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A study conducted by the National Institute of Health found that there are over 31 million incidents of drinking and driving on New York roads each year. The probability of being arrested for drinking and driving is 1 in 500, and the study supported that the penalties for first-time offenses and education on the dangers of drinking and driving are inadequate. 

New York State has reduced its rate of drunk driving fatalities by 61% and even though the state government’s approach has shown results it still hasn’t put a dent in the overall problem. Drunk driving is a major concern for safety on the highways and about one out of every three accidents involves an alcohol-impaired driver. 

Problems Created by Drunk Driving

Each day 29 people die in an alcohol-impaired motor vehicle accident, that’s one death every 50 minutes. Alcohol-related crashes end up costing 44 billion dollars each year. In the year 2016, alcohol-related deaths accounted for 28% of all motor vehicle fatalities, accounting for more than 10,000 deaths. Of all the traffic-related deaths involving children ages 0-14, 17% of them involved an alcohol-impaired motorist. 

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New York Drunk Driving Penalties

Driving under the influence of alcohol or other narcotics is a punishable offense according to the New York State Law. Impaired driving negatively affects your judgment, coordination, and ability to operate a vehicle with focus, attentiveness, and awareness. Your level of impairment can and will be affected by the following conditions:

  • How much alcohol you drink
  • How much food you consume before and during your alcohol consumption
  • How long you were consuming alcohol
  • Your gender
  • Your body weight

There are several types of drinking and driving-related violations in the state of New York:

  • Driving W]hile Intoxicated: Having a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher and 0.04 for commercial vehicle drivers.
  • Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated: Driving with a BAC of 0.18 or higher. 
  • Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol: Driving with a BAC higher than 0.05 but less than 0.07.
  • Chemical Test Refusal: Refusing to adhere to a breathalyzer test or blood or urine screen. 
  • Zero Tolerance: When a driver under the legal drinking age of 21 is operating a motor vehicle with a BAC of 0.02 to 0.07. 

Prevent Drunk Driving in New York

In New York State the penalties for drunk driving include fines, loss of driving privileges, and possibly jail time. Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated (ADWI) fines can range from $1,000 to $10,000 and possible jail sentencing up to seven years depending on how many times you’ve committed the offense. ADWI can also result in your license being suspended anywhere from 1 year to 18 months. Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) can result in a mandatory fine from $1,000 to $10,000, up to seven years imprisonment, and having your license revoked for at least six months to a year. 

If a driver under the age of 21 violates the Zero Tolerance Law one or more times, then they are subject to fines up to $500 and could have their license revoked for up to 18 months. Refusing a chemical test can result in fines up to $750 and also having your license revoked for up to 18 months. 

The New York Government has outlined the policies to prevent their citizens from being victims of drunk driving including:

  • Sobriety Checkpoints
  • Ignition Interlocks
  • Interventions with Multiple Components
  • Mass Media Campaigns
  • Laws that include fines, sentencing, and license suspension
  • Alcohol Screening with brief interventions conducted by law enforcement
  • School-Based Instruction

Though the state of New York is doing a lot to prevent drunk-driving accidents, the numbers reflect that they may not be doing enough. If you or a family member have been a victim of a preventable drunk driving accident, then contact an attorney adept in the intricacies of New York Drunk Driving Law. 

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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, then you may be entitled to compensation as a result of the damages you’ve experienced, whether directly through the responsible party, or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will specialize in tort law and focus on winning economic and non-economic damages for their clients, whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to obtaining the best results for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice so that you are able to make the best decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, hospital, or office, we will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

Immediate Action

We understand the immediate concerns that you will have, which include paying your bills, getting to and from work and doctors’ appointments, taking care of your daily responsibilities, we want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and we can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

Excellent Results

Our results speak for themselves. We fight hard for all of our clients and obtain unrivaled results. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or settle for small amounts and turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients get justice for over 30 years.

Constant Communication

Our office sets itself apart because we do not just return phone calls but we call our clients at least every 30 days for a status update on your case and if there is no update we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients and we do our best to keep you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. We have a big firm reputation but a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can include injuries sustained as a result of dental and medical malpractice, product liability, and assault claims but they more commonly refer to these types of injuries:

Car accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, pedestrian, animal, debris, or other stationary obstruction, such as a tree, pole, or building at no fault of your own. After a car accident, working with a New York personal injury lawyer is an important first step.

Truck accidents

When your truck is involved in a motor vehicle accident because of the recklessness of others. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help fighting to get fairly compensated for your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement, and our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation will help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property as a result of their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Nassau County property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction accidents

An injury sustained as the result of working on a construction site. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents.

Wrongful death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you deserve.

Medical Mal Practice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and the New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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