Car Accident Lawyer NYC

Our bustling streets are a staple feature of New York City that is enjoyed by residents and travelers alike. However, the sheer number of coexisting vehicles and pedestrians carries inherent risks and car accidents happen regularly. If you, a friend, or a family member has been injured in a car accident and want to recover compensation for any injuries and financial losses, you’ve come to the right place.

You don’t have to do this alone. The Law Offices of Eric Richman has spent over twenty years representing car accident victims and their families. We can help you. Enlist the support of an expert NYC lawyer to help fight for your case and secure the compensation you deserve.

It’s important to know that for some cases, the statute of limitations for a car accident lawsuit is three years. However, when involving a government agency, it can be as little as weeks. You shouldn’t delay speaking with a legal expert about a potential personal injury lawsuit.

Free Consultation

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in the New York City area, then you need expert legal representation. Please don’t wait. Contact The Law Offices of Eric Richman any time, 24/7, for a free consultation. Call us at (800) 801-9655.

Know Your Options

Every day, car accidents in New York City leave struggling victims to navigate New York’s legal system. Proving fault in these cases is complex, and insurance companies will protect their bottom line. Don’t negotiate with insurance companies on your own. Eric Richman, Esq. can fight on your behalf and, if necessary, represent your interests in court. Contact us day or night to discuss your case.


This is not legal advice.
Since every case is unique, consider working with a lawyer to get advice on your specific situation.

  • What steps should I take immediately following a car accident in New York?

    Right after your accident, prioritize the safety of everyone in the vehicle. Call 911 to report the accident and request medical assistance. If you’re unable to start collecting evidence on your own, ask a friend or family member to help document the event by taking photos of the scene and injuries and collecting witness statements. Exchange contact details and insurance information with everyone involved. Avoid making any detailed personal statements. Then, enlist The Law Offices of Eric Richman to protect your rights.

  • Can I still file a lawsuit in New York City, if I was partially at fault?

    Yes, you can file a lawsuit even if you were partially to blame for your car accident. This is because New York has a “comparative negligence” system, which allows you to recover damages in a personal injury lawsuit even if you are partially at fault. However, the amount you can financially recover will be proportional to the amount you are found to be at fault.

  • How long do you have to report an accident in New York City?

    In New York, the statute of limitations is typically three years from the date of your accident. However, the time you have to file can change in different circumstances. For instance, cases involving government or city vehicles can have a much shorter time frame. Don’t lose your right to sue by waiting too long. Contact us today.

  • How are New York settlement amounts determined in these cases?

    Settlement amounts are determined by the details of your case, such as comparative negligence, the amount of your medical expenses caused by the accident, lost wages, and damages of pain and suffering.

    Some plaintiff’s lawyers overpromise to clients at the initial sign-up. At the Law Offices of Eric Richman, we always try to be realistic with our clients from day one. In reality, the full extent of your damages are unknown at the beginning of the case. Therefore, any estimate of damages and money recovery is unusually unknown as well.

  • How Do I Choose the Right NYC Car Accident Lawyer?

    Choosing the right lawyer in New York City should be based on their qualifications, history, and reputation. Find an expert who specializes in personal injury law and representing car accident victims. Read client reviews online. Most importantly, find someone who is easy to reach and puts your mind at ease. Having a lawyer who is accessible to answer your questions anytime after your initial consultation and before your case settles will be crucial to the outcome of your case.

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Why Eric Richman, Esq. Is the First And Only NYC Car Accident Lawyer You Should Call

Eric Richman, Esq. is an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer who has dedicated his career to fighting for injury victims and their families. Mr. Richman has won millions of dollars for his clients and is one of the best-known and most respected personal injury attorneys in New York City.

Mr. Richman’s personal commitment to each and every client is unique in the personal injury lawyer landscape. He answers each and every phone call and is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for his clients.

Settlements In NYC

Our law office has successfully fought and won car accident case settlements, helping our clients secure the compensation they need to support their lives after devastating injuries. Learn how our law office has helped our clients get the compensation they deserve.

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Eric Richman, Esq., NYC Car Accident Lawyer Recent Settlement Amounts

Eric Richman, Esq. is an expert lawyer with extensive experience handling car accident cases in New York City, ranging from moderate to high settlement amounts. We’ve listed a recent settlement below for your consideration.

$745,000 in a rear-end car accident

Our client, sitting in her vehicle, was struck from behind, necessitating neck surgery and leading to incomplete recovery. We effectively demonstrated the defendant’s full liability, resulting in a $745,000 settlement.

$750,000 in a pedestrian-truck accident

A pedestrian was struck by a truck reversing the wrong way down a one-way street, resulting in herniated and bulging discs. The client was forced to retire due to his injuries. Our firm secured $750,000 for his pain, suffering, and lost earnings.

$450,000 in a car and truck accident

Seated in the back of a car, our client sustained a severe arm injury and multiple fractures when the driver lost control. Following extensive mediation, we settled the case for $450,000.

What Our Clients Are Saying

Our track record speaks for itself. For over twenty years, Eric Richman, Esq. has sued for car accident victims in New York City. We fight tirelessly until our clients secure the settlements they deserve. Don’t just take our word for it—look at what our clients say about their experiences.


I not only recommend Eric, but I guarantee once you have used his service you too will look no further. He responds in an extreme timely matter, he is a very knowledge, trustworthy person. There is no other attorney that will work as hard for you. Overall, best attorney hands down.

Elizabeth Marrerro
New York, NY
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Contact The Law Offices of Eric Richman for a Free Consultation

Did a car accident cause debilitating injuries that leave you unable to work? Are Increasing medical bills affecting your quality of life? A personal injury lawsuit is the best way to protect you from financial disasters in the future.

If you’re weighing your options for handling your case alone, you should first speak with a legal expert who understands the complexities of fighting for personal injury cases against large corporations with the funds to defend themselves in court. You need the best lawyer in NYC who can always be reached before and after your case settles. We also provide confidential home or hospital visits if you cannot travel.

The Law Offices of Eric Richman offers a free consultation. Call us at (800) 801-9655 to discuss your case with the best car accident lawyer in NYC. We’re here to represent you during this challenging time.

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Locations We Serve

The Law Offices of Eric Richman is a New York City personal injury law firm located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Our experienced lawyers provide outstanding personal injury legal representation to individuals and families who suffered injuries in and around New York, including: