Drunk Driving Accident Attorney in NYC
All drivers have an obligation to themselves, others, and the law when operating a vehicle. This requires them to drive safely and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. When someone decides to drive under the influence of alcohol, they can cause dangerous accidents that result in serious harm to other drivers, passengers, and innocent bystanders. Oftentimes, these accidents result in not only physical damages but emotional and financial as well. When this happens, victims generally seek financial compensation for these damages. However, to win compensation, you must retain the legal services of an experienced attorney. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a drunk driving accident, you can count on the legal team at Katter Law to fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve. Contact Katter Law today to discuss your case.
After an Accident With a Drunk Driver
If you were involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you may wish to seek justice. However, you must understand that these cases are often more complicated because they typically involve criminal proceedings as well. That is why you should have an experienced legal team on your side that has an understanding of the complexities associated with your case. Some of the issues that our firm can handle include the following:
- Help you seek restitution after the negligent party is determined to be guilty
- Obtain the field sobriety test results from the criminal case as proof against the liable party
- Pursuing a claim against the drunk driver’s insurance policy
Dram Shop Laws in New York
Dram Shop laws exist in the state of New York to hold bars, restaurants, and other establishments accountable for over-serving customers who go on to cause someone to become seriously injured or damage property in an accident. If you can prove that an establishment either continued to serve a person who was visibly intoxicated or served a patron under the age of 21 who went on to cause your accident, you may be entitled to additional damages.
Recovering Compensation After an Accident
When an individual is injured in a motor vehicle accident due to another driver’s negligence, they may pursue legal action. A successful personal injury claim will allow the victim to recover compensation, also known as damages, for the burdens they have faced as a result of the accident. Typically, injured parties can recover both noneconomic and economic damages. Economic damages can include the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and other financial hardships caused by the accident. Noneconomic damages can include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and emotional distress, among other burdens that were caused by the accident.
Contact a New York City Injury Attorney
Katter Law is proud to represent injured victims of drunk driving in New York City to help obtain the justice and financial compensation they deserve. If you are the victim of a drunk driver accident, you can count on us to represent your interests. For quality legal representation when it matters most, contact Katter Law.