Drunk Driving Injuries
Someone is America is killed by a drunk driver almost every half hour. Many more suffer personal injury in collisions caused by this irresponsible and reckless behavior. In 2008, there were 3,467 arrests for Driving While Intoxicated in Erie County alone.
Injury or death cases caused by a drunk driver can be complicated by the accompanying criminal case. Initially the criminal case takes priority over the personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit. The criminal matter is handled by the District Attorney’s Office — a government agency. During the criminal phase of the case, we will keep you advised of your rights. We will also closely monitor the criminal case and maintain contact with the District Attorney’s Office to ensure that justice is served.
In some drunk driving cases an injured person may be able to recover additional damages not available in most other motor vehicle cases. We have years of experience in seeking justice against drunk drivers and holding them accountable for the harm they cause.