Experienced, Aggressive Representation On Your Side
Motor vehicle drivers have a responsibility to engage in safe driving behavior while on the road. This includes making the responsible decision to avoid getting behind the wheel under the influence of alcohol. Unfortunately, however, far too many drivers continue to drive after drinking. In fact, tens of thousands of drivers are arrested for DUI/DWI each year throughout New York, many of whom seriously or critically wound innocent victims.
At Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP, located in Albany, our attorneys accept the challenge of holding drunk drivers accountable for their actions. We step in and provide aggressive representation to protect the rights of drunk driving accident victims. We realize how important it is for our clients to obtain the care they need, as well as the importance of receiving compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and other costs associated with an injury.
Obtaining Maximum Compensation
Even if the at-fault driver had auto insurance, his or her insurance company will not cover punitive damages. Punitive damages are monetary awards that are in addition to your actual, sustained loss. They are also viewed as a way to punish the wrongdoer.
We fight for every penny to which you might be entitled, including maximizing punitive damages. We carefully review evidence and personalize a case strategy to obtain the best outcome possible. When necessary, we work with experts such as crash reconstructionists to improve the strength of your claim.
Dram Shop Liability
Drunk driving cases might also involve the theory that bars, restaurants or clubs can be held liable for over-serving alcohol. These cases can be difficult to investigate, but our firm knows how to develop and pursue the facts that can show a particular bar, cocktail lounge or party host provided alcohol to clearly intoxicated individual.
Contact Our Albany Drunk Driving Accidents Lawyers
Were you or a loved one hit by a drunk driver in New York? If so, the experienced attorneys at Friedman, Hirschen & Miller, LLP, are ready to listen to your situation and explain your rights.
Please schedule your initial consultation today by contacting our drunk driving injury firm online. You may also call our Albany office at 518-480-2151 to learn more about our services.