New York Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
At William Mattar, we understand the physical and emotional suffering a drunk driving accident can inflict on innocent people. Our drunk driving accident attorneys are experienced in navigating the legal process to obtain financial compensation for injury victims. Call William Mattar law offices at (844) 444-4444 to schedule a free consultation.
What is BAC?
To determine if someone is legally drunk while driving, a police officer can conduct a blood alcohol content (BAC) test via a blood test or breathalyzer. BAC tests measure alcohol mass per unit of blood or per unit of body mass. Due to variables such as gender, metabolism, and body fat to body weight ratio, estimating the number of drinks consumed is not always a good way to measure BAC.
If a drunk driver hits you, the police officer who arrives at the scene will likely administer a breathalyzer test to the driver of the car that hit you. If the driver was driving while intoxicated that can be used to support a case that the driver was negligent and, depending on the circumstances, potentially liable to pay punitive damages. .
Traumatic Brain Injuries and Drunk Driving Accidents
One potential injury suffered by drunk driving accident victims is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). There are two main types of TBIs: open and closed. . Closed head injuries happen when your head forcefully strikes a solid object, but the object does not enter the skull. Open (also sometimes called “penetrating”) head injuries occur when an object pierces your skull and causes extensive damage to brain tissues. The severity of a TBI sustained in a car crash will depend on the circumstances of the collision and can range from mild to moderate to severe.
If you are hit by a drunk driver and suffer a closed brain injury, you may not know it until symptoms emerge hours or days later. Signs of a closed TBI include headache, nausea, cognitive issues, and changes in normal behavior. It is strongly recommended that anyone involved in a car accident who suspects they may be injured seek medical attention immediately..
Types of Drunk Driving Accidents
Head-on collisions due to drunk drivers going the wrong way are among the worst type of accidents, often resulting in severe injuries and fatalities. Drunk drivers can also cause motor vehicle accidents if they are driving recklessly on highways or interstates and attempt to change lanes without looking behind them.
Why Choose Our Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
At William Mattar, our drunk driving accident attorneys handle injury claims for all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those caused by intoxicated drivers. In addition to seeking the best result possible, we can also visit you in the hospital or at your home if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office.
Representing victims who are injured because of another driver’s negligence is how we can help you obtain ample compensation to pay for short- and long-term medical bills and treatment. Our drunk driving accident lawyers can help you pursue maximum recovery and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Hurt in a Drunk Driving Accident? Call William Mattar.
If you have been injured by a drunk driver, call the personal injury lawyers at William Mattar today at (844) 444-4444. Take advantage of our No Fee Until We WinSM guarantee, which means you don’t owe us for any attorney fees until we settle or win your personal injury case for you. Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to assist you.