Detroit Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Fair Compensation After an Unfair Accident
Being hit by a drunk driver is as infuriating as it is unfair. You do all you can to drive responsibly, which means never getting behind the wheel after having alcohol. Why is it that the driver who hit you thought that reckless behavior was acceptable? Regardless of their explanation or excuse, you should be thinking about how you can get even by filing a car accident claim against them.
After a drunk driving accident in Detroit, you can call Bashore Green Law Group for legal assistance. We are the firm that locals trust with difficult injury cases, such as those involving defendants who were breaking the law when they caused a crash, e.g., drunk drivers. Thanks to our vast legal experience, we can see these cases from every angle and find the best approach to pursue the most compensation possible.
Evidence for a Drunk Driving Accident Case
Drunk driving claims are technically car accident claims, except the crash happened because someone was intoxicated behind the wheel. Unlike most other car accident cases, though, drunk driving claims can be accompanied by unique forms of criminal evidence. The same evidence that is used in criminal court to reach a conviction can be used in civil court to tip the case in your favor. In fact, even if the drunk driver escapes a DUI conviction, they can still be held liable in civil court for your damages, like lost wages, medical bills, vehicle repairs, and pain and suffering.
Criminal evidence to use in a drunk driving accident case might include:
- Field sobriety test results
- Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results
- Police testimonies
- Courtroom evidence for a DUI trial
- Criminal conviction
- Sentencing decisions
Is It Ever Safe to Drink & Drive?
When you are interacting with the other driver after they crash into you, they might try to downplay the severity of their intoxication. They can do this by saying things like, “I only had one drink,” or “I had a drink, but it was a while ago.” Such statements should be recorded however you can because they might suffice as admissions of guilt later.
The truth is that it is never safe to drink and drive. Even one alcoholic beverage can impact a driver for hours afterward, making them more dangerous on the road. Many people have been misled by word-of-mouth that “buzzed” driving is safe, but, in reality, it absolutely is not.
A single alcoholic beverage can make a driver experience:
- Slowed reaction times
- Woozy or jittery steering movements
- Blurred vision
- Worsened concentration
Only one of these symptoms of intoxication makes driving unsafe. When all are present in a drunk driver, it is a recipe for a car accident.
We Can Help You Sue a Drunk Driver
Drunk drivers should hold themselves accountable for such reckless wrongdoing, but few will. They often try to escape all liability and criminal consequences by denying they caused any harm at all. Our Detroit drunk driving accident lawyers know all of their tactics and the strategies used by the insurance companies that defend them. By countering with our own advanced legal approaches, we can steer your claim toward success with as few delays or complications as possible.
Want to know more? Call our drunk driving accident attorneys in Detroit at (248) 487-1887. We speak English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Arabic, and Lebanese.
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