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Injured by a drunk driver -- can I seek compensation?

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.

Woman charged with driving under the influence after crash

A young woman in New York is facing criminal charges following a recent car crash. This incident resulted in a passenger in her automobile suffering critical injuries. She has been charged with driving under the influence resulting in bodily harm. This is considered a felony offense.

Impaired driving leads to numerous injuries and fatalities

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, someone is killed by a drunk driver every 53 minutes. Every two minutes someone is injured because of the same. This means that, unfortunately, thousands of individuals and families in New York and elsewhere are negatively affected by impaired driving every single year.

Drunk driving behind fatal drag racing incident

The drivers believed responsible for a fatal drag racing incident in New York have been arrested and are facing charges. Both individuals are accused of drunk driving, and one of them is charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. As a result of this incident, one person was killed and four other passengers were injured.

Victims of drunk driving may have legal recourse

It is a sad truth that despite the constant warnings about the dangers of impaired driving numerous people in New York and elsewhere fall victim to drivers who choose to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. Nationwide, drunk driving is responsible for thousands of deaths and many more injuries every year. Those who have been hurt or lost loved ones in accidents caused by drunk or otherwise impaired drivers may have legal recourse.

How many people are affected by drunk driving?

Sadly, many New York residents have been negatively affected by impaired driving -- either directly or indirectly. Drunk driving is a major public safety concern. Despite the efforts of law enforcement officers and lawmakers, it is an issue that does not appear to be going away any time soon.

Fatal car accident caused by alleged drunk driver

Police in New York recently arrested the driver they believe is responsible for a fatal crash. According to reports, charges against this individual include driving while impaired. Two people are said to have lost their lives in the car accident due to the actions of this allegedly drunk driver.

Has your life been devastated by a drunk driver in New York?

When a loved one walks out the door and gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, no one expects that it will be for the last time. Sadly, the negligence and recklessness of other New York motorists sometimes causes accidents that result in tragedy. When the allegedly negligent party is identified as a drunk driver, surviving family members of victims who have suffered fatalities often feel the need to seek justice in civil court on behalf of their deceased loved ones.

Drunk driver must pay $16,643 reimbursement for destroyed tree

When a person is convicted of drunk driving involving an accident,  he or she will have to compensate all victims who sustained property damage from the collision.  A former professional basketball star learned that lesson recently when a New York City trial court judge pointed out to the defendant's lawyer that the man still owes for the 20-foot tall honey locust tree that he pulverized. The tab that the drunk driver will have to pay for the tree is $16,643, according to the court's finding.

Impaired driving charged in fatal Sag Harbor accident

When a driver allows his or her vehicle to leave the road and crash into a pole or tree, there is usually negligent driving involved. If there are no other vehicles involved, it is likely that the driver was guilty of impaired driving, distraction, falling asleep or some other careless mistake. If there was a passenger who was killed in the crash, the driver will most likely be liable for civil damages to the decedent's estate under New York law, generally for the economic value of that loss of life.

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