Hill, Murray Hill, Willets Point, Pomonok, Floral Park, Fresh Meadows, Hillcrest, Utopia, Glen Oaks, Whitestone, Beechhurst, Clearview, and Malba.

Southeastern Queens

Bellaire, Brookville, Cambria Heights, Hollis, Hollis Hills, Holliswood, Jamaica, Jamaica Estates, Jamaica Hills, South Jamaica, Rochdale Village, St. Albans, Laurelton, Meadowmere, Queens Village, Rosedale, and Springfield Gardens.

The Rockaways

Arverne, Bayswater, Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Edgemere, Far Rockaway, Hammels, Neponsit, Rockaway Beach, Rockaway Park, and Roxbury.

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New York, NY 10016

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