This article provides information on the invention of the car, the first auto accident, and auto body shops in the New Rochelle, NY area. The New Rochelle workers’ comp attorneys at The Disability Guys hope that you get the information that you are seeking.

Where Was The First Car Made?

New Rochelle NY near workers' compensation law firm. After the invention of the steam engine in the 1700s, many inventors tried to build a form of personal transportation using an engine. Although there is some debate, many historians agree that the first person to build a version of the modern car was Karl Benz.

Karl Benz patented a two-stroke gasoline engine in 1879. Then in 1886, he received another patent for the “Motorwagen”, a three-wheeled vehicle that was gasoline-powered. Not long after, Benz also built a four-wheeled version. Over the next several years, he sold about 25 Motorwagens.

Several other inventors also built their versions of the modern car, in France, Germany, and the United States.

In fact, one of the American inventors was the first person to have a car accident.

Ohio, Home Of The First Car Accident

Like Ben, James William Lambert’s first car was three-wheeled, with one in the front and two in the back. When he took it for a drive one day, he hit a root and the car was unable to absorb the small impact. He lost control of the wheel and the car crashed into a hitching post. Lambert and his friend who was riding as a passenger both survived with minor injuries.

Later on, Lambert build a four-wheeled model and although it was stable, the engine caught fire during a drive and the car burned.

During the first several decades’ car owners who needed to make repairs had a difficult time. But with time, more independent mechanics opened up auto body shops. Now, car owners have many choices.

Auto Body Shops In And Near New Rochelle, NY

The New Rochelle workers’ comp lawyers at The Disability Guys have provided this list of auto body shops in the area:

New Rochelle Auto Body Inc
43 Potter Ave,
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 235-6110

Generations Auto Body Inc.
781 Main St,
New Rochelle, NY 10805
(914) 563-6168

Laser Frame and Body Repair
74 Potter Ave,
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 632-8100

Beechwood Auto Body Inc
111 Beechwood Ave,
New Rochelle, NY 10801
(914) 576-7201

For more information on the local area, read our post on the history of New Rochelle.