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Brooklyn has a population of 2.6 million, which makes it the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs, and that also means that there is a greater likelihood of accidental injuries. In fact, in a collected data range from August 2012 to March 2018, there were 259,537 traffic accidents in Brooklyn alone. And car accidents only account for one way that people get hurt. When you combine other types of injuries like medical malpractice, slip and fall injuries, negligent security, et cetera, the injury data goes up.

What Happens When You’re in an Accident?

Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident on the Brooklyn roadways, hurt on a train, or injured in a shop, your first priority has to be safety and getting medical attention. This is where a Brooklyn auto accident attorney can help. That may mean summoning first responders to the scene or taking an ambulance to the hospital. But as most people know, the costs of an emergency room visit can be astronomical. And that’s before you start factoring in medical tests, medication, lost wages, and your physical pain and suffering. After you’ve attended to your medical needs, you should contact a personal injury lawyer with experience in your particular type of accident. Auto accident lawyers in Brooklyn, like the experienced litigators at the Law Firm of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, offer free initial consultations and work on a contingency basis, which means that they only get paid if you collect a settlement or jury award.

If you were in a motorcycle accident in Brooklyn, it’s essential to seek the help of a Brooklyn motorcycle accident lawyer.  Motorcycles are more vulnerable on the road than cars, and accidents involving motorcycles can result in serious injuries. A skilled Brooklyn motorcycle accident attorney can help you obtain the compensation you need to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses related to the accident.

Similarly, if you were in a trucking accident, you may want to consider working with Brooklyn trucking accident lawyers. These types of accidents can be particularly complex, as they often involve multiple parties, including the truck driver, the trucking company, and other drivers on the road. A knowledgeable lawyer can investigate the accident, determine liability, and fight for the compensation you deserve.

No matter what type of motor vehicle accident you were in, it’s essential to seek legal advice as soon as possible. A Brooklyn car accident attorney can help you understand your rights and options and work with you to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Notable Personal Injury Statistics in Brooklyn 

From 2016 to the beginning of 2020, Brooklyn has had the most accidents reported out of any borough, coming in with a total of 186,821 crash events logged in the NYC Open Data Portal. For comparison, the next borough with the highest number of accidents reported in Queens, with a total of 163,738 crash events logged. Within these 186,821 crash events, there were over 52,000 injuries reported and 180 deaths. Additionally, there were 5400 crashes that resulted in injured cyclists and over 11,000 pedestrian injuries. While this data is only in regard to car accidents, you can imagine that the numbers are even greater when accounting for all types of personal injuries. 

In December 2020, in Brooklyn, NY, the top five collisions street – Ocean Parkway, Linden Boulevard, Kings Highway, Flatbush Avenue and Bedford Avenue.  #1 Cause of collisions was caused by distraction.  89% of the injuries were the motorists.  57% of the gender of the person involved were male.  There were on average of 89 crashes/day.  2,289 collisions were from passenger vehicles.

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If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident in New York, it is important to pursue a personal injury claim to hold the party at fault accountable for their actions. To know more about insurance claims, settlement offers and the legal process involved in pursuing your claim, talk to our seasoned Brooklyn car accident attorney at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP at 212-344-1000 to schedule a free consultation.

Types of Personal Injury Lawsuits

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you should retain the services of a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer who has specific experience with your type of case. Some of the areas of practice where our firm has extensive litigation experience include:


Even a minor rear-end accident can result in soft-tissue damage or whiplash, which can require a lengthy recovery period. A more serious crash might lead to life-altering injuries or even a wrongful death case. If you’ve been hurt in a car crash, you should act immediately. Physical evidence on the roadway or video surveillance footage may be lost with time, just as the memories of key witnesses can fade over time. The sooner your attorney is involved, the greater the likelihood that they will have access to the evidence they need to build a strong case for your recovery.


The term “slip and fall” not only refers to accidents where someone falls on a premise, but to most accidents that occur when a person is injured while visiting property that’s under the control of another. The owners or custodians of private property and public spaces have a responsibility to the safety of anyone they allow to visit. That means that floors should be free of substances or obstructions, electrical wires should be contained within the floors and walls, et cetera. Should a hazardous situation arise, the owner or manager should take measures to warn guests and to rectify the situation. If an injury occurs as a result of their negligence, their insurers should be held responsible for the claim. If you have been injured from slip and fall, you should contact the most experienced slip and fall lawyer in Brooklyn.


When you go to a doctor or medical facility, you have the right to expect a certain minimum standard of professional care and to be advised of any known risks. Doctors, nurses, and hospitals usually can’t guarantee your recovery or improvement, but they also shouldn’t order unnecessary and potentially harmful procedures. They should also, furthermore, be competent in executing the treatments that they recommend. If you’ve been to a doctor or medical facility and you believe that their care made your condition worse or failed to help you improve, you may have a medical malpractice case against those doctors. Call a medical malpractice personal injury attorney today.


