Babylon Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Experienced Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Serving Babylon, NY
If you have been injured in an accident in Babylon and an intoxicated driver was involved, then Palermo Law can help you get the compensation you deserve – and hold those at fault accountable for their behavior.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Babylon
Unfortunately, intoxicated driving is all too common on the streets of Babylon. The fallout from collisions involving alcohol or drugs can often be particularly severe due to higher speeds and reduced reaction times – it can also be particularly difficult to access the compensation that you need to deal with those injuries.
This is because there can often be more than one party at fault for the situation. That could be the intoxicated driver, the bar or restaurant that continued to serve them when they were intoxicated, or the drivers of other vehicles involved in the accident – just for example.
Finding the responsible party (or parties), and tracking down their insurance company can take a lot of time and effort. Making sure that they pay you fairly and quickly can be supremely difficult – which is why you need the help of a qualified Babylon drunk driving accident law firm on your side.
We have been working on drunk driving injury cases in Babylon and the surrounding areas for more than a quarter of a century. Alongside our dedication to helping you get the money you need for your recovery and costs, we are also passionate about making sure that the responsible people are held accountable – next time they get in a car intoxicated, we want to make sure it is as a passenger.
How Can We Help You?
Palermo Law car accident attorneys will handle every single aspect of your case. That includes:
Collecting and processing any evidence from the crash – including physical evidence, witness statements, police reports, and surveillance footage .
Dealing With Insurance Companies
We will source the details for the insurance companies of everyone involved in the accident and file your claim accurately. As the case develops, we will maintain contact with those companies, ensuring that your file is kept current.
When appropriate, we will assess the value of your case and begin negotiations with the insurers. Our goal here is to avoid the stress of litigation for you while ensuring you receive the maximum payout.
The ideal outcome of negotiation is a mutually agreeable compensation amount. If this can be reached, then we will draft all of the relevant documentation on your behalf, collect your settlement and pass it along to you.
If negotiations break down for any reason, and we are unable to agree on a figure that we believe is fair to you, then we will pursue your case in a court of law. While we try to avoid this step where we can, you will find that our team of litigators is highly skilled and passionate – fighting fiercely to get your compensation.
How Much Is Your Babylon Drunk Driving Accident Case Worth?
All injuries are different. The amount of compensation that you could win will be directly related to the details of your case, including the extent of your injuries, length of recovery and your other costs. For any compensation to be awarded, there are three essential steps that need to be taken:
Whoever is to blame for your accident is the liable party. When we take your case, we will need to be able to clearly show that someone other than you was at fault for the accident. For example, if you rear-ended another vehicle then it does not matter if the driver of that car was drunk – the accident is likely your fault. On the other hand, if the driver was driving erratically and caused a car accident, it could be shown that they were liable. It may also be possible for others to be at fault, as well. For example, if the drunk driver was overserved at a bar, the establishment may share in the blame for the accident and be liable to you also.
Damages refer to how much money you have lost due to the accident – this is the number we will pursue in negotiations.
There are two parts to calculating damages. Firstly, you have your economic costs: the actual price of your medical treatment, recovery, and damage to your property/vehicle, for example. Secondly, there are the non-economic costs: the value applied to the impact on your lifestyle. This could be the pain and suffering you have experienced, events you have missed out on, or even the inability to enjoy your leisure time as you normally would.
Non-economic costs are often harder to calculate because everybody has a different opinion on how much a person’s pain and suffering is worth. Fortunately, the team at Palermo Law has handled hundreds of these cases, and we can accurately determine how much money a jury would be likely to award you in your particular situation.
Lastly, it is important to understand the resources that are available to the liable party. If your damages are in excess of a million dollars, but the responsible person does not have sufficient insurance or personal assets to cover that amount, then it will be very difficult to achieve that figure in negotiations or court. You may be able to obtain a judgment on the individual, but these are extremely difficult to actually enforce and collect on.
Contact a Babylon Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Now
At Palermo Law, we offer you a 100% free, no obligation, no pressure consultation to discuss your accident case. You can come and visit us in one of our seven Long Island locations, including the Babylon office at:
57 W. Main Street
Appointments are available in the evenings and weekends if required, and we can visit you at your home, office, or in the hospital if you need us to. Contact us today.