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Drunk Driving Accident

Buffalo, New York Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

Top Rated Lawyers Fighting for the Best Results for People Injured in Drunk Driving Car Accidents in Buffalo, New York

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 30 people die every day in a drunk driving car accident. Each year, that number adds up to more than 10,000 people.

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The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s superb Buffalo, New York drunk driving accident lawyers can help you get the justice you deserve after a DWI or DWAI crash in Buffalo, New York or its surrounding areas. Named a Best Law Firm of America, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. team’s experience, knowledge and attention to detail will help you receive the compensation and justice that you deserve.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his lawyers and paralegals have successfully fought for people injured by drunk drivers in Buffalo, New York since 2005. For example, a DWI and hit and run case in 2013 caused the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s client $9,000 in vehicle damage and 4 fractured ribs, leaving him unable to work for over a month. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. fought to obtain the best settlement for these serious injuries.

Our firm offers free consultations and we never charge a fee unless you win. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939 to advocate for yourself or a loved one after injuries from a drunk driving crash. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated and elite team of Buffalo, New York drunk driving accident lawyers have settled $150 million on behalf of their clients. We will fight for you!

What Are New York State’s Drunk Driving Laws?

The legal limit for BAC, or blood alcohol content, of a driver in New York State is under 0.05.

A DWAI charge, which stands for Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol, is laid on a driver when the driver has a BAC of more than 0.05 but less than 0.07. Per the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, a DWI, or Driving While Intoxicated charge, means that the driver had a BAC of 0.08 or higher or exhibited other signs of intoxication.

New York State also has a Zero Tolerance Law, meaning that any driver under the age of 21 with a BAC between 0.02 and 0.07 is operating a vehicle in violation of this law.

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Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of top rated Buffalo, New York drunk driving accident attorneys 24 hours per day, 7 days per week so that we may help you after an injury accident in Buffalo, New York. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite team of lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will fight for compensation that you deserve if you were in an accident caused by a drunk driver.   Call us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of aggressive, tenacious and hardworking attorneys and paralegals always strive to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Buffalo, New York.

Who Is Responsible For A Drunk Driving Accident In Buffalo, New York?

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of top rated Buffalo, New York drunk driving accident lawyers can help you determine who is liable for your injuries, lost wages and vehicle damage as a result of a drunk driving or DWI/DWAI crash. Although the impaired driver is most likely at fault, there are also other defendants that may also be held responsible.

  1. Hosts or providers of alcohol in a social setting
    If the drunk driver is under the age of 21, the person who provided the driver with alcohol can be held liable. This can include the host or hosts of a party, parents or others.
  2. Employers
    If the drunk driver is found to have been working at the time of an accident, the driver’s employer may be held accountable. So long as the driver in question was driving for a work-related purpose and did not abandon their shift or was not off the clock, their employer can often be sued.
  3. Retail store, bar or restaurant
    If a retail store, bar or restaurant is shown to have sold or provided alcohol to someone under the age of 21 or someone who is clearly intoxicated, they can also be held liable.  

In New York State law there is a Dram Shop Law, which means that alcohol retailers and providers of alcohol can be responsible to parties injured or harmed as a result of accidents caused by alcohol. To best understand this law and its consequences, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of passionate and hardworking drunk driving accident lawyers today. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C., a Best Law Firm of America, offers free consultations and their aggressive, tenacious and hardworking team can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 716-839-3939.

Why Should You Contact An Attorney Immediately?

Generally speaking, the sooner claims are filed, the better. When suing social hosts, retail stores, bars or restaurants for the negligence that caused or contributed to an accident, the statute of limitations, or time frame for a case to be filed within, is usually three years. In some cases, you may have a shorter time period to file a claim. Therefore, it’s important to begin the process as early as you can.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 4,000 people were killed in drunk driving accidents in New York from 2003 to 2012. It is essential to contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, to help you file a claim, navigate insurance and recover for your losses as soon as possible after your accident.

An experienced and trustworthy drunk driving accident lawyer like Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team can help you sort through evidence, complicated paperwork and legal terminology to attempt to obtain the best result possible.

Recovering from an accident caused by a drunk driver is traumatic and difficult. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is here to help; we will tirelessly advocate for you and battle to get the best results possible for your case. Call us today at 716-839-3939 to have us fight for the justice that you deserve.

What Should You Do If You Are A Victim Of A Drunk Driving Accident?
  1. Seek Medical Attention
    Checking for injuries is essential. Medical attention also guarantees that any injuries will be documented for later use. Additionally, in New York, it is your legal responsibility to notify emergency services in the event of a serious injury or death.
  2. Call 911
    A police report is important to record accurate and detailed information about the accident. Calling 911 will ensure that emergency services arrive so that the parties may be checked for injuries.
  3. Collect Evidence
    After an accident in Buffalo, New York, obtaining the contact information of the involved parties, license plate numbers and vehicle descriptions will aid Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of top rated drunk driving accident lawyers. It is also important to gather insurance information and photos and/or video of the damage, the accident scene, any injuries, weather and the road conditions. These photos can be taken on a cell phone.
  4. Let Us Help You File A Claim

    Within 30 days, you must file a claim with your insurance company. Insurance companies try to have you agree to settle for as little as possible. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will assist you in filing your claim and ensure that you have proper representation throughout the process.

See our page on car accidents and our car accident FAQs to view more information on how Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s elite team of top rated Buffalo, New York legal professionals can help you obtain the justice you deserve. Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of superb Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyers today at 716-839-3939 if you, or a loved one, were injured by a drunk driver. We will fight for the compensation that you deserve.


Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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