Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Pontiac
Fighting to Obtain Fair Compensation for Accident Victims in Michigan
Drunk driving continues to be a significant problem in the United States. Each year, thousands of unsuspecting individuals become the victim of an alcohol-related crash. If you have been injured by an intoxicated driver, you should not have to suffer financially for their negligent actions.
For help obtaining the justice and compensation you deserve, turn to our Pontiac drunk driving accident lawyers at Bashore Green Law Group, serving clients throughout Southeastern Michigan. We have extensive experience providing relentless advocacy for victims of personal injuries caused by drunk drivers. Let us handle the worry and stress for you during this time as you focus on your recovery.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation with one of our qualified personal injury attorneys, call (248) 487-1887 or contact us online today. We serve clients throughout the state of Michigan.
Drunk Driving Accident Data
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA), roughly 28 people die every day in drunk-driving crashes across the U.S.—that's one fatality every 52 minutes. A total of, 10,142 people lost their lives due to drunk driving in 2019, which is over 10,000 deaths that could have been easily prevented had motorists refrained from getting behind the wheel after having one or more alcoholic beverages.
While it may seem like not drinking and driving is a given, it is best to exercise extra caution when driving around urban areas, at night, after large local events, or at any other time the likelihood of intoxicated driving is likely to increase. If you see someone swerving or otherwise driving erratically in a manner that suggests they may be drunk, get as far away from them as possible and notify law enforcement immediately.
Proving Fault in a Michigan DUI Injury Case
In Michigan, drunk driving accident cases are determined by negligence. Although many people think proving negligence in a DUI case is a given, it can be quite difficult.
To prove negligence, the plaintiff must show:
- The defendant owed them a duty of reasonable care,
- The defendant breached this duty of care, and
- The defendant caused the plaintiff’s injuries because of that breach.
It is especially helpful in alcohol-related crashes when the victim can hold the defendant liable for injuries under a theory of negligence per se. This refers to a driver whose negligence is a matter of law due to the violation of DUI statutes. Michigan law prohibits anyone from operating a motor vehicle when they are impaired by alcohol or their blood alcohol concentration is 0.08% or higher.
If a driver violates this law, the plaintiff may be able to hold the defendant liable without needing to prove the elements of duty and breach. Regardless of whether the driver is being charged with DUI, it is crucial to hire a team of skilled lawyers to build a strong case on your behalf.
Work with Our Experienced Lawyers to Secure Just Compensation
After experiencing the trauma of being injured in an accident by a drunk driver, it can be helpful to have a representative on your side who can walk you through all your legal options. Rely on the knowledgeable drunk driving accident lawyers at Bashore Green Law Group. We can provide you with reliable legal counsel and help you pursue the full and fair compensation that you deserve.
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