Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Rochester
Seek Justice for Your Suffering – Call (585) 286-5124
Have you or a loved one been injured in a
car accident with a drunk driver? Are you struggling to keep up with the costs of medical
expenses due to the inability to work? You may be entitled to recover
compensation for your suffering by filing a
personal injury claim against the at-fault driver. At the Law Office of Robert King, our
knowledgeable Rochester car accident attorneys can provide the advocacy
you need to maximize your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve.
Having earned a National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 ranking and an “Excellent”
Avvo Rating for our unparalleled advocacy, our attorneys have the passion
and skills to protect your rights and ensure the responsible parties are
held accountable for their actions. With nearly a decade of legal experience
and a strong track record of success, we can handle the legal heavy lifting
on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery with peace of mind. To
learn more about
why you should hire our injury lawyer, call (585) 286-5124.
Schedule a free consultation today to review your legal options.
Compensation for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
Drivers who choose to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration
(BAC) of 0.08% more in New York can be held liable for any damages they
may cause in the event of an accident. If you were injured in a crash
caused by a drunk driver, you may also be able to file a civil claim against
both the driver and the establishment who served the intoxicated driver alcohol.
If successful, you may be able to recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Rehabilitation costs
In addition to the above compensatory damages, punitive damages can sometimes
be awarded to punish the impaired driver and discourage others from engaging
in similar behavior. If a loved one unfortunately passed away due to injuries
sustained in a collision with an intoxicated motorist, additional damages
for funeral expenses, lost future earnings, and loss of personal relationship
can be sought by filing a concurrent
wrongful death claim. Since compensation will vary on a case-by-case basis, it is important you
contact our firm as soon as possible to determine your eligible compensation.
Dram Shop Claims in New York
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your crash, you may be able
to file a claim against the party that provided the drunk driver with
alcohol. Under New York’s Dram Shop Act, restaurants, bars, and
other establishments that knowingly serve alcohol to an underage or “visibly
intoxicated” person can be held partially liable for any damages
the driver may cause in the event of a collision. A detailed investigation
of the bar or club is crucial In order to prove dram shop liability in
this type of case.
How Long Do I Have to File a Claim?
Personal injury claims in New York must be filed within a certain amount
of time in order to be valid. This time limit, known as a statute of limitations,
allows victims of drunk driving accidents to file a civil claim against
the responsible parties within three years of the date of the collision.
If a claim is being brought for wrongful death, however, a claim must
be brought within two years from the date of death. If the applicable
statute of limitations expires and you have not yet filed a claim, you
may lose your right to seek compensation. Since filing the necessary paperwork
with district courts can take months as it is, it is vital you act as
soon as possible to ensure you remain compliant with all relevant legal
We’ve Handled Hundreds of Cases
Nobody should have to deal with the consequences of a drunk driver’s
actions on their own. At The Law Office of Robert King, our Rochester
personal injury lawyers understand your suffering and are prepared to
go the distance to ensure your rights are upheld in a court of law. With
compassionate advocacy and personalized attention, we can provide the
strong legal support you need to help you get through this difficult time.
Get in touch with our office today to get started towards seeking justice for your injuries.