Our client support team will help you seek financial recovery of your medical bills and related expenses if you were injured in a drunk driving accident in Long Beach. The at-fault driver may bear financial responsibility for your economic damages, pain and suffering, and your loss of income after the accident and while your injuries are being treated.
According to the most recent New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) data, alcohol involvement was responsible for 7,391 annual vehicle collisions. Of these accidents, 102 resulted in fatalities, 3,813 resulted in injuries, and 3,476 resulted in property damage.
A Long Beach drunk driving accident lawyer will help you identify the driver who caused your accident as well as the owner of the vehicle that the at-fault driver was operating, prove their liability, and establish your right to financial compensation.
Recoup the Costs of Your Injuries And Related Expenses
A drunk driving car accident often leads to physical and financial damages that victims may struggle to overcome on their own. Just as you seek health care immediately after a car accident, you should also seek immediate legal support to understand the process of recouping the accident’s financial costs.
Our drunk driving accident team will help you seek compensation for the following recoverable damages:
- Medical bills throughout your recovery
- Related wage and income loss
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional distress
If you lost a loved one as a result of a Long Beach drunk driving accident that led to a fatality, we extend to you and your family our sincere condolences. You and your family may be entitled to recoup any reasonable costs associated with this tragic loss.
Our legal team will help after an accident by proving the at-fault driver’s duty and breach of that duty, connecting these to your collision, and presenting evidence of your damages. We will help you during this difficult time by building a compelling case file that bolsters and supports your right to compensation.
Building a Solid Evidence File
Your priority after a drunk driving accident is likely the prompt treatment of your physical injuries. While you focus on recovering, we will focus on assembling relevant evidence, including your:
- Police accident report
- Medical records
- Medical care bills
- Pictures of your injuries
- Pictures of your vehicle
- Witness contact details
- Insurance contact details
There is absolutely no need for you to seek out evidence and build a case. We believe and hope that working on your physical recovery will be your top priority after an accident.
When we represent you in your Long Beach drunk driving accident we obtain and organize the relevant evidence and submit it to the at-fault driver and their insurance representative.
Our team also helps build your case by hiring, as may be called for by the specific characteristics of your case, medical experts, career specialists, life care planners, and economists. We will also meet with you anywhere on Long Island or in the New York metropolitan area.
One of the most important goals is to relieve you of the stress and worry of dealing with filing requirements, deadlines, and other technical aspects of claims and lawsuits so that you can focus on your medical treatment, healing, and rebuilding your life.
Your Car Accident Report is Valuable
If the driver who caused your collision was under the influence of alcohol and received a citation, that fact should be indicated on your police accident report, with specifics of the charge. It will also provide information we can use to contact the at-fault driver and their insurer, identify each involved vehicle, and indicate vehicle contact points.
Your police accident report will also help us define the filing deadline for your potential lawsuit. It’s important to obtain a copy of your car accident report as soon as it is processed and becomes available. If you have not already obtained a copy by the time you reach out to us, we will gladly do so and share a copy with you.
Put Our Team Behind Your Fight
When you have our team behind your fight for compensation, we use every tool at our disposal to support your financial recovery. We are familiar with New York’s insurance and personal injury laws and use that knowledge to ensure each client’s case meets all legal parameters.
Because we are committed to your injury case, our team members will:
- Provide regular updates
- Identify liable parties
- Communicate on your behalf
- Submit evidence
- Assess the value of your case
- Fight relentlessly to win the best possible case outcome for you
We will work hard to build a very strong case for your monetary recovery. Previous clients say, “I was astonished at how hard he fought for me to get my life back financially,” and “They treated us like family…fought tooth and nail for our daughter.”
When we represent you, we will ensure timely filing of your lawsuit and fight for your financial recovery so that you are paid every dollar you are entitled to.
Avoid the Risks of Filing Too Late
You could hold an impaired driver financially responsible for the consequences of an accident. In Long Beach, the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit is determined by New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules (CVP) §214.
The loss of a loved one is always a challenge for a family. The emotional aftermath of this loss is often worsened when it is sudden and the result of a drunk driver’s negligence. In Long Beach, the time you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit is dictated by New York Estates, Powers & Trusts (EPT) §5-4.1.
Certain accident injury case presentations give rise to shorter statutes of limitations and other claim and lawsuit deadlines, so it is best to consult with an experienced and dedicated drunk driving accident lawyer at our firm as soon as you are able.
The earlier you contact our firm, the better our ability to build a solid case and negotiate an optimal settlement. When you involve us in your claim and lawsuit early, it gives us time to meet all deadlines with submissions that are prepared excellently and to ensure that we are able to:
- Locate and identify witnesses
- Request available video footage
- Investigate the accident scene
- Collect relevant evidence
Call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. Today
If you or someone you love was involved in an accident because of a drunk driver, contact the personal injury team at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. by calling (516) 932-0400 for your free consultation.
Find out how hard one of our drunk driving lawyers will fight for your financial recovery in Long Beach by calling us today. We assist clients in Spanish, Greek, Bengali, Tamil, and Kannada.