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If you have suffered a serious injury after being involved in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in New York, Belushin Law Firm is committed to helping you recover the monetary compensation you deserve. With millions of dollars recovered on behalf of our clients, our legal team can review your case and determine all of your available legal options in order to obtain the most favorable outcome possible. Let us fight tirelessly for you while you make a successful recovery from injury.

Drunk Driving Laws in New York

While you pursue damages through a personal injury claim, it is possible that the drunk driver is also involved in, or has already resolved, a criminal case related to the car accident. If the defendant was arrested for drunk driving, their arrest can certainly help your case. However, the criminal case is completely separate from your car accident claim. It is possible that the criminal case will not have any effect on your civil claim.

Driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is considered as a misdemeanor for a first offense, but could be considered a felony (along with increased penalties) for second and further offenses. Any drunk driving offense could result in consequences such as jail time, fines, or license suspension. The minimum penalties for driving drunk (usually for first offenses) include up to 15 days in jail, up to $500 in fines, and up to 90 days of license suspension. The maximum penalties for DUI in the state of New York may include up to seven years in jail plus community service, up to $10,000 in fines, and one year without a license. Additional consequences may include the installation of an ignition interlock device. Penalties can increase if extensive injuries result from the accident or if the drunk driver has an extremely high blood alcohol content.

Who Can be Held Liable for a DUI Accident?

Following a DUI accident, the drunk driver will usually be primarily liable for the resulting damages. However, it is possible that other parties could be found responsible for the collision.

The state of New York has “dram shop laws,” which account for the potential liability of bar owners. Under these laws, the place that sold alcohol to the drunk driver could be required to pay damages to an injury victim.

Although rare, it is possible that a passenger or other person could be liable for the accident if they provided the driver with alcohol or drugs, and/or encouraged them to drive under the influence.

Claiming Your Entitled Compensation

Drunk driving is considered a serious criminal offense in New York, which is why our Brooklyn car accident lawyers understand that the act of drunk driving automatically makes the at-fault party guilty of negligence. Whether we reach a reasonable settlement through the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster or fight for your compensation in the courtroom, we are confident that we can obtain the monetary damages necessary to cover medical expenses, physical therapy & rehabilitation, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering.

Call Today for Experienced Legal Representation

With more than a decade of experience, our Brooklyn personal injury lawyers have a comprehensive understanding of state law to help you navigate through the intricacies of the legal system. We won’t treat you like another case number, but we will provide you with personalized legal solutions instead. Do not hesitate to get our skilled and reliable legal assistance right away.

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