Long Island Drunk Driving Lawyer
Long Island Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
When a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs decides to get behind the wheel of a car, that driver is liable for damages if he or she causes a crash that ends in injury or death. Under New York law, a business that served the drinks might also be held accountable.
Contact our Lake Grove law firm for a free consultation if you or a loved one was struck by an intoxicated driver — in an auto collision or as a pedestrian. We have recovered compensation in numerous drunk driving accident cases on Long Island and in New York City.
Compensation for Victims of Drunk Driving
The Raimondo Law Firm will work to hold the intoxicated driver accountable for your medical treatment, lost wages, pain, emotional suffering and any lasting disability or catastrophic injury. We have also secured wrongful death settlements in crashes involving fatalities.
If the drunk driver had no insurance, or does not have adequate coverage to cover your losses, we pursue damages through your own uninsured/underinsured motorist policy.
A bar or restaurant that served alcohol to a person who was already intoxicated may be liable for additional compensation under New York’s dram shop law. We work to locate witnesses who can testify the person was obviously drunk and that the staff served the person anyway.
We obtain police reports to help prove liability, but your case for damages is not dependent on the outcome of criminal charges. Even if the person was not found legally drunk (blood alcohol of .08), we only have to prove that the driver was negligent — running a red light or stop sign, veering over the center line or weaving, or other negligent actions. We may hire experts who can explain how any amount of alcohol or drugs impairs judgment, motor skills and reaction times.
Trial lawyers at The Raimondo Law Firm have practiced in personal injury law for 30 years, and has handled every type of auto accident, including drunk driving crashes. He personally handles your case and aggressively pursues justice for these avoidable tragedies.
Call The Raimondo Law Firm at 631-471-1222 for a free initial consultation. We will make evening or weekend appointments, and you can reach us 24 hours. We also have staff who are fluent in Spanish and Greek.