Brooklyn Car Accident Statistics
Most drivers in Brooklyn, NY, get to and from their destination with little issue. However, thousands of people are injured or killed in car accidents in NYC each year.
If you were injured in an accident, you might be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal rights after a car accident in Brooklyn, NY. A Brooklyn car accident lawyer is standing by.
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How a Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyer Can Help Following a Car Accident
When an accident occurs due to the negligence or the recklessness of another driver, Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help you pursue a personal injury claim for your medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering.
Our elite Brooklyn personal injury attorneys have handled personal injury claims in New York for decades. Our attorneys understand exactly what needs to be done to maximize your compensation.
When you hire Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., you can count on us to:
- Offer competent legal advice at every stage of your claim
- Fully investigate the circumstances of your car accident
- Calculate the full extent of your damages
- Hire NYC’s leading medical and economic experts, if necessary
- Handle all negotiations with the insurance company and defense counsel
- Take your case to trial if the insurance company won’t offer a fair settlement
Our New York City law firm prepares every case for trial and demands full and fair compensation. Opposing parties know that we are not afraid to take a case to trial. Because of this, we are able to successfully settle many cases for high amounts without the expense and stress of a trial.
Call Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. today for a free initial consultation. Don’t go it alone after your car accident in Brooklyn, NY. Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers are ready to listen to your story and tell you how we can help.
How Common are Car Accidents in Brooklyn, NY?
New York reports that on average, there are:
- 292 deaths each year due to motor vehicle traffic-related injuries among vehicle occupants
- 6,207 hospitalizations due to motor vehicle traffic-related injuries among vehicle occupants
- 106,612 emergency department (ED) visits each year due to motor vehicle traffic-related injuries among vehicle occupants.
In Brooklyn, car accident injuries are the 5th leading cause of injury-related death, and the 3rd leading cause of injury-related hospitalization and injury-related emergency department (ED) visits in Kings County. Brooklyn has some of the highest numbers of accidents in New York state.
Average Monthly Impact of Car Accidents in Brooklyn
Although we often talk about the problem of fatal accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration calls fatal accidents (car accident deaths) the “tip of the iceberg.” Far more people end up hospitalized with serious injuries after a car accident than are killed.
The NYPD reports that each month in Brookly, because of traffic accidents:
- 8 Brooklyn residents are killed
- 110 Brooklyn residents are hospitalized
- 1,294 Brooklyn residents visit a hospital emergency room.
After you are the victim of a car accident, you should not also be the victim of an unfair settlement. If you or someone you love was injured in a Brooklyn car accident, call Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., to discuss your case and options to file a personal injury claim. Our Brooklyn car accident attorneys offer a free, no-obligation case evaluation to talk about your case and your options.
Injury and Fatal Accident Intersections
Brooklyn has the same boundaries as Kings County, which is the most populous county in New York. The city of Brooklyn covers 96.9 square miles and is home to more than 2.5 million people.
Traffic signals control the right-of-way for vehicles arriving at an intersection and prevent conflicts that could lead to accidents. There are an estimated 4,371 traffic signal intersections in Brooklyn, with signal timing lengths between 45 seconds and 120 seconds.
Although signal intersections are designed to prevent accidents, collisions occur daily, injuring motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. The NYPD publishes a list of monthly Brooklyn car accident statistics with locations of injury and fatality collisions in Brooklyn. Accidents occur daily, so the list is hundreds of pages long.
