Drunk Driving Accidents
Helping Victims Of Drunk Driving Accidents
Even though driving while intoxicated (DWI/DUI) is illegal in New York, some people still think it is okay to get behind the wheel after drinking. Sadly, not only do these drunk drivers put their own lives at risk when acting so carelessly, but they also risk your life and the lives of your loved ones. In fact, thousands of people are injured ― and countless others killed ― in drunk driving accidents every year.
We Can Help You Obtain Compensation For Your Losses
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, it is important to remember that he or she may be liable for any injuries and/or damages you sustain. This means you may be able to seek compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and, in some cases, pain and suffering. Depending on the circumstances, you may even be able to collect punitive damages, which are intended to punish and deter drunk drivers.
While it is often best to pursue your claim for damages against the drunk driver’s insurance provider, you should be aware that you may be able to file a no-fault claim with your own insurance company to cover certain damages. In either case, it is always a good idea to speak with an experienced New York drunk driving accident lawyer to learn what legal options may be available.
At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, P.C., we understand how overwhelming it can be to file a claim following a drunk driving accident. Thankfully, we are here to help. Whether your accident was caused by someone driving a truck, car or any other type of motor vehicle, we will do everything possible to get you the compensation and justice you deserve. We can even help you file a claim against the bar that over served the drunk driver in the first place, which is known as a dram shop claim.
Insurance Companies Take These Claims Seriously, And So Should You
Insurance companies do not like to make large payouts, so you can expect them to vigorously contest any case in which you seek significant damages following an accident caused by their customer, the drunk driver.
The best way to show insurance companies that you are serious is to hire a lawyer. Fortunately, our attorneys have a great deal of experience handling car accident injury claims. In fact, not only has attorney Keith D. Silverstein been practicing for nearly three decades, but he started out in insurance defense, so he already knows what opposing counsel will do and can protect you during this process.
Let us help make sure the insurance company does not take advantage of you ― contact us today and schedule your FREE legal consultation. You can reach us online or call us at 212-385-1444. You can also call us toll free number at 866-492-7487.