Are you Looking for a Car Accident Lawyer in NYC?


The Car Accident Attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf have a vast experience in helping victims of auto accident and their families getting fully compensated for the injuries and financial loss they suffered. They have obtained some of the highest verdicts and settlement in NY State and New York City.

Our Personal Injury Law Firm is based in Manhattan and handles cases in New York City including Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens and Staten Island as well as New York metro and NY State. Call us at 212-943-1090 for a free consultation.

Forbes LogoRecently our partner Diana Carnemolla was selected by Forbes for their "Best Car Accident Lawyers in NYC 2023" ranking. Forbes was especially impressed by a recent $85 million verdict that she and Howard Hershenhorn obtained for a plaintiff who suffered catastrophic injury in a motor vehicle accident in Manhattan.

How Much Does a Car Accident Lawyer Cost in New York?

A consultation with a top car accident lawyer in NYC to discuss your case is usually free. Our lawyers handle auto accident cases on a contingent fee basis. A contingent basis means that our attorneys do not charge by consultation but will take a percentage on the amount recovered. This amount is usually one third of the net recovery after disbursement. This means that the cost of a car accident lawyer varies based on the amount recovered.

How to Choose the Best Car Accident Lawyer in New York City?

Car accident lawyer at New YorkWhen searching for the best car accident lawyer, it is very important to pick an attorney who has vast experience in preparing and trying car accident cases. Many lawyers hold themselves out as "trial attorneys" but never actually tried a case. They are more interested in settling the case. Our attorneys, such as Anthony Gair  (see video above), have been successfully trying and wining multi-million dollar cases for decades. Unless the defendant's insurance company knows your attorney is willing to try the case, they will never settle the case for full value. The defendant's insurance company will know the lawyers who actually try cases if an adequate sum to settle the case in not offered.

Our crash lawyers obtained some of the highest auto accident verdicts in NY State: Howard Hershenhorn and Diana Carnemolla obtained a $85 million verdict for a man who was seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident, Ben Ruboinowitz and Peter Saghir obtained a $71 million verdict for a young woman who suffered a spinal injury in a car accident and a $41.5 million verdict for a worker who was fatally struck by a street sweeper. These three verdicts are also the first, second and third highest verdicts obtained in New York State yearly for all personal injury cases and the first, fourth, and fifth verdicts obtained in New York State yearly for all categories of law. Another car accident case for which our accident lawyers obtained $5 million for a student who was struck by a van was also listed among the 2017 New York's Top Verdicts.

The top car accidents attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman, and Mackauf have all tried multi-million dollar cases and have a reputation for refusing to settle cases unless an adequate sum is offered which will fully compensate the plaintiff for the injuries and financial loss suffered.

When Do I Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident?

If you have been injured in a car accident, you should consult a lawyer. Never give a statement, either oral or written, to a representative of the defendants' insurance company. They are not trying to help you. Oral statements will be recorded and used against you as will written statements, should the case proceed to trial. The first thing you should do is contact an experienced car accident lawyer. If only damage to the car is involved you may very well not need a lawyer and may be able to resolve the damage to your car on your own.

How Will I Be Compensated in a Car Accident Case?

The car accident attorneys at our firm have helped thousands of families that are suffering from serious injuries as a result of auto accidents. We retain expert accountants, financial analysts and economists because every car accident case has its own set of associated costs, including pain and suffering, lost wages, the cost of care and many other monetary costs.

In order to accurately assess what these costs will be for the remainder of a victim's life, we use financial professionals to derive fair resolutions for injury victims. For more information on New York Car Accident litigation also see Opening Statement in a Car Accident Case.

Do Car Accidents Always Result in Litigation in New York?

Accidents involving motor vehicles are among the most common causes of serious injury and death in the United States each year. Despite the advancements in technology and significant safety improvements in cars and in the design of roads, automobile accidents remain quite common. In fact, car accident claims and lawsuits are probably the most common type of civil tort case filed by attorneys today. It is important to note that not every car accident will result in litigation. Where nobody is injured or the injuries are not considered serious, the No-Fault laws of New York will generally govern any bodily injury claims and restrict recovery. Conversely, the more serious the injury that results from a car accident, the more likely it is that a successful recovery can be obtained.

