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Motor Vehicle Accidents

We Are Here For You After A Crash

Our roads are getting more dangerous to drive on by the day. At least 40,000 people are killed in motor vehicle accidents every year, and more than 3 million people suffer injuries. It only takes looking away from the road for a second for a driver to lose control of a vehicle – the same amount of time it takes for you to sustain a serious injury from the crash.

Injuries from motor vehicle accidents can range from broken bones and deep lacerations to disabling spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries. Aside from a possibly painful and lengthy recovery process, victims of motor vehicle accidents take on the additional financial burdens of medical bills, loss of wages, and vehicle damages that can also lead to additional emotional and psychological stress.

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, the law firm of Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro, LLP is here to provide legal support and guidance in your time of need. Our knowledgeable team of personal injury attorneys has been fighting for the rights of motor vehicle accident victims in New York and on Long Island for over 35 years. Attorneys at our firm are highly qualified in these types of personal injury cases, with a standing reputation for securing significant compensation to cover all kinds of damages suffered by our clients.

Successful outcome...
SSKB Law is the best law firm and I would never use anyone else! I was in a horrible accident that left my car totaled. Thanks to Jeff and SSKB Law we had a successful outcome and I know that wouldn’t have been possible with anyone else.
— Chrissy Bogue, Woodbury, NY

Know Your Rights After A Crash

Unfortunately, as our culture sees an increase in distracted, drowsy, and impaired driving, vehicle accidents causing unnecessary injuries to others on the road will continue to occur. Individuals injured in vehicle accidents should know that they have rights. Our firm supports accident victims in a variety of different motor vehicle claims:

  • Car Accidents: Accidents involving passenger vehicles are often caused by drivers using poor judgment for a number of reasons: distracted, drowsy, impaired by drugs and/or alcohol, naturally aggressive behind the wheel, affected by road rage, or unaware or unwilling to follow basic traffic laws.
  • Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcyclists are often injured when cars fail to look or leave room for them on the road. These injuries are often catastrophic in nature and can lead to life-changing outcomes.
  • Truck Accidents: Large trucks and tractor-trailers are the biggest monsters on the road. Trucking accidents cause horrifying accidents with their massive size and weight.
  • Bicycle Accidents: Bicyclists are often struck during left-hand turns or when bike lanes are not properly marked on the road. Car drivers forget to look for bikes, which often causes serious injuries.
  • Pedestrian Accidents: Pedestrians have the right of way on the road but, car drivers do not always see them. With a lack of any protection, pedestrian injuries are often permanent or fatal.
  • Bus, Taxi, and Ride Hailing Accidents: These alternate methods of transportation are often dangerous, and can cause injuries to passengers or other cars around them when driving aggressively or negligently.
  • Uninsured or Underinsured Motorists Accidents: We’ll help guide you through the process of filing these important claims to ensure you are financially covered for all damage and injuries sustained.
  • Wrongful Death Claims: In the case of an unexpected fatality caused by a motor vehicle accident our team can guide you through the legal options for protecting your rights and interests.

The financial costs of motor vehicle accidents can add up quickly after an accident, particularly if you require a great deal of medical attention for your injuries. Proving who is at fault in motor vehicles accidents can sometimes be complicated and time consuming. It’s critical to choose a law firm with experience in motor vehicle injury cases to ensure you have a highly qualified and dedicated team fighting for your rights through aggressive and effective litigation practices.

Verdicts & Settlements

$2.038 Million Verdict

Car Accident and Wrongful Death; Pedestrian struck and killed by car

A 22-year-old woman who was being chased by her boyfriend ran into the street and was struck by a passing car. She passed away from her injuries.

$2.15 Million Settlement

Car Accident – Driver of a tractor-trailer injured

Our 46-year-old client, while driving a FedEx delivery truck, entered a warehouse parking lot to make a scheduled stop. The road suddenly collapsed, causing the truck to “bottom out.” As a result, the driver suffered serious back injuries that ultimately required a fusion surgery.

$2.35 Million Verdict

Car Accident – Head-on collision

A 37-year-old rear-seat passenger in a car, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered a significant and permanent shoulder injury after a head-on collision.

$3 Million Settlement

Car Accident and Wrongful Death – Question of lights

A 44-year-old driver collided with a bus that had passed through a red light on Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn. As a result, our client suffered a fractured neck resulting in quadriplegia. He subsequently died about 7 weeks later.

$3.5 Million Settlement

Car Accident – A gas tanker rear-ended our client’s vehicle

While driving on a highway in Westchester County, our client was rear-ended by a gas tanker, causing a fire. Our client suffered extensive third-degree burns and a shoulder injury.

$3.75 Million Settlement

Car Accident – Head on collision caused serious injury

While driving in Putnam County our client, a 33-year-old man, was struck head-on, causing hip and ankle fractures.

$4.25 Million Settlement

Car Accident – Car struck a tractor-trailer improperly stopped

Our client was operating a car that struck a tractor-trailer that was stopped on an unlit highway waiting to make left turn, causing a traumatic brain injury.

$4.8 Million Verdict

Car Accident – NYC Bus strikes a pedestrian

After being assaulted and thrown into a New York City Street, a passing NYC Transit Authority bus ran over our client’s leg, resulting in an amputation.

$5.5 Million Settlement

Car Accident – Pedestrian struck by a truck

Our client, a pedestrian crossing a New York City Street, was hit by a truck making a left-hand turn. As a result, she suffered a brain injury.

What To Do After An Accident

As soon as you are healthy and able, contact our team at Salenger, Sack, Kimmel & Bavaro for support with your personal injury case. We will guide you through the process by interviewing witnesses, consulting with experts, reconstructing accident details, preserving reports and physical evidence, and whatever else is needed to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more about what our firm can do for you.

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Verdicts & Settlements

You Owe Nothing, Unless We Win

$3.75 Million Settlement

Car Accident – Head on collision caused serious injury

While driving in Putnam County our client, a 33-year-old man, was struck head-on, causing hip and ankle fractures.

$4.8 Million Verdict

Car Accident – NYC Bus strikes a pedestrian

After being assaulted and thrown into a New York City Street, a passing NYC Transit Authority bus ran over our client’s leg, resulting in an amputation.

$4.25 Million Settlement

Car Accident – Car struck a tractor-trailer improperly stopped

Our client was operating a car that struck a tractor-trailer that was stopped on an unlit highway waiting to make left turn, causing a traumatic brain injury.

$5.5 Million Settlement

Car Accident – Pedestrian struck by a truck

Our client, a pedestrian crossing a New York City Street, was hit by a truck making a left-hand turn. As a result, she suffered a brain injury.

$3.5 Million Settlement

Car Accident – A gas tanker rear-ended our client’s vehicle

While driving on a highway in Westchester County, our client was rear-ended by a gas tanker, causing a fire. Our client suffered extensive third-degree burns and a shoulder injury.

$3 Million Settlement

Car Accident and Wrongful Death – Question of lights

A 44-year-old driver collided with a bus that had passed through a red light on Linden Boulevard in Brooklyn. As a result, our client suffered a fractured neck resulting in quadriplegia. He subsequently died about 7 weeks later.

$2.35 Million Verdict

Car Accident – Head-on collision

A 37-year-old rear-seat passenger in a car, who was not wearing a seat belt, suffered a significant and permanent shoulder injury after a head-on collision.