New York Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Drunk driving is an illegal, extremely dangerous activity that many drivers face on the road with frightening frequency. If an intoxicated driver gets behind the wheel, they put themselves and anyone they share the road with at a high risk for a collision. Due to reduced reaction times or a lack of attention to traffic as a result of intoxication, these collisions often result in severe, sometimes fatal, injuries.
When a drunk driver causes you harm in an accident, they can not only be held responsible under criminal law, but also under civil law. This means they may owe you financial compensation for the injuries and losses they have caused you to endure. For help potentially pursuing legal action against the responsible person, contact the New York drunk driving accident attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.
Fighting for Justice from a Drunk Driver
A drunk driver may be directly or indirectly responsible for causing an accident. Due to their unlawful and careless inebriation, they may be held liable for the extent of harm they cause others. Specifically, drunk drivers may be held responsible for the following traffic incidents:
- Colliding with another vehicle
- Colliding with a pedestrian or bicyclist
- Causing a driver to swerve, lose control, and collide with an off-road object or other vehicle
- Causing a driver to brake unreasonably fast, causing a collision
If a person files a claim against a drunk driver and is successful, they may be able to win compensation for costs related to their injuries and the accident, including treatment and recovery expenses.
Drunk drivers should be held responsible for the injuries and destruction they cause. If you or someone you love has been injured because of a drunk driver’s thoughtlessness, we may be able to help file a legal claim against the responsible drunk driver. For more information about your options after a collision, contact a New York drunk driving accident lawyer of Hach & Rose, LLP, at (212) 779-0057 today.