Automobile accidents are a class of tort cases which derive, for the most part, from the basic tort principles of negligence. Negligence is generally defined as the lack of ordinary care. It is a failure to use that degree of care that a reasonably prudent person would have used under the same circumstances. It may arise from doing an act that a reasonably prudent person would not have done under the same circumstances, or, from failing to do an act that a reasonably prudent person would have done under the same circumstances.

What Are the Most Common Causes of Accidents Requiring Litigation in NY? Driver Error or Driver Negligence

In the context of automobile accidents, negligence can arise under many situations. The most common cause of automobile accidents is driver error. The common driver errors seen in auto litigation are: failure to yield the right of way, following too closely, driving at an excessive rate of speed, driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence, and disregard of traffic control devices.

Distractions to Vehicle Driver

These are not the only causes of auto accidents, however in our modern world, distractions to a motor vehicle driver have become an increasing cause of accidents. Common distractions include: car driver uses a cellular phone, car driver attempts to read, car driver puts on makeup, car driver changes the radio station, and numerous other distractions both inside and outside of the vehicle.

Failure to Properly Service and Maintain a Car, Truck, or Bus

Another significant area of automobile litigation, often seen in a commercial vehicle setting, involves the failure to properly service and maintain the vehicle.

This failure is being seen more frequently in automobile litigation every day. Typically, they will involve the breakdown of a part of the car, truck, or bus due to the failure of the owner or a service company to properly maintain and service the car, truck or bus.

The results of this failure are, quite often, catastrophic. For example, the simple failure to properly lubricate the bearings (a standard maintenance item) on a car or commercial vehicle, such a truck can result in an entire wheel assembly becoming disengaged from the vehicle while driving.

Road Defect or Negligent Design of the Roadway

A special class of automobile accidents involves factors external to the driver or the vehicle. These are generally known as roadway defect cases. They can involve the design of the roadway itself wherein a: poorly designed roadway, means of controlling traffic can cause or contribute to an accident, construction or debris can cause or contribute to an accident and negligent design and maintenance of the roadway.

Product Liability or Auto Manufacturing Defect

Automobile accident litigation may involve a unique class of litigation known as products liability. In the automobile context, these claims involve a defect in a given motor vehicle which caused the accident and resulting injuries. These defects can include tire blowout, brake failure and mechanical failure.

Often, a design or manufacturing defect will not cause the actual accident, but cause the injuries sustained in the accident to be far worse. Well-known examples of this include the following design defects:

  • SUV more susceptible to rolling over in an accident
  • Gas tank more likely to ignite in a collision
  • Manufacturing defect which causes a seatbelt to fail
  • Failure of an airbag to deploy properly

Frequently, the responsibility for an automobile accident does not rest with one single party. In fact, there can be multiple factors which caused or contributed to a car accident. Among the most common contributing factor to a motor vehicle accident is the conduct of the injured person himself/herself- the plaintiff. In those situations, rather than deny the plaintiff in a car accident case any recovery, a jury is permitted to compare and apportion the negligence of the plaintiff against that of the defendant and adjust its damage award to the plaintiff according to the degree of comparative negligence of the plaintiff. Thus, if a jury finds the plaintiff 25% responsible for an accident, the jury can reduce the plaintiff's recovery by 25%. Under some situations, a jury can find that an injured party is 100% responsible for a motor vehicle accident. If that is the case, the injured party will not be entitled to a recovery, no matter how badly injured he/she is. It is also important to note that, in some jurisdictions (i.e. New Jersey), a plaintiff who is found to be more than 50% responsible for the accident is not entitled to recovery at all. This is not the law in New York, however.

What Happens if the at-Fault Driver Doesn't Have Sufficient Insurance Coverage to Compensate the Victims?

