Accident Injuries and Fatalities in Manhattan
Honesty, integrity, and ethics. Those are the three words most closely associated with the talented legal team at Siler & Ingber, LLP. Beginning with your initial free case review with a Siler & Ingber attorney, you should expect an honest, forthright assessment of your case. We make sure that you know all sides of the situation so you can make informed decisions based on realistic expectations.
Moreover, we conduct ourselves with integrity, which is the primary reason that the courts and our colleagues hold our firm in the highest regard. Everything we do on your behalf will be supported by legal precedent and good common sense.
Finally, we know all too well that firms that practice in the rough-and-tumble legal climate of New York City may be tempted to cut corners. That is not true of Siler & Ingber. Ethical standards define our work. We understand that the power of our firm’s reputation is in having an ethical atmosphere, which ultimately leads to better results for our clients. Others can count on the credibility of our work, and our clients benefit from that reliance.
Our highly skilled, seasoned attorneys strive to be the best in the personal injury field, and our results prove it. Our firm is second to none in achieving the best outcome for each and every one of our clients. We do so through honesty, integrity, and ethics. If you have been injured in an accident in Manhattan, call us at 1-516-294-2666 today.
Car Accidents in Manhattan
Approximately 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured, and about 250 are killed, each year in traffic accidents. On average, a New Yorker is seriously injured or killed every two hours. Indeed, being struck by a vehicle is the leading cause of injury-related death for children under 14, and the second leading cause for seniors. In Manhattan specifically, there were 29,215 car accidents for just the year 2017.
Mayor DiBlasio’s “Vision Zero” plan is focused on the traffic injury problem in New York City, treating car accidents as preventable events rather than mere uncontrollable accidents. While the Vision Zero initiative has had some results, car accidents still occur in Manhattan at an alarming rate. The introduction of many for-hire services like Uber and Lyft have only added to the traffic congestion in Manhattan.
If you have been a victim of a car crash in Manhattan, you will need to deal with insurance companies and may have substantial medical bills. You need the help of a qualified Manhattan car accident attorney to handle your case.
We welcome you to contact Siler & Ingber to get you the compensation you deserve. Any car accident case can be a daunting prospect. We emphasize the quality of our client service, and we will make sure that you understand the process every step of the way. Learn more about how we can work on your car accident case to ensure that you are made whole.
Construction Accident Lawyers
Injuries that occur when working in a construction area can render you with serious injuries and without the ability to work in your chosen field. While workers’ compensation may provide for some of your costs, you may want to consult a knowledgeable attorney to find out whether you are entitled to further compensation.
Working at a construction site in Manhattan can be dangerous work. Construction workers are exposed on a daily basis to risks inherent in high-powered machinery, and in working on scaffolding and roofs throughout the city. Although construction workers understand that the risk comes with the job, an accident can be catastrophic.
If you have suffered a construction site injury, you should consult with a Manhattan construction accident attorney. It is possible that you may be eligible for more compensation than what workers’ compensation can provide. The trusted attorneys at Siler & Ingber will be able to help you find out. Contact us today to learn more by calling 1-516-294-2666.
Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
It seems like simply walking in Manhattan, particularly the Times Square area, is getting harder and harder. There are more and more people on the sidewalks, and you are constantly contending with cars turning into the crosswalk. Simply put, you need to be very alert when you are a pedestrian in Manhattan.
Recent statistics show that of the 5,592 people injured in accidents in Manhattan in 2017, roughly one-fifth (or 1,813 people) were pedestrians. Further, of the 32 people killed in accidents in Manhattan that same year, 21 of them were pedestrians. Although numbers for Manhattan appear to be on the decline since 2012, it is clear that pedestrians are the most at risk of fatal injury due to an accident.
If you have been injured, or a loved one has been killed, as a pedestrian in an accident in Manhattan, then you need an experienced Manhattan personal injury lawyer in your corner. At the firm of Siler & Ingber, we have handled many pedestrian injury cases and know how to approach any investigation into such cases. Let us help you win your case against that aggressive driver who has injured you. If your life has changed because you were simply walking in Manhattan, you should get compensated such that you can at least get close to your life prior to the accident. Learn more by calling us at Siler & Ingber today.
Bicycle Accident Attorneys
Using a bicycle to get around town has never been easier or more popular, particularly with the Citibike program. In Manhattan, new bike lanes are popping up all over the island, much to the chagrin of motorists.
Yet, even though cyclists may travel almost as fast as some cars in Manhattan, given the traffic, cyclists are much more vulnerable to injury in a crash than a person in a motor vehicle. In fact, there are about 1,000 cyclists injured in traffic accidents in Manhattan every year.
In addition, experience has shown that victims of bicycle accidents seem to confront more challenges from insurance companies compared to other accident victims. At Siler & Ingber, we have assisted bike accident victims obtain substantial compensation for injuries and property damage. We are passionate about making sure negligent drivers are held responsible for their actions.
Truck Accident Lawyers
The sheer size of a truck means that any truck accident can result in serious injuries and property damage. Moreover, given the congestion in Manhattan, anyone truck accident could cause a lot of havoc for countless other drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians.
The good news is that in the last two years truck accidents in Manhattan have decreased significantly. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 there were over 1000 truck accidents in Manhattan. Yet, in 2016, the number went down to 204, and in 2017 the number was an amazingly low 11 truck accidents for the year.
The main causes of truck accidents include the risks from difficult maneuverability, or from drivers who are poorly trained or are compensated by delivering faster. If you have been injured in a truck accident, or if a loved one was killed in a truck crash, you should retain an experienced truck accident attorney to help you. At Siler & Ingber, we have seasoned truck accident attorneys on call to handle your case. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 1-516-294-2666.