Have You Been Seriously Injured in a Drunk Driving Accident?

In the state of New York, if a drunk driver causes an accident with injuries and damages, it is considered to be a criminal offense. Drunk driving is taken very seriously by law enforcement and offenders can expect to receive stiff penalties and no leniency. This is because anyone who knowingly and wittingly gets behind the wheel of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is putting themselves and others at serious risk.

If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a drunk driving accident, you need to consult with a personal injury lawyer from our firm as soon as possible after the accident. Our team of car accident lawyers has been representing clients around the New York metropolitan area for over 20 years, and we have handled all manner of personal injury, accident and DUI accident cases. We have an in-depth understanding of the laws surrounding drunk driving accidents and know how to build an aggressive, yet effective case on your behalf.

We also know how important it is to collect and preserve information not only from the scene of the accident, but information on where the drunk driver was prior to the accident as well. This is because New York’s dram shop law makes it illegal for businesses to serve alcohol to persons who are visibly intoxicated. Should a bar or other business establishment have been found to have sold alcohol to the person responsible for causing the accident, the injured parties may be able to sue and collect damages for the role the business played in causing the accident.


Drunk driving accidents are known for causing catastrophic injuries, and in the worst case scenario a wrongful death. If you have sustained serious injuries in a drunk driving accident, you need a lawyer who is committed to your case from beginning to end. You need a lawyer who understands what you are going through and will take the time to thoroughly investigate, gather evidence, interview key witnesses, review accident and injuries reports, and prove liability, all in order to prepare your case for trial.

Victims of drunk driving accidents have rights. We firmly believe those responsible for causing the accident must be held accountable for their actions. The costs of medical treatment, and continued physical therapy or care, can add up quickly. Inability to return to life as you know it, loss of current and future wages, pain and suffering, as well as damages, can have a dramatic impact on your family and life. You should not be left holding the bill after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence and complete disregard for the safety of others.

The Law Firm of Steven I. Fried, P.C. has a history of success representing accident victims. We would rather go to trial than accept a quick settlement from an insurance company, who are only trying to pay out the lowest possible settlement. Unlike the insurance companies, we have your best interests in mind and will fight hard to achieve the maximum result. Our firm is part of the New York County Lawyers Association and the New York Trial Lawyers Association. Through our good work and consistent defense of victims, in NYC and the outlying suburbs, we have become a pillar in the ethnic community.

Before you agree to any settlements, or give into the pressures of insurance companies, we urge you to contact a car accident lawyer from our firm. We are here to fight for you and your interests, so that you can work on recovering and getting back to living your life.