Drunk Driver Accidents

Attorneys Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable

Advocating for people seriously injured in New York since 1968, Smiley & Smiley attorneys have handled more than 1,000 motor vehicle accident cases. Dozens have led to million-dollar-plus settlements and verdicts for our valued clients, and many have required in-depth investigation of factors such as drunk driving and other forms of extreme negligence.

Knowledge And Tenacity To Pursue All Angles For Crash Victims

Although it may seem that a case should be "open-and-shut" and yield substantial compensation for injuries if the at-fault driver is cited for DWI or a comparable offense, it can be absolutely essential to work with a proven, resourceful New York personal injury lawyer. Key factors in drunk driving accident cases can include:

  • The drunk driver's failure to stop at the accident scene, calling for thorough investigation including pursuit of witness testimony or surveillance camera footage
  • Pursuit of a recovery under victims' or family members' uninsured/underinsured motorist (UI/UM) coverage — given that drunk drivers are also apt to be irresponsible in other respects and not have proper insurance coverage for the accident
  • Potential action against a bar, restaurant or other party responsible for overserving an already intoxicated individual, serving an underage patron or other violations of New York dram shop laws

Among numerous case successes involving intoxication and negligence, our New York City drunk driver accident lawyers obtained a $950,000 settlement for a pedestrian who suffered multiple leg fractures when struck by a hit-and-run drunk driver.

Drunk Driver Car Accident Lawyers Who Are One Call Away

Our decades of experience extend across the spectrum of traffic accident injuries and wrongful death claims, including pedestrian and bicycle cases. Our commitment to justice and our clients' futures has shone through in many complex cases requiring us to track down a hit-and-run driver or trace the activities of a drunk driver prior to the crash.

Contact Us Anytime

Whether your case ultimately calls for a NYC dram shop liability attorney or a lawyer with in-depth knowledge of all forms of insurance coverage, you can get immediate, responsive help at our premier New York personal injury law firm. Located in Midtown Manhattan and covering the five boroughs, we have a multilingual staff and extensive access to Spanish speakers and other interpreters. Contact us now by calling 212-986-2022 or toll free 866-SMILEYLAW for the legal counsel you need in this traumatic time.

Topics: Auto and Transportation Accidents