Car Accident Attorney New York
Injured in an Auto Accident in NY?
When it comes to the practice of personal injury law, Barket Epstein Kearon Aldea & LoTurco, LLP is unique in that our partners and attorneys include proven leaders in all areas and aspects of the legal field. This includes former judges and prosecutors, renowned criminal defense trial lawyers, seasoned litigators, professors, and educators. We are true thought leaders, known for our experience, credentials, and results. Using our collective 200+ years of experience, we are able to achieve favorable results for victims of car accidents throughout the tri-state area.
Contact our offices at (888) 779-0267 for a free, confidential consultation with one of New York’s most respected law firms.
Why Barket Epstein for Your Car Accident Claim?
At Barket Epstein, our New York car accident lawyers represent injured individuals against large insurance companies that would seek to take advantage of our clients. If you are involved in a car accident, it is crucial that you work with a New York car accident attorney at our firm to better your chance of securing the maximum compensation you deserve.
In addition to car accident claims, we handle all types of motor vehicle accident claims in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, including those involving:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Uber, Lyft, and other rideshare accidents
- Truck accidents
- SUV accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
Liability for Drowsy Driving Accidents in New York
Drowsy driving is a common cause of automobile accidents in the United States. And unfortunately, these accidents are sometimes fatal. However, it can be difficult to prove that an accident occurred due to the driver’s drowsiness. Below is an overview of the ways in which liability is established for drowsy driving in New York.
Establishing Negligence for Drowsy Driving Accidents
In New York, any driver who injures or kills another due to negligence faces the possibility of reckless driving or negligent homicide charges, both of which are criminal in nature. However, even if criminal charges are not brought or no fatalities occur, auto accident victims and their families have the option of seeking restitution in civil court. In a civil case, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent by a preponderance of the evidence—a standard that means it is more likely than not that the defendant’s negligence caused the accident. In these types of cases, negligence may be proven by:
- Providing evidence that the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident failed to brake prior to the collision – This can be shown by a lack of skid marks at the scene of the accident. When there are no skid marks present at the scene of the accident, it suggests that the driver failed to brake to avoid the collision, which may provide circumstantial evidence that the driver was asleep or tired.
- Providing evidence that the driver experienced an extended period of sleep deprivation prior to the collision. Although often difficult to demonstrate, sleep deprivation can sometimes be proven via witness corroboration.
- Providing evidence that the driver was asleep at the time of the accident. Like sleep deprivation, this can be difficult to demonstrate without witness corroboration.
- Producing cell phone records that demonstrate a period of long distance travel by the driver immediately before the accident. Geographic records can often be collected from cell phone data, and records demonstrating long-distance travel by the driver prior to the crash may provide circumstantial evidence of drowsiness.
- Providing evidence that the driver was prescribed certain medications. Some medications cause drowsiness. If it can be demonstrated that the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident was on such medication at the time of the collision, then this indicates that the driver’s drowsiness may have caused the accident.
Get in Touch with Our NY Car Accident Attorneys Today
If you’ve been involved in a serious auto accident, you may face any of a number of financial, physical, and emotional challenges as you attempt to put the pieces of your life back together. Unfortunately, in the midst of this, you may find yourself dealing with complex matters related to no-fault insurance coverage and whether you have grounds for a personal injury claim for serious injuries.
A New York car accident attorney at Barket Epstein can offer guidance in this difficult time. New York is a no-fault state when it comes to auto accidents, which means that medical expenses and lost earnings are covered without a victim needing to prove fault. Your own insurance provider will likely provide coverage for accident-related injuries. In serious accidents that cause disabling injuries or death, however, personal injury actions may be filed to ensure a victim can recover complete compensation for his or her injuries/losses. Our personal injury division is equipped with the experience and resources to help you take the appropriate steps toward a swift, positive result.
A Nationwide Influence
Barket Epstein's attorneys are regularly featured in the media to discuss their recent cases or offer insight on current events.
Over Two Centuries of Combined Experience
Barket Epstein has 13 attorneys who collectively bring over 200 years of experience to each case. Our team is comprised of former judges, former prosecutors, professors and true thought leaders in our fields.
A Comprehensive Team Approach
Given the experience and knowledge we have amongst the attorneys at our firm, we utilize a team approach. Each client benefits from the expertise of several attorneys, not just the one assigned to their case.
Thousands of Cases Handled
Our Criminal Defense team has represented over 1,000 clients with charges ranging from DWI to homicide.
Three Convenient Office Locations
Our firm offers clients three convenient locations in Garden City, Manhattan, and Huntington.