According to OSHA, 60% of construction fatalities were caused by falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. Construction accounts for one-in-five workplace deaths and it is the source of many, many more workplace injuries. Employers often attempt to alleviate their liability by claiming that construction workers are independent contractors, and therefore, aren’t entitled to the protections of a regular employee. Under New York state law, however, construction workers are considered employees unless they meet three very specific criteria:


  • The worker is free from supervision while in the performance of their duties.
  • The type of work being performed is unrelated to the type of work that the hiring business does.
  • The worker has their own independent business.


In most cases, the construction worker is considered an employee of the contractor for purposes of liability and workplace injury litigation. If you’re injured while working in construction, contact a Brooklyn Construction Accident Lawyer immediately.


If you’re injured in a construction accident, you’re entitled to Worker’s Compensation benefits, but that’s rarely enough. For construction workers, however, sections 240 and 241 of the New York code hold contractors and building owners accountable for the safety of their premises. Consequently, if a worker is injured on a job site, they can sue for additional damages for things like lost wages, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering.


The surviving family members of individuals who were killed in an accident can often pursue justice through the New York civil court system. Nothing can undo the pain of losing a loved one, but it’s important to hold the responsible parties accountable for such an egregious oversight.

Common Injury Types 

Accidents are unpredictable, and the injuries that can result from an accident that qualifies as a personal injury have a wide range depending on things like the nature of the accident, the severity of the accident, and more. However, the following are a few common injuries that are compensated in personal injury cases in Brooklyn and the rest of New York City:


Traumatic brain injuries can be life-changing, and even fatal in certain cases. If you suspect that you have suffered any degree of brain injury, it is absolutely essential that you see a doctor immediately in order to have brain scans done and identify the necessary courses of action. Brain injuries are sometimes known as “silent killers” because people may feel like they should just “shake it off” or ignore it. In the past, concussions were simply regarded as “getting your bell rung,” and victims were encouraged to work through it. We now know that this is the exact opposite of what a victim should actually do. Contact the most experienced Brooklyn brain injury lawyer here.


A fractured bone is a lot more obvious than a traumatic brain injury, and also needs to be treated with similar urgency. These can result from a variety of impacts, such as a slip and fall on an icy walkway or broken stairway, a car accident, cycling injury, and more. Once a bone is placed in a cast, the recovery process can have a serious impact on your earning ability and your day-to-day life.


Whiplash is a soft-tissue injury sustained in many different accidents, typically car crashes that involve the head being jerked forward, down, and then back in one rapid “S” motion. During this motion, the muscles, tendons, and other tissues are stretched violently, causing tears and inflammation that lead to painful stiffness, trouble sleeping, decreased mobility, headaches, and more. The most effective method for recovery is keeping the head still and supported while these tissues repair themselves.

Frequently Asked Questions About Brooklyn Personal Injuries

The following are just a few of the common questions that we answer during our free initial consultations with prospective clients. Keep in mind that these are intended to provide you with an overview of the answer and that your specific situation will have its own specific answers as well.


The majority of personal injury cases are settled before further legal action is required, and although there is no guarantee that your case will be settled, the odds are in your favor. We will need to get into the details of your accident and injuries before making a better determination of the likelihood that we can reach a settlement agreement, but fortunately, nearly 95% of cases are settled before trial. However, keep in mind that even filing a lawsuit does not mean that you will need to ultimately go to trial. 


Under no circumstances should a victim in a personal injury case EVER accept an offer from the insurance company without first consulting with an attorney. Insurance companies focus on limiting the amount of money that they pay out for any individual case, and you can be certain that the claims adjuster assigned to your case will be looking for every way to limit the payments that you receive. We will help you negotiate what your situation deserves.


In order to truly understand the value of a personal injury case, there are many different factors that we will need to go through. The basis of your damages will be economic, meaning that they are measurable by actual dollar values and can be compiled with receipts, invoices, income statements, and other documentation. From there, we will need to quantify your non-economic damages in order to ensure that you are taken care of properly.

Personal Injury Litigation Attorneys for Brooklyn, NY

For nearly 100 years, the New York City Personal Injury Law Firm of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff LLP has been assisting the victims of accidents in their fight for full compensation after an accident. If you’ve been injured in an accident that was someone else’s fault, you deserve remuneration for your injuries and expenses. Call our Brooklyn law office to schedule a free consultation with a veteran attorney.  You can reach us by calling 212-344-1000 or fill out our online contact form today.

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