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Drowsy Driver Car Accident Attorney in Elmhurst, NY Assists Victims with their Auto Injury Claims After Being Struck By a Drowsy Driver in Suffolk, Nassau, and Throughout Long Island
Sleep is vital for ensuring proper function. Sleep deprivation can result in the impairment of normal functions. For instance, you might react more slowly or not at all when you’re in a dangerous situation. A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration puts the number of accidents caused by drowsy driving annually at 72,000. If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may have been a victim of a drowsy driver. With the help of an experienced Long Island drowsy driving accident lawyer from the Harrison Law Group, P.C., you can determine the cause of the accident and make a claim for compensation against the negligent party.
One of the most common reasons people get into car accidents in the United States is that they are too tired or fatigued to drive safely. A recent study showed that at least one-fifth of reported car crashes in the country involve drowsy drivers. However, proving that a driver was drowsy and that this caused the accident can be difficult. However, the experienced team at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. can help. We’ve recovered millions of dollars in compensation for clients injured in car accidents involving fatigued drivers. We will gather the evidence required to prove your claim and fight fiercely to recover maximum compensation on your behalf. You can rely on us to fight for the best results in your case.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced drowsy driver car accident attorney in Elmhurst, NY.
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The Impact of Fatigue or Drowsy Driving
While it doesn’t get as much attention, drowsy driving is in fact just as dangerous as driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol. While many people are educated on the dangers of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, few understand the impact of driving while fatigued.
Driving while fatigued is negligent and reckless. Drowsiness can impact your driving in many ways, including:
- Slowing down your reaction time – you may not be able to react on time when faced with an emergency situation.
- Impairing your judgment – a drowsy driver is similar to an intoxicated driver in this regard. They may not recognize the presence of danger on the roadway. They may not react to the dangerous situation and this will result in an accident.
- Increased irritability – just like an intoxicated driver, drowsy drivers may also be more irritable as a result of their lack of sleep. This can lead to road rage resulting in reckless behavior and an accident.
- Drifting – drowsy drivers may begin to fall in and out of sleep at the wheel. They may not pay attention to the road and this can cause them to drift out of their lane.
- Losing control of the vehicle – this occurs when the driver falls asleep at the wheel. They lose control of the vehicle and this results in an accident.
Drowsy driving is just as dangerous as drunk driving. However, unlike driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it is much harder to prove that a driver was drowsy at the time of the accident. We at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. have the skills, knowledge, resources, and experience to help you prove your case. Contact us now to learn more.
Contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C. To Consult with an Experienced Long Island Drowsy Driving Accident Lawyer
Proving that the accident was caused by a drowsy driver can be difficult. However, with the help of an experienced and skilled Long Island drowsy driving accident lawyer, you can fight to recover the compensation that is due to you. The Harrison Law Group, P.C. offers accident victims the opportunity to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable drowsy driver car accident attorney in Elmhurst, NY. Get your case reviewed and have your questions answered to gain greater insight into your case.
The team at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. is highly reputable and experienced. We have the skills and tools needed to look into your car accident and figure out what caused it. We will pursue the person or people who caused the accident and get you the money you deserve for your injuries.
At the Harrison Law Group, P.C., we’ll investigate the circumstances of your car accident and find out more about the condition of the other driver. We will establish who is at fault and gather evidence to back up your claim. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources to help you recover much-needed financial compensation after an accident.
Frequently Asked Questions About Drowsy Driving Accidents
It can be difficult to tell the exact cause of an accident without investigating it. It is for this reason that you should consult an experienced attorney as soon as possible after the accident. The Harrison Law Group, P.C. offers car accident victims the opportunity to consult with an experienced drowsy driver car accident attorney in Elmhurst, NY for free.
Drowsy driver accidents are often caused by:
1. Commercial drivers including bus drivers, tractor-trailer drivers, and tow truck drivers
2. Shift workers
3. Drivers that are taking medication that causes drowsiness
4. Drivers that are affected by an untreated sleep disorder such as sleep apnea
5. Any driver that hasn’t gotten enough sleep
Our team will investigate the circumstances of your case and gather evidence to show the cause of the accident. We’ll fight to recover full compensation on your behalf.
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For over 30 years, The Harrison Law Group, P.C.’s ability, and desire to actively listen to you and deeply understand your experiences has set us apart. We aggressively pursue fair and appropriate compensation for our clients who have been injured in New York.
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What is Personal Injury?
If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.
Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.
It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.
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Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.
We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.
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Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.
Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.
Types of Personal Injury
Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:
When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.
Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.
When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.
An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.
Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.
A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.
An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.
Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.
When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law
What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?
There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.
What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?
A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.
How much is my case worth?
The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.
What should you do after a personal injury accident?
Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.
What if I am part responsible for the accident?
Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.
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