Drunk Driver Accidents In New York City
Helping DUI Accident Victims Get the Compensation They Deserve
When a driver operates a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, this isn’t just illegal, it’s extremely dangerous.
Our New York City drunk driving accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., help victims seek compensation to cover the costs of an accident. We have been able to recover more than half a billion dollars in settlements and verdicts for victims of negligence and wrongdoing over the past 40+ years, and now, we are ready to help you.
Begin with a free consultation by calling (212) 577-9325.
What to Do After an Accident with a Drunk Driver
After a drunk driver accident, it is important to take the steps to gather the information necessary to build a strong claim. There are a number of factors to be considered, and making sure you are diligent can go a long way in helping you reach the outcome you desire.
Information you should gather includes, but is not limited to:
- Driver’s license information
- Insurance information
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Witness information
Unfortunately, in more serious accidents, gathering this information may not be possible right away. If there is someone around who can help, ask for it. If it is possible to take images, that can help as well.
At the end of the day, the police report showing the other driver’s blood alcohol content will be the most crucial part in showing they were driving drunk and their actions cause your injuries.
What Damages Can Be Recovered?
By filing an auto accident claim after a drunk driver accident, you may be able to recover damages related to the accident and injury. This can include property damage, lost income, medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and lost earning capacity if you are unable to work. If your injuries force you to change occupations, you may recover damages for vocational training.
New York’s Dram Shop Act
New York General Obligations Law 11-101, also known as the Dram Shop Act, states that an establishment can be held liable if it sells alcohol to anyone under the age of 21, a visibly intoxicated person, or a known habitual drunkard, who then causes an injury or damage to a person or property.
Similar to the Dram Shop Act is New York General Obligations Law 11-100. It states that anyone who knowingly assists an underage person in getting drunk can be held liable if that person then causes injury or damage to a person or property.
Get Started Today with a Free Consultation
If you or a loved one was injured or killed by a drunk driver, our New York City DUI accident attorneys are ready to help.
Having the right team by your side can do more than assist you in the legal process; it can help give you peace of mind. Our firm can help you understand everything you need to know. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help get you the benefits you deserve.
Our offices are located in Manhattan, and we serve clients throughout New York City and beyond, such as Westchester, Staten Island, Long Island, Brooklyn, and the Bronx.
Our New York City drunk driver accident lawyers are here to help. Call The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C., at (212) 577-9325.