If you have been seriously injured in a fatigued driver-car accident in Nassau or Suffolk County or within the five boroughs of New York City, you need more than first-rate medical care. You require the services of an exceptional car accident attorney from Kohan Law Group to fight for your right to just compensation.
According to the National Safety Council (NSC), fatigued drivers are an underestimated cause of car accidents. One in 25 drivers admits to having fallen asleep at the wheel within the last month and many more report driving while sleep-deprived. These alarming statistics may be all too relevant to you as you now suffer the physical, emotional, and financial losses brought about by someone else’s negligent, irresponsible misconduct.
Whether you have suffered bone fractures, burns, brain or spinal cord damage, neuromuscular injury, amputation, internal bleeding, or organ loss, you deserve meaningful compensation. Our skilled attorneys will do everything in our power to see that you get it. We have in-depth knowledge of the law, fine-tuned negotiation and litigation skills, and the determination to bring you the settlement you need for a smooth recovery and a secure future.
Contact us now for a free consultation to discuss your case. You will find us compassionate as well as highly accomplished and we will charge you no attorney’s fees until we win your case.
Why are so many people driving while fatigued?
The National Safety Council (NSC) also reports that while police reports show well over 100,000 crashes annually caused by fatigued driving, the actual tally is estimated to be three times that high. Fatigued driver car accidents account for approximately 6400 fatalities and more than 100,000 injuries annually in the U.S. You may wonder why so many people are so uncaring. Though no excuse for fatigued driving, reasons for this hazardous practice include:
- Working long hours as a commercial driver with too few breaks
- Working night shifts, double shifts, or swing shifts and getting too little sleep
- Traveling for business or pleasure and suffering from jet lag and
prolonged drives to reach a destination
- Staying up with infants or having sleep interrupted by other caretaking responsibilities
- Suffering from insomnia, sleep apnea, or another sleep disorder
- Partying late and driving home at all hours (common in teenagers and young adults)
- Suffering from an illness that results in extreme fatigue
- Taking certain medications
Drivers who believe that they automatically become alert once they get behind the wheel are, often tragically, mistaken. Driving while drowsy is physiologically similar to driving under the influence of alcohol; it negatively impacts reaction time, awareness of hazards, and the ability to remain alert. Fatigued drivers are three times more likely to be involved in collisions than other drivers. It pays to remember that In the 4 or 5 seconds a driver may “microsleep,” the vehicle they drive at 55 mph will travel the length of a football field.
Most fatigued drivers are unaware or deny that they are in no shape to drive, putting themselves and everyone else on the road at risk of catastrophic consequences. A big cause of fatigued driving is being medicated by not only prescription drugs but by over-the-counter products or recreational drugs.
Many drivers do not pay attention to the fact that a large number of medications besides sleeping pills can render them incapable of safe driving — including anti-anxiety drugs, antidepressants, antiseizure, painkillers, and muscle relaxants. Stimulants can be dangerous, too, since they often have rebound effects.
Damages Our Fatigued Driver Accident Attorneys Will Fight to Win
At Kohan Law Group, our legal team is committed to bringing you the damages you need to recover from your ordeal. We also realize that your life, and the lives of your loved ones, may be permanently affected by your injuries. That is why we will fight tooth and nail, both in and out of court, to bring you the resources you need for:
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Psychological services
- Lost income, present and future
- Property damage
- Replacement services
- Extended nursing care
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional anguish
- Permanent disability
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you are facing the misery of losing a loved one to wrongful death in a fatigued driver car accident, we are here to offer you moral support as well as legal representation. While we know that we can’t relieve your grief, we will work tirelessly to recover damages for final medical costs, funeral and burial/cremation expenses, and loss of financial and emotional support.
We are experienced, dedicated professionals who know precisely how to strategize in cases involving fatigued driver accidents. You can count on us to:
- Carefully examine police reports, medical reports, and forensic evidence
- Identify and interview witnesses
- Consult with medical and/or technical experts who will support your claim
- Prepare any necessary paperwork; meet any required deadlines
- Negotiate forcefully with the opposing attorney and the insurance adjuster
to get you a just settlement
- Bring your case to court if necessary to recover maximum damages
Kohan Law Group Will Fight for You With the Strength of an Army
It is natural to feel overwhelmed in the aftermath of a serious car accident caused by a person who was unconscious at the moment of impact. Though sleep is a natural process, choosing to drive when fatigued is outrageous. Our focused attorneys will hold the person who caused so much devastation accountable. Contact us today so we can begin fighting for you and your family.