Brooklyn Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Aggressive Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Brooklyn
Our Brooklyn drunk driving accident lawyers at Rubenstein & Rynecki have the resources, experience, and dedication to help you recover the compensation you deserve. We have successfully handled hundreds of personal injury cases, including many that involved catastrophic injuries and death. Our firm is committed to providing the personal attention and legal representation that you need and deserve.
What is Considered “Drunk Driving” in New York?
New York’s Vehicle and Traffic Law defines “drunk driving” as driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. This is the same legal definition of “drunk driving” used by all 50 states in the United States.
Drunk driving accidents are some of the most devastating and preventable traffic collisions in New York. They account for a significant number of traffic fatalities each year, and the victims often suffer permanent and catastrophic injuries.
Drunk driving accidents are also extremely costly, not just in terms of property damage and personal injury but also in the emotional toll they take on the victims, their families, and the communities where they occur. The most severe cases of drunk driving accidents can result in catastrophic injuries, including permanent brain damage, paralysis, amputations, and wrongful death.
Fortunately, the victims of drunk driving accidents may be eligible for financial compensation through various sources, including the driver’s insurance company and the state’s victim compensation fund. The amount of compensation you can get in a drunk driving accident case depends on the severity of your injuries. In most cases, you will be eligible for compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
How Do the Police Measure BAC?
The police typically use a breathalyzer to measure the driver’s BAC. The breathalyzer is a handheld device that the police officer places on the driver’s mouth. The driver breathes into the device and the device then measures the amount of alcohol in the driver’s breath.
The police officer can also use a blood test to measure the driver’s BAC. The police officer can ask the driver to submit to a blood test if the officer has probable cause to believe that the driver is under the influence of alcohol. If the driver refuses to submit to a blood test, the police officer can get a search warrant to force the driver to submit to a blood test.
Who Is Liable in a Drunk Driving Accident?
In most drunk driving accidents, the driver who caused the accident is liable for all of the damages. However, if the driver’s insurance company denies your claim or offers an unreasonably low settlement, you may be able to hold the bar or restaurant that served the driver liable for the accident.
New York has a “dram shop law,” which allows you to hold the establishment that served the driver liable for damages if the driver caused a drunk driving accident. In order to hold the establishment liable, you must prove that the driver was visibly intoxicated when the establishment served him or her alcohol and that the establishment knew or should have known that the driver was intoxicated.
Why Hire Rubenstein & Rynecki?
Our team of experienced lawyers is available to meet with you and answer your questions, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that your case is handled with the care and attention it deserves. Do not hesitate to let us secure the most favorable outcome in your case and help you make the best possible recovery from injury.