At Goldberg & Chase LLP., we aggressively address your needs for damage compensation from car accidents. Our attorneys have seen virtually every kind of case. We then worked to collect compensation for the serious injuries that resulted. Contact an auto accident injury attorney at our firm with any questions you may have, or to schedule a free case consultation and evaluation. Our skilled car accident attorneys are committed to working diligently on client lawsuits, with a goal of achieving the best and desired compensation results.
Every insured driver pays money towards personal injury protection coverage (PIP) in the state of New York. PIP will cover your immediate medical bills and lost wages after a car accident. In most cases, even if you were a passenger, the driver’s insurance will provide you with financial support directly after a car accident. When the coverage doesn’t adequately cover your medical needs, you may have to consider your legal options. If you were seriously injured in a car accident, you may have to consider seeking damages for future medical bills, a lifetime of lost wages, pain and suffering, and legal fees.
With virtually no protection, pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries to the head or even death. While motor vehicle accidents potentially represent the most common negligence-related cause of pedestrian accidents in NYC, Brooklyn, and elsewhere in New York, pedestrians suffer injury in a variety of situations.
In some cases, pedestrians can cause their own injuries through distractions such as cell phones, texting, or noise. But the negligence of other parties often accounts for the reasons behind pedestrian injuries, as in the following examples:
- Drivers of cars, buses, or even bicycles can strike pedestrians, often due to distracted driving
- Improper maintenance of roadways and walkways can result in pedestrian injury due to potholes, ice, uneven surfaces, or other conditions
- Tree or bush foliage, sidewalk signs, and other items placed at the curb can reduce the ability of pedestrians to see oncoming traffic - and for drivers to see the pedestrians
One of the biggest effects of the Covid-19 pandemic was the decrease in public transportation use. Cities like NYC saw an increase of more distanced transportation methods like walking. With this increase was a correlating increase in pedestrian accidents. If you have been involved in a pedestrian accident in Brooklyn or NYC, there are several factors that will help us get the support and closure you need, both financially and emotionally.
Motorcyclists from across the nation come to New York to enjoy what the state has to offer. Though the freedom of an open-air vehicle is enticing, motorcycles are inherently dangerous. Riders are vulnerable to a wide variety of severe injuries and even death. The truth of the matter is, motorcycles are dangerous machines. Like all personal injury claims, you need to establish a “serious injury” before being able to recover damages. According to New York State, some of these serious injuries may include displaced fracture, dismemberment, loss of a fetus, significant disfigurement, or a permanent injury that will affect the rest of your life. If you believe that your injury will be considered “serious” by the state and you can prove the negligence of the other party, you may be able to hold them accountable in court.
When bikers travel to the cities of New York, they are exposed to some of the most aggressive, congested roads in the state. The streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan are especially dangerous because of other drivers and road conditions. Though state law mandates helmets on all riders, the protective gear can only protect a motorcyclist to a certain extent. Simply, motorcycles travel fast, are hard to see, and are even harder to follow. If you have been in a motorcycle accident in Brooklyn or New York City, you may have to consider your legal options. If you can prove that the driver of the vehicle who hit you was negligent, you may be able to recover damages that can cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Do not allow the negligence of another subject you to a multitude of unforeseen burdens. There are a lot of factors that will apply to your case. If you need our legal services, contact us today.
Truck accidents due to excessive speeding or driver fatigue continue to seriously injure and kill other motorists at an alarming rate. At the Brooklyn law office of Goldberg & Chase LLP., we work closely with accident investigators in order to determine the cause of a truck accident.
At the Brooklyn law office of Goldberg & Chase, we work closely with accident investigators in order to determine the cause of a truck accident. Our attorneys subpoena copies of a driver’s log book, drug test results, driving record, and training history. When available, we analyze the contents of the on-board black box data recorder and measure skid marks in order to determine how fast a truck was traveling and what actions a driver took up to the point of an accident. We understand the laws and regulations that govern the trucking industry and how to properly investigate a semi truck highway accident. To schedule a free consultation and discuss how we can help you, contact Goldberg & Chase today.
We represent clients injured in truck accidents due to the following:
- Excessive speeding
- Driver fatigue / falling asleep at the wheel
- Tire blowout / poor vehicle maintenance
- Wide angled turns
- Lack of reflectors
- Under riding due to lack of rear guard
- Change of lane without signaling
- Load shift / Trailer jackknife
- Improperly pulled off onto road shoulder
- Drunk driving
Each year the fleet of 4,373 public buses operated by the New York City Transit Authority helps over 666 million passengers travel to and from NYC for work, errands, and tourism. While bus travel reduces the risks and annoyances of driving on congested city streets, passenger injuries can occur for many reasons, including falls experienced by unseated passengers during sudden stops, crashes with other vehicles or pedestrians caused by driver negligence or exhaustion, or drivers not subjected to appropriate background checks for driving history, and injuries incurred while getting on or off buses.
You want your children to remain safe as they travel to and from school. But school buses carrying active children add extra distractions that require exceptional driving skills. School bus companies may attempt to deny their own liability by focusing on the activities of the children at the time of a bus crash. But our Brooklyn school bus accident attorneys have the necessary skills and investigational resources to help develop the evidence needed to present an effective case.
Bicycles represent a popular mode of transportation on crowded NYC streets, whether used by messengers, restaurant delivery workers, or anyone looking for a way to get around the city in a pleasant manner. Because of the effects of Covid, many people who reside in the city are avoiding mass transit in favor of more distanced measures of travel, like biking. But bicyclists can suffer severe injuries—or injure a pedestrian in accidents.
NYC, Brooklyn. Queens Reported Bicycle Accident Statistics — Many motor vehicle crashes in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens involve people riding their bicycles . In 2018, there were a total of 18,718 bike accidents across NYC. Of those, 18,710 resulted in an injury and another 8 were fatal. In 2019, the five boroughs saw 18,510 collisions involving cyclists – 18,494 causing injury and 16 fatal. Despite the fact that the city was under covid restrictions for most of 2020, there were still 12,450 reported bike crashes in 2020. If You have been seriously injured in a bicycle crash call the Law Office of Goldberg & Chase for the finest legal representation in the 5 boroughs.
Taxis and Uber vehicles service Brooklyn and New York City, driving people to and from the locations of their choosing. In New York City alone, there are 49,000 taxi drivers serving the city. Over 241 million people take taxis every year. Since the rise of Uber, the number of people that take taxis over Uber vehicles has changed the way people travel in Brooklyn and New York. Uber is a service started in 2009 that allows private motorists to become pseudo cab drivers, picking people up who order their services through a smart phone application. When we use a cab or Uber car, we hope that our safety is the driver’s main objective. Though most rides are without incident, accidents are bound to happen. The roads of Brooklyn and New York City are congested with aggressive drivers. Anyone who operates a vehicle is at risk of an accident. Taxi and Uber drivers are no different. If you have been injured in a taxi or Uber vehicle accident, you need to contact a law firm with experience with personal injuries. Contact us for a consultation.
* According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2018, 1,276 U.S. workers died in work-related crashes involving motor vehicles (24% of all deaths). Goldberg & Chase LLP. is ready to assess your case, guide you through your options, and passionately represent your interests. If you need our services, contact our Brooklyn law firm today.