Car Accident Lawyer Queens

Headshot of Jeremy Schiowitz
Written by Jeremy Schiowitz

Personal Injury Lawyer at Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson, LLP.

Over 20 years of experience in Personal Injury.

Graduated from Brooklyn Law School: Juris Doctor, 2003.

Oftentimes car accidents are preventable tragedies that can result in serious injuries. If you have been hit and injured in a car accident, then you may find it very difficult to work and maybe wonder how you will pay your bills. You may also be wondering who will be responsible for your damages and what your rights are in a personal injury case. The period after an accident can be one of the most stressful that a person ever endures, but having a compassionate and experienced car accident lawyer in Queens to guide you allows you to focus on your health while they fight for your justice.

car accidents

How a Queens Car Accident Lawyer Can Make a Difference in Your Case

Personal injury cases are complex and costly but Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson offers a risk-free, no-obligation case evaluation. It is critical to contact one of our Queens car accident attorneys if you have been injured. We can start investigating your car accident injuries immediately and take the steps necessary to recover compensation for your damages. New York state has set a three-year deadline for when a person can file their car accident claim. If the victim was killed in the crash, then the surviving family members have two years to file a wrongful death claim. But don’t wait – call today at (212) 267-6557.

Why Car Accidents Occur

Car accidents occur for a number of reasons, from backing up unsafely to failing to yield the right-of-way. 224 vehicles were involved in car accidents in New York City that resulted in injuries or fatalities. However, there are some common reasons why car accidents occur, listed below.

Drunk Driving

In New York, in 2018 there were 307 total alcohol-impaired driving fatalities. 21 of those people were under the age of 21 and drinking. Out of all the car accidents that same year that led to fatalities, 32.6% involved alcohol. Consuming drugs or alcohol impairs your ability to think and to use your common sense behind the wheel, so you can’t make quick decisions if, for example, a pedestrian is on the road. Alcohol reduces motor functioning and muscle coordination which is why drunk drivers often make very wide turns and lose control of their vehicles.

Distracted Driving

Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents because it diverts the driver’s attention away from the road. Talking, texting, eating, or drinking compromise the safety of the driver, their passengers, and other road users. Distractions include texting while driving, using a GPS, eating or drinking, adjusting the radio or air conditioning in your car, applying make-up, or even daydreaming. 


Driving in the rain is very difficult because it’s harder to react to changing road conditions. Accumulating water makes it harder for your tires to have a good grip on the road. Drivers are encouraged to slow down when driving in wet weather. Keeping a safe distance between cars can help prevent an accident since stopping a vehicle is much more difficult when driving in the rain. 

Reckless Driving

Each individual driver is only able to control their own decisions and not what any other drivers are doing. Reckless drivers, which includes those who speed, are not paying attention to other road users nor are they concerned with the consequences of their own behavior. 9,478 people were killed in car crashes caused by speeding in 2019. Examples of reckless and driving include:

  • Tailgating
  • Changing lanes without signaling or looking
  • Speeding
  • Using the shoulder to pass
  • Not stopping at traffic lights or traffic signs

Common Injuries Caused By Car Accidents

Car accident attorneys fight on their clients’ behalf so that they can focus on their healing rather than on a stressful personal injury case. Vital to your personal injury claim is having a medical report from a doctor who assessed you after your accident, so if you have not been checked by a physician then you need to head to the nearest emergency room. These are some of the most common car accidents injuries.


Burns can be caused by the skin coming in contact with chemicals leaking from the vehicle if the vehicle catches fire or from exposure to debris. Rarer but usually fatal, burns can be caused by contact with a live current.

Neck And Back Injuries

During impact, the body can twist in unnatural ways or become crushed, which can dislocate or even fracture the vertebrae in the spine. If any pieces of the vertebrae hit the spinal cord, then that can lead to paralysis. The muscles, tendons, and ligaments in the neck can become strained from the sudden thrusting of the head forward and back, or vice versa, as the body reacts to the impact, resulting in whiplash. 

Broken Bones

When enough force is exerted on a bone it can break. Fractures are very common injuries after car accidents due to the driver or passengers being compressed, twisted, being thrown about within or outside of the car, or from hitting hard objects, such as the dashboard. 

Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries occur when the brain has been thrown forcefully against the inside of the skull or has been penetrated by debris. Brain injuries can range in severity from minor, such as a concussion, to major such as a coma.

How can a personal injury attorney help you?

Don’t wait too long – the statute of limitations for New York auto accidents is three years from the date of the event. After this date, no matter how compelling the evidence is, no court in Queens will hear your car accident claim. Reach out today at Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson, LLP to speak with one of our car accident attorneys so we can get started on your claim and so you can get the damages that you deserve as soon as possible.

Your personal injury attorney talks to the auto insurance company for you to gather testimonies from expert witnesses and has an expert knowledge of the law that they explain to you. You will know what’s happening during every step of your car accident claim. Our compassionate attorneys at Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson, LLP have been helping car accident victims in Queens for decades. Give us a call today at (212) 267-6557 to schedule your free consultation.