New York City Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Tirelessly Pursuing Justice Against Any Opposition
A drunk driver shouldn’t get away with the harm that they cause others on the road. But if you leave your drunk driving accident case up to chance, they might. Without strong evidence and a convincing argument, an intoxicated driver might get completely off the hook, leaving their accident victims to fend for themselves in the aftermath.
At Rubenstein & Rynecki, we think it's wrong to let innocent injured drivers pay for their own damages after a drunk driver hits them. That’s why our New York City drunk driving accident lawyers are intensely committed to doing absolutely everything they can when representing a client in such a case. To make it simple to learn more about your rights and options, we always offer FREE consultations to inquiring injury clients!
Do You Need a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer?
Knowing that the other driver who hit you was intoxicated at the time might seem like a surefire way to get maximized compensation. Unfortunately, this isn’t often the case. Intoxication behind the wheel is illegal, but it doesn’t automatically make the drunk driver fully liable for a crash. They retain the right to defend themselves from any and all liability, which might mean using less-than-honest words to explain what happened.
Do you need a drunk driving accident attorney? Technically, no, you can represent yourself in civil court. But no attorney or judge would recommend you do that, especially if you were seriously injured.
With our NYC drunk driving lawyers working on your case, we can:
- Investigate the scene of the crash for physical evidence
- Speak with eyewitnesses and authorities for testimonies
- Calculate your damages
- Pursue full compensation in your name
Strong Evidence to Boost Your DUI Accident Claim
Oftentimes, the best evidence available in a drunk driving accident claim comes from law enforcement and the criminal justice system. Drunk driving is strictly illegal in New York. If the police showed up to help with the scene, then they likely arrested the other driver and took them to the station for processing. Thanks to our reputations and experience with handling such cases throughout NYC, we can network with various police departments to get access to criminal evidence of intoxication when necessary.
We might be able to improve your case with the inclusion of:
- Field sobriety test results
- Blood alcohol content (BAC) test results
- Statements given to police investigators
- Decisions made by the judge handling the case
New York Dram Shop Laws
Did you know that the drunk driver who hit you might not be the only party liable for your damages? Thanks to New York’s dram shop and social host liability laws, you might be able to add another defendant to your claim. Although your case can become more complicated with more defendants, this can also make it simpler for you to collect full compensation before hitting the limit of available insurance policies.
New York dram shop and social host liability laws:
- Dram shop: An alcohol vendor like a store, restaurant, or bar can be partially liable for a drunk driving accident if it sold alcohol to that driver previously in the day and that driver was underage or appeared to be visibly intoxicated.
- Social host liability: A social host can be partially liable for a drunk driving accident if it gave alcohol to an underage guest who later caused a crash.
With us working on your case, you don’t have to worry about the added details that dram shop laws can bring. We are equipped with the knowledge and legal talents needed to manage any case, no matter how complex.
Turn to Us for Total Legal Support
Few law firms in New York City offer comprehensive and experienced legal counsel similar to ours. We are known for our unmatched abilities, outside-the-box solutions, and courtroom tenacity. If your drunk driving accident case can be settled or has to go into litigation, we’re the first team you should trust to handle it well.
Talk to us for free. Dial (718) 522-1020 today.