Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving accidents take thousands of lives each year. If you have questions about filing a case against a drunk driver, contact our firm to schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney for straightforward solutions.
Serious legal problems require immediate intervention from a personal injury attorney who knows how to protect your rights. Don’t delay. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with an attorney about filing a personal injury claim against a drunk driver.
There is no excuse for a driver to get behind the wheel after drinking. If you were injured by a drunk driver, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with an attorney who will respond aggressively to secure a timely, cost-effective conclusion to your case.
When you are faced with injuries caused by a drunk driver, working closely with an attorney with your best interests in mind can make all of the difference. Contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Helping Victims of Drunk Drivers
Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents in the United States. Drunk drivers do not have the judgment they need to show care for everyone else’s safety. If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, our attorneys at The Law Firm of Jeremy Rosenthal, in Denver may be able to help you pursue compensation.
Below is some background information about drunk driving accidents. To learn more about your rights under Colorado law, contact us at (303) 573-0543 or by e-mail to schedule a free initial consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions about Drunk Driving Accidents
Q: What should I do if I am involved in a car accident with a drunk driver?
A: If you are injured in the accident, seek medical attention immediately. If you fear other people may have been injured, call for help. You also should contact the police and get a copy of the police report. As much as possible, document the accident by taking careful notes about the accident, including the names and contact information of any witnesses and your recollection of what happened. If you decide to take legal action, these notes can be invaluable to your case.
Q: Can people other than those involved in a car accident bring a lawsuit for that accident?
A: Yes. Legal representatives and family members of someone injured or killed in a car accident can bring a lawsuit. In certain circumstances, close family members who witnessed the accident also may bring a suit. These parties may seek compensation from the drunk driver or third parties, such as the vendor who sold the alcohol to the intoxicated driver.
Drunk Driving Accidents – An Overview
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 17,500 people die each year in alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents. Thousands more are injured and the costs for these accidents is staggering – over $100 billion in monetary and quality of life losses. If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact an attorney in your area today. An experienced personal injury lawyer can review your case and discuss your legal options with you.
Civil Claims for Drunk Driving Accidents
In addition to the criminal charges drunk drivers may face, they also may incur civil penalties for any property damage or personal injury they caused as a result of driving drunk.
Third Party Liability in Drunk Driving Cases
The drunk driver may not be the only party liable for injuries to innocent parties in drunk driving accidents. Those who provided the alcohol to the driver or had the opportunity to prevent the accident also may share responsibility.
Dram Shop Acts
If you were injured by a drunk driver after he or she left a bar, restaurant or other place serving alcohol, you may have a claim against that establishment under your state’s dram shop act.
Defenses to Drunk Driving Injury Claims
The defenses to civil drunk driving claims can vary by state and the circumstances of each case. The information provided here will give you a brief overview of some of the defenses that may be claimed.
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