No one wants to get into a car accident, but these incidents happen throughout Brooklyn and broader New York City all the time. Whether you drive your own vehicle or cross the road regularly, you need to know who to turn to if you’re ever involved in a Brooklyn car accident.
Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. is well-equipped and ready to help with your Brooklyn car accident lawsuit. Read on to discover how to find the best attorneys for your case and what to do to file a successful Brooklyn car accident lawsuit.
Or, if you’d prefer to speak with one of our experienced auto accident lawyers over the phone, please dial 1-800-966-4999 and allow Schwartzapfel Lawyers the honor and privilege of fighting for you!
How Common Are Brooklyn Car Accidents?
Brooklyn is a crowded borough with tangled streets, frequent traffic, and many pedestrians. It’s also the site of hundreds and even thousands of car accidents every month.
Official statistics from the New York Police Department indicate that over 2,500 car accidents occurred in Brooklyn in January 2022 alone. This contributed significantly to the over 7700 car accidents in New York City during the same timeframe.
Unfortunately, this monthly accident rate is ordinary. Many thousands of auto accidents occur every year, ranging from major collisions to fender benders. Pedestrians and drivers alike must be careful when navigating these streets.
But even if you drive carefully or only cross the road when you have the right-of-way, you could still be involved in an auto accident. Distracted drivers, bad weather, and other factors could lead to serious injuries and financial repercussions.
Causes of Car Accidents in Brooklyn
Car accidents in Brooklyn are caused for the same reasons they occur throughout the world. These reasons include:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Driving in inclement weather and/or other unsafe conditions
However, many car accident causes could indicate partial or complete negligence or fault for an accident. For example, a driver who gets into an accident while texting on their mobile device is undoubtedly at fault for the incident and any injuries that result.
Victims of such accidents may wish to file a lawsuit and acquire compensation. Compensation can be used to pay for medical bills and more.
However, it can be hard to file a successful car accident lawsuit in Brooklyn due to New York’s no-fault insurance laws.
Injuries From Brooklyn Car Accidents
Car accidents are serious incidents for all involved, particularly for pedestrians and bicyclists. Car accidents can lead to severe injuries, including but not limited to:
- Broken and/or fractured bones
- Dislocations (e.g. shoulders, hips)
- Strains, sprains, and/or ligament tears
- Mild to severe lacerations
- Road rash
- Internal bleeding
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Spinal injuries and/or paralysis
While emergency services are often quick in Brooklyn, receiving medical treatment is not the end of the story for many victims. Instead, they are faced with exorbitant medical bills to pay for surgeries, pain medication, ongoing treatment, physical therapy, and other necessary procedures.
All of this can easily strain or break the finances of average Brooklyn citizens. In these cases, filing a lawsuit may not be an option: it might be necessary. But Brooklyn citizens looking to file lawsuits should contact car accident lawyers to maximize their chances of success.
You can contact Schwartzapfel Lawyers and get started right away by visiting our site or dialing 1-800-966-4999 to speak with one of our expert car accident attorneys at no charge!
Filing a Brooklyn Car Accident Lawsuit
As noted above, filing a Brooklyn car accident lawsuit is far from simple. Instead, victims need to know when they may file an auto accident lawsuit and when they are most likely to be successful. Car accident lawyers can help victims understand the best times and circumstances in which to file or tell them whether filing is possible at all.
No-Fault Insurance in Brooklyn
Brooklyn is subject to the same no-fault insurance laws as other cities throughout the state. In a nutshell, either of the involved parties in a typical car accident may not sue the other. Instead, their car insurance covers the costs for car damage or medical bills.
However, this no-fault insurance law rarely covers the full extent of medical charges. For example, victims are only entitled to $25 per day to pay for medical expenses for up to a year post-accident. When considering the average cost of surgery or pain medication, it’s clear that this is not enough for most.
That said, Brooklyn auto accident victims may be able to file lawsuits against negligent or at-fault parties. According to New York State law, you may file an auto accident lawsuit when your injuries are suitably severe. Your injuries are designated severe when they:
- Are disfiguring or debilitating
- Include bone fractures
- Result in permanent limitation of your use of a limb, body function, etc.
