Drunk driving is one of the biggest problems in the United States. Approximately 30 people die every year in motor vehicle accidents that involve drunk driving. This means that there is an average of one death every 48 minutes. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 9,967 deaths were caused by collisions involving alcohol in 2014. This accounted for 31 percent (nearly one-third) of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an accident that involved an intoxicated driver, you need to immediately consult with an experienced New York drunk driving accident attorney to protect your legal rights.
Proving Liability In an Accident Involving an Intoxicated Driver
Generally, we can assist you in proving that a driver’s intoxication was the cause of an automobile collision. We can compile evidence through breathalyzer test results, field sobriety tests, and blood or urine tests to prove that the other driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was at a level that impaired his or her ability to safely operate the vehicle and to uphold his or her responsibility to exercise due care.
Helping You Obtain the Compensation That You Deserve
Driving under the influence of any controlled substance, including alcohol, is negligent, and it is also illegal. As such, if a motorist causes a motor vehicle accident and injury while operating his or her car intoxicated, he or she may face even stricter penalties beyond the civil damages they owe you.
In addition to damages for your pain and suffering, we can help you obtain compensation for:
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Past and present medical bills, including hospital and therapy bills
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship (in wrongful death claims)
- Emotional distress
- Long-term care
We Can Help You
When you are injured in an accident that involves a drunk driver, you need to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to protect your legal rights. The New York drunk driving car accident attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve.
To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York personal injury attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.