Brooklyn, NY – Injuries Result from Wreck on 18th Ave near 76th St

Brooklyn, NY – Injuries Result from Wreck on 18th Ave near 76th St

Brooklyn, NY (April 11, 2024) – A pedestrian was hit by a vehicle in Brooklyn on April 10. At approximately 7:21 p.m., emergency responders were sent to the scene on 18th Avenue near 76th Street. How the crash occurred is still under police investigation at this time. The roadway was closed while emergency responders worked to help those with injuries. Police continue to investigate the circumstances of the wreck. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim as we hope for their full recovery.

New York Car Accidents

Brooklyn, NY - Injuries Result from Wreck on 18th Ave near 76th StInformation provided by the New York State Police shows that, in 2020, there were over 8,000 large truck accidents in the Empire State. Of these collisions, about 4,000 people sustained injuries, and over 60 people lost their lives. Compared to the previous year, this represents an increase in both total fatalities and collisions.

Truck collisions happen for numerous reasons, however, the majority are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. Additionally, equipment failure and inclement weather contribute to traffic accidents involving trucks. Specifically, driver error/negligence contributes to the majority of truck accidents in New Jersey. Driver distraction, speeding, and fatigue are the leading types of negligence that contribute to truck collisions in New Jersey and throughout the United States. 

Commercial truck accidents are often much more severe than other types of traffic collisions due to the sheer size and weight of these massive vehicles. The results can be especially catastrophic when a large commercial truck and a smaller passenger vehicle collide, especially for the occupants of the smaller vehicle. Truck drivers and other drivers need to remain sober, awake, and alert while behind the wheel to avoid injurious and fatal accidents from occurring. 

If you have lost a loved one in a truck accident, you may be going through a very difficult time. You may be wondering how you will pay for all of the costs related to their passing, even though right now may seem like no time to think about money. Unfortunately, this is a common worry among the surviving family members of deceased crash victims. If you know that your loved one’s accident was caused by a negligent driver, you should contact a wrongful death attorney in Brooklyn. A wrongful death lawyer will be able to help you figure out whether you qualify for financial compensation that can help you pay for things like funeral costs, medical bills, wage loss, and more. 

At Metro Law, we are skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to personal injury law. We know what it takes to help you get the finances necessary to pay for all of the expenses related to your or your loved one’s accident. Contact our law firm to learn more about how we can help you recover at (800) 469-6476.