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NEW YORK CITY DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT LAWYER
If you have been injured by a drunk driver in New York City and want to hold any contributing parties liable for their negligence, contact the NYC DUI accident attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP today to explore your legal options. You may have recourse to seek compensation from the driver’s insurance company as well the drinking establishments responsibility for a drunk driver’s unlawful behavior.
What Are Your Legal Options After DUI Accident?
If you are injured through the negligence of a drunk driver in New York, you can file a personal injury claim against the driver. If the drunk driver is convicted of DUI, it can open the door to punitive damages that go beyond no-fault insurance.
In some cases, your legal options do not stop there. Under New York dram shop laws, any party unlawfully selling or assisting in the purchase of liquor may be held liable for any damages a person incurs when intoxicated. In other words, if you are injured by a drunk driver in the state of New York, you may have grounds to file a claim against the bar or the establishment where the driver was drinking – especially if the driver was underage or continuously served despite being visibly intoxicated.
New York state law dictates that both of these circumstances are illegal and expressly forbidden.
You may have a claim against the vendor if it can be established that the vendor:
- Knowingly caused impairment or intoxication by providing alcohol in an unlawful manner; or
- Caused intoxication or impairment by unlawfully providing alcohol to a person they knew or had reason to believe was under the age of 21.
To learn more about New York’s laws on intoxicated driving, speak to a New York City drunk driving accident lawyer now.
How Do You Prove Dram Shop Liability in NYC?
In a drunk driving accident, the liability of the establishment that served the alcohol is not always obvious. In many cases, it requires a concerted investigation to prove negligence and establish liability of the vendor under the law. This may involve locating and interviewing witnesses, as well as determining the blood alcohol level of the drunk driver at the time of the accident.
At Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, our New York City DUI lawyers have an in-depth understanding of dram shop law and know how to demonstrate negligence in court. We have the knowledge and resources to pursue any means to prove negligence in the eyes of the court and recover the damages you are seeking.
Filing Your Injury Case: We Are Here to Help
A tragic drunk driving accident may have been avoided had the establishment not served the person unlawfully. If you or your loved one was the victim of a drunk driving accident, contact Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP to explore your legal options for compensation.
Our New York City drunk driving lawyers can help hold all parties accountable for their actions contributing to the accident – including parties who knowingly provided alcohol in an unlawful manner. Schedule a consultation today – the initial meeting is free, and you also don’t pay any fees unless we win your case.