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Drunk Driving Accident Injuries in Long Island

By Odierno Law Firm, P.C.  Sep. 30, 2013 12:53p

Drunk and drug-impaired drivers injure, maim, and kill thousands of people every year. Alcohol and other chemical substances, whether from illegal street drugs, legitimate prescription medicines, or even over-the-counter drugs can impair a driver's judgment and motor skills. This makes the driver a definite liability when getting behind the wheel of a car.

Long Island is no exception to the devastation caused by such negligent drivers. In late August of this year, a 52 year-old female motorcyclist was critically injured by an intoxicated driver in Greenlawn, New York. When trying to make a left hand turn, the drunk driver collided with the motorcyclist. Accidents between motorcycles and other cars, SUVs, and trucks are often extremely damaging to the motorcyclist, whose bodily impact with the vehicle, road, and other objects can be deadly.

In another incident in July of this year in Dix Hills, a Brentwood man was arrested for drunk driving after he hit the rear end of an Audi sedan while traveling on the Long Island Expressway. The driver of the Audi died at the scene. In an incident in June, a man was arrested for aggravated DWI when he was seen weaving and speeding on West Old Country Road in Hicksville with his 10 year-old son in the car.

Personal Injury Law Firm in Long Island, New York

Those who are injured or lose a loved one due to the negligence of a drunk driver have the right to legal compensation for their losses and damages, including medical and funeral expenses, loss of wages, earnings, or benefits, pain, suffering, and more. These people are subject to an unjust and often staggering emotional, physical, and financial toll.

The Odierno Law Firm, P.C. is a personal injury and wrongful death firm representing clients in all types of cases, including motor vehicle accidents, boating accidents, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, nursing home abuse, defective products, and more. The firm's attorneys have more than 30 years of experience in handling serious and catastrophic injury claims as well as wrongful death cases. If you think you have a claim, you should have your case reviewed by one of the firm's attorneys in a free case consultation. You will pay nothing unless the firm secures a settlement or verdict on your behalf. Contact the law offices to learn more and get the advice you need now.

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