John A. DeGasperis, Esq.

Ulster County Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

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Ulster County Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Few accidents are more jarring and devastating than those involving drunk drivers, and if you’ve been injured in one, you may require an experienced Ulster County drunk driving accident lawyer. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. to learn more about drunk driving accident claims and the legal process ahead.

Ulster County Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer | Helping Drunk Driving Accident Victims in NYS

Those who’ve been injured by drunk drivers often require financial compensation to move on with their lives. Our job as a personal injury law firm is to fight for that compensation so our clients can properly heal from injuries caused by the recklessness of another. Our personal injury lawyer is on your side.

New York State’s Dram Shop Law

Many states, including New York, have dram shop laws in place. New York’s dram shop law essentially states that any establishment that serves alcohol to someone who is either under the age of 21 or someone who is “visibly intoxicated” may also be held liable, should that person cause an accident and injure another person. This means that if you were injured by a drunk driver, in many cases, you have the right to sue both the driver and the establishment that served the driver for damages.

What to do After Being Struck by a Drunk Driver

If you are involved in an accident with a drunk driver, the first thing you should do is call the police. They can document the facts of the incident, and if they believe the individual was under the influence of alcohol, they will most likely use a breathalyzer. If the person blows above the legal limit, you can use the breathalyzer results as evidence when filing your personal injury claim.

You should also ensure that you get the other driver’s insurance information and that you take pictures of the scene of the accident. Finally, you should receive medical treatment immediately and ask your doctor for a copy of all medical documentation regarding your injury. If you wish to file a personal injury claim, you should speak with an experienced Kingston personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

Economic Damages Vs. Non-Economic Damages

When someone wins a personal injury claim, they can receive economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages involve the financial cost of an injury, while non-economic damages deal with the intangible cost of an injury. Economic damages can include medical bills, lost wages, and more. Non-economic damages can include pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional trauma, and more.

Contact an Ulster County Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Drunk driving accidents can be life-altering, and if you are a victim of a drunk driving accident, you should know that our firm is here to help. Contact John A. DeGasperis, Esq. to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.