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.

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, 22 people died in NYC auto accidents in October 2022 compared to 13 a month earlier in September and 28 in October 2021.


After a record number of 35 fatalities in September 2020, fatalities for the months of September and October gradually declined over the last 2 years and for the first time since the pandemic crash fatalities in September were below the trend line.

Traffic Accident Deaths in NYC by Month with Trendline

Among those who died in crashes during these last 2 months were 20 pedestrians (9 in September and 11 in October), 10 motor vehicle operators (3 in September and 7 in October), 4 passengers (1 in September and 3 in October) as well as 1 cyclist in October.

Motor Vehicle Accident Fatalities by Month in NYC

While the number of pedestrians fatalities remains high, motorist deaths were lower than what they were in 2021 and 2020


After a spike in 2020 during which they reached 14 in September and 7 in October, motorist fatalities slightly decreased to respectively 10 and 8 in September and October 2021 and declined furthermore this year with respectively 3 and 7 motorist deaths in September and October 2022. This is less than during the same period of 2019 when respectively 6 and 5 motor vehicle operator fatalities were reported to the NYPD in September and October 2019.

While the pandemic changed the way New Yorkers and their visitors are commuting in the city, these recent numbers might indicate that speeding and other reckless driving behaviors observed when streets were less busy might have been tamed and with traffic returning to “normal”, speeding opportunities might not have occurred as often as they used too.

Speeding cameras active 24/7 since last August might also have been a factor in the recent decline in motorist fatalities.

Motorists Killed in a Vehicle Accident in NYC by Month With Trendline CAR PASSENGER DEATHS LOWER AFTER RECENT SPIKES

Passenger fatalities also peaked after the pandemic. However, while motorist fatalities gradually declined over the last 3 years, passenger fatalities gradually increased with a record high at 8 in February 2022 and 7 fatalities in July as well as in August. The number of motor vehicle passengers killed in a crash fell to 1 in September and 3 in October but globally the trend is on the rise.

Passengers Killed in a Vehicle Accident in NYC by Month With Trendline LESS PEOPLE INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENTS IN NYC

4,367 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents in New York City in October compared to 4,345 a month earlier in September and 4,861 in October 2021. Less people were injured in crashes during the months of September and October this year than last year.

Traffic accident injuries reported to the NYPD used to be mostly above 5,000 during the pandemic. Because the NYPD stopped responding to “minor car accidents” at the beginning of the pandemic in April 2020 it is difficult to understand what the exact factors behind the decline in traffic accident injuries are. Less minor injuries reported because the police do not show up to some accident scenes anymore and change in commuting habits after the pandemic might both had had an influence.

Traffice Accident Injuries in NYC by Month with Trendline

Motorists and passengers represent the big bulk of crash injuries in New York City. Last September and October respectively 1,877 and 1,799 motorists, 1,287 and 1,306 passengers, 506 and 407 cyclists, 675 and 855 pedestrians were injured in crashes in New York City.

Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries in NYC by Month with Trendline

Distracted driving remains one of the most common factors behind motorist injuries

Motorist injuries have been on an increasing trend over the last decade. Distracted driving is the main factor behind this trend. After the pandemic motorist injuries for the month of September and October oscillated around 2000 a month. This last September and October motorist injuries were slightly below the trend line with respectively 1,877 and 1,799 motorists injured compared to 2,138 and 2,103 for the same months a year earlier.


Just after the pandemic respectively 1,318 and 1,184 passengers were injured in crashes in New York City in September and October 2020. Passenger injuries increased a year after to 1,573 and 1,520 for the same months and declined again this year to 1,287 and 1,306.

Passengers Injured in a Vehicle Accident in NYC by Month With Trendline New York Car Accident statistics for the first semester of 2022

While looking at statistics for the first semester, a total of 23,963 people sustained personal injuries in crashes in New York during the first six months of the year compared to 22,898 for the same period of 2021. After reaching their lowest at 18,488 in 2020 mostly because of the lockdown, car accident injuries are on the rise as activity gradually gets back to normal in the city.

Motorist and passenger injuries account for the biggest part of the crash injuries while pedestrian and cyclists account for the smallest part.

Traffic Accident Injuries in NYC During First Semester NYC Auto Accident Deaths Remain at Record Level but Not as High as Last Year

A total of 113 people died in New York auto accidents during the first semester of 2022 compared to 118 in 2021. While crash fatalities slightly diminished during the first six months of 2022 compared to the same period of 2021, they remain at levels never seen since Vision Zero started. Pedestrians account for around half of these fatalities and while in 2021 motorist fatalities reached a record high, they declined during the first semester of 2022. Passenger deaths exploded and reached their highest ever during this last semester.

Traffic Deaths in NYC During First Semester Motor Vehicle Operator Injuries Above 10,000 for the First Six Months of 2022

A total of 10,570 motor vehicle operators were injured in crashes in New York City during the first six months of this year compared to 10,975 during the same period of 2021. Motorist injuries are back above 10,000 but so far, they are still below the level witnessed before the covid crisis when they reached 13,201 during the first semester of 2019. Since 2016, when basically everybody got a smartphone, the number of motorist injuries exploded. Distracted driving remains the number one cause of crashes in New York City.

Motorists Injuries in NYC During First Semester Speeding in Empty Streets is Over as a Result Motorist Fatalities Decline

In 2020 and 2021 as activity was subdued in the city, the streets were emptier leading to an increase in speeding as well as drag racing and other reckless activities. As a result, the number of car accident fatalities reached record highs at respectively 37 and 39 during the first semester of 2020 and 2021. It went down to 29 during the first semester of 2022 as the streets of New York City are getting busier and international travel is allowed again since the end of last year.

Motorists Deaths in NYC During First Semester Passengers Injuries Still Lower Than Before the COVID19 Crisis

7,361 passengers were injured in car accidents in New York during the first six months of 2022 compared to 6,492 during the same period of 2021 and 5,278 in 2020. Passenger injuries dropped during the lockdown for obvious reasons. They are now gradually increasing again as people now feel more confutable travelling with passengers in their cars.

Passengers Injuries in NYC During First Semester Explosion of Passengers Fatalities in New York City

Passenger fatalities reached levels never witnessed in the past during the first semester of 2022. This jump in passenger fatalities may be explained by an increase in people using cars instead of public transportation. The future will tell if it is the beginning of a new trend or just an isolated event. 27 passengers died in car accidents in New York City during the first six months of the year compared to 16 a year earlier. The highest it went in the past was 18 during the first semester of 2015.

Passengers Deaths in NYC During First Semester

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.

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"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.