All car accidents can be damaging, but crashes involving intoxicated drivers can be especially destructive. Drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol have slower reflexes and an overall weakened ability to operate a motorized vehicle safely. When intoxicated people choose to get behind the wheel, then not only endanger themselves, but they put every other motorist, passenger, and pedestrian on the road at risk. If you or a loved one is injured by a drunk driver, you may be able to seek compensation.
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The responding officers at the site of your crash will ask the driver to perform either a blood or breath test to determine intoxication, which can be used against them in court. The legal limit for driver intoxication is a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08%. If a driver is discovered to have a BAC at or above the legal limit due to drugs or alcohol, he or she will be charged with a DUI. In addition to the BAC, the arresting officer may also give his or her testimony in court to attest to the intoxicated state of the driver.
From filing insurance claims to negotiating settlement offers, our firm will stand by you every step of the way as you pursue legal action. We have more than 100 years of collective legal experience and our Long Island lawyers have recovered more than $100 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Not only are we good at what we do, but we are passionate about advocating for the rights of the injured. Whether you lost a loved one and need to file a wrongful death claim or you are seeking compensation for injuries sustained in a crash, we can help.
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