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While we all know the dangers of driving drunk in New York, the statistics paint a distinctly grim picture. 

  • The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that more than a quarter of all traffic-related deaths are the result of driving drunk.
  • The CDC states that 29 people die in a car crash each day due to a drunk driver. 
  • The NHTSA states that approximately 290,000 are injured every year in drunk driving accidents.
  • Responsibility.org states that drivers with a blood alcohol content in excess of 0.10% are 7 times more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident than a sober driver.

When someone chooses to drive their car while drunk in New York, it is not only reckless, it is against the law. The drunk driver can be subject to serious legal consequences as well as civil action from anyone who is injured because of their reckless, careless and negligent conduct. 

If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk car driver in New York, you deserve to be compensated for your injuries. At Kucher Law, we can help. New York driving accident lawyer Samantha Kucher and our skilled team of experienced drunk driving accident lawyers are here to ensure that you get the justice you deserve after a drunk driving accident in New York. To schedule a free consultation for any injuries sustained in a drunk driving case, call us now at (929) 274-8000.

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Drunk Driving in New York

Closer to home, New York sees a substantial share of drunk driving injuries and fatalities, with the CDC reporting 3,752 alcohol-involved deaths from 2003 to 2012 in New York state alone. As for New York City, the NYPD reported that in 2018, there were 2,683 accidents involving alcohol throughout the city. Consequently, even though drunk driving is purportedly down in the area, it still significantly impacted thousands of victims and their families. 

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident caused by a drunk car driver in New York, you should get the guidance and representation of a New York City drunk driving accident attorney in order to hold the driver accountable for your damages. At Kucher Law, accident lawyer Samantha Kucher and our team of New York DUI injury attorneys have dedicated our careers to the rights of accident victims. To schedule a free consultation regarding a drunk driving crash injury case in New York, call us today at (929) 274-8000.

I was in an accident about a couple of years ago, and I was injured really badly. I went to a different law firm but they didn't actually appear to care too much someone told me about this personal injury lawyer and said to come here instead. They were so nice, I'm so thankful I made the switch. After I changed my car accident lawyer, the entire process moved a lot easier and I was able to get a great settlement and received it quickly too. Definitely happy with my experience and will tell everyone to go here.
Macejkovic Jones
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Car Accident Attorney from Kucher Law Looks at Car Accident Aftermath in New York

Drunk Driving Accidents Can Have Serious Consequences for Victims:

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or was killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver in NYC, you deserve justice. Accident lawyer Samantha Kucher and the experienced New York DUI injury attorneys at Kucher Law are ready to provide you with legal representation. You don’t have to fight alone to receive proper compensation from your insurance company or the liable party. To schedule a free consultation regarding your DUI injury case in New York, contact the offices of Kucher Law Group at (929) 274-8000.

How a Skilled NYC Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Can Help You

Having an experienced drunk driving lawyer on your side after sustaining serious injuries in New York is critical to ensure that you are fairly compensated for your damages. At Kucher Law New York, we have the experience, expertise, and knowledge to hold the at-fault party liable for your damages. We build a strong case by:

The last thing an injured victim is in the position to do is to fight with insurance companies, at-fault parties, and the legal system for fair compensation. At Kucher Law, New York DUI injury attorney Samantha Kucher and our team of skilled drunk driving accident lawyers are in your corner, diligently fighting for the proper compensation you are entitled to. To schedule a free consultation regarding your DUI accident injury case, contact us at (929) 274-8000.

I found the Kucher Law Group a source of support. In addition, I now feel as though some sense of justice was offered, I only wish this crash had never taken place, but, many thanks for your caring support during these challenging months. I'm so happy that you are ready to help and to correct some of the injustices that are imposed on innocent people via terrible accidents.
Sylvia Fife
Client

Damages You Can Collect After an Accident With a Drunk Driver in New York City

If you have suffered injuries in an accident with a drunk driver in New York, you may be entitled to compensation from that driver. At Kucher Law New York, our team of skilled drunk driving accident lawyers can hold the driver accountable for:

Our talented team of drunk driving accident attorneys consults with skilled professionals to determine all possible damages, so you are fairly compensated for everything you are entitled to under the law.

