Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents take their toll on us – physically, mentally, emotionally, and financially. A car accident lawyer is a good ally to have during this difficult time. With the right legal advocacy, you can ensure the best medical treatment, fair compensation for your past and future injury costs, and accountability for motorists who behave negligently.

Car Accident Attorney in Brooklyn

At first, you may not know whether you have a valid car accident claim. Following a motor vehicle accident, an experienced car accident attorney from Douglas and London can:

  • Investigate: Work with local law enforcement, private investigators, and accident reconstruction experts to find out what really happened in those moments before the crash. It could take surveillance footage, court subpoenas, or interviews with other motorists to uncover the truth.
  • Assist: Your head is likely reeling after the sudden trauma of a car accident. Who is the best doctor to help with your particular injuries? How can you get a temporary financial reprieve? Where can you find affordable transportation while waiting for a vehicle replacement? Douglas and London’s compassionate team knows what local resources are available to you.
  • Fight: The insurance company can be difficult to deal with. We act as your liaison, so you don’t have to worry about insurance adjusters’ demands whatsoever. Medical debt collection will be placed on hold while your claim is open. When insurers try to deny, deflect, delay, and diminish, we intervene to fight for maximum compensation – even if that means going to trial. 

Common Injuries from Car Accidents

Sadly, many car accidents cause serious injuries that can impact the victim for weeks, months, or longer. Some of the most common associated with automobile crashes include:

  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Burns
  • Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Permanent disfigurement or scarring
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Death

These are the Most Dangerous Intersections in Brooklyn

According to the NYPD’s Motor Vehicle Collision Report, in December of 2021, the most dangerous intersections in Brooklyn were the following:

  • 6th Avenue and Atlantic Avenue, with six collisions
  • Kings Highway and Utica Avenue, with five collisions
  • Atlantic Avenue and Eastern Parkway, with five collisions
  • Jamaica Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue, with five collisions

Common Types of Car Crashes

All car accidents have the potential to cause serious physical and psychological injuries. Some of the most common types that a car accident lawyer in Brooklyn, NY, typically handles include:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Sideswipe crashes
  • Rollover crashes
  • Intersection collisions

Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

While several different factors can cause motor vehicle accidents, here are some of the more common causes:

  • Distracted driving or driver inattention
  • Following too closely
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Improper lane usage or passing
  • Passing too closely
  • Excessive speeds
  • Unsafely backing up
  • Unsafe lane changes
  • Improper turns

What You Should Do After a Car Crash

Experienced New York car accident lawyers know that the immediate aftermath of a car accident is chaotic. Adrenaline floods the body. You may not know how it happened. If possible, by following these steps, you can help your Brooklyn personal injury lawyer maximize the financial value of your claim:

  • Call the police and file an accident report
  • Seek medical attention even if you feel fine. This provides valuable documentation.
  • Take pictures of your injuries, all property damage, and even the exact location of the accident. You can also include the current weather and traffic conditions.
  • Gather the contact information of all eyewitnesses to your crash
  • Schedule a consultation with an experienced Brooklyn car accident lawyer in New York
  • Refrain from posting any updates on social media that mention your accident or injury.

How Much Does a Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyer Cost?

Brooklyn personal injury lawyers are not like divorce lawyers or corporate attorneys who require “retainer fees.” At Douglas and London, we understand the financial hardship you’re under with increasing medical expenses and the inability to work during your recovery. As an established personal injury firm with more than two decades of big victories, we can offer you the best service with no upfront fee.

When you work with Douglas and London, you receive:

  • A free initial consultation that assesses the strengths and weaknesses of your claim.
  • All upfront expenses of litigation (including courtroom filing fees and depositions) paid by our firm.
  • 100% free service if we are unable to recover money on your behalf.

How Much Money Is A Car Accident Claim Worth?

A car accident settlement can result in payments for:

  • Past, present, and future medical bills, including drugs, surgeries, rehabilitation, and PTSD counseling
  • Past, present, and future wage losses, including disability payments for permanent damage
  • An estimated amount for pain and suffering, mental distress, loss of enjoyment in life
  • Disability-related home modifications, such as walk-in tubs or wheelchair ramps

Every case is different, and the past is no guarantee of the future, but we can say we’ve presided over six-figure verdicts. In one case, a road worker’s truck was rear-ended while parked on the highway. Our plaintiff, a Desert Storm veteran, suffered a herniated disc that required spinal laminectomy. We recovered a settlement of $899,999 to cover his long-term expenses that arose as a result of the accident.

Call today for a free case review with the friendly and dedicated Brooklyn car accident lawyers at Douglas and London.