A New York driver with a blood alcohol content of more than .05% is driving while impaired. A New York driver with a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher is driving while intoxicated. These limits are lower for persons under 21 and commercial vehicle drivers. New York car accidents caused by New York drunk drivers have been devastating and fatal. These accidents can damage and forever alter the lives of victims and their families.
The New York drunk driver’s insurance company typically pays out these claims up to the amount of the drunk driver’s insurance coverage limits. The establishment or social host that provided the alcohol to the driver may also be liable pursuant to New York’s dram shop laws(s). In addition to damage awards for pain and suffering, victims of New York drunk driving car accidents may also be entitled to punitive damages as well. Punitive damages are meant to punish defendants for especially harmful conduct.
A New York bar / restaurant / business that sells alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person can be held liable for injuries caused to others by that intoxicated person. Also, social hosts, who serve alcohol to minors can also be held liable for injuries caused to others by that intoxicated minor in a car accident. If you have been involved in a New York drunk driving car accident or any other car accident, please contact our New York City, Long Island, and Queens car accident lawyers as soon as possible. If you wait too long too contact an attorney, your claims can and will expire.
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