Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyers Fight for Your Rights
Aggressive representation for victims of New York traffic accidents
If you’ve been seriously hurt in a car accident, you deserve aggressive legal representation. The experienced attorneys of Goldberg Sager & Associates are committed to fighting for the fair compensation you deserve. For more than 50 years, our Brooklyn car accident lawyers have met with potential clients in their homes or at hospitals regarding serious injuries they’ve suffered in accidents. We believe that’s part of providing clients with attentive, responsive service.
How a Brooklyn car accident lawyer can help you obtain fair compensation
A car accident can cause much more than damage to your vehicle. A serious crash can result in serious or even catastrophic bodily injury that causes emotional and financial distress for your entire family. Our dedicated attorneys can help you obtain the fair compensation you need to move on with your life. When you retain us, we take decisive steps to build a compelling case. We will:
- Conduct a thorough investigation
- Hire experts and specialists
- Negotiate with insurance companies
- Prepare for trial if necessary
If you were taken by ambulance from the accident scene, we obtain medical records from the hospital emergency room. We investigate the accident scene — using experts in accident reconstruction, automotive design engineers and medical specialists — in order to create an accurate picture of what happened in the accident. A Brooklyn personal injury attorney at our firm can develop a comprehensive calculation of your damages, supported by factual evidence.
If a negligent or careless driver caused your accident, we aggressively represent your interests in negotiation or litigation. Each auto accident lawyer at our firm knows how to maximize compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Future medical treatment
Brooklyn car accident lawyer Karen Goldberg Sager has recovered millions of dollars for clients injured in a variety of accidents, including automobile accidents.
Where do most car accidents happen in Brooklyn?
Brooklyn is a large, congested borough and traffic accidents occur throughout the area. However, there are some major arteries and intersections that get more than their share of collisions. The NYPD reports that in December of 2022, Belt Parkway had six crashes at Exit 5 alone and five more accidents at its intersection with Ocean Parkway. Ocean Parkway and 18th Avenue is another trouble spot with four crashes in 2022. Other dangerous roadways include Atlantic Avenue, Neptune Avenue, Avenue D, Flatbush Avenue, Empire Blvd., Linden Blvd. and Eastern Parkway.
Common causes of Brooklyn car accidents
If you suffer a serious injury, New York law allows you to sue for personal injury damages. However, you have to prove the other driver was at fault for the crash. Here are some common ways in which a negligent driver could cause an accident:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield right of way
- Driving while overly fatigued
- Reckless driving
As part of our investigation, we consult accident reconstruction experts and interview witnesses to determine exactly why the accident happened.
Filing a car accident lawsuit in Brooklyn
Recovering compensation for serious injuries involves proving fault for the car accident, which is a complex legal process that crash victims typically cannot manage themselves. An experienced attorney plays a vital role throughout the case.
Filing a lawsuit requires composing a complaint, which lays out the elements of the case that must be proved. These include the following:
- Duty — The defendant had a legal obligation to act with due care.
- Breach of duty — There was a careless act or omission that a reasonable person wouldn’t have committed.
- Causation — There was a direct link between the breach of duty and the crash.
- Damages — You suffered economic and/or noneconomic losses as a result.
You must identify all potential defendants, such as the driver of another vehicle, defective auto parts manufacturers or public entities responsible for road maintenance. If you wind up suing a public entity, such as the City of New York, there are special rules and earlier deadlines that apply.
Our experienced car accident attorneys are able to assess what a case might be worth in terms of damages. We understand the range of appropriate compensation for various types of accidents, so we don’t let insurance companies get away with lowball settlement offers.
We can also steer you clear of pitfalls, such as the statute of limitations, which allows you only three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. For all these reasons, you should retain an experienced car accident attorney as quickly as possible.
Brooklyn car accident injuries we often help with
Auto accident victims often suffer blunt force trauma and violent shaking that can cause severe injuries. Our team has ample experience to handle accident cases involving the following:
- Head injury, concussion and traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones, crush injuries and displaced fractures
- Soft tissue injuries in the neck and back
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Severe burns
- Spinal cord trauma and paralysis
- Loss of eyesight or hearing
We also represent family members whose loved ones have been lost to wrongful death in fatal car crashes.
Seeking reimbursement after a collision with an underinsured driver
Many drivers in New York don’t carry enough liability insurance to cover the harm they cause. If you are in an accident with one of them, you may still be able to obtain compensation. One option is filing a claim with your own auto insurance company under your policy’s uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM) coverage. Such a claim requires proving that driver was at fault for the accident.
Contact our experienced Brooklyn car accident lawyers if you have been injured
If you have been injured in a car accident, the Brooklyn-based personal injury attorneys of Goldberg Sager & Associates can help you obtain fair financial compensation for your injuries. Contact us online or call us at 718-514-9516 today to discuss your case.