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Elyse J. Stern receives 2017 Outstanding Women in Law award from Hofstra Law.

Bronx Personal Injury Attorneys

Accident Lawyers Serving the Bronx, Brooklyn, Kings County, Queens, Manhattan, Suffolk, Nassau, and Westchester, New York

A person never expects to have an accident, but every day, millions of people are injured around the globe, and thousands here in New York.  Most people do not have any idea of their immediate rights, entitlements, and obligations under the law and do not know how to respond appropriately under the circumstances.  We, at the Stern Law Firm, we know how to protect you and your family and have been doing so for over 30 years in the metro New York area.

Insurance companies are there to protect their own interests, not yours.  You need a Bronx personal injury lawyer the Stern Law Firm to protect your interests and collect the highest possible award or settlement for your injuries.  Be sure to have representation for your claims and injuries. 

We advise our clients and protect their legal rights in every type of accident.  Our expertise ranges from cases involving the most serious of injuries (death, paralysis or amputation) to those cases of significant connective tissue disruption (soft tissue) injuries.

Bronx & Brooklyn Auto Accident Lawyers

If YOU are injured, YOU must be advised of your rights:

 If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of car accident in Bronx, Kings County, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Manhattan, or Westchester County, call us for immediate assistance. We have experience handling accident claims involving:
  • A hit and run
  • Head on collision
  • Truck accident
  • Side swipe
  • Left turn accident
  • Being hit by a vehicle running a red light
  • Getting hit at an excessive speed
  • When a vehicle hits you in your parked car

Common Causes of Auto Accidents

There are many factors that cause accidents, such as negligence, distractions, drunk driving, cell phone use, aggressive driving, road rage, carelessness, poor road conditions and speeding.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 85 percent of cell phone subscribers talk on the phone while they are operating a car, despite laws requiring “hands free” cell phone usage.   It has been estimated that 6 percent of automobile accidents per year are caused by drivers talking on their cell phone. This accounts for a large number of motor vehicle accidents.

Around 98 percent of reported accidents involve a single distracted driver concentrating not on the road.  Contributing factors include:

  • rubbernecking (16%),
  • driver fatigue (12%),
  • surroundings (10%),
  • child/passenger distraction (9%),
  • adjusting radio/CD (7%), and
  • using cell phones (6%).

Believe it or not, statistics show that fifty percent of our population will be involved in a car accident at some time in their lives.  It is often a frightening ordeal and most drivers and passengers are unprepared for how to handle themselves at the accident scene. While we cannot turn back the clock and prevent the accident, there are some important steps to take in the event that you are ever involved in a motor vehicle accident.

If you have been injured, please contact the the Stern Law Firm today to learn more about your rights!