Brooklyn Car Accident Attorney
A surprisingly high number of car accidents happen every year in the United States. In the state of New York alone, more than 300,000 car accidents happened in 2010, according to the New York Department of Transportation. Of those, more than 130,000 involved injuries, and 1,100 tragically involved fatalities.
What makes these numbers so appalling is that most auto accidents are easily avoidable, as long as drivers make sure to drive carefully and respect the safety of other drivers and pedestrians. But most accidents occur due to negligence by at least one party—drivers who are intoxicated, who drive above the speed limit, or who are distracted by things they shouldn’t be paying attention to. If you are injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, you will want the help of a Brooklyn car accident attorney to prove it.
Common Accident Injuries
The injuries that can result from a car accident are myriad and severe. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the victim might suffer broken bones, concussion, or rib trauma, to name some common injuries. It’s common for victims to sustain soft-tissue injuries that are not easily visible on X-rays or other medical scans, but which nevertheless cause severe and chronic pain. Defense lawyers often jump at the chance to dispute the victim’s claims of back or neck pain because of this.
You want the help of a skilled and experienced Brooklyn injury attorney to fight for the compensation you deserve. Your attorney will know what needs to be done to make the strongest case, from obtaining medical records, interviewing witnesses from the scene, dealing with the negligent party’s insurance company, and visiting the accident scene to look for evidence. Your case might require investigators to draw up diagrams or measurements of the accident scene and prepare documentary evidence.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Brooklyn car accident, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.