Queens Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Recovering Compensation for a Drunk Driving Accident
Drunk drivers cause a high percentage of the catastrophic injuries and property damage associated with car accidents, and numbers of people are tragically killed as a result of this reckless behavior. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), New York ranks 11 th in the nation for the incidence of drunk driving, and over a quarter of all the traffic deaths in our state resulted from driving under the influence of alcohol. Drunk driving is a criminal offense, and anyone found guilty will be subjected to legal penalties. But if you suffered injury or lost a loved one because of a drunk driver, you will have to file a claim for damages with the help of a hard-hitting Queens car accident attorney if you want to receive financial compensation for you pain and suffering.
Alcohol impairs a driver's senses, slows reaction time and weakens the powers of judgment. When an individual chooses to drink and drive, any harm or damage they cause to innocent victims is grounds for a lawsuit. It does not matter if the drunk driver hit your car, hit you while a passenger or pedestrian or if you were in the same vehicle as the responsible party-drinking and driving exposes the perpetrator to legal liability and you have the right to pursue a settlement.
Car Accident Lawyer in Queens
Drunk driving victims can file a claim for compensation in respect to everything they were forced to live with as a result of the accident, including:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Hospital bills
- Recovery care
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional suffering
The Queens personal injury attorney at our firm can meet with you to explore every aspect of your case and determine the most effective strategy for you. At The Law Offices of Scott A. Felicetti, we protect the rights of those who have been hurt through negligence or misconduct. When you have been injured by a drunk driver, you should not have to fight with the insurance companies to demand payment, so we will represent you throughout every step of the process, from filing a carefully documented claim to litigating in court to exercising whatever legal pressure is necessary to prevent a delay or denial of your claim.
Contact a Queens drunk driving accident attorney at any time of the day or night if you have been injured by a drunk driver and want to assert your right to compensation.