Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Able to Serve Long Island
Accidents happen on Long Island every day. Sadly, one type of preventable accident that can occur is a drunk driving accident. Some motorists decide to drive while intoxicated, which can be catastrophic. Not only can drinking and driving injure others on the road, but it is also illegal and can have criminal consequences.
If you’ve been injured in a Long Island drunk driving crash, William Mattar is here to help. Our drunk driving accident attorneys are available 24/7 to get started on your case and help you begin your claim for compensation. Call our team today at (844) 444-4444 to learn more about your legal options after suffering a severe accident injury due to a drunk driver.
We Can Help Drunk Driving Victims in Long Island
At William Mattar, we have the experience to help those injured by drunk drivers in Long Island. We’ve handled a variety of drunk driving accident cases, including those where a drunk driver has struck and injured other vehicle occupants, bicyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians.
Our drunk driving accident attorneys have represented victims who have sustained a range of serious injuries. Injuries may include broken bones, neck and back injuries, lacerations, sprains, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, and paralysis. If you’ve been injured in a drunk driving accident, our legal team can handle your claim and help with many of the difficult legal details. We can investigate your case and negotiate with insurance adjusters,
How Does Alcohol Affect Driving?
Alcohol can dramatically affect the brain, impacting a person’s ability to drive safely. Thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination can all be impaired by alcohol. This is why drinking and driving is illegal in every state in the country.
Drivers do not need to have a blood alcohol content (BAC) over the legal limit to be impaired while driving. Any amount of alcohol can potentially impact driving abilities, causing drivers to make errors on the road that could lead to a crash. Driving while impaired or intoxicated can result in motorist speeding, failing to obey traffic signals such as red lights, and failing to yield the right of way to other motorists, bicyclists, or pedestrians.
Statistics on Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving claims thousands of lives each year and injures thousands more. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about one-third of all traffic deaths in the U.S. involve drunk drivers. Moreover, from 2010 to 2019, an average of 10,000 people died every year in drunk-driving accidents.
Despite minimum legal drinking age laws, alcohol-related accidents are still a concern for young drivers on the roadways. Approximately a quarter of car accidents that result in a teen death involve an underage drinking driver.
Compensation After a Long Island Drunk Driving Accident
If a drunk driver caused an accident that resulted in your injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Injury victims can sustain damages after a drunk driving accident, including both economic and non-economic damages. Monetary damages may include the cost of medical care, hospital bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
On the other hand, non-economic damages (such as pain and suffering) can be more difficult to quantity. If a victim can’t enjoy the same activities or spend quality time with family, this can lead to a loss of enjoyment of life. An accident attorney can help determine which types of compensation you may be able to obtain.
Drunk drivers who seriously injure others in a car crash can face legal consequences. Many people know that drinking and driving can result in being charged with a DUI, or “DWI,” in the state of New York. However, if an intoxicated driver causes an accident, that person can also be required to pay punitive damages in addition to compensation for pain and suffering.
Injured in a Long Island Drunk Driving Accident? Call William Mattar.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident in Long Island and are looking for an attorney, call William Mattar Law Offices. Our accident attorneys have the experience and knowledge to get the best possible outcome for your case. Schedule a free initial consultation today with a team member – just submit our contact form or call our offices at (844) 444-4444.