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Drunk driving accidents often leave victims with catastrophic, life-threatening injuries

Drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs cannot safely operate vehicles because of their slowed reaction times and their impaired judgment. Drunk drivers have a propensity to enter roadways from the wrong direction, leading to dangerous head-on collisions. Drunk drivers will drive at excessive speeds, which makes them unable to avoid hitting vehicles in front of them and can cause rear-end collisions.

Marc S. Albert will hold recklessly intoxicated drivers accountable for the harm that they create on the road. Having represented car accident victims for over 25 years, he has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients as they struggle to cope with severe injuries in the aftermath of a devastating crash. If a drunk driver has injured you, the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert can help you determine your next legal steps. Contact our office today to learn more about your legal rights and options.

New York Drunk Driving Accidents

Alcohol impairment leads to reckless behavior since drivers are more likely to disobey traffic signals or signs, swerve into other lanes erratically, and speed excessively or vary their speed unpredictably. A drunk driving accident attorney can help you hold drivers accountable for any of these actions.

In New York, DWIs are not only crimes punishable by incarceration, fines, and license suspension or revocation, but also situations in which a driver may be subject to civil liability if they lead to injuries to someone else.

 

Legal Remedies for Drunk Driving Accident Victims

Accidents caused by drunk drivers can leave surviving victims with catastrophic injuries like spinal cord damage and traumatic brain injuries, which require a lifetime of care. Marc Albert believes that intoxicated drivers should be held responsible for the harm that they cause, and we help victims pursue compensation for past and future medical expenses, loss of income, pain & suffering, and emotional distress.

Victims usually receive damages from a liable driver’s insurance company if they have coverage. Punitive damages may also be available for victims directly from a driver when they have acted with deliberate indifference toward others’ safety.

Bars or Restaurant May Also Be Liable Under Certain Circumstances

New York’s dram shop laws prohibit businesses from serving alcohol to visibly intoxicated individuals. Regulations also prohibit service to individuals who are under 21 years old. It is also against the law to serve any individual who even looks to be under 21 years old if they do not possess legal, government issued identification.

When a bar or restaurant violates these laws, the restaurant owners and bartenders may also be held accountable for the consequences of a drunk driving accident. Families who have lost loved ones may file wrongful death claims against those responsible for their loss. Dealing with permanent, life-altering injuries, or the death of a relative, can be an emotional and overwhelming time, so making sure that you have a strong legal advocate on your side can help ensure that your legal rights remain intact.

Call the Law Offices of Marc S. Albert for a Free Consultation

When a drunk driver causes harm to another person, they need to be held. Marc S. Albert is committed to making sure that victims receive the compensation that they deserve to aid in the healing process after being hit by a drunk driver.

The Law Offices of Marc S. Albert offers compassionate and skilled legal representation to people across New York City and Long Island, based in offices in Astoria, Downtown Brooklyn, and Syosset. If you need legal guidance following a drunk driving accident, contact our office online or at 855-252-3788 to see how we can help.

If you have been in a car accident, your first call should be to Marc Albert at 855-252-3788.

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If you have been in a Car Accidents. You should speak to local personal injury attorney with significant experience dealing with Car Accidents. We work on contingency, which means we do not get paid unless there is a settlement or a verdict with an award.

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