Speeding is a factor in a substantial portion of car accidents, worsening injuries and leading to over 12,000 fatalities annually on U.S. roads. Kohan Law Group, located in Manhasset, is acutely aware of the tragic consequences of speeding and provides excellent legal representation and moral support to victims of speeding car accidents in Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, and Rockland Counties and the five boroughs of New York City.
If you have been seriously injured in a car accident caused by a speeding driver, get in touch with our accomplished attorneys without delay. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin fighting for your right to compensation to cover your losses.
We know all too well how traumatic it is to have medical bills piling up while you are unable to work. The physical, emotional, and financial toll of speeding car accident injuries can be overwhelming.
What Our Speeding Car Accident Attorneys Will Do to Help
Our practice not only has an impressive record of successful outcomes through negotiation and litigation. We also have a well-earned reputation for integrity and personal concern. You can depend on us to pay close attention to your account of the crash and to:
- Photograph the accident site and vehicles involved
- Examine medical records, police reports, surveillance footage, and other evidence
- Handle all communications with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters
- Draft all necessary legal documents in a timely fashion
- Identify and interview all witnesses
- Check the defendant’s background for prior speeding offenses
- Contact experts in pertinent fields (e.g. medicine, accident reconstruction,
mechanics) who may testify on your behalf
We will take over all legal, logistical, and insurance matters so that you can concentrate on healing. While you rest, we will fight aggressively to bring you the resources necessary to cover your present costs and secure your future.
New York Has Strict Speeding Laws
In New York, drivers are always expected to drive at or below the speed limit. Even if driving at the speed of the surrounding cars, a driver can be singled out to receive a speeding ticket. Moreover, New Yorkers are required to slow their speed for poor road conditions due to weather, obstacles, or pitted pavement. Slower speed limits must also be observed in school or construction zones.
Penalties for speeding can be harsh. Fees increase according to how many miles per hour over the speed limit the driver is traveling, and jail time is also a possible punishment. Fines increase if a driver is convicted of more than one speeding violation in 18 months, and a license will be revoked if the driver has 3 convictions in 18 months. Points on the driver’s license will also accrue because of speeding tickets, possibly leading to suspension or revocation.
You would think that the severity of these punishments would deter speeding drivers, but sadly there are still far too many on the road, causing accidents like the one that has impacted you.
Why Speeding Makes Accidents Worse
Drivers who speed are frequently also guilty of other reckless misconduct that increases the danger they present to others, including driving while impaired or distracted, weaving, tailgating, and ignoring weather or road conditions. Speeding adds hazardous elements to the mix by:
- Increasing reaction time and stopping distance
- Increasing the risk of losing control of the vehicle
- Making protective equipment (e.g. safety belts, safety bags) less effective
- Increasing the force of impact on other vehicles, drivers, passengers, and pedestrians
In other words, speeding weaponizes vehicles by making them more dangerous and more destructive.
Speeding Causes All Kinds of Car Accident Injuries
When you are in a collision with a speeding car, the likelihood of catastrophic injury increases exponentially. At Kohan Law Group, we fight aggressively for the rights of clients who have suffered:
- Severe lacerations and blood loss
- Bone fractures
- Neuromuscular problems
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Loss of limb
- Damage to or loss of an organ
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Whatever injury you have suffered, our car accident attorneys are well-prepared to work hard to recover the maximum damages you may be entitled to.
Compensation Is Key
Our speeding car accident lawyers have the grit and determination to fight hard to recover:
- Medical and rehabilitative costs
- Lost income, present and future
- Lost earning power
- Property damage
- Replacement services
- Long-term nursing care
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability or disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
If you have lost a loved one to wrongful death in a speeding car accident, we know that no compensation is sufficient, but will do everything in our power to recover funds to pay for final medical costs, burial/cremation/funeral expenses, and loss of financial and emotional support.
Pure Comparative Negligence in New York
All states recognize that more than one party may bear responsibility for a speeding car accident. New York adheres to the principle of pure comparative negligence, meaning that even if the injured party is more than 50 percent at fault for the crash, that individual can still collect damages.
However, after hearing the details of the case, the court will assign a percentage of fault to each party and that percentage will be subtracted from the amount the court awards the injured party. For example, suppose you are found to be 20 percent at fault because you slowed but did not stop at the intersection just before the speeding car hit yours. If the court awards you $100,000, you will receive that amount minus 20 percent, or $80,000.
Contact Our Capable, Compassionate Speeding Car Accident Attorneys Today
Speeding car accidents are more complicated than you may have thought and navigating the justice system can be an arduous process. This is why you need a strong lawyer at your side. We have the extensive experience and insight to give you the very best chance of winning the compensation you need and deserve to restart your life and move forward with renewed confidence. Contact Kohan Law Group today.