Brooklyn, NY – Serious Car Wreck on I-278 near the Prospect ExpwyNY/NJ Legal News
Brooklyn, NY (January 17, 2023) – At approximately 7:15 p.m. on January 17, a car crash happened in Brooklyn that ended in injuries and traffic delays. Police and paramedics were dispatched to the scene a short time after it happened to render aid.
At this time, it remains unclear what caused the accident that occurred on Interstate 278. Multiple responders were seen on the interstate near the Prospect Expressway.
What caused the accident is still under police investigation at this time. Traffic was stopped back to the Manhattan Bridge while crews worked at the wreck site.
Currently, how many people sustained injuries in the accident has not been reported. Drivers in the area were asked to use different routes while responders worked to clear the roadway.
We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.
New York Auto Accidents
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.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you identify any false information in the story or want the post removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.