It is an unfortunate reality in the world today that the negligent operator of a car may not have sufficient insurance coverage to compensate the victim of his negligence. Under certain circumstances, the victim of an automobile accident may be entitled to make a claim under his/her own automobile insurance policy. This is often known as UM/SUM coverage. It typically arises under two circumstances:

  1. The negligent driver has no insurance
  2. The negligent driver has minimal insurance

Unique, technical laws exist which govern the ability of an injured person to recover under these situations where a negligent driver has either no insurance or minimal insurance. Where the negligent driver is uninsured, it is often difficult for a person who is injured in a car accident to obtain appropriate compensation. If the injured party carries what is known as "uninsured motorist coverage" through their own automobile insurance policy, they may have a source of compensation in the event that the other driver fails to carry insurance or cannot be identified (i.e. a hit and run accident). More commonly, the offending driver is under-insured and carries inadequate insurance coverage, often at the minimum level required by state law. Many states have very low insurance requirements, which unfortunately means that some of the worst drivers on the road carry inadequate coverage due to the high cost of insurance which results from their bad driving records. Under the laws of certain states, a person may be able to protect themselves in the event that they are in an accident caused by somebody who carries inadequate coverage by purchasing additional coverage through their own insurance company. If they are injured through the fault of an underinsured motorist, they may be able to obtain recovery through their own insurance policy.

What Is the Statute of Limitations in New York to File an Automobile Accident?

There are laws that prescribe the time limits within which a person injured in an automobile accident must take certain steps to protect their legal rights or forever be prevented from proper and adequate compensation. In New York, the time in which to bring a lawsuit for injuries in an auto accident is 3 years from the date of the accident. Further, a person may be entitled to have their medical expenses and loss of earnings resulting from a car accident paid for by the applicable No-Fault Insurance policy. In order to obtain insurance coverage through the No-Fault system, certain information and forms must be provided to the proper No-Fault Insurance provider within a limited time-period following a motor vehicle accident. In New York the period to file for No-Fault benefits is 30 days from the date of the accident. The failure to provide all the required information within the specific time limits may cause the denial of an injured person's right to payment of necessary medical expenses and loss of earnings. The failure to bring a lawsuit within the statute of limitations will prevent any recovery regardless of the merits of the case.

What Are Some of the Most Notable Results Obtained by Our Manhattan Personal Injury Law Firm?

Our top car accident attorneys have achieved settlements and verdicts that are among the largest in New York and New Jersey. Some of our notable results include:

