The physical pain, disability, mounting medical bills and lost wages resulting from an accident caused by a drunk driver can have devastating and life-changing consequences for you and your family. While you focus on the immediate issue of regaining your health, let Law Office of Steven M Melley concentrate on recovering compensation for your injuries.
If you have been injured in a car, motorcycle, truck, ATV, boat or pedestrian-related accident caused by a drunk driver, you deserve compensation for pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, loss of income, disability, disfigurement and emotional distress. In many states, victims of drunk driving wrecks are eligible to receive punitive damages. An award for punitive damages isn’t intended to compensate you for any specific loss, but rather to discourage drunk driving.
Drunk driving is illegal because it is extremely dangerous. The law prevents drivers from operating vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or illegal substances. These laws apply to drivers of:
After an accident, I guide you through the complicated legal process of getting justice.
I maintain a close professional relationship with top trauma doctors, chiropractors, forensics engineers, mechanics and collision reconstruction analysts and regularly consult these experts to obtain the best possible recovery for your injuries. At trial these professional experts can deliver compelling testimony to help jurors understand the nature and extent of your injuries.
Consulting an attorney immediately following an auto accident is essential to the preservation of crucial evidence and witness testimony. In addition, New York law places time limits on filing automobile accident claims. To ensure timely investigation of your claim, I schedule appointments on weekends or evenings and visit your home or hospital bed if you cannot come to my office. I am serious about holding drunk drivers accountable for the injuries they have caused.