If you have been seriously injured in a DWI car accident on Long Island or in one of the five boroughs of New York City, you are dealing with a horrible, but much too common event. According to New York State Police statistics, one individual is injured in a New York DWI accident every 2 minutes, and every 30 minutes a DWI accident results in a fatality. At Kohan Law Group in Manhasset, our DWI accident attorneys know all too well that the commonality of your experience is of no comfort.
We are also well aware that being injured in, or losing a close relative to, a DWI car accident is traumatic and overwhelming. In addition to physical and emotional suffering, such an occurrence can wreak havoc on the family budget, involving as it often does both high medical costs and lost income. If you are the victim of a drunk-driving accident around Nassau County, you need more than excellent medical care; you need an aggressive DWI accident attorney to fight for your right to maximum damages.
Our DWI Car Accident Lawyers In Nassau County Have What It Takes to Bring You Meaningful Compensation
Our experienced attorneys have a comprehensive knowledge of NYS impaired driving laws, as well as of laws pertaining to personal injury lawsuits. Contact Kohan Law Group now for a free consultation. Once you become our client, we will charge you no attorney fees until we win or settle your case. As you may already know, we have a reputation for:
- Exceptional communication, negotiation, and litigation skills
- Meticulous accident investigations that include a close examination of police records, medical reports, and forensic evidence
- Obtaining informative, supportive witness statements
- Well-honed legal research skills
- Having access to reliable medical and technical experts who are available for consultation and may testify in court on your behalf
- Successfully negotiated settlements and positive verdicts
Once you meet with one of our DWI accident attorneys, you will realize that you have come to the right place. We are dedicated to providing you with outstanding, personalized client services and are determined to win you the compensation you may be entitled to receive.
Does the Driver Have to Be Convicted of Drunk Driving for Me to Win Damages?
No. Our lawsuit will be a civil, not criminal, one. Whether the driver who injured you was arrested or convicted of DWI, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit and collect damages. Also, there is a lower bar for winning a civil case than a criminal one: “preponderance of evidence” rather than “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
What If the Other Driver Was Not the Only One at Fault In A DWI Accident?
NYS law makes room for the fact that even though one driver was drunk when two cars collided, it is possible that the other driver (you) may have been partially to blame. Even then, though the damages awarded to you will be diminished by the percentage of fault the court assigns you, you will still be able to receive just compensation for the harm you endured.
For example, even if the court establishes that you made an illegal turn and deems you to be 50 percent responsible for the crash if awarded $100,000 in damages, you will still receive $50,000. NYS operates under the principle of pure comparative negligence, meaning that you can recover damages even if you bear the greater portion of the fault.
Kinds of Damages We Will Fight To Win
The law recognizes that your injury or the death of a loved one due to a DWI accident has grave repercussions for you and your whole family. While monetary resources cannot take away suffering or loss, they can make life considerably easier during a period fraught with challenges. The DWI accident attorneys of Kohan Law Group will work tirelessly to recover damages for your losses, including:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income, present and future
- Property damage or loss
- Psychological counseling
- Extended nursing care
- Replacement services (e.g. childcare)
- Accessibility alterations to your home
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
In cases in which the drunk driver caused a wrongful death, our legal team will fight strenuously to recover damages for final medical costs, burial/cremation/funeral costs, and loss of financial/emotional support.
Contact Our Experienced Nassau County DWI Car Accident Attorneys Today
Though many influential organizations and government actions have had a positive effect on decreasing the number of drunk drivers on the road, the problem is still a constant threat to life and limb. If you have lost someone you love to a DWI accident or have yourself been the victim of a driver who neglected to consider the awful consequences of drinking and driving, contact Kohan Law Group. We will help you recover from your losses and restore your sense of stability and hope.