Representing the Victims of Drunk Drivers There are few actions more irresponsible than to drive a motor vehicle while under the influence or alcohol or drugs. While our criminal justice system can assess penalties against the drunk driver such as fines, jail time and driver’s license suspense, those sanctions do little to help people who are injured by drunk drivers.At Dankner Milstein, P.C., our attorneys represent the injured in civil court. With offices in New York City, New Jersey and Long Island, we handle drunk driving accidents and other types of motor vehicle accidents across these areas and beyond. We offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case. We also represent families in wrongful death cases involving drunk drivers.
The Civil Justice System and Drunk Driving Accidents
While the criminal justice system is about punishing the drunk driver, the civil justice system is about compensating the victim. If you have been injured by the negligence of another person, you are entitled to compensation for damages such as:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Permanent injury
These damages may be paid by the auto insurance as well as the personal assets of the drunk driver. If the drunk driver does not have enough insurance or assets to pay for your damages, our lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation from your own insurance coverage against uninsured and underinsured drivers.