Denver DUI Accident Attorney

Denver DUI accident attorneyWhen you are injured in a traffic accident and the other driver is charged criminally – say for DUI or for hit-and-run – it can either complicate your personal injury case or make that case much simpler.

In all fifty states, the injured victims of drunk drivers have the legal right to sue for their medical expenses, lost wages, and for their other injury-related losses. When those victims can prove – with the help of their Denver personal injury attorneys – that they were injured because of a drunk driver’s negligence, they are entitled under the law to full compensation.

Impaired drivers in the United States kill about 10,000 innocent people and injure more than a quarter-of-a-million of us in motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, motorcycle accidents and bicycle accidents every year. The total economic losses linked to alcohol-related vehicle crashes cost this nation more than $50 billion annually. Yes, the criminal justice system tries in its way to make drunk drivers accountable for their behavior. The criminal courts hand down fines, jail and prison terms, license suspensions, and a number of other penalties, but candidly, no amount of fines or incarceration can make up for the damage, death, and destruction that drunk drivers cause every day on our streets and highways in the state of Colorado and across the United States.

When you’re injured, because of another person’s carelessness or negligence in the greater Denver area, speak at once with an experienced Denver DUI accident attorney at the law firm of Norton and Bowers, P.C. We have never represented drunk drivers and do not tolerate such behavior. We sue drunk drivers if that is in your best interests. The same is true of the indifferent driver who leaves someone injured or dead at the scene of an accident. Such behavior is not acceptable and the negligent driver should be held responsible.

WE WORK FOR THE FULL AMOUNT YOU NEED

When the person who injured you is charged with a crime, we can use the information generated by the criminal investigation to help prove civil liability in court. Once we establish negligence or reckless conduct, we can then focus on the amount of your damages. If the at fault driver doesn’t have enough insurance to cover your full damages, we can proceed against your own underinsured motorist coverage, work toward an order for restitution in the criminal proceedings, or even apply for compensation under county crime victim compensation programs. Our goal is to aggressively pursue compensation to ensure that you receive the resources you will need to support your family after an accident and to pay for your medical care and rehabilitation. Norton and Bowers, P.C. handles cases involving injuries caused by drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and hit-and-run drivers. If a hit-and-run driver cannot be found, we may need to file a claim under your own uninsured motorist coverage. After evaluating your particular case, our Denver DUI accident attorneys can explain more.

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.

TEENS AND DUIs

Alcohol is a major contributing factor to teen car accidents in the Denver area. As many as 30% of the teen respondents in a recent study admitted to having traveled in a car operated by a drunk driver at least once in the previous 12 months. Approximately 25% of teenagers the survey also admitted that they were willing to ride in a car with a driver, who had been drinking alcohol. It’s not that the teenagers were not aware that riding with a drunk driver could be dangerous, and increased the likelihood that they would be involved in an accident. The study which was partly conducted by Mothers against Drunk Driving and State Farm Insurance found that teenagers too often were willing to make the choice to ride in a car with a drunk driver. Teens seemed willing to accept a ride from a drunk driver if the situation came up, and if there was no other option. Teenagers are a high-risk group of motorists, and are more likely to be involved in an accident, compared to other categories of motorists, including senior drivers.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of an intoxicated teenage driver, choose the accident lawyers who have years of experience with personal injury claims involving auto accidents and drunk drivers. Don’t waste any more time–contact the attorneys at Norton and Bowers, P.C. as soon as possible.

ARRANGE A FREE CONSULTATION TODAY

Don’t just trust any lawyer in Denver to handle your case. Our attorneys have represented clients in all types of personal injury cases including those involving slip and falls, premises liability laws, car accidents, and drunk driving accidents. Norton and Bowers, P.C. serves clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that you will owe no attorney fees until your claim is resolved and we collect for you. If you’ve been injured by a drunk, distracted, or hit-and-run driver in Denver or anywhere in Colorado, call us now at 303-400-8100 or fill out the online form on this website to arrange a free consultation. You’ll be able to speak directly to an attorney about your case. Offsite, weekend, and evening appointments are also available. If you’re injured in Colorado because of someone else’s negligence, let Norton and Bowers, P.C. go to work for you as quickly as possible.

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