Long Island Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
In recent years, alcohol-related accidents have resulted in over 13,000 deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Driving while intoxicated (DWI), or driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs and alcohol is a clear case of recklessness and negligence. A driver who drinks and drives chooses to put every other driver on the road at risk of injury or death.
While the criminal court system can punish a drunk driver who caused the accident, it does nothing to compensate the victim. At Goldstein and Bashner our Long Island car accident attorneys have experience in handling legal claims for victims of drunk driving accidents throughout Long Island and New York City.
If you are the victim of a drunk driver, or if a member of your family was killed in a drunk driving accident, it is important to understand your legal rights. Our Long Island drunk driving accident lawyers are always willing to sit down with you and answer your questions and fully discuss your case and legal options.
Filing a DUI Crash Lawsuit
Our Long Island drunk driving accident lawyers can pursue a drunk driving accident claim and help you get financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage.
If the drunk driver was drinking at a bar or restaurant there may be further damages to recover beyond the insurance policy of the driver. In New York State, the Dram Shop Act permits the victims of drunk driving accidents to recover compensation from those parties that knowingly served alcohol to visibly intoxicated individuals.
When to Consult With An Attorney
If you are the victim of a drunk driver, please do not speak with an insurance adjuster without first consulting with one of our experienced lawyers. The insurance company’s goal is to pay you the least possible amount of financial compensation. Their representatives may encourage you to agree to a fast, cheap settlement offer. A Long Island drunk driving accident lawyer, on the other hand, is on your side fighting for your rights. There are no upfront costs or worries, you only pay after a settlement or verdict is won.
Our law firm is dedicated to helping clients recover the maximum amount of financial compensation. We work to protect your rights and pursue your best interests. We relieve you of the burden of dealing with the insurance companies so that you can focus on healing and recovery.
We are excellent negotiators who work to achieve a full and fair settlement. However, if the opposition is unwilling to be reasonable, our trial attorneys will take your case before a judge and jury, if that is the best way to win achieve justice for you.
Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Contact our Long Island drunk driving accident lawyers for a consultation today–there is no cost or obligation. We can sit down with you to discuss your case, explore your legal options and let you know what we think is your best course of action that takes the needs of you and your family into account.