Approximately 3 million people are injured, and 33,000 people die in vehicular crashes and accidents in the USA each year.  98,000 injuries and 1,159 fatalities occur on private roads, driveways and parking facilities. Almost 11,000 people die each year in crashes involving a drunk driver. According to the Federal Government, 90 % of crashes are caused by driver negligence, and more than 3,000 died in crashes where distraction (distracted driving) is a factor.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call one of the expert, knowledgeable, experienced and hardworking car accident lawyers at Sonin & Genis.  We are proud that one of our verdicts in a motor vehicle personal injury case was written up as one of the top jury verdicts of the year in the National Law Journal, New York Law Journal, New York Magazine, and ALM Verdictsearch.

Car accident injuries and fatalities are preventable, avoidable and should not happen.  When you are injured in a car crash, you need a lawyer that is not only knowledgeable about the law, you need someone that is knowledgeable about accident reconstructions, biomechanics, seatbelts, medicine (including orthopedics, neurology, radiology, psychology and other specialties) and trials.

Is a defective roadway condition, broken traffic light or downed sign a substantial contributing factor in causing the crash and injuries?

There is no such thing as a “simple” crash.

The experienced and knowledgeable Bronx car accident lawyers at Sonin & Genis understand how to handle the intricate legal circumstances surrounding these collisions and win their clients maximum permissible compensation for their pain and suffering.

There are often multiple parties involved in motor vehicle crash cases, including big insurance companies and their defense attorneys that fight hard to shift the blame onto the victim or another party, and always deny or minimize the serious and significant injuries sustained, or deny that this crash caused these medical conditions, in order to avoid having to pay any compensation.

Insurance companies look to deny any wrongdoing and any injuries to whomever they harmed, delay justice, and defend their money, and usually do so by denigrating the person they hurt.  Our Bronx auto accident attorneys work quickly and relentlessly to pursue the responsible parties and recover the compensation that rightfully belongs to their clients.

Because for the lawyers at Sonin & Genis, safety is no accident, and Bronx car crash cases are an opportunity to help the victim and their families start their healing process, gain full access to proper medical care, be fully compensated for all harms and losses sustained, and make the roads safer for all New York drivers.


Everyone is required by law to follow the rules of the road, which create a safe environment for motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Unfortunately, negligent drivers – drivers that fail to pay proper attention, that fail to keep proper control of their vehicles, that drive at unsafe speed, that tailgate and follow too closely, make dangerous turns against traffic or U-turns, engage in distracted driving or talk on the phone while driving, fail to take dangerous road conditions into account, use unsafe vehicles, and improperly trained drivers, can cause horrible accidents that severely injure or kill innocent victims.

Accidents are caused by multiple factors, such as speeding, tired, intoxicated or negligent drivers, inadequate maintenance and repairs, old and worn tires, vehicles that do not meet safety regulations, and dangerous road conditions. Many cars have “black boxes” (Event Data Recorders and Sensing Device Modules) that may contain crucial information.

It is important to obtain the police accident report and driver’s accident reports as soon as possible.  Was the driver engaging in distracted driving and talking on a cell phone? Did a specialized Accident or Crash Investigation Unit of the police properly analyze the scene? Is an independent Accident Reconstruction Expert necessary?

Sonin & Genis’ Bronx auto accident attorneys are dedicated to helping individuals and families recover the funds they deserve to get the help and fixes they need.

Cars, buses, and vans each weigh thousands of pounds. When a moving vehicle strikes another vehicle or a person, it can cause a multitude of injuries including death, comas, Traumatic Brain Injuries, spine injuries and paralysis, broken bones, fractures, damages to discs, nerves, muscles and tissues in the spine, to joints and their tendons, ligaments, nerves and cartilage – especially vulnerable joints like knees, shoulders, wrists, feet, ankles and elbows. Protruding, bulging or herniated discs can be disabling. Other disabling injuries include: torn rotator cuffs to shoulders, torn meniscus and chondromalacia to knees, carpal tunnel syndrome to wrists, and other injuries.

Trauma to joints can cause or aggravate painful and disabling arthritis and degenerative joint disease. Surgery may help but not cure these injuries. Recovering from these life-altering injuries is not only painful; it requires costly and time-consuming medical treatment, doctor visits and rehabilitation. Many victims miss work and lose wages, and some are never able to work again.

The accomplished Bronx car accident lawyers will gather the evidence needed to quickly determine which party or parties bear responsibility for the accident. Known as “the heavy hitters with heart” we are known for our commitment to clients and our determination and skill in winning compensation for the harms and losses sustained, the loss of enjoyment of life, as well as for medical care, physical and emotional damages, and lost wages the victims have or may sustain.

You need a lawyer that understands and knows the medicine and biomechanics of injury and is able to educate and teach a jury the significance and permanent consequences of these harms and losses, so that a fair jury can provide the helps and fixes that justice requires. You need a lawyer that has the knowledge and ability to successfully cross-examine the stable of defense doctors and litigation experts that the insurance companies routinely rely on to deny liability, causation and damages to deprive injured people their fair compensation.

We have an excellent medical, forensic and engineering reference library.  We read and research medical and other journals regularly.  Our lawyers have taught Continuing Legal Education Classes and published articles on handling these types of cases and these issues.  Our knowledge, hard work and skill have enabled us to win many significant verdicts on behalf of our clients.

Insurance companies oftentimes hire litigation “experts” that rely on “junk science” to attempt to spread the myth that a low speed impact cannot cause injury.  These so-called “experts” ignore the fact that it is basic physics that Force = Mass x Velocity, and the mass of a car weighs thousands of pounds, and even a low speed crash transmits a significant amount of force, which can cause serious bodily harm to its occupants, even where the body of the car is unscathed – like when a carton containing eggs is pristine, but some of the eggs inside are cracked.

It is important to properly file your applications for “No-Fault” or PIP claims within 30 days or the insurance company will NOT pay your medical bills; insurance companies look for countless ways to not pay or cut off your benefits and deny you necessary medical treatment. The insurance companies hire “litigation doctors” to deny insurance coverage for necessary medical treatment, and second guess what your knowledgeable treating doctor knows what care you need, and to dispute your claims.  You need lawyers that will fight for you!

It’s important to act quickly. If you or a loved one has been injured in an car, truck or bus accident involving a city or municipality –including those owned or operated by schools, hospitals, police, sanitation, a Public Authority, such as the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority [MABSTOA], or countless other public entities, the State or Federal government, or if a defective roadway condition, broken traffic light or downed sign is involved,  – a Notice of Claim is usually required, a legal document that explains your claim, and must usually be prepared by your attorneys and served on the municipality within 90 days of injury, and sometimes sooner. Some private entities receive federal funds, and a claim must be filed with the federal government. Because wherever possible records must be obtained and reviewed before the Notice of Claim is prepared and filed, time is of the essence and it is vital that you act quickly!

At Sonin & Genis, we know that you have more important things to worry about than getting records and preparing and filing legal documents, so we take of everything so that you can focus on taking care of your family, so call the experienced New York Car Accident lawyers at Sonin & Genis.

There are short Statutes of Limitations within which to commence a lawsuit to protect your rights, so it is important to act quickly!

Help ensure that justice is served, and entrust your case with our lawyers. We’ve become known as “the go-to lawyers” because many of our car accident cases come from lawyers who trust us to win large awards in even the toughest of cases.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, call Sonin & Genis (718-561-4444) to speak to an expert Bronx car accident lawyer today.

*Sonin & Genis has taught CLE classes on auto accident cases