Our New York City car accident attorneys stay up on the current events to which the law applies and which involve the application of personal injury law in New York.
This week a driver who caused a multi car accident on the major deegan in the Bronx, was arrested for aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The driver who was driving with a suspended license. Our car accident lawyers know all too well that when irresponsible drivers get behind the wheel, it can seriously affect the lives of others. In this case, five people were hospitalized following the accident.
Drinking among police officers who then drive home has been a problem which has reached epidemic levels. Recently an Eaastchester Sergeant who committed suicide was discovered to have been involved in a hit and run accident after a night out drinking at a notorious cop bar. The accident left an elderly woman with injuries that required surgery and extensive hospitalization. This week it was determined that Yonkers Detective Frank Fernandez who was involved in a car accident with a fire engine, was highly intoxicated at the time. More specifically the detective, who crossed into on coming traffic and crashed into the fire truck, had a blood alcohol level of . 22, which is almost three times the legal limit. The officer also suffered a fatality and was killed in the crash. Apparently, the officer was at a local Yonkers bar. In a case such as this, the bar would be liable to those injured and even the officer’s family, could sue the bar for serving an already intoxicated individual under New York’s dram shop act. Serving an already intoxicated person is a violation of New York’s alcohol beverage and control law. Our Westchester drunk driving accident lawyers have successfully prosecuted these dram shop cases in drunk driving accidents.