Drunk Driving Accidents

Albany Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

When Times are Tough, The Tough Get Basch & Keegan LLP

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that there are more than 10,000 fatal car accidents caused by drunk drivers each year, with hundreds of nonfatal crashes happening every day. Drunk driving is a huge problem in America, and updated traffic laws are not enough to bring it to an end. Legal action against drunk drivers needs to be taken by everyone who is hurt by them. Not only will this help send a message to drivers and insurers that greater responsibility must be taken when on the road, but it will also help more people get the compensation they deserve for crashes that were not their fault.

Basch & Keegan LLP would like to assist you if you have been in a drunk driving accident that was not your fault and now want to seek the compensation you need to recover as best you can. Our Albany drunk driving accident lawyers have decades of collective experience, and our firm was founded in 1987, so you know you can trust us with your case. Even though we have worked with thousands and thousands of clients, we take pride in still handling each case with a personalized approach.

Ready to start your case? Call (845) 251-4545 or contact us online.

Damages a Drunk Driver Could Owe You

The bottom line of a drunk driving accident claim is that you are owed compensation and in a certain amount. What you are owed depends on varying factors, though, like the severity of your injuries, your regular income, liability assignments, and more. Using our vast legal experience, we can help carefully calculate all of your damages to pursue the maximum amount possible given the circumstances.

A drunk driver might owe you the following damages and more:

  • Medical treatment costs
  • Rehabilitative therapy costs
  • Lost wages and reduced income capacity
  • Vehicle repair costs
  • Pain, suffering, and new disabilities
  • Reduced enjoyment of life

Using Police Evidence to Your Advantage

After a drunk driving accident, the police should have arrived to help get control of the situation. The evidence that the police gathered could be instrumental in proving that the other driver was fully liable for the crash. Let our Albany drunk driving accident attorneys know if any police officers showed up, and we can find the precinct or department that handled the case.

Police-related evidence that could help with your drunk driving accident claim include:

  • Initial reports written by on-scene officers
  • Notes taken when the drunk driver was brought to the station for processing
  • Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results
  • Drunk driver’s history of arrests or driving violations

Is Buzzed Driving Drunk Driving?

Commonly, defendants in drunk driving accident claims will try to argue that they were not drunk at the time of the crash, they were only “buzzed.” Although this defense could be enough to defeat an unprepared claim or lawsuit, our attorneys find it to be weak because buzzed driving is indistinguishable from drunk driving in terms of recklessness. A person who has had one drink of alcohol is just as unfit to drive as someone who has had two or more.

Alcohol affects the body in different ways each time it is consumed. Drinking the same can of beer one night could make you feel drunker the next, for example, due to fluctuations in your metabolism and overall health. The only safe bet is to assume that one drink is too much to safely drive. If the defendant admits to driving after drinking, then we can jump at the chance to use that to your full advantage.

Hire a Lawyer Today So You Can Rest Tomorrow

Are you feeling exhausted already just thinking about having to deal with a drunk driver in and out of court? Give yourself the break you deserve by leaving your case up to Basch & Keegan, LLP in Albany. Our drunk driving accident lawyers would be proud to put our knowledge to good use for you and your family.

Call (845) 251-4545 to request an initial consultation with our team.

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What sets us apart?

  • Win the Fight

    Basch & Keegan LLP is a nationally recognized trial practice that’s been trusted by clients and colleagues across Upstate New York since 1987. Our Kingston personal injury lawyers have over 100 years of collective experience and have fought for over 10,000 victims during our time in practice.

  • When You’re Hurt

    We serve as the support system you can rely on as you begin your recovery. From explaining your rights, options, and what to expect with the personal injury claim process to working your case on contingency and connecting you with medical professionals who work on liens, we go the extra mile to ensure you can focus on getting better while we work on the legal aspects of your claim.

  • Get Results

    At Basch & Keegan LLP, we have the resources and experience to help victims level the playing field with even the most powerful adversaries – and we have the record of success to back it up.

  • Regardless of Who You Ask

    We place an emphasis on personal attention, cultivate close-working relationships, and provide step-by-step support. This approach allows us to create legal strategies custom-tailored to each client’s unique circumstances and has earned us the respect of our peers.

  • The Community

    Our Kingston-based lawyers have deep roots in the community and a lengthy history of giving back to Ulster County. When the community needs us, we are always here to help.

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