The legal definition of “drunk driving” falls under both categories of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) or Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Driving with any amount of alcohol that makes a driver lose enough concentration on driving is considered drunk driving. If the amount of blood alcohol content is 0.08 or higher, then the driver is guilty. Driving with drugs or alcohol no matter what the content is considered criminal offence.
If I have lost a loved one in drunk driving accident, you can file a lawsuit on behalf of the deceased person, if you are a family member or legal representative of the victim. You can also take legal action if the injured in drunk driving accident is not able to proceed with legal actions due to hospitalization or health reasons that prevent them to do so.
However, if you or your loved one was the driver at fault in an accident, but the other driver was drunk your compensation for injuries will depend on the state law. In some states the settlement money will be reduced by a percentage, depending on how much you were at fault. In most cases, it is assessed that the compensation you receive will be reduced by a certain percentage, depending on the circumstances of the accident. In some states if you are found guiltier than the drunk driver you cannot recover for your injuries. Call us today for a free consultation for your case.
There are a lot of confusion and questions that comes from aftermath of an accident. Our law firm is the best place you can find the answers to all your questions in regard of what steps to take next. Getting to know the right answers to all your questions is the key. Our experienced attorneys can help you find answers to the most difficult legal questions and guide you on the right path. It would be very time consuming to find all the answers to your questions if you don’t seek any legal help. Finding the right attorney will save you a lot of time and increase your chances of investigating and resolving the issues of your personal injury case.
We will evaluate your case for free, so call us today so we could legally represent you on your behalf. Going through an accident and its legal paper work can be overwhelming for anyone. We understand but if you or a loved one is a victim of an accident, no matter who the persona at fault is give us a call right away.
We will provide you with help and free initial consolation. Help us to help you to get the compensation you legally deserve.