  • $85,000,000 jury verdict for a man who suffered catastrophic injury after being struck by a vehicle in Manhattan
  • Record setting $71,000,000 verdict for a young woman who suffered a broken back in an Upstate New York car accident. This verdict is one of the highest ever in the US for this type of injury.
  • $27,500,000 verdict for a pedestrian struck by a bus. The pedestrian suffered the loss of her leg. This is the largest verdict for such an injury in New York State history.
  • $26,000,000 settlement for the family of a 35 year old woman who was a pedestrian struck and killed by a truck on 6th Ave in Manhattan. This is believed to be the largest settlement in the history of New York for the wrongful death of one individual.
  • $12,500,000 verdict on behalf of a pedestrian who suffered degloving injuries to her leg and buttocks after being struck by a bus.
  • $10,750,000 settlement against a Japanese shipping company for negligence in maintaining their tractor trailer allowing the rear wheels to break off striking a pedestrian and causing severe burns and mild brain damage.
  • $10,000,000 settlement in an automobile accident for a woman rendered blind as a result of being struck by a drunk driver.
  • $10,000,000 settlement in Nassau County for a woman who suffered severe injuries to her legs as a result of the negligence of a bus driver.
  • $7,5000,000settlement for the family of a woman killed by a vehicle making a left turn
  • $7,125,000 verdict for a man who suffered serious injury when he was struck by a car at an improperly marked New York City roadway construction project.
  • $7,000,000 settlement for a 68 year old man who was struck by a Town of Parsipanny bus that turned into him while he was crossing the street. The judge stated that he believes this was the highest settlement ever in any case he has handled in the last 20 years in Morris County N.J.
  • $6,100,000 for a woman who sustained severe head injuries as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle backing up in Manhattan.
  • $6,000,000 settlement for the family of a Westchester County man who was killed in an automobile accident when a drunk driver struck a stopped police car resulting in an explosion and fire.
  • $5,500,000 settlement on behalf of a bicyclist struck by a police car which was pursuing him.
  • $5,400,000 settlement in a Monroe County medical malpractice case on behalf of an infant who suffered brain damage as a result of the doctor's failure to perform a timely caesarian section.
  • $5,000,000 settlement for a woman in an automobile accident injured by a drunk driver. She also suffered partial paralysis as a result of the negligence of her treating physicians.
  • $5,000,000 settlement in a wrongful death case in which a father was killed in an auto accident.
  • $5,000,000 settlement in a wrongful death case in which a bar permitted a man to continue to drink alcoholic beverages before he started driving. That man then drove his car while drunk, killing a father of two children.
  • $5,000,000 recovery in New York County for the widow of a physician struck and killed by an N.Y.P.D. tow truck while he was riding his bike on the Green Way on the West Side when the truck made a right turn on to the path and crashed into him. The decedent was not wearing a helmet.
  • $4,800,000 verdict for the wrongful death of an 8 year old child killed as the result of the negligence of a truck driver.
  • $4,000,000 verdict for a woman who was injured in an auto accident when a car crossed into her lane of travel. Her seven year old daughter was killed in the accident, and she suffered a fractured leg.
  • $3,500,000 for the death of an elderly man struck by a motor vehicle in mid-down Manhattan.
  • $3,250,000 settlement on behalf of a man injured when struck by a van in front of Bloomingdale's. The injuries included multiple leg fractures and a bladder injury.
  • $3,000,000 settlement for a woman who suffered significant leg injuries when thrown from a boat after an engine exploded.
  • $2,750,000 verdict for a man who suffered injuries when a car crossed into his lane of traffic. The City of New York was held 80% responsible (affirmed on appeal) for failing to have erected jersey barriers to prevent crossover accidents.
  • $2,600,000 recovery in an automobile accident case for the death of a man struck by a car while sitting in a restaurant when the car crashed through the window.
  • $2,600,000 settlement on behalf of a pedestrian who suffered leg injuries after being struck by a New York City Transit Authority bus.
  • $2,300,000 settlement for a young man injured as a result of negligent placement of a LILCO power line contributing to an auto accident. The man suffered head and leg injuries.
  • $2,250,000 settlement for man suffering significant leg injuries when struck by a car.
  • $2,050,000 recovery in a New York car accident case for a pedestrian who suffered spinal injury and surgery.
  • $2,050,000 verdict for a man who was struck by a transit authority bus while riding his bicycle. He suffered pelvic injuries and urethral injuries.
  • $1,900,000 settlement for a woman who suffered loss of her spleen and psychological trauma following an automobile accident.
  • $1,500,000 settlement in an automobile accident case for a woman who sustained serious injuries to her hand in Suffolk County when her vehicle was rear-ended by an asphalt truck whose brakes failed due to the company's failure to maintain them properly.
  • $1,500,000 settlement for a woman injured in an auto accident who suffered jaw and elbow injuries.
  • $1,450,000settlement for a car passenger severely injured by another car that did not respect a stop sign
  • $,1,350,00settlement on behalf of a 27 year old teacher killed by by a vehicle making a left turn
  • $,1300,000settlement on behalf of a 73 year old woman killed by a vehicle that jumped the curb downtown Manhattan
  • $1,250,000settlement for a man killed by a left turning vehicle in New Jersey
  • $1,250,000 recovery for a man in an automobile accident case who suffered leg fractures when struck by a car while riding his motorcycle.
  • $1,250,000 settlement for a woman who suffered significant leg injuries in a car accident.
  • $1,200,000 settlement in an automobile accident case on behalf of a Staten Island motorcyclist who sustained serious foot injuries when he was struck by a vehicle making an unsafe left-hand turn.
  • $1,200,000 verdict for a man who suffered a herniated cervical disc when an adolescent dropped a pumpkin from an overpass onto the Long Island Expressway striking the windshield of is car.
  • $1,200,000 verdict for a woman who, while riding her bicycle, suffered a lower back injury (herniated disc) after being struck by a car.
Publications & Lectures on Crashes Litigation

