Grand Army Plaza Car and Bike Accidents: Causes and Legal Options By Gary Zucker on April 03, 2024

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We know that car and truck accidents in Brooklyn can happen anywhere in the borough. However, many serious single-vehicle and multi-vehicle accidents occur around Grand Army Plaza. There’s many reasons for this, which is why anyone who approaches Grand Army Plaza needs to exercise additional caution.

The BrooklynNY, personal injury lawyers at Zucker & Regev, P.C. would like to review some hazards around Grand Army Plaza and how our legal team can help.

Heavy Traffic Around Grand Army Plaza Area

The area around Grand Army Plaza is packed with vehicles and pedestrians. The major roads in the area connect commuters from Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn to Park Slope, Crown Heights, and various communities around and south of Prospect Park.

On weekends, especially in warmer weather, the sidewalks are filled with pedestrians, people walking their dogs, runners, and bicyclists heading to Prospect Park, the main/central branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, or the Brooklyn Museum down the road.

Major Thoroughfares Around Grand Army Plaza

There are three major traffic arteries around Grand Army Plaza. These include:

  • Flatbush Avenue running north of Grand Army Plaza to Atlantic Avenue and to the east of Prospect Park heading south to Empire Boulevard
  • Eastern Parkway, which cuts east toward Crown Heights and Brownsville
  • Prospect Park West, which runs along the west side of Prospect Park through Park Slope toward Windsor Terrace

Hazardous Pedestrian Intersections Leading to Prospect Park

Around Grand Army Plaza, drivers have to deal with other motorists merging and making turns as they negotiate confusing curving roads and flow of traffic.

This poses many dangers to the pedestrians who are trying to get from point A to point B and enjoy a picnic or a ride at Prospect Park.

Even people who stop and wait at intersections run the risk of being hit by a reckless driver who runs a red light or tries to turn down a one-way street. These kinds of collisions can cause serious injuries to the back or spinal cord.

Similar Dangers Around the Brooklyn Public Library

The intersection from Prospect Park to the main branch of the Brooklyn Public Library can be especially dangerous. Drivers may speed while going down Flatbush Avenue or Eastern Parkway, putting pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists in danger.

How Our Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help You

If you were in a crash, had a pet injured or killed by a speeding car, or suffered any injuries due to negligent driving, we can hold the liable party accountable. We can seek damages to cover medical expenses and any costs related to the collision.

Holding Negligent Drivers Accountable in Fatal Crashes

If you lost a loved one from fatal injuries from an accident around Grand Army Plaza, our attorneys can file a wrongful death claim and help you seek damages to cover funeral expenses and other losses. While this compensation cannot bring your loved one back, it can help address the many hardships associated with losing a loved one.

Contact Zucker & Regev, P.C.

Whether you’re a native New Yorker, have recently relocated to NYC, or are visiting NYC, you can count on our law firm to provide sound legal counsel after an injury around Grand Army Plaza. For more information, contact our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys.

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