- Require expensive treatments
In these cases, you could file a lawsuit against a negligent party, such as a:
- Driver involved in the accident
- Bus company if your accident involved an MTA or other bus
- Construction company
- Government organizations, like the government of New York City
Negligence in Brooklyn Car Accidents
Even in an apparently cut and dried case, determining or proving negligence in a Brooklyn car accident lawsuit can be tougher than you expect. Many negligent parties in car accidents don’t simply accept accusations of fault. They hire their own legal teams and put up major defenses to turn the case around or even accuse you of being at fault for the incident.
Furthermore, many car accident lawsuits are judged based on pure comparative negligence. In a nutshell, a judge or court may decide that both parties involved in a car accident are partially at fault. Then the party most at fault is forced to pay a reduced award to the victim.
Brooklyn auto accident victims should contact educated car accident lawyers to avoid such outcomes. Maximizing your compensation for your accident is key to ensuring you can afford your medical bills. That’s why legal teams like Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. will gather evidence by:
- Talking extensively to the police
- Collecting medical records and doctors’ notes
- Speaking to eyewitnesses and procuring their testimonies
With Schwartzapfel Lawyers on your side, proving negligence on the part of an at-fault party will be more achievable than otherwise.
How To Find the Best Attorneys for Your Case
Navigating the legal intricacies of a Brooklyn car accident case is tough, even in the best of circumstances. If you are recovering from serious injuries, it’s in your best interest to contact quality car accident lawyers ASAP.
It’s also important to contact the right legal team for your needs and budget. Fortunately, you can look for a few key factors when determining whether a car accident attorney is right for you. Or you can simply give Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. a call by dialing 1-800-966-4999 now!
Experience in Car Accidents
When searching for the right legal team, you should look for a law firm with extensive experience in car accidents. Auto accident lawyers have a history of dealing with similar cases and will know what to look for when tackling your lawsuit. More importantly, auto accident lawyers know what evidence to gather and present to the court to maximize your chances of a big compensation payout.
Note: While many law firms specialize in multiple areas,you won’t want to hire a lawyer whose practice focuses on something other than auto accidents (e.g.fraud or premises liability).
You’ll also want to look for a legal team with a successful track record. Schwartzapfel Lawyers’ testimonials page is a great resource, as it provides you with a roadmap of what to look for in an elite personal injury attorney (e.g. positive client reviews, recent verdict and settlement figures, etc.).
Moreover, this page highlights our extensive history in dealing with auto accident lawsuits and securing favorable outcomes for our clients. Over the years, we’ve managed to secure many millions of dollars for our clients. These compensation payouts have helped our clients pay for medical bills, lost income, and a variety of other financial challenges.
To hear more about how Schwartzapfel Lawyers will fight for you, please dial 1-800-966-4999 and speak with one of our car accident pros today.
Why Schwartzapfel Lawyers Is Right for You
Schwartzapfel Lawyers is more than just a New York City law firm. We’re partners for each of our clients because we invite each client to be part of our family. Accordingly, we treat each case as absolutely critical and never let any case languish at the back of our workload.
- Work hard to secure excellent results for client lawsuits. In many cases, we can secure damage awards totaling hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars for our clients
- Focus on areas including car, truck, and motorcycle accidents in Brooklyn and other New York City boroughs
- Have a 90% client satisfaction rate
- Employ the best trial lawyers in case your auto accident lawsuit goes to trial and the negligent party doesn’t want to settle
As well, with Schwartzapfel Lawyers you won’t ever need to worry about funding your lawsuit because until we win, our clients don’t owe us a dime..
As dedicated professionals committed to getting the best possible results for our clients, Schwartzapfel Lawyers is the go-to law firm for Brooklyn auto accident lawsuits.
Contact Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. Today!
To succeed with any Brooklyn car accident lawsuit, only the best lawyers know what it takes to get you the results you deserve. Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. will fight for you throughout your lawsuit and maximize your monetary damages through our diligence, research, and high-quality court presentation. Contact us today at 1-800-966-4999 for more information and a free consultation.