WKTV.com reported that on August 18th Merritt Bremer was driving down Clinton Street in New York Mills, NY, allegedly under the influence of alcohol, when he struck another vehicle.
The other vehicle was turning onto Burrstone Road when Bremer went through a red light and hit them. The driver and passenger sustained minor injuries but were treated.
Bremer left the scene and a few hours later he returned to the same intersection and crashed his vehicle into a guard rail. He was hospitalized to be evaluated.
Bremer was charged with driving with ability impaired, passing a steady red signal, leaving the scene of a personal injury accident, and an uninspected vehicle.
Attorney contributor Laurence Banville represents victims of drunk driving accidents in New York and helps them recover the financial compensation they deserve. Laurence has offered to share some information on the legal options available to drunk driving crash victims in the state of New York:
Every state allows victims of drunk driving accidents to file direct personal injury lawsuits against the driver. Additionally, many states have dram shop laws that allow for a third party alcohol vendor or social host to be held liable for a victim’s injuries.
New York’s dram shop laws state that an alcohol vendor may be sued in a dram shop lawsuit if they sold alcohol to a minor under the age of 21, or if they sold alcohol to someone who was visibly intoxicated and then went on to cause injuries due to their intoxication.