Automobile accidents can cause debilitating injuries that place tremendous strains on families in Suffolk County. When victims and families feel like they have nowhere to turn, Parker Waichman LLP can provide a path toward relief. Our experienced Suffolk County auto accident attorneys will fight for the compensation families need to move forward after a serious vehicle crash.
Types of Automobile Accidents in Suffolk County
In our practice representing Suffolk County residents, we have advocated for people injured in numerous types of automobile accidents. The majority of collisions in Suffolk county are due to drivers engaging in dangerous driving behaviors. Our attorneys have extensive experience litigating the following types of accident cases in Suffolk County:
Drunk Driving Accidents
Driving while intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol is illegal in Suffolk County, but unfortunately, people do not always make safe choices. Drunk drivers present a serious risk to other motorists, and accidents resulting from drunk driving often involve severe injuries. In Suffolk County, people involved in drunk driving accidents are more likely to have severe injuries than victims of other types of vehicle accidents.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Eating, texting, emailing, reading, and fidgeting with the radio are examples of frequent distractions people engage in while driving. Especially when using a cell phone, taking your eyes off the road can quickly lead to a crash. Texting while driving dramatically increases your risks of causing a car accident, as does emailing, reading articles, or other cell phone use behind the wheel.
Drowsy Driving Accidents
Driving when you’re drowsy or overly tired is extremely dangerous. If you fall asleep, while at the wheel, you will quickly lose control of the vehicle and can crash into other motorists, medians, guard rails, or other objects. Drinking coffee, listening to music, or rolling down the windows do not do enough to prevent you from causing an accident when you’re too tired, so it is best to always drive on plenty of sleep.
Reckless Driving Accidents
In our fast-paced world, people are always trying to travel in as little time as possible. When people are in too big of a hurry while driving, they speed, weave in and out of traffic, change lanes without looking, and generally drive recklessly. It is only a matter of time before someone who drives this way causes a crash. Reckless driving crashes can result in severe injuries to other motorists.
Traffic Violation Accidents
Many of the auto accidents in Suffolk County occur because of drivers failing to obey or observe traffic laws and signals. Sometimes these accidents occur in conjunction with another type of dangerous driving behavior, i.e., running a red light while drunk driving. Careful attention to traffic signals, lights, and signs will always keep drivers and other motorists safer on the county’s roads.
Suffolk County Car Accident Injuries and Costs
The New York State Department of Health recently compiled information on accidents in Suffolk County, and the statistics show crashes are a real problem inside the county. In 2014, the following figures accumulated on average every week:
- 2 people died as a result of traffic-related crashes
- 19 people were hospitalized because of automobile accident injuries
- 239 people were treated in an emergency department for injuries from automobile crashes
In that year alone, a total of 126 people died, 995 people were hospitalized, and 12,406 people were treated in an emergency department because of auto accident injuries. These are harrowing figures just in terms of the physical effects on people living in Suffolk County, and studies show these accidents also have a tremendous financial effect on victims.
Vehicle accident hospitalization bills in Suffolk County totaled almost $90 million in 2014, and emergency department bills totaled more than $50 million for the same year. The average total bill for a person admitted to the hospital because of auto accident injuries in 2014 was approximately $87,000. People involved in these accidents are faced not only with serious physical injuries but also with extreme financial distress because of mounting medical bills. Often, the initial treatment is not all victims will need, so their situations become more and more difficult as bills continue to arrive in the mail.
Parker Waichman LLP understands that Suffolk County auto accident cases have multiple components and that our clients have been harmed in numerous ways. Our attorneys strive to capture the full extent of the losses our clients have suffered to make sure we seek appropriate compensation for them and their families.
If you were injured in a vehicle crash in Suffolk County, contact our experienced accident attorneys today to learn about your potential for legal recourse.
Suffolk County Accident Claims Process
Our law firm recognizes that hiring a lawyer can seem intimidating, but we assure you that our case intake process is easy and stress-free. You can simply call our office or fill out the online form on our website, and soon you will be in touch with a dedicated member of our legal team. After providing some preliminary information about what happened to you, you will have the opportunity to schedule a no-obligation consultation with an experienced Suffolk County car accident attorney at Parker Waichman LLP.
Your attorney will thoroughly investigate your potential case to provide you with the best options for moving forward with your claim. Together with your lawyer, you can decide what is the best course of action for you and your family. We work to reduce your stress by offering free consultations and contingency-fee contracts, so you never have to worry that you will receive a bill from our firm. If we are unable to pursue your claim, or if you do not receive a monetary award for your injuries, you will never owe us a cent.
