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Colorado Springs Car Accident Attorney – Drunk Driving Accidents
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reported 161 DUI-related deaths in Colorado last year, and a total of 785 people have lost their lives as a result of drunk driving accidents in the state. Driving while intoxicated can double the risk of a car accident and those who are hurt or killed are often innocent victims who were passengers in the vehicle or were on the road at the same time as the drunk driver.
Colorado laws make drunk driving illegal in an attempt to prevent injury and death due to intoxicated drivers. The laws also make drunk drivers responsible for compensating accident victims or surviving family members of those lost in car accidents caused by drunk drivers. However, victims need to take legal action to obtain the compensation to which they are entitled under the law.
If you or a loved one was hurt or killed in a DUI crash, the Colorado Springs personal injury lawyers at Levine Law can provide advice and guidance. We can assist you in making a claim for damages to secure compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, or the wrongful death of a loved one.
Drunk Driving Accident Dangers
A drunk driver is not only more likely to be involved in an accident, but he or she is also more likely to cause serious injuries and fatalities. An intoxicated driver is unable to respond quickly enough to an impending accident to engage in normal crash-avoidance behaviors. A drunk driver, for example, might not slam on the brakes or swerve to avoid a direct hit to your vehicle.
A drunk driver is a serious menace on the roadways. Your Colorado Springs car accident lawyer knows that high-speed accidents and head-on collisions tend to cause the most serious injuries and significantly increase the risk of fatalities. Since drunk driving is an indisputably dangerous behavior, it is often not difficult for accident victims in drunk driving cases to prove that the intoxicated driver was negligent and thus legally liable.
While you may not have a hard time proving that a drunk driver acted wrongfully, it can be challenging to obtain the full amount of compensation that Colorado law allows after a car accident. A Colorado Springs accident lawyer at Levine Law can help you determine whether to settle your case or go to court. We can investigate your case, gather evidence, negotiate a settlement or advocate your case in the courtroom.
Contact Our Colorado Springs Personal Injury Lawyers Today
Drunk drivers should never be allowed to get away with injuring others. You should never be left to cope with financial losses due to an injury caused by a drunk driver. At Levine Law, we have more than two decades of experience representing the rights of injured victims of DUI accidents.
To schedule your free consultation and learn more about how our Colorado Springs accident lawyers can help, contact us via phone or our online contact form today.