Imagine getting into a vehicle accident on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you are on your way home from a related celebration or going about the day as usual, this can feel extraordinarily scary, overwhelming, confusing, and frustrating. Depending on the severity of the damage, you may also face high medical bills, vehicle repair costs, and more. But what can you do if you have been in an accident like this?
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe can offer valuable information as you navigate your claims. Our clients trust us to work hard and help them receive outstanding results, allowing us to obtain the compensation they deserve, reduce their stress, and streamline the legal process on their behalf. We also create educational content on Youtube, which you can access when you visit and subscribe to the Cohen & Jaffe YouTube Channel.
Can a Business Be Held Liable for an Accident?
Depending on the circumstances, a business can be liable for an accident. This can also include alcohol-related vehicle accidents resulting in severe injuries. For example, if a truck driver works while intoxicated and gets into an accident, their employer may be responsible for paying compensation. Several other scenarios may apply.
Aside from businesses, many others may be liable for your injuries and other losses. These may include other drivers, passengers, pedestrians, property owners or renters, employees, the city government, and more. In some circumstances, more than one party may be held responsible for your accident and associated losses. We recommend you work with a lawyer for help determining who should be held accountable for your losses and receiving adequate compensation.
How Can a Lawyer Help After a St. Patrick’s Day Accident?
According to Vocus PR, St. Patrick’s Day is one of the most dangerous times of the year, as accidents can increase by as much as 40%. This is likely related to the high incidence of drunk driving. The holiday is especially dangerous in the United States.
If you have been in an accident, we strongly recommend you work with a personal injury lawyer for assistance. Your personal injury attorney can help with your case in several ways, including speaking on your behalf, managing paperwork, handling your schedule, giving you access to helpful resources and information, and providing you with referrals to helpful doctors and experts. Most personal injury lawyers must work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay your attorney unless you win your case. Further, you will likely be able to collect compensatory value to cover any legal fees, in addition to medical bills, repairs, and more.
While representing yourself may sound manageable to some, this can add significant unnecessary stress during the legal process. There is also a risk associated with self-representation, including decreased compensatory value and misrepresentation of the events. Your lawyer is far more likely to bring you the results you want and need to recover.
DUI Accident in New York? Get the Compensation You Deserve With the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
If you have been in an accident due to the responsible party driving while intoxicated, you are the victim of a DUI accident. We recommend you speak with the legal team at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, as we can offer you the vital support you need to succeed. We also create videos on the Cohen & Jaffe YouTube Channel, so please subscribe if interested.
To begin discussing your case, protect your privacy and rights, and prioritize your financial well-being, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us by calling 516-358-6900 or completing our contact form, whichever you prefer. Our team looks forward to hearing from you and learning more about your claim.
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