New York Drunk Driver Accident Lawyers
Drinking and driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in New York. The Fitzgerald Law Firm aggressively pursues drunk drivers. For over 40 years The Fitzgerald Law Firms have handled car accident cases, including cases involving drunk drivers (DWI). We have recovered millions for accident victims, including a recent $5,730,000 verdict for a New York car accident. To contact The Fitzgerald Law Firm, call toll-free at 1-800-323-9900 or submit the firm’s online contact form.
In New York, a driver can be charged with DWI (driving while intoxicated) if the person operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (B.A.C.) of .08 or more. If a person is charged with DWI, the case is a criminal case. If the person is convicted of DWI in the criminal case, that evidence can be used in an injured person’s civil lawsuit for damages. Under New York dram shop and liquor liability laws, drinking establishments and social hosts, including bartenders and waitresses, may be held liable for third-person injury or death along with the drunk driver. This gives the injured person more parties to sue, increasing the chances of the injured person (or the next of kin in the case of wrongful death) being fairly compensated for losses. The most common type of drunk driver accident in New York is auto accidents involving two cars. However, drunk driver accidents also include pedestrians, semi truck accidents, and bicycle accidents. Injuries can be serious such as amputation, broken bones, neck/spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver in New York, please remember that it is vital to hire an attorney as soon as possible who can act to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and address other important factors. Call The Fitzgerald Law Firm today toll-free at 1-800-323-9900 for a free consultation about a possible drunk driver accident lawsuit.