Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in New York City
Compassionate Representation for New York DUI Victims
Every day, thousands of people choose to get behind the wheel even though they know they have had too much to drink. In doing so, they put other drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk for an accident that could cause debilitating injuries. Our drunk driving accident attorneys in Manhattan serve all of New York and the entire United States, helping drunk-driving accident victims recover compensation for their pain and suffering.
New York City Drunk Driving Accidents
It is predicted that approximately 30 percent of all Americans can expect to be involved in a drunk driving accident in their lifetime. In New York alone, alcohol contributed to 478 of 1,522 accident-related deaths in 2002. That’s 31 percent. Moreover, more than 10 percent of Americans aged 12 and older drove under the influence of alcohol at least once in 2001. Nationwide, that averages out to roughly 59 people killed every hour in a drunk driving accident. The attorneys at the Manhattan-based law firm of Proner & Proner believe that these figures are simply unacceptable.
Those who are not killed by the negligent actions of drunk drivers may be left with life-changing injuries that prevent them from returning to work and their previous way of life. Cervical and lumbar sprains, herniated or ruptured disks, fractures, brain damage and paralysis are just some of the debilitating injuries that can haunt auto accident victims for years following an accident.
While those who choose to drive drunk, if caught, may serve time in jail, lose their licenses and pay hefty fines, these penalties can’t make up for the pain and trauma suffered by victims of the drunk driver’s negligent actions. Bars can also have liability when a person gets into a drunk driving accident after drinking alcohol at their establishment. Whether you have been injured or your loved one has been injured or killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver, our New York personal injury attorneys have extensive experience helping clients all over the country to obtain the compensation they need to move forward with their lives.
Contact Proner & Proner today to speak to an experienced drunk driving accident attorney serving Manhattan, New York and the entire nation.
Collisions with Other Cars in New York
Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the United States. Sometimes, drunk drivers can be spotted and avoided by noticing their excessive weaving, speeding, failure to stop or driving on the wrong side of the road. But, for the victims, it often comes down to being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
When a drunk driver causes an accident with another vehicle, they endanger not only the driver and passengers in the other car, but also the drunk driver’s own passengers. Everyone who is injured as a result of the drunk driver’s negligent actions is entitled to compensation for their injuries.
The auto accident attorneys of Proner & Proner in New York can help you obtain compensation for your injuries if they were caused by the negligence of a drunk driver.
Collisions with Manhattan Pedestrians
When you are walking on a public sidewalk or crossing the street, you want to feel assured that you are safe. Unfortunately, pedestrians are often the victims of accidents caused by drunk drivers. The typical reasons that drivers hit pedestrians include roadside distractions, adverse road conditions and obstructed views. The chances of hitting a pedestrian are further increased when the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Injuries resulting from such an accident can be extensive. Our experienced drunk driving accident attorneys in Manhattan can help if you were injured by a drunk driver.
New York DUI and DWI Law
Alcohol and drugs have been shown to impair the performance of complex mental and motor functions that are essential to the safe operation of a motor vehicle. Yet, every day, thousands choose to drive drunk.
Drunk drivers in New York are charged with driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI), which includes not only the use of alcohol but also drugs that impair the ability to operate a motor vehicle. This includes common illegal drugs, such as cocaine and marijuana, as well as over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications that warn against use while driving.
Those who drive drunk are automatically considered negligent and liable for the damages and injuries they cause. Moreover, drunk driving is a criminal offense, punishable by fines, jail time and loss of license. A drunk driver is also held liable for paying compensation to those who were injured by their negligent actions. In some cases, the bar or establishment that provided the alcohol can also be held liable.
If you were the victim of a drunk driving accident, our experienced New York drunk driving accident attorneys can hold the negligent party responsible for their actions and get you the compensation you need to move on with your life. Contact Proner & Proner today.
Statute of Limitations for NYC DWI Accidents
It is important to talk to an experienced attorney and file an auto accident or injury case as soon as possible following a drunk driving accident. The statute of limitations for filing these cases is one year from the time of the accident in many states, but varies in others. If the statute of limitations has expired, in most cases, you will not be able to pursue a personal injury claim and obtain compensation for your injuries. If it has been a while since you were injured, it is imperative that you contact the drunk driving accident attorneys of Proner & Proner in Manhattan to get started on your case.
Contact Our NYC Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Victims of drunk driving accidents deserve to be compensated for their injuries just as surely as drunk drivers deserve to be held accountable for their actions. Contact Proner & Proner today for a free case review performed by our expert drunk driving accident attorneys in Manhattan, New York.