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 800-574-4LAW or email us to begin. We accept all injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis.