When individuals in New York State are involved in a serious car accident, they may be facing life-changing consequences. Of course, this goes for both the driver that caused the crash and the victims of the crash. A serious motor vehicle accident can be defined by one that causes serious injury or fatality to one or more victims. In December 2017, New York State signed legislation that requires the drivers involved in a motor vehicle accident to submit to a blood alcohol content test in an effort to determine if the driver was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. The new law will go into effect towards the middle of January 2018.
The previous law only required that drivers submit to a blood alcohol content test if there was probable cause that they were driving under the influence. Now, however, probable cause will not be required. If an individual is found to be driving under the influence and it resulted in a serious motor vehicle accident, they will face very serious consequences. If a victim suffers fatal injuries, the consequences increase further.
If a driver refuses to submit to a blood alcohol content test, their driver’s license will be suspended effective immediately. If you have been injured in a crash, contact our firm today.
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