Auto, Truck & Rideshare Accidents

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Auto, Truck & Rideshare Accidents

Kreindler & Kreindler helps the seriously injured get fair compensation.

A serious motor vehicle accident can be life-changing. If you or a loved one has suffered from brain trauma, a spinal cord injury, or another life-threatening injury, the last thing you should have to worry about is how expenses related to the accident will be covered. Kreindler attorneys have pursued significant wrongful death and serious injury cases involving automobiles, trucks, and rideshare ( such as Uber) vehicle accidents.

Kreindler will take every opportunity possible to help you secure maximum compensation for your current and long-term medical-related expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Our cases have included:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck wrecks
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Semi-truck accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Subway accidents

Record-Setting New York Pedestrian Accident Verdict

Kreindler attorneys David Cook and Marc Moller represented a 25-year-old pedestrian who suffered catastrophic spinal cord injuries following getting hit by a van in New York City. The driver of a Budget Rent A Car vehicle set off a chain reaction after running a red light and then slamming into a van which then careened into the crosswalk, and struck our client as he was crossing the street. The plaintiff’s spinal cord was dislocated at level T6, causing complete paraplegia from the chest down and other catastrophic injuries. Kreindler set a then record $20 million jury verdict, which was later upheld by the New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court.

This is truly a 'David vs. Goliath' victory for our client. The court today reaffirmed what we have argued all along - innocent victims of such negligence on our roadways deserve protection under the law, especially in cases resulting in such tragedy.
~ David C. Cook | Kreindler Attorney

$7.5M Fatal School Bus Accident Settlement

Partner Noah Kushlefsky successfully litigated a school bus injury case that claimed the life of a 9-year-old Bronx student. That case resulted in a $7.5 million settlement.

Unfortunately, there have been numerous reported incidents in which unattended school buses have rolled away and at least two of these incidents in which the runaway bus has killed a student.

Partner Noah Kushlefsky speaks about lack of safety of parked school buses

Noah spoke with media outlets about another New York school bus tragedy that took the life of an 8-year-old Brooklyn girl. He discussed two specific school bus design flaws:

  • They cannot be locked from the outside. 
  • They don’t have a “park” gear.

In the article, he explains why school buses cannot be safely parked on the street and left unattended and had a simpler solution to the problem “chock the wheels and don’t park buses on the street.”

When parked, the bus can only be left in neutral, and the bus is only held in place by nothing more than a simple parking brake, which is easily disengaged.
~ Noah Kushlefsky | Kreindler Partner

Noah Kushlefsky also obtained a $15.7 million settlement following a commercial bus accident case. And an $8.75 million jury verdict against Volvo for its failure to install a starter safety switch in its 1987 model 740 wagon, resulting in our client suffering a traumatic above-knee amputation of the left leg.

Every car accident claim is fact-specific. 

Our personal injury attorneys have extensive experience handling car accident claims throughout the country. 

Handling Nationwide Motor Vehicle Accident Claims

Our goal is to maximize the financial recovery available to motor vehicle accident victims. We work to prove fault, even when liability is initially unclear. Unfortunately, initial settlement offers from insurance companies often fall far short of providing injured clients with the compensation they will actually need today and well into the future. At Kreindler, we are committed to helping accident victims and families with wrongful death claims to secure the full amount of compensation they are entitled to. 

All of our claims are prepared with enough evidence to prove fault and demonstrate the full extent of damages our clients have endured from a wide range of motor vehicle crashes.

When a negligent driver’s insurance falls far short of fairly compensating an injured motorist, we look for additional sources of compensation. For example, a relatively simple car accident case could also turn into a products liability claim against a manufacturer, if their negligent actions led to the motor vehicle accident. We conduct thorough investigations referencing police reports and witness statements to identify the cause. We also work with our clients to understand what they recall just moments before the collision occurred. We consult with expert accident reconstructionists, who can be invaluable in helping us identify all sources of liability in motor vehicle accidents, such as:

  • Distracted driver
  • Speeding motorist 
  • Drunk driver 
  • Negligent truck driver 
  • Truck driver working with little rest
  • Poorly trained and badly fatigued bus driver

We want to help you get back on your feet with the compensation you need for any current and long-term medical expenses related to the accident, pain, and suffering, and lost wages.

Referring Counsel: Let’s Discuss Your Client’s Case

Kreindler regularly partners with attorneys who already have a relationship with the victim or their family. If there is an award we share our fee while allowing referring attorneys to be as involved as is appropriate. 

Lawyers unfamiliar with the complex challenges of auto, truck, and rideshare law may miss key issues, and therefore opportunities to secure and maximize compensation. We have the resources to dig deep and challenge even large international companies in court. 

Call on Our Experience

Kreindler’s experience covers not only litigating cases in auto, truck, and rideshare accidents but air disasters including industrial, military, and terrorist-related air crashes, as well as mass tort, product injury, and complex personal injury. For additional information about the scope of our practice in automobile, truck, and rideshare accident litigation, and to learn how that experience may benefit your claim, contact us today.

Call 800-331-2782 to learn more.

Kreindler - Transportation Accident Law Firm

Kreindler plaintiffs’ attorneys have served as leading counsel in nearly every major airline disaster case since 1950, securing record amounts of compensation for victims and their families as well as promoting improvements to aviation industry safety standards, practices, laws, and regulations. Planes, trains, boats, buses, automobiles, taxis - Kreindler attorneys have helped victims and their families following the most serious and deadly accidents and injuries.

Photo Credit: Rideshare, Jason Lawrence.