Who Is Responsible for an Accident on the Parkway?

Lever & Ecker, PLLC April 11, 2023 Personal injury

New York parkways are often crowded with cars and other passenger vehicles driving at high speeds, putting drivers at an increased risk of getting into an accident and suffering injuries. If you were hurt in a parkway accident due to another person’s negligence, you should make certain your rights are sufficiently protected. One of the best steps to seek justice is to contact a skilled and trustworthy lawyer at Lever & Ecker, PLLC. We have over 65 years of combined experience advocating for New Yorkers’ rights, so you can trust us to handle your claim, regardless of the circumstances.

Our compassionate lawyers guide you through the entire legal process, starting with a free consultation. We listen to your story and document important details to create a personalized plan based on your unique needs. Thousands of victims have recovered compensation for their injuries with our unmatched services and innovative solutions. We are always here when you need us, so you never feel alone and always know the details of your claim. Therefore, when you work with us, you can have the peace of mind that your claim is in highly capable hands. 

5 Potentially Liable Parties for New York Parkway Accidents

Accidents on the parkway often happen quickly, making it challenging to know who caused them. If this is the case for you, we can gather and analyze evidence to determine whose negligence caused the crash and your injuries. Potentially liable parties for an accident on the parkway include, just by way of example:

Another Driver

When driving on the parkway, those around you owe you a duty to care for your safety and drive responsibly. A driver may breach this duty by driving negligently or recklessly, driving under the influence, using their phone or otherwise being distracted. In these cases, the driver may be held liable for the accident and your injuries.

Driver’s Employer

Many people drive for their work, so if someone causes an accident while on the job, their employer will typically be held responsible under the law for their driver’s actions. Our passionate lawyers understand that employers typically have deeper pockets, and greater insurance coverage, than their employees, and thus know to pursue the employers as well. 


When a manufacturer makes a car, they are responsible for ensuring every part functions properly and is secured tightly. Unfortunately, manufacturers sometimes neglect this duty and fail to build and inspect their cars properly. This may cause an accident and result in serious injuries. In this case, the manufacturer may be held responsible for the crash.


A mechanic is supposed to fix the issues in your car and tell you about any problems so that you understand your vehicle’s condition. Unfortunately, mechanics may not fix the problem, or may even end up causing more problems. Therefore, if a mechanical issue causes an accident and your injuries, the mechanic and its employer may be held accountable for your damages.

Government Agency

Poor road conditions, debris in the road, or lack of signage are sometimes the cause of accidents on the parkway. Because government agencies own these roads, they are responsible for maintaining them and keeping them safe for drivers. We understand it can seem intimidating to take on a government entity, but if they neglected their duty of care, we fight tirelessly to hold them liable and recover the compensation you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Professional New York Parkway Accident Lawyer at Lever & Ecker, PLLC

If you suffered injuries in an accident on a New York parkway, you might not remember details of the crash, making it difficult to identify a liable party and file your claim. Fortunately, our award-winning lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, are here to listen to your story and collect evidence to demonstrate that the liable party owed you a duty of care, breached this duty, and directly caused the accident, your injuries, and other damages. With our top-notch services, your chance of receiving full compensation significantly improves. We are always prepared to go to trial if necessary if that is what it takes to secure your due compensation. 

After a parkway accident, your recovery should be your top priority, but this can be hard to do if you file your claim on your own. We are here to handle every aspect of your case, so you can take the time you need to heal and have a stress-free legal experience. We strive to get to the heart of your claim and protect your interests. To discuss your claim with one of our trusted lawyers, call (914) 288-9191 or (718) 933-3632. Alternatively, please fill out our contact form.

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