Drunk Driving

Our attorneys at Lebson Tangredi LLP have handled hundreds of motor vehicle accidents including victims injured by Drunk Drivers.


  • Drunk driving is the leading cause of traffic deaths in the United States.
  • Drunk driving kills 12,000 people a year, that is about 28 people a day and one person every 52 minutes.
  • There is an injury every 2 minutes due to drunk driving.
  • 3 in every 10 Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related crash in their lifetime.
  • 30% of car accident deaths in New York State are alcohol-related.
  • 16% of weekend nighttime drivers tested positive for illegal drugs.
  • When a drunk driver pleads guilty or is convicted of a drunk driving offense that is called “negligence per se” making it much easier to prove your negligence case as a Victim.
  • Punitive damages may be awarded depending upon the level of intoxication of the drunk driver that hit you.
  • Even if the accident was not completely the drunk driver’s fault, you will still have an increased risk of recovery because the Insurance Companies, Courts, and juries do not look favorably upon crashes caused by drunk drivers.
  • You have 3 years from the date of the accident to sue a Drunk Driver.
  • It is important that you have proper representation before you speak with an insurance company from the car that struck you.