Holding Drunk And Impaired Drivers Accountable

Driving while intoxicated or impaired is an egregious and unlawful act of recklessness that puts many lives at risk. While drunk and impaired drivers who cause injury face criminal penalties, these penalties will not compensate the injured for the damages they have caused.

If you have been seriously injured by a drunk or impaired driver, you can bring a civil claim for the costs associated with your injuries, such as your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. It is vital that you hire lawyers who are serious about maximizing all available compensation for your injuries.

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., based in Manhattan, we know how to prepare a persuasive claim for your injuries. We devote our practice to helping people in the greater New York area who have been injured by someone else's recklessness or negligence.

Finding Every Potentially Liable Party In Your Accident Claim

One of the most important skills a personal injury attorney must have is to locate every possible source of compensation. This is necessary to give the injured person the best possible chance of recovering the money damages he or she needs.

At Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C., our partners, Mitchell Sassower and Carl Lustig, lead a team of highly skilled lawyers. We know how to delve deeply into the facts of your case to find all liable parties.

In an alcohol-related crash, the drunk driver is not always the only liable party. In certain cases, bars, taverns or restaurants that serve alcohol to someone who is visibly intoxicated can be held liable under New York's dram shop law. As with any motor vehicle accident, our law firm will seek to identify every liable party.

Further, drunk or impaired drivers who cause injury can be compelled to pay punitive damages by a jury. These damages are intended to punish the individual and deter future instances of similar conduct. There are many factors that go into whether it is viable to pursue punitive damages. Our law firm can advise you as to how best to proceed.

Questions? Contact Arye, Lustig & Sassower, P.C.

We offer a free consultation to discuss the various aspects of your case. Call us locally at 212.732.4992, call us toll free at 800.340.4992 or email us to begin. We accept all injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.