Car Accidents

In the high traffic corridor that encompasses New York City and Long Island, motor vehicle accidents, ranging from car accidents, truck and motorcycle mishaps to bus crashes result in numerous serious injuries and deaths every year.

Recovering Damages

The complex New York “no-fault” law limits the kinds of car accident claims you may be able to file. In addition, dealing with insurance company adjusters trained to deny, delay or limit claims whenever possible and defense attorneys who attempt to prevent and/or minimize settlement awards are challenges the average person is not prepared to handle.

How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help

Having a knowledgeable lawyer at your side provides a number of advantages. While you regain your good health, an experienced personal injury attorney has the skills to handle all aspects of your claim, including:

  • Getting the type of medical help you need
  • Conducting a thorough investigation of the accident scene
  • Ensuring that all pertinent facts are documented
  • Identifying  multiple sources of recovery
  • Negotiating with the insurance company to obtain fair compensation
  • Representing you through trial. Acceptable settlement cannot be reached through negotiations in most case unless the case is at or near the point of jury trial.

Types of Damage Your Attorney May Pursue

At the Law Offices of William Cafaro, our personal injury attorneys file claims on behalf of clients to seek the following damages:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages
  • Wrongful death
  • Disability
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Other economic or non-economic damages

Exploring Sources for Compensation

An SUV or tractor-trailer colliding with a small passenger car may create devastating injuries such as bone fractures, crush or degloving injuries (large amounts of skin being removed from the bone), back, neck or spinal cord injury and possibly even traumatic brain injury or death. If defective vehicles or vehicle parts played a role in such accidents, our lawyers can conduct a thorough investigation and pursue product liability as an additional source of compensation. If improperly constructed roadways or confusing signage caused the accident, the highway department may be liable for damages.

Tractor-Trailer rigs are subject to specific federal regulations, and often have very complicated insurance relationships that you need a highly experienced attorney to figure out. For example, in many cases, the tractor will be insured by a different insurance company than the trailer, and there are often legal disputes between the two insurance companies about which one will be responsible first, or in what proportion. They may even be arguing among themselves about which one of them should hire the defense lawyers and pay their fees. These cases can sit without moving unless you have an experienced attorney who knows how to light fires under them. Bill Cafaro specifically litigated insurance company disputes on big rigs in connection with major accidents in federal court for several years. He knows everything he needs to know to make sure you are represented aggressively and to get you the maximum recovery possible in these cases.

Legal Help for Motor Vehicle Accident Victims

Call the New York Law Offices of William Cafaro at (212)583-7400 to schedule a free consultation at one of our offices to discuss your accident. You are under no obligation and if there is no recovery, there is no fee.


Law Offices of William Cafaro


108 West 39th Street
Suite 602
New York, NY, 10018


Fax: (212) 583-7401

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