In addition to successfully representing plaintiffs in a variety of vehicle accident matters, the NYC personal injury attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf are sought out by the legal community for their expertise--our lawyers have written articles in the areas of car, truck, bus, and all types of automobile accident cases and have lectured throughout the country. Below are a sample of publications from and lectures and seminars in which our lawyers have been involved:

  • Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
  • 2011 “Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation: The Road Less Travelled", New York State Bar Association
  • 2011 “Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation-The Road Less Travelled”: Summary Judgment for The Plaintiff, Fall 2011
  • "Auto Claims and Trials: Winning, Defending and Understanding Coverage", Lorman Education Services, Spring 2008
  • "Auto Insurance: Uninsured, Underinsured and Accident Litigation", Lorman Education Services, Spring 2007º
  • "What They Continue to do Wrong: The Mistakes Repeatedly Made by Plaintiffs' and Defendants' Counsel", Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation, American Bar Association, Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Scottsdale, Arizona, Spring 2007
  • "Automobile Litigation: Update and Strategies", New York State Bar Association, Spring 2006
  • “Update on Trucking Litigation and Claims”, New York State Bar Association., 2006
  • Publications
    • “Intake of the Plaintiff’s Case,” Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
    • “Summary Judgment for the Plaintiff in Auto Accident Cases,” Basics of Handling an Auto Accident Case, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Spring 2012
    • “Motorcycle and Bike Accidents,” 2011 Motor Vehicle Accident Litigation – The Road Less Travelled, New York State Bar Association, Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section, Fall 2011
    • "Evaluating Damages Related to Automobile Accident Claims and Selecting the Right Experts", New York State Bar Association, Automobile Litigation: Update and Strategies, Spring 2006
    • “Joint and Several Liability and the Interplay of CPLR Art. 16-
    • Motor Vehicle Accidents,” New York State Bar Association, 1998
How Many People Are Killed and Injured Monthly in Auto Accidents in New York City?

According to the most recent data published by the NYPD, 12 people died in NYC auto accidents in February 2023 compared to 16 a month earlier in September and 15 in February 2022.

3,440 people were injured in car accidents in New York City last February compared to 3,279 in February 2022. While the number of injuries increased compared to the same period last year, it is still low compared to the pre-COVID numbers. In February 2018 and 2019, the number of people injured in traffic accidents in the city was above 4,000.


In New York, February is usually the month that has the lowest number of people being injured or dying in car accidents. One of the reasons is that the month of February is shorter than the other months, and also fewer people are on the roads, usually in January and February. The holiday season is over, and the weather is not nice, keeping New Yorkers inside. January and February are usually slow months in the city.

Over the years, the graph below clearly shows the seasonality of the car accident data and the dip recorded every February.

Traffice Accident Injuries in NYC by Month with Trendline CAR ACCIDENT FATALITIES REMAINED LOW AS WELL IN FEBRUARY

Twelve people died in traffic accidents in New York last February compared to 16 in January and 15 during the month of February 2022. Except for February 2021 when 10 people died in NYC crashes, this is the lowest level of fatalities recorded during the month of February over the last 10 years. The two other months of February during which there were 12 car accident fatalities in the city were February 2014 and February 2019. Similarly, to car accident injuries in February, car accident fatalities are usually at a low level in February compared to other months. However, the seasonality factor is not as pronounced in the fatality graph than in the injury graph.


