Were you or someone you love recently injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver? A Westbury drunk driving accident lawyer from Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will fight for the monetary compensation you deserve. The irresponsible driver who hit you should be the one to pay for your losses, which may include the cost of your medical bills, the time you have missed at work, and any future diminished earnings that result from your personal injuries. You also deserve to be paid for your pain and suffering and your emotional distress. Our personal injury lawyers will fight for your rights.
At Friedman & Simon, L.L.P., we never stop fighting for our clients, and we love taking on cases that cry out for justice. No matter the circumstances of your drunk driving accident, we want to hear from you, evaluate your case, and let you know how we will help. Because we are so confident that our personal injury attorneys in Westbury will win for you, we never charge a fee until you get paid.
To receive a free, no-obligation case evaluation with an injury lawyer, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400.
In This Article
- Holding the Drunk Driver Responsible for Your Accident
- Driving Drunk Increases the Risk of Causing an Accident
- We Help Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
- Drunk Driving Victims Have Rights
- The Statute of Limitations in New York
- Contact a Drunk Driving Accident Attorney for Help Today
Holding the Drunk Driver Responsible for Your Accident
Per the New York Department of Motor Vehicles, the legal limit for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) in New York state for non-commercial vehicle drivers is 0.08%, That does not mean a driver’s blood alcohol content has to exceed that level for them to be guilty of driving while intoxicated. A driver operating a commercial vehicle with a BAC exceeding 0.04% is typically charged with DWI, and a driver under 21 should not have a BAC higher than 0.02%.
Driving while intoxicated in New York also does not refer exclusively to alcohol. A driver is considered intoxicated if their system contains intoxicating drugs—not excluding medications, such as painkillers, prescribed by their doctor.
If you believe the drunk driver who hit you was intoxicated, please call us and let us evaluate your case. Even if the driver receives no criminal conviction for DWI—or is never charged in the first place—we will work to hold them liable for your accident injuries. Most importantly, we will fight for the compensation you need and deserve and we do not charge a fee until you get paid.
For a free legal consultation with a drunk driving accidents victim lawyer serving Westbury, call 516-932-0400
Driving Drunk Increases the Risk of Causing an Accident
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in addressing drunk driving, makes it abundantly clear that alcohol and other intoxicating substances impair judgment, reaction time, vision, and hearing. These effects substantially increase the chances of causing a car wreck. We will help you win compensation for an accident caused by an intoxicated driver.
A driver impaired by alcohol or drugs typically takes longer to notice the vehicle in front of them braking and to stop in time to avoid a collision. If someone rear-ended you, we will investigate to determine if intoxication was a factor.
A drunk driver is likely to turn the wrong way down a road or highway due to impaired vision or judgment and strike another vehicle or pedestrian head-on. We will hold them liable and win compensation from them and their insurer.
A drunk driver is more likely to run a red light or stop sign, both because their judgment is impaired and because they are unable to make out the color of the light in their impaired state. We will hold them liable and work to win the monetary compensation you deserve.
Other Drunk Driving Accidents
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. will help you regardless of the circumstance of your drunk driving accident. We will hold the impaired driver liable and help you recover your compensation. For a free consultation, call (516) 932-0400.
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We Help Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
In addition to taking on the liable party and their insurance company and helping you recover the compensation you deserve, here is what you should expect from your Westbury drunk driving accident lawyer at Friedman & Simon, L.L.P.:
Keeping You Updated on Your Case
We will never leave you uncertain. If you have a question or concern about your case, contact us immediately, and we are always not just willing but eager to talk to you.
Identifying Liable Parties
We make no assumptions at the outset of our investigation into your car accident. . We will examine all the evidence and determine the identity of every potentially liable party. That way, we make sure you recover the compensation you deserve.
Communicating with All Parties for You
We will deal with the responsible party or parties and their insurers on your behalf. You focus on getting better.
When we investigate your case, we will do it completely and thoroughly, collecting every scrap of evidence we need to hold the other party accountable.
Determining a Value for Your Case
We go after the greatest amount of compensation for our clients who have been victims of drunk driving. We work to win the results they need and deserve.
Drunk Driving Victims Have Rights
Once we evaluate your accident, we tabulate your losses and let you know what to expect in the way of monetary compensation. You are eligible to be awarded for the following types of damages:
- Past and future medical bills
- Diminished income and earning capacity
- Pain and suffering, past and future
- Impaired enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Other specific items of damage that may be applicable to your unique circumstances
If you lost a loved one due to the negligence of a drunk driver, please accept our condolences. We will help you through this difficult time and handle your wrongful death claim with compassion.
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The Statute of Limitations in New York
It is imperative to file a lawsuit within the time limits set forth in New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214, also known as the statute of limitations. Once it expires, you lose your right to compensation. Our drunk driving accident attorneys serving Westbury can take quick legal action if the statute is about to expire, preserving your right to compensation. Rather than wait until a critical deadline is imminent, we urge you to reach out to us as soon as possible. The sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest possible case for you.
Contact a Drunk Driving Accident Attorney for Help Today
For a free, no-obligation legal consultation, call Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400.