NYC Car Accident Lawyer

NYC Car Accident Lawyer

Whether you are a resident of New York City or a tourist, you know that the traffic in our city is constant. There is a reason that they say our city never sleeps, and you can witness people traveling at any hour of the day. Michael Redenburg is an experienced NYC car accident lawyer because he has many years of experience representing clients. Every day many people are involved in accidents all over our city. If you have been a victim of one of these incidents you need help. Hire a professional that can represent you and get you the settlement that you deserve.

Top causes of automobile accidents in New York City

Just like any car accident, the main reason that these collisions occur is due to negligence. When you drive a car, you’re responsible for avoiding an accident at all costs. You’re supposed to be watching out for your own safety as well as the safety of your fellow travelers on the road. Within NYC, there is an influx of traffic all the time, including delivery trucks and pedestrians entering the road. You must drive defensively, or it is easy to be involved in a fender bender. Some of the main causes of negligence that we’ve seen are drivers:

Talking or using cell phones while they are driving.

Many accidents that occur in NYC could have been avoided if people were driving more responsibly. When you’re behind the wheel of a car, you’re operating thousands of pounds of metal on the road. Accidents can range from mild to severe, and we’ve handled accidents of all types. If you have been a victim of a car accident in New York City, contact us today to discuss your options.

Types of car accidents

Car accidents can occur in many different ways, but we have seen a theme with some collisions. Although most car accidents do feel scary initially, some result in catastrophic injuries. Knowing how your accident occurred will help us determine who is at fault. Some of the most common types of car accidents we represent are:

What is no-fault insurance?

New York is one of the few states in the country that is a no-fault state. So, if you are involved in an accident, even if you are at fault, you can still have your medical bills paid. Insurance policies in NYC specifically cover accidents, regardless of who is at fault. Initially, you will seek to have your medical bills paid through your own insurance coverage. If you suffer non-economic damages you will need to initiate an action against the other parties involved in the accident.

You might think that insurance companies will give you a nice settlement, but this just isn’t the case. Insurance companies don’t value loyalty or paying your bills on time. Instead, they see you as a number and they want to settle with you for as little as possible and will low-ball you. You need someone that is going to represent your interests while you are recovering. We have significant experience negotiating with insurance companies and know how they operate, as attorney Michael Redenburg began his career defending clients of the insurance companies, so we know how to handle your claim.

Michael J. Redenburg serves car accident victims in:

It’s Time to Get You the Compensation That You Deserve

It’s never too soon to start building your case. If you’ve been involved in a car accident in New York City we would love to handle your claim. You need professional representation that can help guide you through the process. Contact us today to set up your appointment.

As stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motor vehicle accidents killed 35,485 people and injured 2,443,000 more in a recent year. Our experienced personal injury attorneys at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. serve New York City, representing people injured in car accidents. Contact us if you have been hurt in a crash caused by someone else’s negligence.

Why Choose Us?

Car Accidents Statistics

According to NHSTA, every day in the U.S.:

NYC Car Accident FAQs

What Happens Immediately After My Car Accident?

When two parties are involved in an NYC car accident, the process is routinely the same. You'll need to exchange insurance information with the other party, have the police examine the accident scene, and seek immediate medical attention for injuries you sustained.

What information do I need to have to file a claim?

The short answer is as much as you possibly can. Most importantly, you'll need to collect the contact information of the other driver and witnesses, a full report of the accident and pictures of the aftermath.

What About Hit and Run Accidents?

The process for documenting a hit and run accident is no different than a regular car accident. You'll need to call the police, get statements from witnesses (if there are any), document your injuries, and damages to the car. Also, if you have uninsured motorist (UM or UIM) coverage on your auto policy, you should immediately notify your insurance carrier. You may also need to file a claim with MVAIC.

What If The Driver Who Hit Me Has No Insurance?

An underinsured and uninsured motorist (UM or UIM) coverage policy will help with these claims too. New York is a state which recognizes these types of claims, so New Yorkers with auto insurance policies, or who live with a relative who has an auto insurance policy are protected from drivers who ride without insurance.

When Do I Know To Accept a Check from the Insurance Company?

Before you even get to the check, we recommend never speaking to the insurance company without retaining an NYC car accident lawyer. Insurance companies will never offer a proper settlement right off the bat, but you won't know it off the bat. Your lawyer will be able to negotiate the best possible settlement for your accident.

What If The Driver Who Hit Me Is Underinsured?

Additional UIM/UM coverage on your policy is the best way to protect yourself from an underinsured driver. No one wants to pay for extra UIM/ UM insurance, but you'll never know when it can come in handy in an NYC car accident.

Should I Reject the Initial Settlement Offer?

It would be best if you always rejected the first offer from an insurance company, but never without an NYC car accident attorney at your side. Your attorney should always be the first point of contact with the insurance company.

Before My Case Is Settled, Who Will Pay My Medical Expenses?

Your no-fault insurance coverage should pay for your medical bills. If the no-fault policy limits are exceeded, your NYC car accident attorney can refer you to physicians who can treat you on a lien.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents?

Traffic crashes occur for a variety of reasons, including hazardous weather conditions, dangerous roadways, and driver error. The following are some of the most common causes of car accidents.

Distracted Driving

The NHTSA reports that distracted driving caused 3,450 fatal accidents in 2016 alone. Distracted driving is any activity that takes the driver’s attention away from driving. Texting is a common form of driver distraction, but this can also involve actions such as eating while driving, listening to music, or even talking with friends.


Speeding is a form of aggressive driving and a leading cause of road accidents and fatal injuries in the U.S. The faster a vehicle is traveling, the longer it takes to slow down, the more distance is required to stop, and the greater the force of impact in a collision.

Drunk Driving

NHTSA reports that there were 10,497 alcohol-impaired road crash fatalities in 2016, representing a fatality rate of .33 per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. Of the drivers involved in fatal crashes in 2016, a BAC of .08% or higher was found in:

Aggressive Driving

Also known as “road rage,” aggressive driving behaviors put the driver, passengers, and other motorists on the road at risk. It may involve speeding, tailgating, weaving recklessly in and out of traffic, failure to yield the right-of-way, and disregarding traffic signs and signals.

Do You Need a Lawyer after a Car Accident?

If you have been injured in a traffic crash in New York City, our experienced car accident attorneys can help protect your rights and fight for the compensation you are entitled to receive. We have the knowledge, experience, and resources to thoroughly investigate your accident to determine cause and liability, assess the full extent of your injuries, negotiate skillfully on your behalf for a fair settlement, and take your case to trial if necessary.


Get in Touch with Our Firm Today

At Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C., we maintain a low case volume, so we can provide personal service to every client we represent. Call us to schedule a consultation if you or your loved one has been hurt in a car accident.