Drunk Driving Accidents in NYC | What You Should Know

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Drunk Driving Accidents in NYC | What You Should Know

There are few things worse than being involved in an accident with a drunk driver. These accidents can be scary, and, at times, life-threatening. If you were recently injured in an accident with a drunk driver, you should strongly consider speaking with an experienced Manhattan car accident lawyer from our firm at once. Please continue reading and reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you get your life back. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What should I do if I’m in an accident with a drunk driver?

The steps you take after an accident with a drunk driver can make a world of a difference. First, you should always call the police, as they will document the incident, deescalate any tension (if the drunk driver is belligerent or unruly) and they will most likely require the driver to take a breathalyzer test. If the drunk driver caused the accident, we can use these test results to help prove your claim. If you can, you should also take pictures of the accident and its aftermath, including the driver’s license plate. Typically, you should gather a driver’s insurance information, however, if you believe the drunk driver is a threat in any way, simply stay in your car and await the arrival of law enforcement. You can also gather witness contact information at this point, especially after police arrive. You should seek medical treatment immediately and keep a copy of all documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should speak with a Manhattan car accident lawyer who can help you fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.

Can I sue the establishment that served a drunk driver after an accident?

In many cases, yes, you can. If you can prove that an establishment, such as a bar or restaurant, served someone who was either underage or already visibly intoxicated, and that person then went out and injured you, you may sue both the driver and the establishment that served the driver under New York’s dram shop law. Ensure you bring your claim sooner, rather than later, as the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in New York State is, typically, three years. Our firm is ready to help you today.

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Our entire legal team is dedicated to providing the advice you need and the personalized attention you deserve. If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, call 212-421-0300 or fill out our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a New York City personal injury lawyer. You may be entitled to financial compensation, which can help you on your road to recovery.

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