Multiple Injured, One Killed In Brooklyn Collision By The Intersection of Court Street and Atlantic Avenue
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (August 18, 2023) – A woman has died and several people were injured in a downtown Brooklyn car accident by Court Street and Atlantic Avenue.
New York City police officials are saying that the incident took place around 3:30 a.m. on Friday. Two vehicles collided not far from Borough Hall.
Firefighters and paramedics were called to the scene in order to help all of the victims. Sadly, one woman died due to her injuries.
Several other people were taken to the hospital.
Liability For Brooklyn Car Accidents
Speed is one of the most common causes of car accidents in the United States. According to the NHTSA, “For more than two decades, speeding has been involved in approximately one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities. In 2020, speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all traffic fatalities.” Victims of car accidents tend to suffer very serious and costly injuries including.
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
All drivers have a legal obligation to exercise due care in order to avoid hitting other vehicles. If a driver fails to slow down to avoid a collision, this could form the basis of a civil claim. Any person that is injured in a car accident may have legal recourse through a civil claim. A car accident attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A New York Car Accident
We at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. extend our deepest condolences to the family of the woman that died in this collision on Court Street. Any person that may have more information about what happened should reach out to police. There needs to be a thorough investigation into what happened.
Have you or someone that you care about been injured in a Brooklyn car accident? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to help in any way that we can. We care deeply that accident victims are aware of their rights and that those rights are being protected. You can reach out to us anytime at (516) 908-9792.