Brooklyn, NY – I-278 Scene of Injury Wreck near Hamilton AveNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (April 11, 2023) – A car crash happened in Brooklyn on the evening of April 11 that ended in injuries. Shortly after 6:00 p.m., emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of the incident on Interstate 278.
Reports from authorities show the accident occurred on Interstate 278 near Hamilton Avenue. Two or more cars collided in the area, causing injuries.
Paramedics helped those with injuries at the scene and transported patients who were seriously hurt to area hospitals for treatment. The names of the involved individuals have not been reported at this time.
Traffic in the area was stopped back to the Prospect Expressway while emergency responders worked to secure the scene. Police had to ask drivers to use alternate routes of travel while the scene was active.
Our thoughts are with those involved as we hope for their full and fast recovery.
New York Car Accidents
Car accidents have become a serious issue in the United States and throughout the state of New York. Every year, over 6 million car crashes happen throughout the country that cause millions of people to sustain injuries and tens of thousands to lose their lives. Approximately 43% of the traffic collisions reported in the United States end in injuries.
If you were involved in a collision, always contact the police, even if the crash seems minor. Even fender benders can end in serious injuries with lasting impacts on victims. While it’s imperative to obtain a police report of your accident, you should not admit fault even if you think you may have contributed to the cause of the collision. Issues beyond your control, such as the negligence of the other driver or vehicle malfunctions, may have been the root cause of the incident.
You should always seek proper medical care right away. This means either heading to the ER or an urgent care facility or seeing your own doctor. Even if your injuries do not seem severe, do not attempt to ‘wait and see’ or ‘tough it out.’ Some injuries, especially such as whiplash or other musculoskeletal injuries, may not completely manifest until a day or so after the crash.
Failure to seek prompt medical care may result in the responsible party’s insurance company attempting to downplay the severity of your injuries or even claim your injuries are unrelated to the accident itself. When you sustain serious injuries in a crash, working with a skilled lawyer can help you deal with the insurance companies and get the compensation you deserve.
The car accident attorneys in Brooklyn from Metro Law have decades of skilled experience helping injured crash victims make full financial recoveries. Being hurt in a serious accident is not easy, and we are here to help ease some of the burdens you may be facing during this difficult time.
Call our law office at (800) 469-6476 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation.