Alcohol, Drugs and Car Accidents
Alcohol and drug related auto accidents continue to be a leading cause of serious personal injury despite the strict legal penalties driving while impaired comes with. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that over 70,000 people are injured and 25,000 are killed in accidents caused by intoxicated drivers every year, with many of these accidents occurring in heavily populated areas like New York City.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed by an intoxicated driver, you deserve justice. Aggressive Kingston auto accident attorney Charles N. Rock is prepared to fight for your rights and see that justice is served.
Criminal vs. Civil Penalties
Drunk or drugged drivers who cause accidents may face stiff criminal penalties. These can include jail time, license suspension, community service, and court fees. However, criminal penalties do nothing to ease the burden placed on victims of intoxicated drivers.
When you are injured in an accident, you may face medical expenses, an inability to work, lifestyle and home modifications, long-term rehabilitation, and excessive physical and emotional suffering.
When you lose a loved one in an accident caused by an intoxicated driver, the guilty party may face manslaughter charges. Sadly, as with other criminal penalties, this will not do anything to protect your family as you face an uncertain future.
In both instances, you need a compassionate Kingston car accident attorney on your side to hold the responsible party accountable and fight for the compensation you are due. Attorney Rock has both the experience and tenacity required to take your case as far as necessary and ensure you receive maximum compensation.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident caused by an intoxicated driver in Newburgh, New Paltz, Kingston, Middletown, New Windsor, or Poughkeepsie, NY, please contact Charles N. Rock, P.L.L.C to schedule a free initial consultation today.
Contact our Kingston Auto Accident Attorney
For more information on New York motor vehicle accident laws or to discuss the facts surrounding your car, motorcycle, or trucking accident, please schedule a free confidential consultation with a knowledgeable New York auto accident attorney by calling us toll free at (888) 603-3541. Insurance companies have high powered lawyers representing their legal interests – shouldn’t you?