Suing Drunk Drivers in New York State

One of the worst offenses a person can commit while behind the wheel of a car is driving while intoxicated. Those who drive under the influence severely impair their driving abilities, often causing very serious accidents, where victims are left critically injured as a result. If you are someone who was injured by a drunk driver, you most likely need financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you may have incurred. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, you must read on and speak with our experienced firm about your legal options from here on out. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How do I sue a drunk driver for my injuries?

To sue a drunk driver, you will first have to prove that he or she was the direct cause of your injuries. However, this is not always easy, so it is best you have an experienced attorney on your side.

What can an attorney do to help me win a personal injury claim?

By hiring an attorney, you are appointing an individual who is trained in gathering and presenting necessary evidence in the most efficient manner possible, drastically improving your chances of winning the compensation you truly need. An attorney knows how to recover and use security camera footage of your accident, pictures of the accident’s aftermath, witness testimony, police reports of the incident, medical documents, and more.

What is the dram shop law in New York?

Dram shop laws seek to hold negligent establishments and vendors responsible for serving alcohol to those who should not be served. The dram shop law in New York is that establishments may not serve minors under the age of 21, habitual drunkards, and those who are already visibly intoxicated. If an establishment sells a known habitual drunkard alcohol and he causes an accident, the establishment in question may also be held responsible for the victim’s injuries.

What is the statute of limitations in the state of New York?

The statute of limitations in New York State is three years. Rather simply, this means you will have three years from the date of your accident to pursue a claim against a drunk driver. If you wait too long, you will be denied your right to sue. Do not wait. Our firm is ready to get the claims process started.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. We understand the implications of a serious accident, which is why we take pride in tenaciously representing our clients. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.