Long Island Car Accident Lawyers

Long Island residents traveling into Manhattan can experience a long car commute, depending on traffic and the amount of construction underway on the roads. With an estimated 1.4 million Long Islanders commuting every day, in addition to others traveling these roads and highways, car accidents can be expected. In recent years, there were over 50,000 crashes resulting in over 20,000 injuries in Suffolk and Nassau counties.

After a car crash, you may experience injuries, unforeseen medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and more. If your accident was the result of another driver’s negligence, you are entitled to seek financial compensation for your losses. In order to recover maximum compensation, it is wise to get an experienced Long Island car accident lawyer from The Barnes Firm on your side. You can trust that The Barnes Firm will work hard to help you get the best result possible for your case. Call us today at (800) 800-0000 for a FREE case evaluation.

How a Car Accident Lawyer From The Barnes Firm Can Help

In New York State, insurance is the first place you will turn after a car accident for financial compensation. However, insurance companies don’t typically have an accident victims’ best interest in mind. In fact, insurance companies will often undervalue your claim, deny it completely, or try to argue that you are responsible for your accident. Our team of successful car accident attorneys at The Barnes Firm have decades of experience negotiating with insurance companies and are ready to help you get the best result possible for your accident claim.

If you or a loved one were injured in a Long Island car accident, don’t accept the first offer from insurance. Instead, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 and speak with one of our experienced car accident attorneys today.

What to do Following a Car Accident

After being injured in a car accident, it is recommended you take the following steps to prioritize your health and safety and protect your legal rights.

  1. Move yourself and your vehicle from the road and out of the path of oncoming traffic
  2. Call 9-1-1 to report the accident and request medical attention
  3. Gather evidence from the accident scene including:
    • Information from all drivers involved in the crash
    • Statements from witnesses
    • Pictures of the accident scene, vehicle damage, and injuries
    • Copy of the police report
  4. Seek medical attention
  5. Call a trusted Long Island car accident lawyer at The Barnes Firm

An experienced car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm will review your case for free and guide you through filing an accident claim.

What Causes Long Island Car Accidents?

Most car accidents can be traced back to inattention and negligence of another driver. Our team of trusted Long Island car accident lawyers have found the most common causes of car accidents include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Reckless driving
  • Tailgating
  • Driving under the influence (DUI)
  • Road defects

At The Barnes Firm, our experienced team of Long Island car accident lawyers are equipped to handle all types of car accident cases, as well as any type of crash, which include:

  • Head-on collisions
  • T-bone accident
  • Sideswipe
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Rollovers
  • Uber & Lyft accidents
  • Hit & run crashes
  • High speed crashes
  • Drunk driving accidents
  • Distracted driving collisions
  • Other

If you were injured in a car accident due to the result of another driver’s negligence, our team of Long Island car accident lawyers are here to help you get the best result possible for your case.

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New York Car Accident Laws

New York is a no-fault state, meaning you will need to file a claim with your insurance company after a car accident to receive financial compensation. Insurance companies can only pay up to certain policy limits. If your claim is denied or your damages exceed what the insurance company will pay, you may be able to file a claim against anyone that contributed to your injuries. This could include:

  • Driver of another vehicle
  • Bus drivers
  • Truck drivers
  • Motorcyclists
  • Bicyclists
  • Pedestrians
  • Taxi drivers
  • Uber or Lyft drivers
  • E-scooter or moped drivers
  • New York City Transit Authority
  • Other

In New York State, you have three years from the date of your accident or the date your injuries were discovered, to file a car accident claim. If you have any questions regarding New York State car accident laws or filing a personal injury claim, call The Barnes Firm today at (800) 800-0000.

Common Car Accident Injuries

The severity of your injuries after a car accident could range from minor scrapes to injuries requiring lifelong treatments. Our experienced team of Long Island car accident attorneys have helped clients with one or more of the following injuries get the best result possible for their case.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, it is wise to seek medical attention, even if your injuries are not severe. Symptoms may take days or weeks to appear and visiting a medical professional can help diagnose and treat injuries. Remember to keep any medical documents and bills you may receive, as these may be important aspects of your case. After seeking medical attention, call The Barnes Firm. Our team of experienced Long Island car accident lawyers will work hard to assure you receive financial compensation for all damages and injuries after a car accident.

Dangerous Long Island Roads

The Long Island Expressway (LIE) is one of the most dangerous roads on Long Island. As one of the main roads into New York City, hundreds of car accidents occur on the LIE each year. In addition, other dangerous roads for car accidents on Long Island include:

  • Route 25
  • Southern State Parkway
  • Sunrise Highway
  • Merrick Road
  • Hempstead Turnpike

If you were injured by a negligent driver on one of these roads, or anywhere throughout Nassau or Suffolk Counties, call The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000 today.

Damages To Recover After a Car Accident

If you were injured in a car accident, our successful team of Long Island car accident lawyers may be able to help you recover the following damages:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical bills
  • Pain & suffering
  • Property damage
  • Lost future earnings
  • Physical therapy
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Other

From the initial phone conversation through to the final settlement, our team of car accident attorneys will guide you every step of the way and work hard to help you get the best result possible.

Contact The Barnes Firm for a FREE Case Evaluation

As one of America’s largest personal injury law firms, we have helped thousands of clients get the best result possible and would be honored to put those skills to work for you. After any Long Island car accident, call our experienced team of car accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm at (800) 800-0000. It could be the best call you make.


Our team of experienced car accident lawyers at The Barnes Firm proudly serve Nassau and Suffolk Counties including: Amityville, Bay Shore, Bellport, Bethpage, Brentwood, Commack, Deer Park, Farmingdale, Farmingville, Floral Park, Freeport, Garden City, Hauppauge, Hempstead, Hicksville, Huntington, Jericho, Kings Park, Lindenhurst, Long Beach, Medford, Melville, Mineola, Montauk, North Haven, Northport, Oceanside, Oyster Bay, Port Washington, Ronkonkoma, Seaford, Shirley, Southampton, Stony Brook, West Babylon, West Islip, Westbury, Yaphank, and more….

Long Island Office Location

600 Old Country Road
Suite #425
Garden City, NY 11530

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“Just want to share my sincere “thank yous” to The Barnes team! Especially Jake Otis, who handled my case! His abilities, professionalism and tenacity are qualities that seemed to be in short supply these days. His unwillingness to accept the unreasonable offers made by the insurance company resulted in me and my family receiving the maximum compensation we sought.
From my family to yours – Thank You!”

Charlie K.

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“I cannot say enough about The Barnes Firm. My attorney, Mr. Robert Seigal and his team were the best. They were professional and assisted me with anything I needed. They guided me through the process like they were assisting a family member. I would highly recommend Mr. Seigal if you are in need of legal services.”


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“They answered all my questions in a timely matter, very professional and helped out with court and everything else. In the future, if I would need another attorney, I would definitely use them again. I would also recommend them to family and friends too.”

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