When looking at the categories of road users involved in these accidents, motorists behind the wheels are usually the category of road users with the highest number of injuries. In February 2023, 1,570 of them were injured in crashes compared to 1,530 in January 2023 and 1,421 in February 2022. Passengers are usually the category of road users that suffer the second-largest number of injuries in car accidents. In February 2023, 1,041 of them were injured in crashes compared to 1,017 a month earlier and 961 in February 2022. On a monthly basis, fewer pedestrians than passengers are injured in car accidents. In February 2023, 598 of them were injured in accidents compared to 828 in January 2023 and 703 in February. Cyclists are the category of road users with the smallest number of injuries, especially in February when it is cold outside, and fewer New Yorkers commute by bike during this month. 231 cyclists were injured in crashes in February compared to 233 in January and 194 in February 2022.


When it comes to fatalities, pedestrians are usually the category of road users in New York City that suffer the most deaths. However, distracted driving and reckless driving during the COVID years have led to an increased amount of motorist fatalities to the point that during some months, the number of motorist deaths surpasses the number of pedestrian fatalities. During the month of February, six pedestrians died compared to five a month earlier and ten in February 2022. The number of motorist deaths was low at three compared to five in January 2023 and six during the same month of the previous year. Passengers and cyclists are the two categories of road users with the lowest number of fatalities. Most of the time, there are slightly more monthly passenger deaths than cyclist deaths; however, this month was different with one passenger death and two cyclist deaths compared to respectively three and three in January 2023 and eight and zero during the month of February 2022.


Although they remain on an ascending trendline, injuries suffered by motor vehicle operators in New York City remained lower in the three years following the COVID-19 crisis than during the previous years. The rise in motorist injuries from 2015 to 2019 is highly correlated with the rise in distracted driving. The lower number of motorist injuries after the COVID-19 crisis is mostly related to a decrease in activity in the city. The months of January and February are usually the months during which motorist injuries reach their lowest of the year. This year 1,570 motorists were injured in car accidents in February compared to 1,530 in January and 1,421 during the same period a year earlier. While the number of motorist injuries is considered low in February, 1,570 motorists injured in a month means that on average, 56 motorists every day are suffering injuries in car accidents in New York City, which is a lot.

Motorist in a Vehicle Accident in NYC by Month With Trendline NYC MOTORISTS FATALITIES BELOW THE TRENDLINE IN FEBRUARY

February is also usually a month with a lower number of motorist fatalities than other months. Three of them died in February 2023 compared to five a month earlier and six during the same period a year before. Over the last 10 years, motorist fatalities in February have usually been fluctuating around two with a few exceptions higher over the years.

Motorists Killed in a Vehicle Accident in NYC by Month With Trendline LESS PASSENGERS ARE INJURED …

Contrary to motorist injuries, passenger injuries are on a declining trend. Since Vision Zero started in 2014, passenger injuries gradually declined from February 2014 to reach their lowest in February 16 and then gradually increased again and went above their pre-vision Zero level in February 2019 with 1,314 passengers injured in car accidents, a record high since 2013 for the month of February. Similarly, to other categories of road users, passenger injuries have been gradually increasing over the last 3 years as the city is getting more active every year.

Passengers Injured in a Vehicle Accident in NYC by Month With Trendline … BUT MORE DIE

After a very unusually high number of fatalities in February 2022 with six deaths, the number of passenger fatalities went down to one last February, which is more common for the month of February. A year before, eight passengers died in car accidents in February 2022, which was the highest number of monthly passenger fatalities ever recorded over the last 10 years. Since June 2021, the monthly number of passenger fatalities has been unusually high compared to previous months over the last 10 years. It is difficult to explain what the factors behind these high numbers are. Hopefully, this was only temporary.

