Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyers
When you or a family member are involved in a car accident in Brooklyn, its effects can be overwhelming. The injuries could be debilitating and devastating and the financial impact can also have steep and far-reaching implications. If you can identify the vehicle or at-fault driver, you can make a claim against the driver, the owner, and their insurance company to pay for your injuries and cover your expenses.
At Dansker & Aspromonte, our goal is to fight for your interests and obtain the best possible outcome for your case. We have routinely demonstrated our dedication to clients with legal proficiency since 1986 in recovering more than $500 million in settlements and verdicts. Our Brooklyn car accident attorneys are your advocates. We can take on the complex claims process through all its phases from investigation to complete case preparation, negotiation, or trial. We believe in treating you as family in the fight for full and fair compensation and the justice you deserve.
Your initial consultation with a Brooklyn car accident attorney is complimentary. Schedule yours by submitting our free case evaluation form or by calling (646) 692-0204 to speak with a team member.
Brooklyn Car Accident Cases
Brooklyn experienced 3,021 traffic crashes as reported by the NYPD in June of 2022. In that month alone, 10 individuals were killed and another 1,644 were injured. Driver inattention or distraction was the most common cause of these collisions by a wide margin. This amounts to negligence based on the legal premise that all motorists owe those with whom they share the road a duty of care to drive safely. When failing to do so, putting others at risk and causing them harm, these drivers and their insurers can be held financially accountable.
We handle all car accident claims in Brooklyn involving all drivers, whether in passenger cars, taxis, rental cars, or Uber and Lyft rideshare vehicles.
Types of Compensation You Can Seek After a Brooklyn Car Accident
The damages and expenses you incur when enduring car accident injuries can include:
- Pain, suffering, and permanent disabilities and injuries
- Medical bills that start at the scene of the accident and continue until your doctor declares you fully recovered
- The cost of physical rehabilitation in a specialized rehab center or in your home, when your injuries prevent you from caring for yourself
- The wages you lose if you are unable to return to your job to financially support yourself and your family for any length of time
Because each car accident is different, you may have other expenses and financial losses that might be covered. Our attorneys can help assess all the injuries and expenses of the collision and ensure you do not accept a settlement that fails to fully cover the physical and financial costs of the accident.
Filing a Car Accident Claim or Lawsuit in Brooklyn
After a car accident, your lawyer can help you build a comprehensive case for compensation. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may not have the ability to handle all of the necessary details involved in this. While you focus on your physical recovery, our firm can start building your case. This can be time-consuming and complicated. It can involve identifying the at-fault driver, tallying your medical expenses, proving your lost income, and getting estimates to repair or completely replace your damaged vehicle. You can rely on our assistance in putting together the documentation and evidence needed for your claim.
This can include:
- Accident reports
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Repair estimates
- Photos of the accident scene
- Photos of both vehicles
- Witness statements
The sooner you act in the wake of an accident, the sooner our team can get started.
The law in New York generally limits your time to file a lawsuit for compensation in motor vehicle accident cases against private entities to three years. In many cases, the time could be much shorter. In cases against a municipal entity, such as the City of New York, a claim must be filed within 90 days.
Discuss your case by contacting us at (646) 692-0204 or submitting your free evaluation form today.
In the immediate aftermath of a Brooklyn car accident, your very first priority is seeking medical attention for yourself and any passengers in your car.
In the confusion of emergency medical care, police officers, and witnesses, you might not be able to immediately obtain the information you need to identify the at-fault driver and their insurance company. That makes the accident report an important part of the compensation claims process because it will contain helpful information like:
- Drivers identification
- Vehicle registrations
- Apparent vehicle damage
- Accident location
- Insurance information
According to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, an accident report is mandatory in the state if anyone is injured or more than $1,000 in property damage occurs. If you are not able to obtain a copy, our attorney can do so as soon as it is ready.
Obtaining an accident report is just one of the vital tasks we can perform for Brooklyn auto accident victims. We can additionally:
1. Conduct our own full investigation into the cause of the accident, identifying any other parties who may have contributed to your injuries, such as the manufacturers of defective vehicles or their parts,
2. Consult with accident reconstruction specialists, medical experts, financial experts, and more to further support your case, and
3. Negotiate with insurers on your behalf or take your case to civil court.
These insurers will not be able to manipulate settlements in their favor (as opposed to yours) when they know they have to deal with Dansker & Aspromonte skilled litigators representing your best interests.
Brain Damage $50 Million
Christian, a four-year-old boy, was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.
Serious Injuries $31 Million
A 35-year-old New York City Police officer was a passenger in a police car going to an emergency call. After a collision, Ms. A. was rendered unconscious and was admitted to Jacobi Hospital with head and limb injuries.
Work Injury $21.5 Million
This accident occurred in the Bronx when Rafael C. was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Rafael was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.
Serious Injuries $10.3 Million
A 22-year-old theater intern was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was struck by the rear door of a passing truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.
Burn Injuries $8 Million
Dansker & Aspromonte represented 60 tenants in the infamous Schomburg Plaza fire. A fire started in a jammed compactor chute on the 20th floor of the high-rise apartment building.
Head Injury $7.8 Million
This female accountant was walking after work in Battery Park on the pedestrian promenade when she was suddenly struck by a speeding police motor scooter.
Serious Injuries $6.6 Million
This case involved a 6-year-old girl who was in a minivan that was struck by an ambulance in a multi-car collision on the Northern State Parkway in Long Island, New York.
Serious Injuries $6.25 Million
A 26-year-old bicycle deliveryman was struck by a speeding Dollar Rent-A-Car van on a busy intersection, causing multiple fractures in his neck, back, arm and leg, as well as mild brain damage.