Contact Parker Waichman LLP Today for Your Free Case Review
Have you or your loved one has sustained an injury due to an automobile accident in Suffolk County, contact Parker Waichman LLP today for a free consultation by filling out our online form or by calling 1-800-YOUR-LAWYER (1-800-968-7529).
How Do I Get My Police Report?
Within hours of an arrest or accident, a police report is generated by the investigating officer who inputs the case information. If the case is ongoing, it may be difficult to obtain the report or you may only be able to get the “public portion” until the case has wrapped up and any charges have been filed. After the police investigation has concluded, your attorney will have access to the full police report and you can ask them for a copy. The only other way to obtain a copy of a police report is to go to your local government website and request a report by filling out a form and either submitting it electronically, via mail, or in person depending on the instructions listed on your local government’s website. There may be a fee associated with requesting a copy of a police report and it may take several days after the incident for the report to be available.
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Nassau County Auxiliary Police (516) 679-5810
2708 Pettit Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710 East Rockaway Police Department (516) 887-6319
6 James St S, East Rockaway, NY 11518 Nassau County Police Department (516) 573-4450
376 Atlantic Avenue, East Rockaway, NY 11518 Freeport Police Department (516) 378-0700
40 N Ocean Avenue, Freeport, NY 11520 Nassau County Police Department (516) 573-6500
1655 Dutch Broadway, Elmont, NY 11003 Floral Park Police Department (516) 326-6400
1 Floral Boulevard, Floral Park, NY 11001 Garden City Police Department (516) 465-4100
349 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, NY 11530 Glen Cove Police Department (516) 676-1000
1 Bridge St, Glen Cove, NY 11542 Great Neck Estates Police Department (516) 487-7700
1 Cedar Drive Great Neck, NY 11021 Kensington Police Department (516) 482-0480
1 Beverly Road #A Great Neck, NY 11021 Lake Success Police Department (516) 482-4600
318 Lakeville Road, Great Neck, NY 11021 Hempstead Police Department (516) 483-6200
99 Games A. Garner Way, Hempstead, NY 11550 Nassau County Police Department (516) 573-6400
1699 Broadway, Hewlett, NY 11557 Village of Kings Point Police Department (516) 482-1000
32 Stepping Stone Ln, Kings Point, NY 11024 Nassau County Police Department (516) 573-6800
286 N Wantagh Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714 Long Beach Auxiliary Police (516) 431-6868
859 E Park Avenue, Long Beach, NY 11561 Long Beach Police Department (516) 431-1800
1 W Chester St, Long Beach, NY 11561 Lynbrook Police Headquarters (516) 599-3300
1 Columbus Drive, Lynbrook, NY 11563 Malverne Police Department (516) 599-3141
1 Britton Circle, Malverne, NY 11565 Mineola Auxiliary Police (516) 746-2448
300 Garfield Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501 Nassau County Police Department (516) 573-7000
1490 Franklin Avenue, Mineola, NY 11501 Old Brookville Police Department (516) 626-1300
5701 Northern Boulevard, Old Brookville, NY 11545 Old Westbury Police Department (516) 626-0200
1 Store Hill Road A, Old Westbury, NY 11568 Centre Island Police Department (516) 922-6466
100 Centre Island Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Oyster Bay Cove Police Department (516) 922-6363
Berry Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Port Washington Police Department (516) 883-0500
500 Port Washington Boulevard, Port Washington, NY 11050 Sands Point Police Department (516) 883-3100
26 Tibbits Lane, Port Washington, NY 11050 Rockville Centre Police Department (516) 766-1500
34 Maple Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 Nassau County Police Department (516) 573-6700
3636 Merrick Road, Seaford, NY 11783 Nassau County Police Department (516) 573-5275
970 Brush Hollow Road, Westbury, NY 11590 Westbury Auxiliary Police (516) 876-4925
645 Union Avenue, Westbury, NY 11590 Nassau County Police Department (516) 573-6300
214 Hillside Avenue, Williston Park, NY Williston Park Auxiliary Police (516) 746-0720
494 Willis Avenue, Williston Park, NY 11696 Jericho Auxiliary Police (516) 364-3433
807 Dee Ln, Woodbury, NY 11797 Nassau County Police Department (516) 573-6200
7700 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY
St. Joseph Hospital (516) 579-6000
