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If you were recently hit by a drunk driver, there is a good chance you are now severely injured and are looking into receiving financial compensation to help cover the cost of any damages you have incurred. Please read on and speak with one of our experienced attorneys to learn more about how victims of drunk driving can sue for the compensation they deserve.

Can I hold a drunk driver accountable for my injuries?

Fortunately, you can. If you were injured in an accident, you and your attorney will have to prove you were harmed due to another party’s negligence; in this case, the drunk driver. If you can do so, you will recover the compensation you need for a speedy recovery.

How can an attorney help me win a personal injury claim?

An experienced attorney will effectively uncover and present evidence on your behalf to help prove your claim. For example, an attorney may use surveillance footage of the accident, pictures of the accident’s aftermath, medical documents regarding your injuries, police reports of the accident, breathalyzer records, witness statements, and more to prove your claim. This is why you cannot afford to fight the insurance companies alone. An experienced attorney can make all the difference.

What are dram shop laws?

The dram shop law in New York prohibits establishments and vendors from selling alcohol to certain types of people. In New York, the dram shop law states that vendors may not sell alcohol to those who are either minors under the age of 21, those who are visibly intoxicated, and those who are known, habitual drunkards. If an establishment disobeys the dram shop law and their patron injured a third-party as a result, the establishment may be held at least partially liable for the victim’s injuries.

What is the statute of limitations in New York State?

The statute of limitations in New York is three years. This means that you will have three years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury claim against a drunk driver. Though you do have three years, it is best to get started as soon as possible. All you have to do is reach out to our firm, and we will take it from here. If you wait too long, you will be denied your right to sue. Do not let this happen.

Contact our experienced Westchester County firm

Hausman & Pendzick effectively represent victims of neglect in Westchester County and across the state of New York. We understand how challenging life can be without financial compensation for serious injuries you have wrongly sustained. If you need a knowledgeable and skilled personal injury attorney to help you recover compensation after an accident, contact Hausman & Pendzick today.