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Auto Accidents in Brooklyn

Determined Injury Lawyers Manage Auto Accident Cases in Brooklyn

Compassionate and diligent representation produces positive outcomes

If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident anywhere in Brooklyn, you can trust Rubin and Licatesi, P.C. to manage your injury claim. While you concentrate on regaining your health, we work diligently to investigate the crash, identify responsible parties and pursue full compensation for your losses, such as your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. For more than 40 years, our attorneys have helped clients in Brooklyn and throughout the greater NYC area obtain fair settlements and court verdicts totaling more than $100 million. We are ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

Traffic hazards are plentiful throughout Brooklyn

Did you know that Brooklyn is home to the most active crash site in all of New York State? In a five-year period beginning in 2012, the intersection of Tillary Street and Flatbush Avenue has seen 425 collisions. Traffic watchers attribute the high frequency of crashes to constant traffic converging from the Manhattan Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. Other danger spots include Atlantic Avenue (at Pennsylvania Avenue, Conduit Boulevard, Flatbush Avenue and Eastern Parkway), Eastern Parkway (at Utica Avenue and at Erskine Street) and Bushwick Avenue at the Jackie Robinson Parkway. Located close to Flatbush Avenue, we’ve had ample opportunity to observe the dangers and the carnage up close. Although NYC’s Vision Zero initiative has targeted many of the most dangerous Brooklyn intersections for redesigns to enhance safety, progress has been slow, leaving motorists and pedestrians at risk.

Get the legal support you need to recover appropriate damages after a New York City auto accident.

Common causes of traffic accidents in Brooklyn

Driving on the congested streets of Brooklyn is challenging, especially with the pressure to keep up the pace in the city that never sleeps. Crowds of pedestrians and bicyclists are easy targets for anxious drivers who aren’t paying proper attention.

In Brooklyn the most common causes of auto accidents include:

  • Cellphone use, texting and other distractions
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Fatigued driving
  • Failing to yield the right of way
  • Ignoring a red light or stop sign
  • Aggressive and reckless driving
  • Speeding

Our firm conducts thorough investigations of auto accidents to determine the cause and to identify the responsible parties. We then take aggressive steps to hold them accountable. Our cases include a wide variety of accident scenarios involving passenger cars, commercial trucks, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. We are also knowledgeable of the special legal circumstances that arise when the crash resulted from negligent operation of a public transit bus or an Uber or Lyft rideshare.

Common injuries from Brooklyn motor vehicle accidents

In our personal injury practice, we have handled motor vehicle accident claims on behalf of drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists and bicyclists. Many of our clients have sustained severe, debilitating and disabling injuries that include:

  • Broken and crushed bones
  • Concussions and traumatic brain injury
  • Spinal trauma and paralysis
  • Torn ligaments and displaced discs
  • Internal organ damage
  • Scarring and disfigurement

We also manage wrongful death claims for surviving relatives of fatally injured parties. Our goal is always to recover the maximum amount of compensation possible under the specific facts of the case. To do this, we consult medical experts and experts in finance who can testify credibly to the extent of your injuries and the toll those losses are likely to have over the course of your life. We negotiate skillfully to resolve your case in a timely manner, but if the other side refuses to be reasonable, we are prepared to fight in court to deliver justice.

Contact our established Brooklyn law firm for a free auto accident consultation

To learn how Rubin & Licatesi, P.C. can help you obtain full, fair compensation, schedule a free consultation with an experienced auto accident lawyer on our staff. Call us at 516-336-3702 or contact our Brooklyn office online. We are conveniently located at 3857 Kings Highway, just off Flatbush Avenue, about 1 mile from New York Community Hospital.

Verdicts & Settlements

Over $100 Million in Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

  • $8 Million

    Plaintiff sustained a series of fractures and other injuries to the right shin, heel and foot, requiring nailing of the right tibia with two proximal and two distal locking bolts, ultimately resulting in below-the-knee amputation

  • $3 Million

    Infant plaintiff sustained encephalopathy as result of DPT vaccination administered by NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation.

  • $1.7 Million

    Plaintiff was involved in a car accident resulting in multiple disc herniations requiring percutaneous fluoroscopic-guided epidural treatment and lumbar fusion laminectomy.

  • $1.3 Million

    47 year old male police officer injured as a result of surgical malpractice by an orthopedic surgeon resulting in an inability to work and permanent impairment of gait.

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