When a person is injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, the focus is typically on the victim’s suffering and rightly so — especially if the accident occurred due to another party’s alleged negligence. Few people sympathize with the defendant in the case, which is completely understandable. However, perhaps it is time for New York and the rest of the nation to understand that the person accused of harming another person also suffers.
It is probably safe to say that most people never want to be responsible for harming another person. Often, they are filled with crippling guilt over the incident, which can lead to severe anxiety and depression. While it is not in any way okay to harm someone else due to negligence or recklessness, this does not mean that a defendant should cast aside his or her own life. Getting legal help is their right.
Vehicular assault or homicide, also categorized as involuntary manslaughter, is very serious in the state of New York. If you are facing such charges, you are probably feeling guilty and frightened. Perhaps you even feel you deserve whatever might come your way. We at the Tinari, O’Connell and Osborn law firm want you to know that throwing away your life should never be an option. We urge you to reach out to our lawyers and listen to our experience in handling cases similar to yours.
Letting your rights fall to the wayside in the wake of vehicular assault or homicide charges only multiplies the tragedy for you and your family. Please explore our website to learn more or use our contact page to arrange for a consultation.