A police tape and a police at the back guarding the crime scene.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 E. Stewart Jones 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.

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

Glove Compartment Guide

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 E. Stewart Jones 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 E. Stewart Jones 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 five convenient offices in Albany, Schenectady, Troy, Colonie, and Saratoga Springs. We are here to help you and your family through this difficult time.