Harlem is known as an area of great creativity, art, and culture, with countless places to explore in and around Harlem to experience its music, entertainment, and dining options. In exploring what Harlem has to offer, some are unfortunately involved in car, taxi , bus, and pedestrian accidents and are injured as a result. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident in Harlem, by another vehicle or as a pedestrian, then you must speak to an experienced personal injury attorney right away to get the justice you deserve.

Lemmo Law will assist in getting you the compensation you deserve, whether your accident was the fault of an individual driver, bus driver, taxi driver, or Uber/rideshare driver.

Been Involved in a Car Accident?

Whether you are involved in an accident on the way to take in a show at the Apollo theater, or after grabbing a bite at Red Rooster, or driving or walking on one of Harlem's iconic streets, it is important to understand what your legal rights and responsibilities are. Your actions right after an accident can have a significant impact on your potential case. It is important to do the following things after an accident:

1.   Call 911

2.   Take photos of the scene and any damage and injuries

3.   Do not make any statements regarding the accident to the other driver

4.   File a no-fault application to get benefits for your lost wages and medical bills paid

5.   Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer

Following these rules can help preserve your case and maximize your potential compensation.

Types of Compensation Available

For car accident injuries, these are the main categories of compensation that are available:

  • General damages: this includes pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other non-monetary damages.
  • Special damages: this includes medical bills, lost income, or other specific monetary damages.

If your case involves damages less than $25,000, your case will be heard in the New York City Civil Court. If your case involves damages greater than $25,000, your case will be heard in the Civil Term of the Supreme Court.

Get Professional Assistance

If you have been injured in an accident in Harlem, then it is important that you speak to an experienced Harlem injury attorney. At Lemmo Law, we are proud to offer free consultations to all prospective clients. To schedule a consultation, contact us online or call (646) 522-9082. We will come to your home or hospital if you are disabled.

And remember, we have a no-fee guarantee—if we don't win your case, we do not collect any fees.

Helpful Harlem Resources:

NYC Health & Hospitals – Harlem

506 Lenox Ave.

New York, NY 10037

(212) 939-1000

New York City Police Dept. – 32nd Street Precinct

250 West 135th St.

New York, NY 10030

(212) 690-6311

Bronx Criminal Court

265 East 161st St.

Bronx, NY 10451

(718) 618-3585

Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center

34 West 134th St.

New York, NY 10037

(212) 862-6401 

MGA Crisis Intervention-Addiction Treatment Center

63 West 125th St., #1328

New York, NY 10027

(646) 568-4690