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.
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.