If you have been hurt because of another’s negligence or recklessness, then you need a Brooklyn car accident lawyer with many years of experience successfully representing and winning cases on behalf of injured victims. An auto accident can leave a person with rising medical bills, pain and suffering, and major concerns about the future.
While it is possible to handle your own personal injury claim, your focus after your auto accident is to heal. We can fight for you, be your advocate and get you the compensation you deserve for your damages. When you need a Brooklyn car accident attorney, call Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson at Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson, LLP.
Understanding What Caused Your Brooklyn Car Accident
There are myriad reasons why car accidents happen, and most of them are preventable.
According to a report released in September 2021 by the NYPD, there were 19,118 motorists involved in a total of 9,736 car accidents in the city. 2,649 of those accidents were caused by driver inattention or distraction. The other two most common contributing factors to accidents were failure to yield right-of-way (746) and following too closely (764). 61 vehicles were involved in crashes involving road rage. There are other reasons why an auto accident can occur.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that eight people die in the US every day in car accidents caused by distracted drivers. A distracted driver is far more likely to be involved in an accident because their attention is diverted away from the road. Drivers are encouraged to do nothing else but drive when behind the wheel, which means that they should avoid eating or drinking or grooming themselves in the car.
Tires easily lose their grip on wet roads and can slide across the surface, which reduces the motorist’s ability to maintain control of the car and increases the risk of accidents. Drivers are encouraged to wait until conditions improve before going on the road. If you must drive while it is raining, then it is recommended to stay alert, obey the speed limit and be aware of road conditions to avoid personal injury.
When a driver is traveling at faster speeds it increases the risk of getting into an accident. Speeding vehicles require a faster reaction time and need a longer braking distance to slow down, which increases the risk of losing control of the vehicle. In a high-speed accident, the force of the crash is too much for the car and gets passed on to the driver and any passengers, increasing the risk of injury. Drinking while driving can lead to accidents that result in serious injuries such as paralysis, disfigurement, and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Speeding can also reduce the effectiveness of safety features and may cause the airbags not to deploy.
Common Injuries After Car Accidents
Injuries from accidents are usually caused by the force of impact or external debris coming in contact with the person. Here are some of the most common injuries.
Fractures are common injuries in car accidents due to the force of the impact on the body. Car accidents cause broken bones when drivers and passengers are either compressed during collision, hit a hard object with a lot of force (such as the dashboard or windshield), from being thrown out of the car or from the limbs bending and twisting during impact. The most common bone fractures after car accidents include:
- Lower legs
- Arms and wrists
Burns can be caused by coming into contact with dangerous chemicals after a car accident, fires, and exposure to hot metals. Burns can be also caused by coming into contact with a live wire if the car struck an electrical pole during the crash.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
TBI is usually caused either by an external object piercing through the skull and impacting the brain, or the brain being knocked into the inner walls of the skull upon impact. Some people recover from TBI within a few months but in other cases, it could lead to lifelong cognitive and motor functioning issues as well as emotional disturbances.
Some of the most common internal injuries are caused by impact putting pressure on the organs or disrupting blood flow. Broken ribs can pierce through the lungs and make breathing difficult and painful. Different types of internal injuries include:
- Abdominal Aorta Aneurysm
- Ruptured Spleen
There are several reasons why you should seek medical attention immediately. First, it’s for your own health to see a doctor. Next, your insurance company or the at-fault party’s insurance company may require it anytime someone files a claim involving a personal injury. Lastly, the defendant will argue that if your injuries were severe enough, then you would have sought medical attention and compensation sooner and that your injuries and damages are actually due to another event. Don’t give them a reason to doubt the legitimacy of your case. Call Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson, LLP now at (212) 267-6557 to schedule your free consultation.
How can an attorney help you?
Many people think about filing their own personal injury claims and representing themselves, but you should call a Brooklyn car accident attorney. Anytime you suffer a personal injury you risk not getting the settlement that you deserve to cover all of your economic damages, such as your medical bills and lost wages, or to compensate you for the trauma that you have experienced as a result of your auto accident.
Not only is a personal injury attorney well-versed in personal injury law, but they also have years of experience negotiating settlements on behalf of their clients and talking directly with the insurance companies. By conducting a thorough investigation, your Brooklyn car accident attorney is able to establish fault so that the liable party pays for the damages they have caused. Call Isaacson, Schiowitz & Korson, LLP now at (212) 267-6557 to schedule your free consultation with a Brooklyn car accident attorney.