Durham Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Understanding and Defending Against Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving accidents are some of the most devastating motor vehicle accidents. When an individual gets in their vehicle after drinking, they are putting everyone else on the road in danger. When a drunk driver causes an accident, innocent people are often severely injured or killed. Drunk driving accidents can have lifelong consequences for victims and their families. At Wallace Pierce Law, we fight to hold those responsible accountable and ensure they are held accountable.
Our Durham drunk driving accident attorneys are committed to helping victims of drunk driving accidents get the compensation they deserve. We know how to effectively pursue maximum financial recovery and will fight to ensure our clients get the justice they deserve.
What Happens in a Drunk Driving Accident Case?
In a drunk driving accident, the drunk driver is almost always liable for the accident. This is because the driver is in control of the vehicle and has a duty to drive as safely as possible. When a driver causes an accident while drunk, they have violated this duty because they are not driving safely. The drunk driver is almost always liable to be held liable for the accident, regardless of the circumstances.
In a drunk driving accident case, the victim's attorney will likely take the following steps:
- Examine the evidence, including police reports, witness statements, and medical reports
- Examine the drunk driver's blood alcohol content to prove their intoxication
- Examine the victim's injuries, including their physical and emotional damages
- Examine the vehicle to determine the extent of damage to the vehicle
- Examine the circumstances of the accident to determine if the drunk driver is liable
In a successful drunk driving accident case, the drunk driver will be held liable for the accident and will be required to pay compensation to the victim.
What Compensation Can I Recover in a Drunk Driving Accident Case?
In a drunk driving accident case, the victim's attorney will work to prove the drunk driver was liable for the accident. Once liability is established, the victim's attorney can move forward with the case and prove the drunk driver was responsible for the victim's damages. The victim's attorney can then ask for compensation to cover these damages.
Our Durham drunk driving accident lawyers can help you pursue compensation for the following damages:
In a successful case, the victim's attorney can ask for compensation for all of these damages and more. This compensation can help cover the victim's expenses as they work to recover from their injuries and move forward with their life.
The exact amount of compensation you can recover will depend on the circumstances of the accident. Our Durham drunk driving accident attorneys can help you determine if you have a case.
What Are the Legal Limits for Driving While Intoxicated?
In North Carolina, drivers are considered intoxicated if they have a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or higher. Commercial drivers with a blood alcohol content of 0.04% are considered "drunk" as well. Drivers under 21 with any blood alcohol content are considered intoxicated due to the state's "zero tolerance" policies.
Drivers in North Carolina are legally required to submit to a blood alcohol test if they are pulled over for driving while intoxicated. If a driver refuses to submit to a test, their license will be suspended.
Contact Our Durham Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys Today
At Wallace Pierce Law, we know how to effectively pursue maximum financial recovery in drunk driving accidents. Our Durham drunk driving accident attorneys work to ensure our clients get the justice they deserve. We know how to effectively pursue maximum financial recovery and will fight to ensure our clients get the justice they deserve. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, we encourage you to contact us. We will do everything we can to help you get the compensation you deserve.
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