If you live in Nassau or Suffolk County, or in one of the five boroughs of New York City and have suffered a serious injury in an accident caused by texting and driving, Kohan Law Group can help. Our texting and driving accident attorneys are accomplished legal advocates and aggressive litigators, determined to recover the substantial damages you may deserve.
You can trust in our reputation for integrity and our track record of successful outcomes. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation during which we can evaluate the viability of your claim. If you become our client, we will not charge attorneys’ fees until we win your case.
Texting Drivers Are 6 Times More Likely to Cause an Accident Than Drunk Drivers
This astonishing statistic, reported by the CDC, graphically demonstrates how great the risks are to texting drivers, their passengers, and anyone who happens to be on the road at the same time, including bicyclists and pedestrians.
In fact, drivers who text take their eyes off the road for longer periods than those adjusting mirrors, heating, air conditioning, or radios, making texting one of the deadliest actions a driver can engage in.
Common Injuries Suffered by Victims of Texting and Driving Accidents
Many factors influence the type and severity of injuries resulting from texting and driving car accidents, such as the size and speed of the vehicles involved, the age and condition of the injured party, the angle of impact, and whether the person injured is wearing a seatbelt. Depending on these factors, victims of texting and driving accidents may suffer:
- Lacerations and deep bruises
- Ligament and tendon tears
- Internal bleeding/organ damage
- Fractures or dislocations
- Severe burns
- Neuromuscular damage
- Spinal cord injuries (e.g. paralysis)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Wrongful death
At Kohan Law Group, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial burden a texting and driving accident can cause and will work tirelessly to win you maximum damages for your Suffolk or Nassau County accident.
Services Our Texting and Driving Accident Attorneys Will Provide
You can count on us to leave no stone unturned in our effort to recover damages. We will take over all of the following tasks, as necessary, while you rest and recuperate:
- Handling all negotiations with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters
- Investigating the site of the accident and any surveillance videos
- Examining police records and medical reports
- Locating and interviewing witnesses
- Subpoenaing the defendant’s smartphone records
- Investigating the defendant’s history (if any) of other reckless driving
- Consulting with medical or technological experts who may supply supportive testimony
Damages We Will Fight to Win for You and Your Family
We know how serious injuries affect loved ones as well as the victims themselves. Our skilled texting and driving accident attorneys in Nassau County know precisely which strategies to use to persuade the negotiating parties or the court (if your case is litigated), of the need for both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages will reimburse you for actual out-of-pocket costs related to your accident, including:
- Medical and rehabilitative expenses
- Property damage
- Lost income (present and future)
- Long-term nursing care
- Alterations to make your home accessible
- Replacement costs (e.g. for childcare)
Non-Economic damages compensate you for intangibles, such as:
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Comparative Negligence in New York
The law always considers the possibility that more than one party may be responsible for an accident, even an accident that involves texting and driving, but state laws vary in this regard. In New York, victims are at an advantage since injured parties can sue for damages even if they bear the bulk of the responsibility for an accident.
So, for example, even if you were speeding when the collision occurred, you are still entitled to file a claim, but the percentage of blame the court awards you will be deducted from the damages you collect. If, for instance, the court awards you $100,000 in damages, but the court finds you to be 20 percent at fault for the accident, you will actually receive $80,000.
Contact Our Experienced Texting and Driving Accident Attorneys Today
There are several reasons to get in touch with Kohan Law Group after being injured in a car accident. Not only is there a 3-year statute of limitations in New York for a personal injury claim, but the sooner you contact us, the more likely we will be able to gather convincing forensic evidence and interview witnesses while their memories remain clear. Contact us now so we can get a headstart in bringing you the compensation you deserve for your Nassau County accident.