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Unfortunately, no matter how responsible behind the wheel you are, you will encounter drunk drivers in your lifetime. This is extremely unfair to those who obey the rules and regulations of the road, which is why when they are injured, they seek compensation from the negligent party. Everybody knows how dangerous drunk driving is, however, people do it anyway.

This is completely unacceptable, and those who so willingly disobey laws created for the sake everyone’s safety deserve to be held accountable for their actions. If you are now seeking compensation to help pay off some of the damages you have incurred, please read on. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal path from here on out:

What do I have to do to sue a drunk driver for an accident?

To sue a drunk driver, you and your attorney will have to prove that you were injured due to his or her negligence. While this may sound simple enough, the offending driver will most likely hire seasoned legal counsel to defend him or her, which is why you have to do the same. That’s where we come in. We take pride in defending those injured due to sheer negligence. We are here to help you on your road to recovery.

How do I prove I was injured by a drunk driver?

To prove the injuries you have sustained were due to a drunk driver, your attorney will have to gather and present various types of evidence. For example, an attorney may use footage of your accident, medical documents, witness statements, and more to establish grounds for a personal injury lawsuit.

Does New York have dram shop laws?

New York has dram shop laws in place, meaning you can potentially file a third-party lawsuit against any establishment that either sells liquor to a minor who then causes an accident, or any establishment that serves alcohol to a person who is already intoxicated, and then that person causes an accident as a result.

What is the statute of limitations in New York State?

The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim against a negligent party. In New York State, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is three years, so you must not wait. The sooner you file your claim, the better. If you wait past the three-year mark, you will most likely be denied the right to file a lawsuit.

Contact our experienced New York City firm

If you have been injured in a New York City accident, Swerling Law is here to help. Our firm understands the challenges that many people face after being hurt in an accident and is prepared to help you receive significant compensation to ease some of your burdens. To schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York City, contact Swerling Law today.

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