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Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

Drunk Driving Accident Victims Need an Experienced Lawyer

The New York criminal courts will decide the punishment of the drunk driver who caused your auto accident, but getting justice for your injuries is a civil matter. You want a personal injury lawyer who can hold that driver fully responsible for your financial and personal loss, including possible punitive damages.

The experienced trial lawyers of Hacker Murphy fight for maximum damages if you or a family member was struck by a drunken driver. We conduct a thorough professional investigation and take an aggressive stance to convince the insurance company that a jury would award much higher damages for the unforgivable negligence.

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If you believe the other driver was intoxicated by alcohol or drugs, contact us now.

We’ve prepared a valuable list of things to do (and not do) in the case of an automobile accident. 

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How Do You Know if You Have a Case?

The Hacker Murphy law firm has decades of experience in auto accident litigation, including drunk driving accidents. Based in Albany, we take personal injury and wrongful death cases in the Capital District, Upstate New York, and the Hudson Valley.

We get the police reports, look into the driver’s criminal and driving history to build a solid case. If the driver was under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription medications, you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to coverage of your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

We know that when drunk drivers cross the centerline, run red lights or slam into other cars from behind, the injuries are often worse. We work with many experts and industry professionals to calculate full damages, including future medical care or disfigurement.

DWI Car Accident Attorneys with Experience in Upstate New York Courts

Whether or not the other driver faces criminal charges, we will hold out for your rightful compensation. At Hacker Murphy, you always work directly with a senior member of the firm, not a paralegal or new attorney. We take your case seriously, give you and your family the attention you deserve, and walk you through every step of the legal process.

Our trusted legal team also helps those involved with the following cases:

Contact us for a free personal injury consultation by phone or schedule a confidential in-person meeting with an attorney at one of our four convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Saratoga Springs. We are here to help you and your family through this difficult time.

Have Questions?

  • If I hire an attorney but do not want to go to trial, can I settle?
    In the course of preparing a case for trial, your personal injury attorney will work with the defense attorneys and insurance companies in an effort to secure a fair settlement for you and your family. The final decision to accept an offer of settlement or go to trial is yours alone to make.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
  • If arrested, what steps can I take on my behalf?

    1. Do not discuss your situation with anyone except your attorney.

    2. Unless your attorney says otherwise, do not discuss your case with law enforcement.

    3. Request to have your attorney present if you are to be put in a lineup or subjected to testing.

    4. Remain calm and courteous. Allow your attorney to speak for you to ensure that your rights are protected and you are given all the benefits afforded to you under the law.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.

  • What is the difference between criminal procedure and civil procedure?
    When a crime has been committed, action is taken by a government agency against the person, persons, organization or other entity that violated the law. The first purpose of a criminal prosecution is punishment, which frequently consists of a fine or jail time. In a civil matter, the dispute is between two or more individuals or entities. The first purpose of a civil prosecution is obtaining compensation for the wronged person or entity. Settlement in a civil matter is generally an award of a money judgment. A criminal sentence is not imposed in a civil matter.
    Contact us now to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.