Accident Lawyer Cautions: Before You Settle With Insurance After a Drunk Driving Crash Accident

Although insurance is the first resource we seek compensation from, the first settlement offer insurance companies make is usually grossly inadequate to cover all the damages that an injured party will suffer. Without significant negotiation, you will probably not get nearly what you are entitled to for your damages through the first insurance settlement offer. At Kucher Law, we have seen it many times before.

Drunk driving injury attorney Samantha Kucher and our team of experienced drunk driving accident lawyers will hold the insurance company accountable for the compensation you deserve. If it is impossible through negotiation, we will litigate before a court of law in New York to ensure that you get the compensation for the damages that you deserve. Before you settle your case with an insurance company, contact us at Kucher Law to understand exactly what you are entitled to so you don’t sell yourself short and you get proper legal representation. To schedule a free consultation regarding your DUI injury compensation case against an insurance company, call us today at (929) 274-8000.

Drunk Driving is Against the Law

Driving drunk is reckless and endangers everyone else sharing the road. It is also against the law. In New York, we have extensive and complex DUI criminal laws, with charges ranging from infractions to felonies, resulting in penalties that result in license suspension, significant fines, and, often, jail time. If the drunk car driver caused serious injuries or a fatality, the criminal charge will be even more severe. 

If you have been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver in New York, it may result in criminal charges against the drunk driver. But a criminal charge does little for a victim who is suffering injuries from the accident. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you deserve to hold them accountable. 

Personal injury law in New York revolves around negligence. When someone is hurt in an accident, the injured party has the burden of proving that the other person acted negligently. This is often complicated. But under the legal concept of negligence per se, if an unlawful action results in the injury of another individual, the at-fault party is presumed negligent under the law. It then becomes their burden to prove they were not drunk or in violation of the law at the time of the accident. While a criminal charge lodged against the other driver may not help you directly, it can help your civil case. 

In order to establish negligence per se, it must be proven that:

When you have sustained serious injuries because of another’s violation of the law in New York, establishing negligence per se can be a critical component of your personal injury damages claim. Hiring a skilled drunk driving injury lawyer will significantly increase your chances of receiving proper compensation for the injuries you have suffered due to the drunk driving car accident. At Kucher Law, New York DUI accident lawyer Samantha Kucher and our team of experienced drunk driving injury attorneys fight for the rights of DUI accident victims. To schedule a free consultation with drunk driving injury lawyer Samantha Kucher, contact Kucher Law at (929) 274-8000.

Amazing attorneys! I couldn't be happier with results! They were always available to answer my questions, no matter the hour. They truly cared about me and my case and got me through some really tough time!
Gene Leyn
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Other Parties That Can Be Held Liable

While most liability for drunk driving car accidents usually falls to the reckless driver, others can be similarly held liable. In New York, establishments responsible for serving alcohol can face similar consequences when one of their patrons causes an accident.

In New York, we have what is called the “dram shop law” that can hold a bar or restaurant liable in specific cases. If a bar or restaurant sells or gives alcohol to:

That establishment may be held liable if the person they served causes an accident resulting in the injury or death of another person. As an injured party, this enables you to recover the maximum compensation possible for your damages. 

In New York City, we have a program called STOP-DWI, standing for Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Intoxicated. This system was designed to help convince establishments to stop over-serving their patrons and allowing them to drive while intoxicated. 

If an establishment in New York has continued to serve someone who was visibly intoxicated and allowed them to get behind the wheel of a car, the experienced drunk driving lawyers at Kucher Law can use many resources, including eyewitness testimony and video surveillance to hold the establishment accountable.

Getting the Legal Assistance of a Skilled New York City Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Despite our best efforts and legal consequences, drunk driving remains one of the most common causes of car accidents in New York City. If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you shouldn’t face this terrible time alone. Get the skilled advice of an experienced NYC drunk driving lawyer in order to understand your legal rights and options. At Kucher Law, we have recovered more than $25 million from personal injury cases. Personal injury lawyer Samantha Kucher and our team of skilled New York drunk driving injury lawyers have dedicated our careers to fighting for the rights of accident victims. Call Kucher Law at (929) 274-8000 or contact us on our online form to schedule a free consultation for your case.

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