Garden City Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
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Drunk driving accidents are some of the most tragic, preventable accidents in our society. When a driver gets behind the wheel of a vehicle while intoxicated, they are putting everyone on the road in danger, including themselves. When an intoxicated driver causes an accident, the resulting injuries and fatalities are entirely preventable.
If you have been involved in a drunk driving accident, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries and losses. At Restivo & Murphy LLP, our Garden City drunk driving accident lawyers are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
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Who Is Liable in a Drunk Driving Accident?
In most cases, the driver who caused the accident is liable for the injuries and damages they caused. The driver is liable because they acted negligently by driving while intoxicated. However, there are certain factors that can make a driver liable for an accident even if they were not driving while intoxicated.
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to hold any or all of the following parties liable for your injuries:
- The bar or restaurant that served the intoxicated driver alcohol: A bar or restaurant that serves an intoxicated customer is liable for any damages that customer causes. If the intoxicated customer gets behind the wheel of a car, the bar can be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages.
- The manufacturer of the vehicle's tires: If the intoxicated driver caused a car accident because their vehicle's tires were defective, the manufacturer of the tires can be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages.
- The car's manufacturer: If the intoxicated driver caused a car accident because their car was defective, the car's manufacturer can be held liable for the resulting injuries and damages.
The best way to determine who is liable for your injuries is to speak with an experienced Garden City drunk driving accident lawyer at Restivo & Murphy LLP. Our attorneys are familiar with the ins and outs of New York personal injury law and can help you seek the maximum compensation you deserve.
Recovering Damages in a Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuit
In New York, victims of drunk driving accidents have the right to seek compensation for damages incurred due to the accident. Here's a breakdown of the types of damages that can be recovered:
Medical Expenses: This includes compensation for medical bills related to injuries from the accident, both past and future.
Lost Wages: If the injured party is unable to work because of their injuries, they may receive compensation for the wages they have lost.
Lost Career Opportunities: In certain instances, when injuries hinder an individual from pursuing specific career opportunities, they may be eligible for compensation as a form of redress.
Property Damage: Compensation may cover any harm caused to the victim's property, including damage to their vehicle.
Pain and Suffering: This pertains to the reparation provided for the physical anguish and emotional suffering endured due to the occurrence of the accident.
Punitive Damages: In certain scenarios, New York law allows for punitive damages. These additional compensations serve as a form of punishment for the individual responsible for the injury, aiming to deter similar actions in the future.
Keep in mind that in New York, the principle of pure comparative negligence applies. This means that you are eligible for compensation, even if you bear some responsibility for the accident. It's advisable to consult with an experienced attorney to guide you through this process and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
The best way to determine who is liable for your injuries, what compensation you can pursue, and how long you have to pursue it is to speak with an experienced Garden City drunk driving accident lawyer at Restivo & Murphy LLP. Our attorneys are familiar with the ins and outs of New York personal injury law and can help you seek the maximum compensation you deserve.
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$8,000,000 Fractured Pelvic & Urethral Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a 32-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a bus causing pelvic fractures and urethral injuries which required surgery.
$7,850,000 Neck, Back & Shoulder Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a woman who slipped and fell on snow and ice injuring her neck, back, and shoulder which required multiple surgeries.
$6,300,000 Fractured Foot & Amputation
The verdict for a 47-year-old whose left foot was run over by a bus causing numerous foot fractures and the amputation of his big toe. The offer before trial was $1,050,000.
$4,250,000 Spinal Cord & Neck Injury
We've recovered a settlement for a passenger involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer where the client sustained a spinal cord injury that required a neck surgery.
$4,025,000 Herniated Discs & Neck Surgery
Resolution at the conclusion of trial for a 43-year-old who suffered herniated discs requiring neck surgery when his vehicle was struck by a school bus. The offer before trial was $75,000.
$3,700,000 Spinal Injuries
We've recovered a settlement after a verdict in a liability trial for a 33-year-old construction worker who suffered spinal injuries in a work-related accident. The offer before the liability trial was $500,000.
$3,436,000 Neck Injuries
A verdict for a 46-year-old man whose neck was injured by a falling traffic sign struck by a motor vehicle. The offer before trial was $325,000.
$2,850,000 Brachial Plexus Injury
We've recovered a settlement in a motor vehicle accident case where the client sustained a brachial plexus injury with surgeries.
$2,500,000 Serious Injuries
We've recovered a settlement after a verdict on liability in a motor vehicle accident case involving two clients who were passengers in an ambulette.
$2,000,000 Neck Injuries
We've recovered a settlement for a 46-year-old woman whose prior neck condition was aggravated by a motor vehicle accident.