Each year, more than 10,000 people die in drunk-driving crashes. Nearly every week, another Long Island drunk driving accident is in the news. If you are the victim of a drunk driving accident, or if a member of your family was hurt or killed in a drunk driving accident, it is important to understand your rights and work with an experienced attorney who will fight to help you collect the monetary damages you deserve.
How can a lawyer help you?
A good legal team will help you work with the insurance companies and the legal system to protect your rights and get you maximum compensation. Insurance agents are trained to ensure you get the lowest claim possible. It is important if you've been in an accident to talk to a lawyer BEFORE you discuss anything with an insurance adjuster. A qualified lawyer has experience working with insurance claim adjusters and knows all the tricks they try to pull to cheat you out of compensation you deserve.
In addition to handling the insurance agents, your law team will work with doctors, detectives and accident experts to help prove your case and provide the strongest evidence possible. Sometimes this includes going after third-parties as well as the actual driver. Here in the state of New York, the Dram Shop Acts allows victims of drunk driving accidents to recover compensation from third-parties that may also be partially liable--those that knowingly served alcohol to visably intoxicated individuals.
To help further explain your rights and the legal process, we have published a free report, Finding A Qualified Accident Lawyer In New York or Long Island: How to Battle Insurance Companies, that will help answer many of the common questions you may have when you need to hire a lawyer.
Contact Us Today
If you or someone in your family has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, please give us a call at (516) 222-4000 for a free consultation. We will sit down with you to discuss your case, answer all your questions, and let you know what you can expect from the legal process.