In 2009, a new law was signed in reaction to the death of an 11-year-old girl who was a passenger in a car with an impaired driver. This made driving under the influence of something with a passenger under 15 in the car a Class E felony.

In addition to strengthening the penalties for this offense, many offenders were also now required to drive with an ignition interlock device. The interlock restriction also became mandatory on the driver’s license for someone who had been convicted of this offense. Much like other interlock devices, the machinery has to remain in the vehicle driven by the defendant for 12 months, unless the court mandates otherwise.

Has your child been injured in an accident because of an impaired driver? As a parent, it is never easy to relive the accident in your mind, turning over the facts many times and wishing that you could go back and stop the accident from happening. You might constantly be worrying about your loved one, trying to figure out what the long-range impacts of the accident could be. Or perhaps you are already seeing the physical and emotional impact from the accident itself.

No matter what the case is, you may be trying to figure out what to do next. Personal injury laws are there to help protect you and give you some recourse if someone else’s negligent actions contributed to the serious injuries that affect your child every day. By holding the negligent party responsible, you’re not turning back the clock, but you are looking forward into the future and trying to determine the best course of action for your loved one.

No one should have to watch a child suffer because of a car accident that could have been prevented. Is your child dealing with car accident aftermath? Hire a personal injury attorney today.

Jayson Lutzky is a skilled accident and personal injury attorney. Over the past 32 years, he has helped recover millions for injured clients. A client may be able to recover money for pain and suffering–both past and future–lost wages and medical bills. Mr. Lutzky offers free in-person consultation in his Bronx office. If you have been seriously injured, then home and hospital visits are available. Call 718-514-6619 to set up your no-cost, no-obligation consultation. Visit to learn more about Mr. Lutzky.