How to Prove Liability in a Drunk Driving Accident Claim

Drunk driving accidents can be extremely serious, and result in severe injuries or damages. If you were injured in an accident involving an intoxicated driver, it is important to get in touch with a Denver drunk driving car accident lawyer to help ascertain your chances for compensation.

Call police to the scene of the accident. Police will file a report, and this report can help you when you file a claim for damages. The fact that the other motorist was intoxicated is something that police at the scene of the accident will establish, and that fact may find its way into the police report. That will strengthen your claim for compensation when you decide to file a personal injury claim.

While police are on the way to the scene of the accident, notice the demeanor of the other motorist. Does he show signs of intoxication? Look for slurred speech, red and bloodshot eyes, flushed face, an unsteady gait and other signs of intoxication. Remember, sometimes a person may show no visible signs of intoxication, but you may notice a strong smell of alcohol. When police arrive at the scene, inform them about whatever you have observed about the other motorist.

Sometimes, motorists who have been driving under the influence, try to exchange the wheel with the passenger in order to avoid an arrest. Look out for such evasive behaviors by the other motorist. If you notice any such actions by the other motorist, bring these to the attention of the police when they arrive at the scene. Remember, you must be proactive about providing information to police at the scene.

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, speak immediately with a Denver drunk driving car accident lawyer, and begin the process of filing a claim. Your claim must include damages for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and disability. Schedule an evaluation of your claim with an attorney, and discuss the damages that you can recover.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.