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
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:
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.
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.
Tell us about your accident. We will conduct a thorough investigation and
submit a demand letter describing your injuries and the way the accident
changed your life. Begin a free case evaluation by calling Denver Trial
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Drunk Driving FAQ
What Should I Do after a Drunk Driver Hits Me?
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.
Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney after a Drunk Driving Accident?
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.
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Auto Accident Claims?
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.
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