Passengers Killed in a Vehicle Accident in NYC by Month With Trendline DISTRACTED DRIVING CONTINUES TO CAUSE A MAJORITY OF CRASHES IN NYC

Driver inattention and distraction remain by far the number one cause of accidents in New York City. Last February, 1,879 accidents were caused by distracted drivers compared to 2,008 a month before. It is more than three times more than the 525 accidents caused by drivers "following too closely," which is the second most common cause of accidents in New York City. Failure to yield the right of way caused 486 car accidents in February and was the third most common cause of crashes. Three hundred thirty crashes were caused by drivers who passed or used a lane in an improper manner. Two hundred seventy-seven accidents were caused by speeding. Two hundred sixty-eight crashes occurred after the driver passed another vehicle too closely. Drivers disregarding traffic control caused 220 crashes in February, and those who backed unsafely caused 217 accidents. Other human factors that caused more than 100 accidents each during the month of February were unsafe lane changing (172), turning improperly (160), drunk driving (160), and inexperience (156).

The attorneys at Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf advocate for our clients' full financial recovery through detailed, meticulous preparation for trial. If you have been injured in an automobile, truck, or bus accident, please contact our firm to discuss your case.

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the results achieved in any given case depend upon the exact facts and circumstances of that case. Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf cannot guarantee a specific result in any legal matter. Any testimonial or case result listed on this site is based on an actual legal case and represents the results achieved in that particular case, and does not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction of the outcome of any other legal matter.

Client Reviews
"Very compassionate, very efficient and top rate! If you want a team of good lawyers that will not only work hard to win your case but knows how to listen and feel for you as a victim of medical malpractice, this firm is your only choice. Anthony Gair, was always there for us all throughout the case albeit the distance from NY to Manila! Words cannot express how thankful we are to him and his team. Thanks a million!" D.F.
"Everyone I communicated with at this firm made me feel like I was part of their family. My needs, feelings, and concerns were carefully considered and given the needed attention. My counselors were available whenever I needed them and became my personal friends. They came highly recommended and lived up to their reputation. I would recommend them to any of my friends without hesitation. This firm gives attorneys a "good name". Clients matter here. They made me feel like I mattered as a person, that I was valued, and not just a possible source of income for the firm. They earned their fees, and you will find that they will also earn your trust." N.W.
I met Diana Carnemolla and Howard S. Hershenhorn during the darkest time of our lives, when my husband was in a coma with very little chances to survive, due to a car accident. The compassion and professionalism that they showed myself and my family during such a difficult time combined with an incredible willingness to get the best results for us have shown us that we had made the absolute best choice. They not only fought extremely hard for what proved to be a very difficult case, but they also emotionally helped us through this incredible ordeal and have been a caring advocate for our family and our case. They got us the best results we could have expected given the circumstances and didn't give up when things got more challenging. We would absolutely recommend their Law Firm to handle the toughest of cases while providing such a great deal of personal support. Diana proved to be personally invested in our case ultimately seeking the best outcome for our family. We cannot thank them enough for what they have done for us. V.P.
"I’m very impressed by the professional services of this law firm Gair Gair Conason. Most importantly Diana M.A. Carnemolla, Esq. She performed impeccable work ethics and professionalism whole time throughout, with her constant follow ups and communication skills, for that I’m very appreciative of. August 2020, my mother was in a horrific car accident. I contacted Gair Gair Conason to handle my mother's case. Everyone at the firm who helped us with the case did such a fantastic job with being so efficient. We could not have been more satisfied with the services we received. Diana M.A. Carnemolla, Esq. was so fast, quick answer for every question that we asked and gave us honest information about the possibilities concerning the case. She resolved our case much faster that I would expect. Thank you so much! I am very happy with this law firm. Especially the outcome from it all and how easy they helped make it be for us. We had a tough case to fight regarding the incident with the other driver, thankfully it all worked out in my mothers best interest. Diana M.A. Carnemolla helped us settle our case easily, helped us get out of it with a much needed win. I’m surprised it wasn’t as bad of experience as I thought it would be. We were pretty worried in the beginning with much thanks to this team they’ve helped solve this for my mother and put much of my worries as well as my mothers to ease. Thank you again from my family to your whole team for an awesome job!! I would highly recommend this law office to anyone in need of outstanding representation." K.C.