Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk Drivers Put Western, NY Lives in Danger


In New York State, you are considered intoxicated and driving under the influence if your blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeds .08% of one gram of alcohol per liter in the bloodstream. Driving in excess of .04% constitutes driving while impaired. A criminal conviction or plea to DWI will result in an automatic finding of negligence against the defendant in your civil injury case.

If you have suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident, we can help. For a free initial consultation with Craig Z. Small, contact us online or call (716) 427-6899. 

We understand your anger and grief. And we can help.

As a Western New York personal injury attorney, Craig Small’s priority is to help our clients. As a sole practitioner, Craig Z. Small takes time to listen to clients and understand how a drunk driving accident has changed their lives. Attorney Small has handled personal injury negligence claims and has been practicing in personal injury in the Buffalo, Amherst & Cheektowaga areas, since 1994. He has handled many cases involving life-changing injuries such as:

• Brain injuries • Fractures • Lumbar and Cervical Disc Herniation • Scarring/Disfigurement • Death
WHAT ABOUT NEW YORK’S NO FAULT LAW?

According to this law, you can only sue a drunk driver if you or your family member suffered “serious” injuries. Broken bones and significantly disabling or disfiguring injuries are considered “serious” injuries.

If an injury is considered “mild, minor or slight” there may be no recovery from the defendant’s insurance company.

If your injury is not serious as defined by the statute, you may receive compensation from your own “no-fault” insurance. In some cases, you may end up having to make a claim against your own insurance company for basic economic loss such as medical expenses, lost wages, and out-of-pocket expenses.
TO SCHEDULE YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION WITH THIS SKILLED ATTORNEY, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS CALL. WE’LL HELP YOU GAIN THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE AT A RATE THAT YOU CAN AFFORD.

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