Drunk Driver Accident Victims’ Rights

 

Are You a Victim of a Drunk Driving Accident? Can You Sue a Drunk Driver Who Hit You?

If you were injured in an accident with a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, expenses and losses. Accidents involving drivers under the influence (DUI) can cause especially severe injuries because collisions often occur at very high speeds. If you were injured by a drunk driver or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, it is important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to learn about your rights and options.

New York Lawyers With Experience, Knowledge and Resources

At the New York City law firm of Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C., our lawyers have the experience and knowledge to help clients after drunk driving accidents. Since 1998, we have been helping injured New Yorkers obtain the compensation they need and deserve after accidents caused by the negligence of others. Our firm has the resources to build strong cases, including nationally known experts and specialists who help us understand your injuries and their effect on your life.

If you were injured in an accident with a drunk driver and are wondering if you can sue, talk to one of our lawyers. Call Kahn Gordon Timko & Rodriques P.C. to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your options and develop the best legal strategy for your circumstances. Telephone 212-227-6260 or send us an e-mail.

Common Behaviors Associated With Drunk Drivers

Driving while intoxicated is not only a criminal offense, it is also a form of negligence that can result in liability for drivers who cause accidents while under the influence. Drunk drivers often drive the wrong way on one-way streets, cross the median on divided highways and run stop signs and red lights. They make right turns without stopping, exceed the speed limit and weave in and out of their lanes. Both pedestrians and other drivers are at risk for accidents caused by drunk drivers.

Contact Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

If you were a victim of a drunk driving accident in New York City, be sure you notify law enforcement and obtain medical treatment, even if you believe you were not seriously injured. Injuries from this type of car accident can show up days or weeks later in the form of headaches and back and neck injuries. If you can, take pictures of the scene and get the names of witnesses who saw the accident. Then call our attorneys to learn about your rights. Contact us by e-mail or call us at 212-227-6260 for a free initial consultation.

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