Drunk Driving Accidents
Kingston Car Accident Lawyers
Intoxicated motorists cause thousands of
car accidents resulting in serious injuries every year, but not all of them are held
accountable for the consequences. If you have been struck by a drunk driver,
Mainetti, Mainetti & O'Connor, P.C. and our personal injury lawyers
in Kingston can provide you solid legal counsel and representation to
pursue justice and compensation. With 100+ years of collective experience
verdicts and settlements under our belts, you can trust us with your drunk driving accident claim.
Get more helpful information right now by calling 845.340.HURT –
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Using Records to Your Advantage
A criminal conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) will not necessary
or usually require the convicted offender to pay restitutions to the people
they have injured. Matters may need the attention of a civil court, especially
if a fair out-of-court settlement is not offered by the drunk driver or
their insurer. For you the plaintiff, this likely means you need to start
creating a case and gathering evidence to use to your advantage. If you
know where to look, other people have already done some of the work for you.
Unique bits of evidence to consider for a drunk driving accident claim are:
Police report: If there was any reason to believe that the person who hit you was intoxicated
at the time of the car accident, the police should have recorded that
driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) level at some point, either
roadside or at the station. This is crucial for the strength of your case.
Medical records: Hospital staff and doctors treating the wounds of the intoxicated driver
may also have records of that person’s BAC level at the time of
treatment. This can be excellent evidence, as it may show that the driver
was intoxicated enough to have a high BAC at the time of the accident
Driving history: The New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) knows all about everyone’s
bad driving habits. If you can find that the drunk driver has a history
of reckless or drunk driving, add it to your evidence to use against them.
You Deserve Every Penny
The drunk driver that hit you should pay for your medical bills, repair
costs, emotional trauma, and any other damages that can be related to
your accident. Our highly-experienced Kingston car accident attorneys
intend to do everything in our power to get you every single penny required.
We also help clients in
Poughkeepsie, and New York City.
Contact us at your first opportunity to request a
free case evaluation.