Drunk Driving

Helping To Rebuild Lives Everyday

At Vlasac & Shmaruk our talented attorneys have extensive experience handling difficult cases involving drunken driving accidents throughout New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Driving under the influence (DUI) poses a serious risk to road users. Driving a vehicle while intoxicated is a reckless and negligent act that demonstrates a complete disregard for the safety of others, and is sufficient cause to file a lawsuit in the event of an accident. If you have been injured, or a loved one has suffered a wrongful death, in a drunken driving accident, we will take necessary measures to help you obtain financial compensation from the at-fault driver.

With several offices in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, a lawyer specializing in drunk driving accidents at Vlasac & Shmaruk will work closely with you to obtain the best result for you and your family. Contact Vlasac & Shmaruk today to schedule a free consultation.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk drivers put all road users at risk, causing a significant number of accidents that result in fatalities or injuries every year. According to NHTSA, one alcohol related fatality occurs every 31 minutes in the U.S.

While the incidences of driving while under the influence of alcohol has dropped 21 percent in the last 20 years, DUI remains a serious threat to every driver, passenger, and pedestrian throughout the nation. Because drivers who are impaired due to alcohol or another substance are not readily identifiable by others, they pose an added risk to those who are unable to defend themselves against this threat.

A driver of a vehicle is legally alcohol-impaired if his or her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 grams per deciliter in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. A BAC level of 1.5 or higher is considered hardcore drunk.

All drivers have a responsibility to other road users. When laws are violated, and others are injured as a result, it’s time to take legal action against such offenders. Our attorneys are committed to protecting victims’ rights and can help you and your family to obtain the compensation for which you are entitled.

Sobering Facts about Drunk Driving

  • There were more than 10,800 alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in the United States in 2009. There were 149 such deaths in New Jersey and 406 such deaths in Pennsylvania.
  • More than 2.2 million people were injured in alcohol-related accidents in the United States in 2009.
  • There are 1.2 million DUI arrests in the United States each year. In New Jersey the DUI arrest rate is 30 in 10,000. In Pennsylvania the DUI arrest rate is 38 in 10,000.
  • More than four out of 10 drivers involved in a fatal crash and having a prior DUI offense had a BAC of 1.5 or higher at the time of the crash.
  • Four people under the age of 21 die in an alcohol-related accident each day.
  • The average American consumes more alcohol than milk.

Learn More about Drunk Driving Accidents

If you are the victim of a drunken driving accident, it is important to seek legal counsel right away. The best way to learn if you are eligible for compensation due to injuries from a drunken driving accident is to contact Vlasac & Shmaruk today. We take each case very seriously, particularly cases involving drunken driving accidents. A skilled attorney at any of our New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania offices will first determine who is at fault; and then will do everything possible so that the at-fault individual is held accountable for any physical, emotional, or financial damages that you have suffered.



Social Reviews

Vlasac & Shmaruk LLC IconVlasac & Shmaruk LLC

485B Route 1 South Suite 120, Iselin

5.0 45 reviews

  • Avatar I P ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    I can’t say enough about Vlasac & Shmaruk LLC and their commitment to providing the best service to their clients. Yelena Delgado made the process seamless and was always available for any questions or concerns. I felt like family every … More step of the way and not one of my questions went unanswered no matter what time of day I reached out. If you are looking for outstanding service, commitment to clients and an unmatched level of legal knowledge look no further than Vlasac & Shmaruk LLC!
  • Avatar Yanina May ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    About 4 months ago my wife got a job that came with housing. After going over all details and making plans for about 4 months prior to moving with management we packed up our whole lives, our pets, dropped some side jobs we had, and moved … More to the property where the job was located. After a few weeks things started getting very strange with management and "team" and after 2 full months everything that was planned in detail prior to moving to this property fell apart. After trying to discuss in person with management and then trying to discuss through email with management my wife was fired and we were given 5 days to pack up and leave the property. We had to start our lives over again. We immediately contacted Vlasac & Shmaruk LLC and worked with Ryan Getz & David Cassidy who are absolutely incredible at what they do! They were able to help us get off the property in a reasonable way and receive a settlement for all trouble caused by this "business". This was an incredibly stressful and scary situation but David and Ryan stayed in contact with us, were extremely patient, professional, soothing and just overly fantastic. If you are having any type of issue with an employement situation and being treated unfairly I highly recommend working with Ryan & David! I am so thankful they were able to take our case and help us through that mess. This was our first time having to hire legal help and I am just so grateful we found David and Ryan. In the future should we need any additional legal help we will absolutely be contacting them again. Thank you both so much!
  • Avatar G N ★★★★★ 5 months ago
    I’m highly recommend Vlasac & Shmaruk LLC!
    It was amazing to work with Yelena Kofman-Delgado ! Great customer service and professionalism. She is very responsible and keeps you updated on your case. Thank you so much!
  • Avatar ajsgrs ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    My wife and I were involved in a motor vehicle accident. Vlasac and Shmaruk took care of everything. They walked us through the process and took care of all the paperwork. They reached a settlement and we were happy. Glad to put that … More behind us and glad we used Vlasac and Shmaruk to help us get the money we needed for a new car and to get our medical bills paid. Thanks for everything you did!!!!
  • Avatar Edward Negron ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    The Law Office of Vlasac & Shmaruk were very helpful, knowledgeable and caring of my unique situation and guided me step by step through the whole process until it was completed and approved. I'm very thankful and grateful that … More they represented me on my case.

Vlasac & Shmaruk
Based on 2 Reviews
David B.
David B.
2022-07-12 14:38:24
I really appreciate what the entire law firm did for me on my case. They are really knowledgeable and handled the case very professionally. Our...
Maheen A.
Maheen A.
2018-10-10 06:43:24
Mr.Shmaruk helped me immensely in a legal predicament I was placed in. He was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful! I would 100 percent recommend him...