Brooklyn Car Accident Lawyer

Brooklyn is a busy place. Drivers must be vigilant to avoid accidents when navigating Brooklyn’s streets. Quite simply, when there are more cars on the road, the risk of being harmed in an accident is greater than it might be in a less-busy area.

You probably understand this and exercise caution accordingly. However, it is still possible to be involved in a Brooklyn car accident through no fault of your own. 

Meet with a Brooklyn car accident attorney at Shulman & Hill if this ever happens. You are likely entitled to compensation for such losses as your medical bills, lost wages, and more. We can help you collect it.


What You Need to Know about Brooklyn Car Accidents

Statistics indicate motor vehicle accidents are more common in Brooklyn than in any other New York City borough. Causes of Brooklyn car accidents include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Speeding or otherwise failing to obey the rules of the road.
  • Drunk driving.
  • Distracted driving, which is becoming an increasingly significant problem due to the popularity of smartphones.
  • Sleep-deprived driving, which can be as dangerous as drunk driving.
  • Hazardous road conditions.
  • Vehicle defects.


Brooklyn Car Accidents: Dangerous Intersections

A car accident can occur anywhere in Brooklyn. Whenever you are behind the wheel, it is important to operate your vehicle responsibly and keep an eye out for hazards.

The following are among the most dangerous Brooklyn intersections in regards to car accident frequency:


  • Tillary Street and Flatbush Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Erskine Street and Seaview Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue and Conduit Boulevard
  • Flatbush Avenue and Empire Boulevard

In fact, those are not merely among the most dangerous intersections in Brooklyn. They are some of the most dangerous in the entire city. Whenever you can manage to avoid them without significantly inconveniencing yourself, you should attempt to do so.


Brooklyn Car Accidents: Seeking Compensation

The aftermath of a Brooklyn car accident will likely be a difficult time. Along with facing the natural challenges that recovering from your injuries will involve, you may also be burdened with costly medical bills.

Your injuries may even be so severe that you are unable to return to work. Thus, you might not be able to earn a paycheck.

You deserve to be compensated for such losses. Because New York uses the “no-fault” model, your own insurance is responsible for providing the compensation to which you are entitled. This is true even if someone else’s negligence caused the accident.


How insurers respond to claims

Filing a claim with your insurance after a Brooklyn car accident does not guarantee an immediate and fair payout. They may technically be “your” insurer, but as a business, the insurance company is more likely to prioritize their own financial interests. They will probably try to convince you to accept less compensation than you are genuinely entitled to.

This is one of the most important reasons to consult with a personal injury lawyer in Brooklyn before filing a claim. Our Brooklyn car accident lawyers are thoroughly familiar with the various ways insurers try to lowball claimants. Enlisting the help of a car accident law firm in Brooklyn will thus maximize your chances of collecting the full amount of compensation to which you are entitled.


An exception to the no-fault rule

There is a limit to how much compensation your insurance can provide after a Brooklyn car accident. The payout you receive may not be sufficient to cover your losses.

Luckily, you might still have options if this is the case. New York law allows car accident victims to seek additional compensation from negligent parties if they can prove their injuries and losses are serious enough to justify doing so.

This highlights another benefit of working with a personal injury law firm in Brooklyn. We can determine if your injuries meet the necessary criteria. If they do, we will help you pursue compensation from those whose negligence caused your accident.


How Our Car Accident Law Firm in Brooklyn Helps

Along with negotiating with your insurer and determining if the severity of your injuries justifies seeking additional compensation from a negligent party, we can help you collect what you are owed in the following key ways:


Investigating your Brooklyn car accident

If your injuries are severe enough to qualify as “serious” under New York law, before pursuing compensation from a negligent party, you must first know who that party is. 

Often, a Brooklyn car accident is the result of another driver’s carelessness. However, that is not always the case. Negligence on the part of vehicle manufacturers, government agencies responsible for addressing hazardous road conditions, and other relevant parties also causes accidents.

We at Shulman & Hill are prepared to thoroughly investigate your case. Our investigation will identify any and all negligent parties.


Determining the value of your claim

Determining how much your Brooklyn car accident claim is worth can be tricky if you do not have the proper training and experience. Along with adding up your financial losses, you may have to assign a dollar value to such losses as pain, emotional trauma, and more.

We understand how to do so. Our experts will account for all relevant factors to ensure that you are seeking all the compensation you deserve.


Handling the claims process

The process of securing compensation after a Brooklyn car accident can involve a wide range of tasks, such as filing paperwork, corresponding with insurers, presenting evidence, and more.

You do not need to handle these tasks yourself. You should instead focus your attention on resting and recovering from your injuries. We will handle the claims process for you.


Why Choose Shulman & Hill?

There are no shortage of Brooklyn car accident attorneys who may claim that they aer qualified to handle your case. However, just because someone promises to offer aggressive representation, that does not mean that they will actually deliver on their promises.

Fortunately, when you hire Shulman & Hill, you do not have to worry whether you have chosen the right car accident law firm in Brooklyn for your needs. We will reference our numerous past successes to clearly illustrate how our approach to cases like your yields ideal results. Call us today at 212-221-1000 or schedule a free consultation online.


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We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation

We have helped thousands of New Yorkers get millions of dollars in compensation


Everyday working people often struggle to afford top-tier legal representation. To ensure equal access to justice, we work on a contingency-fee basis. You pay no attorneys’ fees unless we achieve a settlement or verdict in your case.

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"Had a very positive experience working with Shulman & Hill in the worker’s compensation case. Everyone is very professional and competent. Received the maximum possible settlement in court. I am sincerely grateful to my lawyers and personally Alex Shulman for the work done. I wish you further success and prosperity."

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