Drunk Driving Accident
Drunk Driving Accident Injury Attorney
Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable for the Damage Their Recklessness Caused.
Each day, 29 people across the U.S. die in drunk driving crashes, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This means that someone in the U.S. dies every 50 minutes due to an alcohol-impaired driver. These statistics are staggering and force you to come to terms with the fact that the roads are much more dangerous because of how many people choose to drink and drive. Drunk drivers cause serious accidents that leave others with catastrophic injuries. Fazli & Associates fight to hold drunk drivers for the harm they have inflicted upon others. We stand by our clients’ sides as we tirelessly pursue their right to full and fair compensation.
Drunk Driving Laws and Your Injury Case
Legislators across the country are enacting laws in the hopes of curbing the drunk driving epidemic that is leaving thousands injured every year. Every state has criminal penalties for drunk driving. Every state, except for Utah, defines drunk driving as driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. Utah defines drunk driving as driving with a BAC of .05 or higher. 48 states have heightened penalties for drivers convicted of drunk driving at higher BACs. Additionally, 44 states have an administrative license suspension for first time offenders. Every state now has an ignition interlock program which requires some convicted drunk drivers to install interlock devices in their cars which will prevent them from driving if any trace of alcohol is detected in their breath.
Unfortunately, despite the possibility of facing criminal penalties and inflicting harm on other innocent drivers on the road, many people still choose to drink and drive. In a personal injury case, evidence that another driver was drinking can support the claim that they were liable for causing an accident. In fact, they need not even have been drunk. Proof that they were drinking at all and then chose to drive will help strengthen the case that they were negligent and that their negligence resulted in the accident which caused injury.
At Fazli & Associates, we investigate all details of your accident for evidence of things such as driving under the influence. This is the kind of proof that will strengthen your claim that someone else was negligent in causing your injuries. Our dedicated injury attorneys will use important facts such as drunk driving to strengthen your case and maximize your monetary recovery.
Who Will Pay for Your Injuries in a Drunk Driving Accident?
Like any other type of auto accident case, the person or persons responsible for causing the accident will be on the hook for paying you for the harm they caused. Usually, the insurance company for the at-fault driver will ultimately pay the damages. In drunk driving cases, there may be other possible avenues for recovering compensation.
Drunk driving accident cases often involve devastating injuries that can involve substantial amounts of damages. Because of this, most states have “dram shop” laws that, in certain cases, will allow victims of drunk driving accidents, or their families, to hold alcohol retailers accountable for damages caused by a patron who drove while intoxicated. Dram shop laws extend liability for drunk driving accidents to places such as liquor stores, bars, clubs, and restaurants if the place of business supplied alcohol to a customer who later caused an accident which harmed someone else. Holding a business liable under a dram shop law can be a very difficult task, but could provide a drunk driving victim with much needed compensation for the harm they have suffered.
At Fazli & Associates, we know that drunk driving accidents can mean substantial damages and insurance companies will be fighting to pay you less than you deserve. That is why we start fighting for our clients right away. We have the experience with drunk driving accident cases that is necessary to successfully see your claim through.
Aggressive Drunk Driving Accident Injury Attorneys Fighting for You.
Drunk driving cases are very serious. They often involve catastrophic injuries that leave victims with permanent impairments. Fazli & Associates have the experience and knowledge required to successfully handle these cases so that our clients are properly compensated for they harm they have endured. Contact us today.