Preventable accidents are a daily occurrence in Brooklyn and throughout all of New York City’s five boroughs. When an innocent person gets injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s important to seek justice for the victims. Our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers help victims find justice and financial compensation by filing personal injury lawsuits. If you or someone you love has been injured in a preventable car accident, construction accident, or any other accident, we can help you better understand your rights in a free consultation.
Some recent examples of potentially preventable accidents in Brooklyn include:
20 People Injured In Brooklyn MTA Bus Crash
Approximately 20 people were injured in an auto accident involving an MTA bus and multiple vehicles in Brooklyn on Friday, April 6. A BMW rear-ended the bus and may have struck two other cars in the accident. Injuries were mostly considered minor, but passengers on the bus were brought to the hospital for treatment.
At Least 8 Injured In Brooklyn Car Accident
At least 8 people were injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in Brooklyn on Friday, April 13. A 27-year-old driver was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.
The driver was speeding on Flatbush Avenue when he collided head-on with two other vehicles. His vehicle then struck four male pedestrians standing on the sidewalk – ages 17, 21, 22, and 45. Two female drivers (22 and 39 years old), the 27-year-old drunk driver, and his passenger were also injured in the wreck.
The 17-year-old suffered the most serious injuries, including head and leg trauma. He is expected to survive.
3 People Injured In Brooklyn Scaffolding Accident
Three people were injured, including one construction worker and two pedestrians, when a 20-foot section of scaffolding collapsed onto a Brooklyn sidewalk on Saturday, April 14. The accident happened at around 11 a.m. as construction crews were dismantling the scaffolding. The scaffolding collapsed onto Joralemon Street near Brooklyn Borough Hall, injuring a crew supervisor and two pedestrians who were walking below.
The New York City Department of Buildings cited New Force Construction Corporation for failing to safeguard persons and property during a construction operation, which carries a $25,000 fine. The cause of the collapse is still under investigation.
Construction Worker Injured In Fall At Williamsburg Job Site
A Brooklyn construction worker was critically injured on the job at his Williamsburg construction site on Monday, April 9. The worker fell four stories onto a sidewalk shed at around 2 p.m. at the site at 231 Ainsle St. The FDNY responded to the scene and rushed the worker to Jamaica Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition. The NYC Department of Buildings issued a stop-work order for the site.