Denver Drunk Driving Injury Lawyers
Alcohol-Related Accidents Account for a Third of the State’s Fatalities
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, more than 26,000 people are arrested each year in Colorado for DUIs and more than 150 people are killed in drunk driving accidents, accounting for a third of all traffic fatalities in the state.
Colorado law qualifies an individual as driving under the influence if they have a BAC of 0.08% or higher, though it is possible to consider someone impaired even if the BAC is below that threshold.
Drunk driving is a prevalent problem across the nation and, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), nearly every hour, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. While the statistics reveal grim fatality numbers, the injuries are even greater, amounting to nearly 350,000 in 2011.
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is not only illegal, but extremely dangerous and one of the leading causes of car accidents every year. If you've been injured by a drunk driver, you should contact a skilled drunk driving accident attorney for assistance.
Despite strict crackdowns from law enforcement and public awareness campaigns from safety organizations to try and get these drivers off the road, intoxicated drivers still cause thousands of serious injures every year, and these injuries could be life-changing for victims.
If you are the victim of a drunk driving accident and you have suffered injuries, don’t fret or despair—you do have options for legal recourse that you should pursue with the assistance of a Denver DUI injury attorney.
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Denver Trial Lawyers ® understands how dramatically your life can change as a result of an accident caused by a drunk driver, and that’s why we strive to provide you with aggressive and knowledgeable representation that makes your best interests the highest priority.
We believe your case is special and deserves unique, individually-tailored attention and a strategy that has one goal in mind: winning.
It’s this unwavering commitment that has earned us a nationally-renowned reputation for excellence and hundreds of million in successful verdicts and settlements in courts all across the country.
Hit by a Drunk Driver?
If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, you are undoubtedly experiencing a difficult time and may even face expensive medical bills as a result of any sustained injuries.
To seek compensation, you will file a civil case against the drunk driver, and likely deal with either his or your own insurance company. Most insurance companies will be quick to settle for as little as possible, but you do not have to accept it.
Contact an Experienced Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Today
Stephen W. Wahlberg obtained the largest jury verdict in Colorado on behalf of a photographer seriously injured by a drunk driver. Mr. Wahlberg secured $2,750,000 for his client, taking care of her medical expenses, past and future.
The skilled legal team at Denver Trial Lawyers ® are committed to justice and safety. When we choose to represent a client, we dedicate ourselves to ensuring the best possible outcome for you, putting our combined experience of 175 years to work to win your case.
Your safety and the safety of everyone involved should be the top priority. Call 911 immediately if anyone is hurt. If you were seriously injured in a drunk driving accident, you should contact an attorney to ensure you are compensated after the collision.
If you were injured by a drunk driver, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You should never represent yourself in a lawsuit after an accident because these cases are complex. A skilled DUI injury lawyer can determine your just compensation, guide you through the legal process, and protect your rights after an accident.
Colorado law requires you to file your auto accident claim within three (3) years of the accident. Once this deadline passes, your lawsuit will almost certainly be dismissed.