DUI Injury Lawyers

 Attorneys fight for compensation of victims of drunk or impaired driving 

People who operate motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs are a significant danger on streets and highways. Their decreased coordination and reaction time and their reduced inhibitions and judgment make them more likely to drive recklessly and less likely to avoid accidents that can result in serious injury or even death. If you were injured an accident caused by an intoxicated or drug impaired driver in the New York metropolitan area, the personal injury attorneys at Rich & Rich, P.C. are ready to bring claims for the just compensation you deserve.

Experienced advocates fight for you in court when you are hurt by a drunk driver

New York law prohibits the following:

  • Driving while under the influence (DUI), defined as driving while having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or more, driving commercially with a BAC of 0.04 percent or more or driving while substantially impaired
  • Driving while ability impaired (DWAI), defined as driving while your ability to do so in a reasonable and prudent manner is impaired to any extent by alcohol, drugs or both
  • Aggravated DWAI, defined as driving with a BAC of 0.18 percent or more or driving while ability impaired with a passenger who is less than 16 years old

Motorists who commit any of these violations are negligent, and if their conduct is proven, a jury is likely to find them to be liable to anyone they injured in an accident. 

In addition, if a bar, restaurant or other business selling alcoholic beverages serves a patron while they are visibly intoxicated, and that patron proceeds to operate a vehicle and causes an accident, that business may be subject to what is known as dram shop liability for any resulting injuries. 

No matter how clear the liability might seem, you still need a personal injury attorney experienced in handling these cases. We will investigate, identify and sue any parties we believe might be liable for your injuries as a result of a DUI or DWAI accident, amassing proof of their negligent conduct.

Aggressive attorneys seek to maximize damages for DUI and DWAI accident victims

Accidents can be particularly injurious and destructive when DUI or DWAI drivers are involved. Among the injuries and other damages that may result are:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Bone fractures
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Burns
  • Fatalities
  • Medical and related health care bills
  • Emotional distress to the victims and their families
  • Damage to the vehicles involved and other property struck during the accident

As your attorneys, we will establish the causal link between the DUI accident and your injuries and damages and will seek appropriate compensation in your behalf, either in negotiations with the liable parties’ insurers or in a court of law.

Contact a New York City DUI injury attorney for a free consultation

Rich & Rich, P.C. represents victims of DUI and DWAI accidents throughout the New York metropolitan area. Our midtown Manhattan office is located at 1430 Broadway, Suite 1802. Our Long Island office is located at 277 Willis Avenue, 1st Floor, Roslyn Heights, NY. Please call 212-406-0440 or contact us online for a free consultation.