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Driving under the influence of alcohol is known to be extremely dangerous. Drunk drivers are responsible for thousands of serious or deadly collisions in which innocent people are seriously or fatally injured. An injured victim is left with the financial burden of extensive medical bills, loss of income due to the inability to work, or facing life with permanent disabilities. If a drunk driver has seriously injured you or a loved one, please contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC for a free case evaluation.

Why Choose Us

The recovery period after an accident is a difficult time. We understand that you need to get back on your feet, so we will do everything we can to help you get your life back on track.

  • Our attorneys have over 20 years of experience filing claims and lawsuits in drunk driver injury cases.
  • We handle cases on a contingency fee basis and do not charge fees unless we are successful in recovering compensation.
  • Our founding partner, attorney Jay Knispel, has extensive experience taking drunk driving cases to trial. We will not let settle your case for less than it’s worth.

Why You Need a Lawyer

The costs of medical treatment after a drunk driving accident may range into the hundreds of thousands of dollars within weeks, may render you unable to work and earn a living, or facing a future full of challenges due to permanent impairments. Our experienced Brooklyn drunk driving accidents lawyers can assist you to pursue the maximum possible compensation, whether in negotiating a fair settlement, or by filing a lawsuit to seek justice and full compensation for all damages.

Alcohol Limits In New York

Under state law, the alcohol limits are as follows:

  • Driving While Intoxicated: .08 Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) or higher or other signs of intoxication
  • Aggravated Driving While Intoxicated: .18 BAC or higher
  • Driving While Ability Impaired by Alcohol: More than .05 BAC but less than .07 BAC, or other signs of impairment

Types of Drunk Driving Accidents in Brooklyn

Drunk drivers are a danger to the Brooklyn community. Negligent driving conduct such as speeding, wrong-way driving, weaving in and out of traffic, drifting into other lanes, or missing traffic lights or stop signs are common with impaired drivers. Some of the common types of auto accidents caused by drunk drivers in Brooklyn include:

  • Head-on collisions
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Side-impact collisions
  • Rollovers
  • Struck by moving vehicles

Common Injuries

Drunk Driving Accident Statistics in Brooklyn, NY

In a recent year, about 7,500 alcohol-related crashes were reported in the state of New York as reported by the Institute for Traffic Safety Management and Research. Of these drunk driving accidents, 158 were fatal and more than 7,200 accidents led to personal injury.

Who is Liable?

Typically, the drunk driver is commonly held liable for any injuries or damages sustained in a drunk driving accident. However, there may be other circumstances that contribute to the liability of other parties involved. At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, we have the resources to help determine who is liable for your damages and pursue them for the maximum possible compensation.

What Damages Can Be Pursued in a Drunk Driving Accident?

The compensatory damages pursued in a drunk driving accident case include but are not limited to:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Lost Earning Capacity
  • Costs of Permanent Disability
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Quality of Life

Contact Us Today

If a drunk driver has seriously injured you or a loved one, contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC for a free case consultation from an experienced drunk driving accident attorney in Brooklyn.