According to the NYPD, two or more accidents occurred at some of the following Brooklyn intersections in February 2021:
MERMAID AVE and W 27 ST
MERMAID AVE and W 30 ST
NEPTUNE AVE and W 32 ST
SURF AVE and W 28 ST
AVENUE P and OCEAN PKWY
EAST 16 STREET and SHORE PARKWAY
68 ST and BAY PKWY
BATH AVE and BAY PKWY
AVENUE H and UTICA AVE
AVENUE J and BROOKLYN AVE
AVENUE K and KINGS HIGHWAY
AVENUE V and FLATBUSH AVE
GLENWOOD RD and KINGS HWY
12 AVE and 58 ST
16 AVE and 57 ST
17 AVE and 60 ST
AVENUE I and MCDONALD AVE
AVENUE L and OCEAN PKWY
AVENUE M and E 2 ST
BEVERLEY RD and OCEAN PKWY
ALBANY AVE and LINDEN BLVD
AVENUE D and E 28 ST
BEVERLEY RD and NOSTRAND AVE
CLARKSON AVE and E 95 ST
FARRAGUT RD and KINGS HWY
MARTENSE ST and NOSTRAND AVE
NOSTRAND AVE and SNYDER AVE
ROCKAWAY PKWY and WILLMOHR ST
65 ST and 7 AVE
65 ST and FORT HAMILTON PKWY
AVENUE D and E 92 ST
AVENUE J and ROCKAWAY PKWY
AVENUE L and E 85 ST
AVENUE L and EAST 80 STREET
EAST NEW YORK AVENUE and UTICA AVENUE
3 AVENUE and HAMILTON AVENUE
ATLANTIC AVE and EASTERN PKWY
E NEW YORK AVE and JUNIUS ST
LIBERTY AVE and POWELL ST
LINDEN BLVD and ROCKAWAY AVE
ALABAMA AVENUE and LINDEN BOULEVARD
ASHFORD ST and LINDEN BLVD
ATLANTIC AVE and CRESCENT ST
ATLANTIC AVE and GEORGIA AVE
ATLANTIC AVE and LOGAN ST
ATLANTIC AVE and PENNSYLVANIA AVE
DUMONT AVE and PENNSYLVANIA AVE
EUCLID AVE and LINDEN BLVD
LINDEN BOULEVARD and VAN SIDERIN AVENUE
LIVONIA AVE and PENNSYLVANIA AVE
MONTAUK AVE and PITKIN AVE
JEFFERSON AVE and TOMPKINS AVE
Following a collision, we will review records and statistics to determine if prior accidents have occurred at the same location. Part of our investigation includes reviewing similar accidents to determine if a design defect at an intersection or traffic signal could have contributed to the accident. Call Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. today for a free consultation.
Contributing Factors to Accidents on Brooklyn Highways, Bridges, and Tunnels
The City of New York Police Department (NYPD) releases information on motor vehicle collisions on Brooklyn Highways, bridges, and tunnels.
Some of the most frequently cited contributing factors to collisions include:
- Following too closely
- Disregarding traffic control
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe lane changing
- Failing to yield to the right-of-way
- Falling asleep
- Outside car distraction
- Aggressive driving/road rage
- Speeding or traveling at unsafe speeds
- Improper passing
- Improper lane usage
- Driver inexperience
- Drunk driving
Many accidents have multiple contributing factors. In some cases, more than one party will be liable for injuries or wrongful deaths in a car accident. After an accident, our injury lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can review your accident report and arrange an independent investigation into the cause of an accident.
Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. Can Help You Recover Damages For All Your Injuries
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we handle all types of motor vehicle accident cases, including:
- Frontal collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- T-Bone accidents
- Highway crashes
- Interstate crashes
- Single-vehicle crashes
- Multiple Vehicle crashes
- Speeding accidents
- Intersection accidents
- Red and yellow light accidents
- Uber accidents
- Lyft accidents
- Truck accidents
- Accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians,
- And more.
Likewise, we help you recover damages from all your car accident injuries, including:
- Back, shoulder, and neck injury
- Head injury, including concussion
- Traumatic brain injury
- Chest injury
- Eye injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Crushing injury
- Soft tissue damage
- Fractures and broken bones
- Catastrophic injury
You are entitled to recover your economic and noneconomic damages after a car accident due to another’s negligence. Economic damages make up for your financial losses after an injury, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and reduced earning capacity. Noneconomic damages make up for your nonfinancial losses after an accident, such as your pain and suffering, emotional distress, and disfigurement. Call us today to learn about compensation for your injuries.
What if I’m Being Blamed for an Accident in Brooklyn, NY?
New York uses a pure comparative fault system to handle lawsuits involving multiple at-fault parties. If you contributed to your accident, your damages will be reduced to account for your percentage of fault. However, you can recover damages even if you are up to 99% at fault for your injuries — but you will only take home 1% worth of your damages.
How Long Do I Have to File a Car Accident Lawsuit in New York?
New York’s statute of limitations gives most personal injury victims three years to file their suit. If you do not file your lawsuit within three years of your accident, you will be barred from recovering damages. The time limit to file a claim could be shorter if a state or municipal agency is involved. That’s why it’s critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your accident and begin the process of bringing your personal injury claim.
Get a Free Consultation With a Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyer
You may be entitled to financial compensation if you were injured in a car accident in Brooklyn the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens, or Staten Island. Contact us to discuss your legal rights and options. When we meet with you over a phone or video conference, we will offer our advice, strategies, and an experienced-based opinion of your case’s potential value. The consultation is always free, and because we work on a contingency fee basis, we are only paid if we recover money for you.