New York Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, daily nearly 30 people lose their lives to drunk drivers–one individual every hour. Although drunk driving fatalities and accidents have decreased by 33 percent since 1980, these horrific crashes continue to devastate victims and their families. At William Mattar, we understand the physical and emotional suffering a drunk driving accident can inflict on innocent people. A drunk driving accident attorney is also experienced in navigating the legal maze associated with obtaining the compensation necessary. Call William Mattar (844) 444-4444 to schedule a free consultation with one of our accident lawyers.
What is BAC?
When police officers determine if someone is legally driving drunk, they will perform a blood alcohol content 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 sex, metabolism and body fat/body weight ratio, estimating the number of drinks consumed is not a good way to measure BAC.
If you are hit by a drunk driver, the police officer arriving at the scene will likely administer a breathalyzer test to the driver of the car that hit you. Results of a BAC test will be used by your drunk driving accident attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Traumatic Brain Injuries and Drunk Driving Accidents
The leading injury suffered by drunk driving accident victims is a penetrating brain or closed head (brain) injury. Closed head injuries happen when your head forcefully strikes a solid object but the object does not enter the skull. Open (penetrating) head injuries occur when an object actually pierces your skull and causes extensive damage to brain tissues.
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 possible close TBI include headache, nausea, cognitive issues and changes in normal behavior. A drunk driving accident attorney strongly recommends anyone involved in a car crash seek medical attention immediately, even if no injuries are visibly apparent and you feel fine.
Types of Drunk Driving Accidents
Most drunk driving crashes happen after 9:00 pm and peak between midnight and 4:00 am, after nightclubs and bars have closed. Drivers under the influence of alcohol will drive too slow, too fast, swerve back and forth or even drive the wrong way. Head-on collisions due to drunk drivers going the wrong way are among the worst type of accident, often resulting in severe injuries and fatalities. In addition, drunk drivers can cause multiple car pile-ups if they are driving recklessly on highways or interstates and attempt to change lanes without looking behind them.
Hurt in a Drunk Driving Accident? Call William Mattar.
A William Mattar drunk driving accident attorney handles all kinds of accidents involving intoxicated drivers and will make every effort to help victims of drunk drivers cope with such a devastating event. In addition to seeking the best result possible, we will also visit you in the hospital or at your home if your injuries prevent you from coming to our office.
Keeping drunk drivers off the streets is a major problem for law enforcement. Representing injured victims of another driver’s negligence is how we solve your problem of receiving ample compensation to pay for short and long term medical bills and treatment. If you or a loved one was struck by a drunk driver, call the personal injury lawyers at William Mattar today at (844) 444-4444. Our drunk driving accident lawyers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you in any way possible.