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Brooklyn Intersection Car Accident
New York City Auto Accident AttorneySo you are driving along and the next thing you know there are flashing lights and emergency rescue personal assisting you on a stretcher into an ambulance. What happened?
Unfortunately, this scenario occurs all to frequently in Brooklyn. In just the month of October of 2011, there has been at least one Brooklyn intersection car accident at virtually every intersection in Brooklyn.
Many times intersection accidents are disputed claims. What this means is that both drivers claim they had the green light at the time of the accident. Rarely are the police a witness to the accident and they merely record both drivers statements.
In order to prove you claim, you will have to establish that the other driver was at fault for the accident. If there is a question of lights, the insurance company for the other side may deny your claim and force you to a trial to prove liability.
It is in this situation where an experienced personal injury attorney will know best how to establish your claim. An investigation into the accident may reveal witnesses to support your position that you had the right of way. In addition, the mechanics of the accident, as verified by an accident reconstruction expert, may also prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident. The points of contact between the vehicles and the position of the vehicles after the collision are all important factors to prove you claim.
For this reason, and many others, it is critical that you contact a New York City personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident.
Causes of Intersection Accidents
Most accidents that occur at an intersection are the result of human error. One of the involved drivers did not see the red light or stop sign. Worse, the other driver intentionally ran the red light. There are many other negligent and careless driving activities that may be the cause of a Brooklyn intersection car accident, including:
- Aggressive Driving
- Disobeying a Traffic Control Device
- Driver Inattention
- Drunk Driving
- Failing to Stop for a Stop Sign
- Running a Red Light
Intersection collisions can cause serious injuries and death. In 2007, there were more than 8,000 fatal intersection related collisions – T-bone accidents - and approximately another 1.5 million people were injured in intersection car crashes.
In 2010, there were 47 intersection related motor vehicle accident fatalities in Brooklyn alone.
Brooklyn Intersection Car Accident Lawyer
When you are hurt in a car crash, you face medical expenses, lost time from work, financial difficulties, and other hardships. There are claims forms that must be timely filed in order to receive benefits. In addition, the car accident victim must establish that he or she sustained a “serious injury” as defined by the New York Insurance Law in order to recover for non-economic loss, or pain and suffering.
At this difficult time, you have enough worries. Your legal claim should not be one of them. You need a competent New York City personal injury lawyer on your side to protect your interests and assert your claim.
We practice exclusively in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. That means we do not take on cases other than accident cases. We know accident law, and how to protect your rights and assert your claim to get you the maximum recovery you are entitled to for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages.
We represent clients hurt in auto accidents throughout Brooklyn and the New York City metropolitan area. Mr. DiMartini has regularly practiced before the Supreme Court, Kings County. He has been assisting people injured in New York car accidents since 1987 and has obtained millions of dollars in compensation for his injured clients.
Personal injury law is all we do. We know how to get results!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Brooklyn intersection car accident, we are here to fight for your rights. Call Mr. DiMartini directly at 1.877.339.4804. You can also contact us online. The consultation is free. There is never a fee unless we win your case!