Driving while under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is one of the most dangerous causes of car accidents. When drugs and alcohol impair an individual’s abilities and reaction time, it can lead to one or more people suffering serious injuries. Many states have laws that prohibit certain driving behaviors and impose strict punishments. When this negligent behavior causes an accident, the results could be devastating.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an accident caused by the negligence of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to obtain compensation for the damages you have suffered. Whatever the particular circumstances of your situation, the New York City car accident lawyers at Jaroslawicz & Jaros may be able to help. Our legal team has recovered more than $1 Billion in damages for our clients in difficult circumstances.
Taking Action For Injuries Caused By A Car Accident
When drivers’ abilities are impaired because of the effects of drugs or alcohol, they put others at greater risk in a car accident. It is common for individuals involved in a drunk driving accident to suffer catastrophic injuries that can permanently change their life. These injuries often come with steep medical expenses and other related costs as individuals fight for the fullest recovery possible.
Injuries that can result from a drunk driving accident include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
Losing A Loved One To Wrongful Death
Tragically, many families have lost loved ones in fatal drunk driving accidents. Nothing may be enough to replace a family’s tragic loss, but there are legal actions that loved ones can take on behalf of the deceased to ease the burdens left in their wake. If you have lost a loved one because of a drunk driving accident, you may file a claim for wrongful death to fight for compensation that can help you and your family in this difficult time. Wrongful death claims may cover medical expenses that were incurred prior to the death, as well as losses of financial support, out-of-pocket expenses, and pain and suffering.
Hold Negligent Drivers Responsible And Recover For Damages
Driving while under the influence is reckless behavior. When a driver’s negligence causes an accident and leads to injuries, the victims may file a lawsuit against the negligent driver to hold that person accountable. Especially when an individual has suffered serious injuries, it may be better to file a lawsuit rather than claim no-fault insurance benefits. A successful lawsuit can award victims compensation for medical costs, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other costs that resulted because of the accident. Because of the statute of limitations, it is important to take immediate action to help ensure that your entitlements are protected.
In New York, the statute of limitations is as follows:
- Personal injury claim — within three years of the accident
- Wrongful death claim — within two years of the death
Protecting The Injured Since 1980
Whether you are pursuing a claim for serious injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one, you want an experienced legal professional fighting in your corner. At Jaroslawicz & Jaros, our New York City motor vehicle accident attorneys have helped clients facing complex issues in personal injury cases of all kinds. We have successfully obtained many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. If you are considering taking action in a personal injury or wrongful death claim, consult with a firm that has more than 300 years of combined experience. Contact our firm today and retain our NYC personal injury lawyers!
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