New York City Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
New York Personal Injury Attorneys Helping Drunk Driving Accident Victims Recover Compensation
Operating a motor vehicle while under the illegal influence of alcohol or drugs is extremely dangerous and can bring about a motor vehicle accident that causes serious injury or death to others.
New York City treats drunk driving very severely. Individuals who operate a motor vehicle while they are drunk or impaired face serious criminal penalties if they are ultimately convicted of the drunk driving offense. These penalties can increase if they cause a motor vehicle collision which brings about severe injuries or death to another.
In addition to these potential criminal penalties, individuals who are convicted and found guilty of drunk driving are subject to civil penalties if the accident victim (or the decedent’s estate) files a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit for damages. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that was brought on by a drunk driver, call the skilled New York City drunk driving accidents lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. today.
Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys serves accident victims throughout New York City, including in and around Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Call us today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online, to see how we could assist with your legal matter.
Drunk Driving Laws in NYC
In the State of New York, including New York City, the legal alcohol limit for operating a motor vehicle is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent. This limit is even lower for professional drivers, including commercial truck drivers. There is a zero tolerance policy in place for underage drivers and alcohol.
When a driver is caught drinking and driving, and chemical or breathalyzer evidence shows their BAC to exceed the legal limit, then the driver could be arrested for DUI and could face criminal penalties if he or she is convicted.
Suing a Drunk Driver for Damages
When drivers irresponsibly operate their motor vehicles while on the roadway, serious motor vehicle collisions and injuries can result. Many times, these accidents involve numerous vehicles, and the injuries sustained can cause permanent impairments.
If you suffered serious or permanent injuries in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you might be eligible to file a civil claim against the drunk driver personally – or against the drunk driver's motor vehicle insurer, under certain circumstances. You could then make a claim for damages for all of your medical treatment, lost income, and pain and suffering you experienced as a result of the accident.
Call a New York City Drunk Driving Accident Attorney about Filing a Personal Injury Claim Today
If you have been severely injured in a drunk driving accident that occurred in or around New York City, the experienced attorneys at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman, P.C. could pursue a personal injury action on your behalf today.
To schedule a free consultation or case evaluation with a New York City drunk driving accident lawyer, please call us today at 212-285-3300, or contact us online.