New York City Drowsy Driving Accident Lawyers
When Fatigue Causes an Accident, Call Our Team
Everyone can relate to getting a little tired while driving at the end of a long day. But responsible drivers know not to drive when fatigued or exhausted. If a driver causes a car accident because they were drowsy, then it can be seen as a form of negligence that puts all liability for the resulting damages on their shoulders.
Do you need help getting the compensation you rightfully deserve after being in a drowsy driving accident caused by another driver in New York City? Rubenstein & Rynecki is here to manage all parts of your case! We are the local team that New Yorkers know they can trust when the going gets tough. On the other hand, insurance companies know not to mess with our clients the moment they see our name on a claim.
Dangers of Drowsy Driving
It is often said by traffic safety organizations like the National Safety Council (NSC) that drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving. This is because the effects of drowsiness on a driver are similar to what alcohol does to the brain.
A driver who is exhausted will have trouble with:
- Judging speed and distances
- Driving in a straight line
- Gradually braking
- Seeing traffic lights and signs clearly
The stronger the driver’s fatigue, the stronger the symptoms of it. The dangers of drowsy driving increase almost exponentially, too, based on how little sleep the driver has had in the last 24 hours. For example, drivers who slept for fewer than 6 hours tend to be twice as likely to cause a crash as drivers who got around 7 hours of sleep, which is still less than the recommended nightly amount to promote good health and safe driving.
How Do You Prove the Other Driver was Drowsy?
The basis of any strong car accident claim is the evidence that backs the claimant’s word. In a drowsy driving accident case, it can be challenging to find and utilize such evidence. Most people don’t keep sleep journals, and most drowsy drivers will bend the truth when interviewed about whether or not they were exhausted at the time of the wreck. How can you prove that the other driver was drowsy, then?
Our attorneys can use various means to look for evidence that will move your case beyond your word against the other driver’s statements. For example, we might be able to review video footage from the scene of the crash to see if the other driver mentions how tired they are or if they are showing obvious signs of fatigue like excessive yawning and a wobbly stance. Along the same line, we can also see if any police reports about the crash mention that the other driver was falling asleep while talking to the officer. If a police officer notices this behavior, then they will typically make a note of it in their report because they know it could be important for an injury claim later.
Ready to Turn Your Case into a Winner
To make everything simpler for our clients, we offer contingency fee agreements for injury claims. Under a contingency fee agreement, you don’t owe any attorney fees unless we win your case. When paired with our free, no-obligation case reviews, you can pursue justice and compensation after being in a drowsy driving accident with virtually no risk to your finances. Don’t wait to take the next step toward a comfortable tomorrow – call (718) 522-1020 now.
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