You never thought it would happen to you, but here you are. You or a loved one was involved in an accident with a drunk driver. Unfortunately, that driver did not survive the event, and now you are wondering where that leaves you. Is there any way you can seek compensation for your losses? Thankfully, the laws of New York do allow victims or — in the event of fatality — their surviving family members to seek relief even under these circumstances.
There are a few ways in which you may be able to seek compensation. First, it may be possible to file a claim against the estate of the responsible party. Second, assuming this individual had insurance, it may be possible to negotiate a fair settlement amount with the insurance provider. Finally, and only if necessary, it may be possible to seek relief from your insurance provider.
How you go about seeking compensation depends on the details of your case. Legal counsel will have the ability to investigate the matter and help you decide on the best way to proceed. To learn more about how an experienced attorney can assist you, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.
Suffering injuries or losing a loved one at the hands of a drunk driver can be devastating. You should not be forced to carry the financial, emotional and/or physical consequences of that person’s actions on your own. A New York-based attorney who has experience handling drunk driving-related injury or death cases may be able to help you achieve the compensation you need to help you move forward.