4295 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714 Nassau University Medical Center (516) 572-0123
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554 Glen Cove Hospital (516) 674-7588
101 St Andrews Lane, Glen Cove, NY 11542 South Nassau Communities Hospital Off-Campus Emergency Department (516) 870-1010
325 East Bay Drive, Long Beach, NY 11561 North Shore University Hospital (516) 562-8730
300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030 NYU Winthrop Hospital (516) 663-0333
259 First Street, Mineola, NY 11501 Mount Sinai South Nassau (516) 632-3000
One Healthy Way, Oceanside, NY 11572 Plainview Hospital (516) 719-3000
888 Old Country Road, Plainview, NY 11803 Mercy Medical Center (516) 705-2525
1000 North Village Avenue, Rockville Centre, NY 11570 St Francis Hospital (516) 562-6000
100 Port Washington Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576 Syosset Hospital (516) 496-6400
221 Jericho Turnpike, Syosset, NY 11791 Northwell Health – Long Island Jewish Valley Stream (516) 256-6000
900 Franklin Avenue, Valley Stream, NY 11580
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Amityville Police Department (631) 264-0400
21 Ireland Place, Amityville, NY 11701 Saltaire Public Safety Office (631) 583-5572
14 Bay Prom St, Bay Shore, NY 11706 Suffolk County Police Department (631) 854-8300
1630 5th Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706 NY State Police (631) 231-5962
800 Crooked Hill Road, Brentwood, NY 11717 MTAPD (631) 851-2230
10 West Suffolk Avenue, Central Islip, NY 11722 East Hampton Police Department (631) 324-3018
159 Pantigo Road, East Hampton, NY 11937 East Hampton Village Police Department (631) 324-0777
1 Cedar St, East Hampton, NY 11937 Huntington Bay Police Department (631) 427-2843
244 Vineyard Road, Halesite, NY 11743 Southampton Town Police Department (631) 728-3400
110 Old Riverhead Road, Hampton Bays, NY 11946 Lloyd Harbor Police Department (631) 549-8800
380 W Neck Road, Huntington, NY 11743 Suffolk County Police Department (631) 854-8200
1071 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743 Harbor Police Department (631) 224-5656
Bayview Avenue, Islip NY 11751 Montauk Police Precinct (631) 668-3709
52 S Embassy St, Montauk, NY 11954 Asharoken Police Department (631) 261-7400
1 Asharoken Avenue #1, Northport, NY 11768 Northport Village Police Department (631) 261-7500
224 Main St, Northport, NY 11768 Ocean Beach Police Department (631) 583-5866
1 Bay Walk, Ocean Beach, NY 11770 Southold Police Department (631) 765-2600
41405 Route 25, Peconic, NY 11958 Quogue Police Department (631) 653-4175
115 Jessup Avenue, Quogue, NY 11959 Riverhead Police Department (631) 727-4500
210 Howell Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 Sag Harbor Police Headquarters (631) 725-0058
70 Division St, Sag Harbor, NY 11963 Head of the Harbor Police Department (631) 584-7891
500 Route 25a, St James, NY 11780 Nisseuogue Police Department (631) 584-5302
Moriches Road, St James, NY 11780 Old Field Village Constables (631) 941-9401
207 Old Field Road, Setauket, NY 11733 Shelter Island Police Department (631) 749-0600
44 N Ferry Road, Shelter Island, NY 11964 Southampton Village Police (631) 283-0056
151 Windmill Ln, Southampton, NY 11968 East Hampton Town Police Department (631) 537-7575
131 Wainscott Road, Wainscott, NY 11975 Suffolk County Police Department (631) 854-8100
555 Route 109, West Babylon, NY 11704
Southside Hospital (631) 968-3000
301 East Main St, Bay Shore, NY 11706 Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital (631) 477-1000
201 Manor Place, Greenport, NY 11944 Huntington Hospital (631) 351-2200
270 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY 11743 Long Island Community Hospital (631) 654-7100
101 Hospital Road, Patchogue, NY 11772 John T Mather Memorial Hospital of Port Jefferson New York Inc (631) 473-1320
75 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 St. Charles Hospital (631) 474-6600
200 Belle Terre Road, Port Jefferson, NY 11777 Peconic Bay Medical Center (631) 548-6000
1300 Roanoke Avenue, Riverhead, NY 11901 St Catherine of Siena Hospital (631) 862-3107
50 Route 25a, Smithtown, NY 11787 Stony Brook Southampton Hospital (631) 726-8200
240 Meeting House Lane, Southampton, NY 11968 University Hospital (631) 444-2701
Health Sciences Center SUNY, Stony Brook, NY 11794 Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, (631) 376-3000
1000 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY 11795
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