Niagara Falls, New York, Car Accidents Caused By Drunk Driving

Niagara Falls, New York Car Accidents Caused by Drunk Driving

Since 2005, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s Top Rated Personal Injury Attorneys Have Fought to Provide the Highest Level of Representation to Our Clients. Jed Dietrich, Esq. Promises to Seek Justice for Victims of Car Crashes Caused by Drunk Drivers in Niagara Falls, New York, Throughout Niagara County, and Beyond.

Accidents Caused By Drunk DrivingUnfortunately, every 50 minutes, someone in the United States tragically loses their life in a drunk driving accident. That is approximately 29 victims that suffer drunk driving-related fatalities each day. Driving under the influence plays a role in over 25 percent of all deadly car accidents. Sadly, Niagara Falls, New York, is not immune to crashes caused by drunk drivers. For example, a local man who drove his Cadillac through the wall of an apartment and killed a 64-year-old woman was charged with vehicular manslaughter after failing field sobriety tests. Alcohol can have adverse influences on both the mind and body. An intoxicated driver may be incapable of responding fast enough to avert an otherwise avoidable collision. Intoxication not only dulls your senses and delays your reaction times but also significantly increases your likelihood of driving dangerously. Consequently, drunk driving collisions are typically far more severe than other types of car crashes because of the force of the impacts involved.

There is no excuse for getting behind the wheel after drinking. It is extremely selfish and can endanger the lives of everyone on the road. Suppose that you, or a close friend, have been injured in an accident that was caused by a drunk driver. In that case, you must contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. Our battle-tested attorneys will make that driver pay for his or her carelessness and ensure that it will not happen again. In addition to the drunk driver, any social host, employer, restaurant, or bar who over-served them may be held accountable under New York State’s Dram Shop Law. When victims are fortunate enough to survive drunk driving accidents, they often face devastating injuries, such as permanent disfigurements, total paralysis, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), internal organ damage, and quadriplegia. In addition to all the pain and suffering, these victims are often confronted with costly medical expenses and total loss of wages while recovering. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s leading lawyers know that filing a lawsuit against those to blame may be the most important thing you ever do. Our attorneys are experts at identifying all parties who may potentially share financial responsibility for your injuries. The Dietrich Legal Team’s extensive experience, vast resources, and elite reputation frequently lead to substantially larger settlement packages and jury awards.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. has dedicated the last 23 years of his life to fighting for the legal rights of victims of ravaging accidents. Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s dream when he started the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. in 2005 was to provide his clients with access to the finest legal counsel. You can trust our seasoned attorneys to obtain the compensation that you deserve, which may include money for hospital bills, pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, lost wages, reduced future earning capacity, permanent disabilities, loss of enjoyment, severe emotional distress, and all other unfavorable consequences. Insurance companies and negligent parties have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq.’s clients over $175,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements. Please, call us now at (716) 839-3939 to discover how we can help you and to take advantage of our obligation-free consultation and case assessment. We are happy to offer remote appointments, DocuSign appointments, FaceTime conferences, and Google Duo electronic meetings.

A Drunk Driving Conviction Could Support Your Injury Claim

Accidents Caused By Drunk DrivingDespite the fact that drunk driving is so incredibly dangerous, it is still quite common. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in a recent year alone, over 1 million motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. However, that is only a small percentage of the 111 million people who admitted to driving while impaired. Under New York law, motorists with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 percent or more may be deemed alcohol-impaired. As the injured party, you have the burden of proving that the drunk driver was negligent. To show negligence, your lawyer must establish that the other driver breached a duty of care they owed you and the breach caused you to suffer an injury.

Although civil claims and criminal charges serve distinct purposes, a drunk driving arrest can be used as compelling evidence that the motorist’s carelessness led to your accident. For example, since the drunk driver violated the New York State Vehicle and Traffic Law and recklessly injured you, he or she could be found negligent per se. While a conviction can significantly influence your injury case, you do not have to wait for a guilty verdict to pursue the monetary compensation that you deserve. Even if the driver has not been convicted in criminal court, it is important to remember that proving liability in a civil lawsuit requires a much lower burden of proof.



Advice for Avoiding Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in a recent year alone, more than 10,500 deadly car crashes involved at least one drunk driver. In other words, that same year, 29 percent of all fatal accidents involved a motorist with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent or higher. Every motorist must recognize that the biggest danger they face on the road is intoxicated drivers. It is only a matter of time before another driver decides to get behind the wheel after having one too many drinks and places your life at risk. Therefore, you must always practice defensive driving and protect yourself against rash driving by those under the influence. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s battle-tested attorneys recommend the following to protect yourself and your family:

  1. Always buckle your seatbelt;
  2. Cut out all distractions behind the wheel;
  3. Whenever possible, avoid driving late at night;
  4. Be especially careful around the holidays, particularly Thanksgiving, New Year’s Eve, and the Fourth of July;
  5. Use additional caution at intersections;
  6. Maintain extra distance from other vehicles, particularly between the hours of midnight and 3 a.m.;
  7. Pay attention to your surroundings and be extra vigilant in popular restaurant and bar areas;
  8. Always have an escape route in mind;
  9. Watch out for cars weaving between lanes and driving unusually slowly; and
  10. Never get into a vehicle with someone who has been drinking.

The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s compassionate team believes that even the safest drivers can benefit from our above tips. However, if you should still find yourself in an accident caused by a drunk driver, our veteran Niagara Falls, New York attorneys would be honored to provide you with the personal injury representation that you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his elite lawyers take aggressive legal action to hold drunk drivers liable for disregarding human life. From thoroughly investigating your crash to uncompromisingly negotiating with the insurance adjusters, we are highly qualified to manage every aspect of your lawsuit. To learn more about how our seasoned attorneys can help you, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. We are available for your complimentary consultation 24/7 by dialing (716) 839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form

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 Niagara Falls, 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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