Drunk Driver Accidents

Drunk Driving Accidents

A guilty plea or apology only goes so far. A conviction of a drunk driver does not pay your bills. If a family member was hit by a drunk driver, the remedies in a civil suit will bring tangible relief and economic security that the criminal proceedings cannot.

The Gucciardo Law Firm is a personal injury practice dedicated to obtaining maximum compensation and attending to your needs along the way. We will pursue legal action against the intoxicated driver and any third parties who can be held responsible under New York law. This includes possible punitive damages, which are designed to punish drunk drivers for causing accidents and the resulting injuries.

We Strive For Maximum Compensation Under The Law

Independent of the outcome of criminal charges, it is still necessary to establish a causal relationship between the impairment and the accident. It is also necessary to establish the specific damages, such as future medical needs, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. Our lawyers excel in drunk driver accidents and wrongful death claims because we prepare cases properly and follow through all the way to a jury trial when necessary.

Intoxicated drivers almost always cause greater injuries when they veer over the center line, run a red light or rear-end the victim at high speed. Although these are high-value cases, the insurance companies are under pressure to settle. By presenting a detailed case for damages, we can insist on the policy limits and bring claims to fruition much quicker and with much less pain and hardship for the family.

“My practice is centered on helping people in their time of need. I have no problem waking up in the middle of the night when a new client requires my services. If you are going to practice in this area of the law you have to be dedicated to the profession. The satisfaction of extending myself in this regard is without equal.” ∼ Charles Gucciardo

We Explore Additional Damages That May Apply:

  • A drunk driving case is one of the rare scenarios under New York law in which victims can seek punitive damages. We work to show that the driver acted with reckless disregard for human life to obtain this extra level of compensation.
  • New York’s “dram shop” law allows victims to sue the bar, restaurant or liquor establishment that served the alcohol. However, dram shop claims are very difficult to prove unless the driver was under 21 or was served drinks despite being visibly intoxicated.

Our law firm invests the time and resources to pursue all forms of compensation from all applicable sources. We are devoted to holding drunk drivers and any third parties accountable, as demonstrated by our lengthy record of settlements and verdicts.

Nothing Makes Us More Determined

Our main goal when representing a severely injured client is to provide for a lifetime of quality care and economic stability. When the accident was caused by unforgivable recklessness, we are that much more motivated to achieve the maximum award for our clients.

You can call us day or night to talk to an attorney (not a paralegal or answering service) in a free consultation. We serve every borough of New York City and all of Long Island, with conveniently located offices in Manhattan and Mineola (Nassau County). We will also visit you at your home or at the hospital. Call 516-280-7100 or fill out our contact form.

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