Brooklyn, NY – Major Car Accident on I-278 near Atlantic AveNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (March 14, 2023) – A serious car accident happened in Brooklyn on the afternoon of March 14. At approximately 3:45 p.m., crews were dispatched to the scene of the crash on Interstate 278.
Responders found vehicles at the crash scene that had collided for reasons being investigated by police. The wreck occurred on the Brooklyn Queens Expressway at Atlantic Avenue.
While police and paramedics worked to assist the people involved in the accident, the right lane of traffic was blocked. Consequently, traffic was stopped back to the Prospect Expressway. Authorities urged drivers to find alternate routes for the time being.
Investigations into the details of the crash are currently underway.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
New York Car Wrecks
A traffic wreck can change your life forever. Unfortunately, thousands of accidents take place every month in New York that results in significant injuries. We see countless people hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries, internal organ damage, and even severe compound fractures. After being injured in an accident, you might have to take time off work to recover. In addition to losing wages from being unable to work, you will most likely face towering financial burdens related to medical expenses and more.
After being hurt in a car crash, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover financial compensation for some of the damages that you face. Some of the most common damages awarded to crash victims include:
- Medical Bills: You may be able to recover damages for the medical bills that you face as a result of your accident. This can include costs for doctor’s appointments, surgery, and any medical treatment they require following your accident. If you have to go through long-term treatment, you may be able to recover compensation for this as well. This can include therapy, rehabilitation, and more.
- Lost Wages: If you’re unable to work because of your injuries, you may be able to recover lost wages. This can include lost wages from time off work as well as future lost earnings if your injuries have caused long-term damage.
- Pain and Suffering: You may also be able to recover damages for pain and suffering. This includes both physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by the accident.
- Other Damages: In some cases, you may also be able to recover other damages, such as property damage and loss of consortium.
At Metro Law, our experienced and dedicated legal advocates are here to help you get the justice you deserve. With over four decades of experience representing victims in New York, our Brooklyn car accident lawyers have helped countless people get the compensation they need during difficult times. If you or someone you know has been affected by a car accident, contact us today for your free consultation at 800-469-6476.