Driving under the influence is one of the most dangerous choices that anyone can make on the road. With lowered inhibitions and slowed reaction times, drunk drivers often make mistakes that injure others. Perhaps you already know this all too well, having suffered from a drunk driving accident in Bohemia. Our lawyers can help ensure that the driver pays for their mistake.
For a free legal consultation with a drunk driving accidents lawyer serving Bohemia, call 516-451-7900
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- We Address Every Facet of Your Injuries
- Get Clarity on What Happened and What Comes Next
- Leave the Details to Us
- Our Attorneys Are Ready to Get Started on Your Case
We Address Every Facet of Your Injuries
Drunk drivers do not think about the consequences of their actions when they get behind the wheel. Pursuing a case against them makes them confront the consequences directly by paying for the injuries you suffered.
A drunk driver can be held accountable for your:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
This compensation is for both past and future losses related to the drunk driving accident. You deserve care, treatment, and financial support throughout your recovery, from initial injury diagnosis to treating any long-term psychological trauma.
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Past and future medical bills that could be eligible for compensation include:
- Emergency treatment
- X-rays, MRIs, and other scans
- Physical therapy
- Mental health support
- At-home care
- Long-term costs
For example, if you were left with a spinal cord injury, your related costs can be covered, such as medications, wheelchairs, and modifications to your home to accommodate your disability. We can also project future medical costs – according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, the average annual cost for healthcare and living expenses after a spinal cord injury can range from $45,000 to almost $200,000.
The point is to provide you with compensation that considers all aspects of your injury, including the years after the case is over.
Your injuries may force you to miss work while you recover. You may even find that you can no longer work in the same job or capacity you did before.
Lost income compensation can help cover your losses, replacing revenue from:
- Hourly wages
- Commissions and sales
- Gig work
In addition to reimbursement, you can also receive damages for your reduced earning capacity. Returning to our spinal cord injury example, losses in wages, benefits, and productivity are estimated to cost victims over $77,000 a year. Our drunk driving accident lawyers include these types of projections to ensure the full scope of your losses is represented.
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One in three of all U.S. traffic fatalities involves intoxicated drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 3,200 people in New York alone were killed between 2009 and 2018.
Statistics like this can be overwhelming, but nothing is more overwhelming than experiencing this devastation personally. A wrongful death claim on behalf of a lost family member could give justice to your loved one, while providing compensation for their bills, pain and suffering, and funeral services. Our drunk driving accident lawyers are here to help Bohemia families like yours in this difficult time.
Get Clarity on What Happened and What Comes Next
Your drunk driving case has probably left you with a lot of questions:
- How do I talk to insurance companies or the police?
- What should I say or not say?
- How will my civil case affect the criminal one and vice versa?
- What if they are unable to find the driver who hit me?
- How can my case be proven?
- What do all the legal terms mean?
Our team can answer all these questions and more. From explaining legal jargon to helping you draft an official statement about the collision, we are here to provide clarity and regular updates. Your initial case review is free, so you can get answers right away without any hassle or commitment.
Criminal vs. Civil Cases
Because drunk driving is a crime, there may be a criminal case against the driver who hit you. However, keep in mind that any criminal charges are separate from an injury case. While knowing the driver is convicted can offer closure for you, the damages for bills, lost income, and pain and suffering come from a civil case.
You do not have to wait until a criminal case is resolved to start exploring options for a civil case. Our drunk driving injury lawyers can examine police reports and conduct our own investigation to pursue damages on your behalf.
Hit and Run Drunk Drivers
Some drunk drivers realize what they have done but choose to flee the scene. Others do not realize they even caused an accident until later. Either way, sometimes drunk driving incidents and hit and runs go hand-in-hand. This might mean that your case will take longer as the authorities track down the culprit. Once the driver has been identified, we can take civil action against them.
If the driver is never found, we can explore other options for your compensation. You do not have to face the aftermath of a drunk driving accident alone. The team at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P. has over a century of combined legal experience. Our attorneys will use their experience as much as possible for your Bohemia drunk driving accident case.
Leave the Details to Us
The crux of drunk driving injury cases is the evidence that links the driver’s intoxication to your injuries. To obtain this evidence, we utilize tools such as:
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Blood tests
- DWI history
- Eyewitness testimony
- Traffic camera footage
- Accident reconstruction
- Expert consultation
The CDC reports that drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes are 4.5 times more likely to have a history of DWIs on their record. We can use a driver’s previous convictions and history of drunk driving to highlight a pattern of reckless behavior.
Other evidence, like their blood alcohol content (BAC) and police reports about the crash, can work in conjunction with one another. By using multiple forms of evidence, we can craft a well-rounded narrative of your collision.
Drunk Driving Injury Case Filing Deadlines
In New York, you generally have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit (CPLR § 214). If you lost a loved one, you typically have two years to file for wrongful death (EPTL § 5-4.1). However, since some cases can have shortened deadlines, it is important to gather information as soon as possible. We can evaluate the specifics of your case to pinpoint your deadline.
Our Attorneys Are Ready to Get Started on Your Case
Do not wait to contact our drunk driving accident lawyers after your Bohemia collision – our team is standing by to help. If you were injured, call us today at (631) 451-7900.
We assist our clients with filing, meeting deadlines, talking to police and insurance adjusters, and more. We even offer help in Spanish. Contact us for a free case review today!
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1176 Portion Road
Holtsville, NY 11742
This firm was able to obtain the maximum amount possible for me…
– Craig S., Car Accident Client