One of New York's Premier Personal Injury Law Firms 

New York Car Accident Attorneys

Reliable Legal Counsel Since 2008

At Paris & Chaikin, PLLC, we take pride in calling our clients our friends, and we zealously represent them as such. Our team of lawyers handles every aspect of the case so that our clients can concentrate on what’s most important: treating their injuries and improving their lives.

We can help you through every stage of the legal process. This includes an in-depth investigation into the cause of your car accident and the extent of your injuries. We prepare every accident case with the utmost care so we will be ready to protect your interests in negotiations with the insurance companies and, if necessary, at trial.

Call our car accident lawyers in New York today at (212) 742-0476, or contact us online.

Handling All Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents

We are a New York City law firm committed to representing auto accident victims who have suffered serious and catastrophic personal injuries.

Our attorneys handle cases involving all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:

  • Car wrecks: We represent the victims of hit-and-run accidents, drunk driving accidents, and other car crashes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and the other boroughs of New York.
  • Truck accidents: These types of cases require a full investigation into the cause of the crash to determine who may be liable. Our attorneys are skilled at handling tractor-trailer accidents and accidents involving other types of commercial vehicles.
  • Motorcycle accidents: A motorcycle accident can lead to serious injuries, including brain and spinal trauma. If you were injured in this type of accident, we will fight to secure compensation for you.
  • Pedestrian accidents: As a pedestrian, you have rights. We can help you enforce those rights after an accident with a motor vehicle.
  • Taxicab accidents: For passengers, it is essential that you DO NOT LEAVE the scene before making sure a report is made. Whether you are a driver or a passenger, we can help you pursue justice after a serious accident in a cab.
  • Fatal accidents: If you lost a loved one in a fatal crash, we can help. We understand what you are facing during this difficult time, and we can help you hold the negligent driver accountable for your loss.
  • Accidents with uninsured drivers: We can help you get the coverage and compensation you need after an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents

After suffering through a motor vehicle accident, especially one that has resulted in injury to you and others, you will likely be weighed down by uncertainty and fear. The best step you can take will be to ask questions and get answers. Here, we have provided answers to some of the most common questions that we receive. We hope that this will help you have a clearer idea of what to expect and a direction for where your case may go.

How long do I have to file my personal injury case?

After the accident, you will have three years to file the claim. The timer will start the day of the accident, and you will then have three years to bring about the claim against the private party. If, however, the claim is against a government entity, you will only have three months to file a document called a Notice of Claim. After that is filed, you have a year and ninety days to take action.

How long will the case take to complete?

No two cases are alike, which means that the time frame will also be different from case to case. On average, a case can take anywhere from one to three years to resolve. As a general principle, the more complex that your case is, the longer it will take to settle.

Will I have to go to court?

Not every case will need to go to trial. In fact, most cases stay out of court and are handled through settlement. If a case must go to trial, however, we will prepare it to do so.

What if a vehicle malfunction caused my accident?

When it comes to litigation for an automobile accident, there may be numerous players involved. In some cases, the vehicle manufacturer may be held liable for the accident if there was a malfunction to the car prior to the accident, such as tire blowout, brake failure, or mechanical failure. In this case, you will likely need to file a product liability claim.

What if the at-fault driver does not have insurance or if their insurance is inadequate?

In this case, the victim of the accident may be able to make a claim under his or her own auto insurance policy. This is referred to as UM/SUM coverage and is utilized in these sorts of circumstances.

Get the Experienced Support You Need

Motor vehicle accidents are complex events that call for experienced legal assistance. When you choose us to represent you, you can rest assured that we have the resources and knowledge you need. We work with accident reconstruction experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists and other professionals to fully develop each case.

Call our car accident attorneys in New York at (212) 742-0476.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Millions of Dollars Recovered for the Injured
  • Slip & Fall $11 Million

    A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to plat the instrument.

  • Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million

    Our client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back.

  • Bus Accident $2.1 Million

    A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of our client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.

  • Pedestrian Accident $2 Million

    Our client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.

  • Car Accident $1.7 Million

    Our client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.

  • Truck Accident $1.5 Million

    Our client, a 37 year old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed our client cut him off.

  • Car Accident $1.25 Million

    Our client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours. In the accident, the plaintiff suffered multiple fractures, which required surgery.

  • Slip & Fall $1.2 Million

    Our client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back.


Client Testimonials

Real Stories from Real People
  • “For any questions or concerns I had, I could reach out to him anytime. Although Ian was my attorney, everyone in the office kind, generous and friendly to me, like I've known them for years.”

    - Shanee B.
  • “Had an excellent all-around experience! They really cared about my well being from beginning to end. Always available and I would highly recommend them.”

    - Peter M.
  • “Ian & Jason, along with their staff, work tirelessly to ensure you will receive maximum compensation for your injury! They take care of everything from A-Z making the whole process as seamless as possible!”

    - Natanel B.
  • “Best law firm in the state of New York with an awesome staff.”

    - Phil S.

Why Hire Paris & Chaikin, PLLC?

Your Recovery is Our Priority
  • Concierge-Level Service

    Our commitment to taking care of our clients is unrivalled. We even offer a luxury car service to take clients to and from our office.

  • Maximum Recovery

    Our legal team not only strives for victory, but also takes every conceivable step to maximize your recovery in the process.

  • Access to Experts

    We hire the best in the field and work with top experts, specialists and investigators to fight for the recovery that you deserve. 

  • Individualized Legal Care

    We are committed to providing you with undivided attention & to tailoring our approach to the needs of your case.

  • Client-Centered Approach

    For our firm, it is not about the money - we take profound joy in helping you get the justice that you deserve.

  • A Proven Record of Results

    Our fearless attorneys are not afraid to go to trial & have recovered millions of dollars in recoveries for injured clients. 

Meet Our Attorneys

Our attorneys are fearless advocates who aren't afraid to battle the insurance companies to recover the compensation you deserve.