When someone gets into their car, they expect to arrive at their destination safely. When someone who has been using drugs attempts to drive a vehicle, they put their life in danger and also the lives of everyone around them. Driving under the influence is the number one cause of vehicular death in the United States today. Hiring a trusted and experienced New York personal Injury attorney will fight for the justice and compensation you deserve in order to live as normal of a life as possible.
Last year, almost 300,000 traffic accidents were reported in New York, which resulted in 1,082 fatalities. During the same time period, there were 8,633 alcohol and drug related accidents that resulted in 358 deaths. This shows that over one-third of vehicular deaths were caused by drivers on drugs or alcohol.
DUI Accident in Syracuse Leaves One Dead
Daniel Wall was driving on I-690 in Syracuse, New York after spending the night using cocaine, heroin and marijuana. At 4 am the next morning, Wall struck and killed an auto mechanic named Ryan Dearnaley who was working on his best friend’s vehicle along the shoulder of the highway.
Law enforcement reported that Wall was operating his car at excessive speeds, driving on the shoulder, not attempting to swerve to avoid a collision, or to stop the car, and the officers on the scene stated that these signs were consistent with someone maneuvering a vehicle while under the influence of drugs.
Wall directly hit the two cars where Dearnaley was working, and the auto mechanic was immediately killed due to his injuries. The victim’s friend, Paul Drake, was hospitalized with a fractured right knee and ankle.
When the officers arrested Daniel Wall, his statement was, “I just didn’t see the cars.” He is charged with vehicular manslaughter, vehicular assault, and criminal possession of a controlled substance, reckless driving and driving while impaired by drugs.
Contact A Trusted New York Personal Injury Lawyer
When any automobile accident happens to you or a loved one that was no fault of your own, the first thing to do is seek professional medical attention whether the injuries appear serious or not. The shock of an accident can often mask the injuries and that is why it is so important to be examined by a Doctor. Stay at the scene of the accident until the police or EMT s arrives. Allow them to transport you to a hospital. If possible get the names and phone numbers of all those involved. Once you have been examined, your next call is very important it is necessary to contact an experienced and reputable New York auto accident attorney to discuss the details of the accident. The Edelsteins , Faegenburg & Brown,LLP. have been fighting and winning cases involving persons injured in auto accidents for three generations. Their record of success in these cases are one of the reasons they have been recognized as one of the top plaintiff’s law firms in New York City by both “Super Lawyers “ and “Best Lawyers In America”. One example is a $5,500,000. recovery they obtained for a passenger injured in a car crash who suffered a cervical fracture which required extensive surgery.
The attorneys at Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP. have been fighting for their client’s rights for over 70 years and are committed to reaching a full and just settlement or verdict for those injured due to others negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured due to another person’s negligence,contact the Law Office of Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown, LLP. at (212) 425-19999 or (718) 875-3550 for a free consultation. There is never a fee for their consultation and are only paid when they collect money for your injuries. Their offices are at 61 Broadway, Suite 2210 and Brooklyn at 26 Court Street, Suite 1507, opposite Brooklyn Supreme Court.