Accidents caused by impaired drivers occur all too frequently on New York roadways. It is not uncommon for an accident caused by a drunk driver to result in significant losses for the victim. If you have been injured in a collision caused by an impaired driver, you may have legal recourse. Through filing claims in civil court, you may achieve compensation for your losses if litigation is successful.
Even with state laws in place that are meant to deter people from driving drunk, this is still a significant problem in New York. Those who choose to operate vehicles while intoxicated not only put their own lives at risk, but risk damaging the lives of others who innocently come across their paths. It is usually easy to spot drunk drivers as they are seen speeding, failing to maintain their lanes or committing other moving violations. While easy to spot, this erratic behavior can be difficult to avoid, resulting in collisions.
Victims who survive accidents with drunk drivers often suffer significant physical, psychological and financial hardships. Medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering — both physical and mental — and the various other losses experienced can all take their toll over time. All of this, victims should not have to bear alone. An experienced attorney can help you fight for relief. To learn how, please visit our firm’s website.
Accidents caused by drunk drivers are not taken lightly by the state of New York. Not only will those who are deemed accountable for such incidents be held criminally responsible, victims also have the right to hold them civilly liable as well. If you have been injured in a crash with a drunk driver, you may file personal injury and any other applicable claims in an effort to seek compensation for your losses. If litigation is successful, you may be given a monetary judgment for any damages you have sustained.