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Drunk Drivers

Queens Drunk Driving Injury Attorneys

Millions Recovered for the Victims of Drunk Drivers

Drunk driving is never acceptable. However, despite the fact that New York has banned driving while intoxicated (DWI), or operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or more, regardless of intoxication level, many people still choose to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol or taking drugs that impair their driving ability. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that nearly 30 people die every single day in the U.S. as a result of drunk driving accidents. This amounts to one person killed every 50 minutes.

If you or your loved one was involved in a drunk driving accident, you already know the immense devastation these accidents can cause. You are likely facing massive medical bills, compounded by lost wages from time taken off work to heal. You may even be dealing with the tragic loss of a loved one. Here at Davidoff Law, we are truly sorry that you are going through this, and we want to help. Our experienced and respected Queens drunk driving injury attorneys have helped numerous victims of serious car accidents in Queens and throughout New York, and we are ready to fight for you, too.

Give us a call at (888) 211-1116 or (718) 268-8800 or submit an online contact form to request a free initial consultation with our team. Se habla español.

Who Is Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident?

Drunk driving is a form of negligence—a driver who operates a motor vehicle while intoxicated is making a choice to act recklessly and put others in danger. It may seem obvious that the drunk driver is the one who is liable for the accident. And, in fact, this is often true. Completely separate from any criminal proceedings that may occur, you may be able to take civil action against the drunk driver and seek compensation for your damages, such as medical bills, lost wages/income, pain and suffering, and more. However, the drunk driver may not be the only one liable for your damages.

Under New York laws, it is possible to hold certain other entities legally liable for damages arising from a drunk driving accident in certain circumstances. These include:

  • When the drunk driver was overserved at a bar, restaurant, or similar establishment: You may be able to hold the establishment that overserved the drunk driver liable under New York’s dram shop liability laws if the establishment provided alcohol to a person who was visibly or apparently intoxicated or if it provided alcohol to someone under the age of 21.
  • When the drunk driver was underaged: You can hold any person who served the underaged person alcohol liable under New York’s dram shop liability laws (if the person was served alcohol in a public establishment, such as a bar or restaurant) or New York’s social host liability laws (if the underaged person was provided alcohol at a private residence/home).
  • When the drunk driver was a commercial vehicle driver who was on the clock: You may be able to hold the drunk driver’s employer liable if he or she was on the clock and had a BAC of more than 0.04% at the time of the accident. New York drunk driving laws for commercial vehicle operators are much stricter due to the fact that these drivers often operate large, heavy vehicles capable of causing massive damage in the event of a collision.

We Leave No Stone Unturned in Seeking All Forms of Compensation for You

Because New York is a “no-fault” state, your first course of action after a drunk driving accident will typically be to turn to your own insurance provider for compensation for your medical expenses and other economic losses. However, if your expenses exceed $50,000 or if you wish to pursue compensation for non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, you can take action against the drunk driver and/or another liable party.

At Davidoff Law, we understand that the consequences of a drunk driving accident are often immense and long-lasting. Your own insurance coverage may simply not be enough to cover the costs you have incurred. Our Queens drunk driving accident attorneys are prepared to fully investigate your case to determine who is liable for your damages. From there, we can build a solid case supported by factual evidence of your injuries, required medical treatment, lost wages, and emotional trauma, among other damages, and seek the maximum compensation you are owed.

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In our years in practice, we have earned a reputation for being aggressive in our pursuit of justice on behalf of those injured by the negligence of others. When it comes to our clients, we offer both the representation of a large firm and the attention of a small, dedicated team. We truly care about our clients and are prepared to do everything in our power to help you secure the compensation you are owed so that you can focus on healing and moving forward with your life. With Davidoff Law, you and your case are in good hands.

Contact us online or by phone at (888) 211-1116 or (718) 268-8800 for a free consultation. From our office in Forest Hills, we serve clients in Queens and throughout New York.

Our Results Speak for Themselves

Millions Recovered for Our Clients
  • $10 Million Wrongful Death from Motor Vehicle Accident
  • $2.3 Million Student Riding Motor Scooter
  • $2 Million Pedestrian Accident Involving a School Bus
  • $1.6 Million MVA - Rear End Collision
  • $1.4 Million Motor Vehicle Accident from a Rear-End Collision
  • $1.4 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Lower Back Injury
  • $1.3 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision
  • $1.3 Million Pedestrian Accident While Crossing the Street
  • $1.2 Million Motor Vehicle Accident - Rear-End Collision
  • $1.1 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting from Rear-End Collision
  • $1 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Parked Car
  • $1 Million Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Neck & Back Injury
  • $975 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident Involving a Cab Driver
  • $960 Thousand Truck Accident Back Injuries
  • $925 Thousand Truck Accident – Rear-End Collision
  • $900 Thousand Pedestrian Accident While Crossing the Street
  • $820 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident, Rear-End Collision
  • $750 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident While Stopped at a Traffic Light
  • $750 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident While Stopped at a Traffic Light
  • $750 Thousand Motor Vehicle Accident - Multi-Car Collision

Treating Clients Like Family

When you hire Davidoff Law, it's like having an attorney in the family. That is because we treat each and every one of our clients like members of our family. Throughout our years of experience, we've build strong bonds with members of our community and amassed an ever-growing list of success stories from clients right here in the neighborhood.

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    “I had given up on ever seeing a settlement or end date to the case but they kept me updated and kept fighting.” - Diana
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