Drunk Driver Accidents in New York City
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Whenever we get behind the wheel of a car, we have to take precautions to make sure we are safe. In New York City, with so many cars on the road, this is absolutely crucial. Unfortunately, no matter how safe we are, there are certain actions others may take that put everyone in danger. This includes drinking and driving. When a driver operates a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, this isn’t just illegal, it is extremely dangerous.
Drinking alters the driver’s cognitive functions and motor skills. They may not react in a timely manner while on the road and an accident is much more likely. Unfortunately, this is an act of negligence that could be prevented. Our New York City car accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C. aim to help victims who need to seek compensation to cover the costs of an accident. Drunk drivers are one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the nation. This statistic is alarming when you take into consideration these accidents are entirely preventable.
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What to do After a Drunk Driver Accident
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. Our New York City car accident lawyers are here to help.
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