Drunk Driving Accidents
Car Accident Attorneys in Charlotte, North Carolina
Drunk driving accidents are one of the leading causes of catastrophic injury and wrongful death in the country. With more than one million Americans arrested for impaired driving each year, it is an unfortunate likelihood that you or someone you love will encounter a drunk driver at some point. If they cause a car accident, you have to be ready and willing to seek compensation and set things right.
At Price, Petho & Associates P.L.L.C., our personal injury attorneys believe in the importance of pursuing justice after a negligent, reckless, or intoxicated driver causes others harm. Not only do our clients deserve a maximized payment for their damages, but other drivers on the road deserve to know that irresponsible motorists cannot get away with drunk driving. We are here to help you file your claim, stand up for your rights, and find peace of mind after a motor vehicle accident.
Specific Evidence to Use in Your Drunk Driving Injury Claim
Law enforcement agencies are tasked with catching drunk drivers and arresting them. Prosecutors seek their conviction, and judges are duty-bound to make certain they are penalized accordingly. However, the criminal justice system is separate from civil courts, and the people who are hurt by drunk drivers in car accidents are not guaranteed any compensation, even after the suspect is convicted and sentenced. If you want damages from the liable party, you will have to file your injury claim and work with a car accident attorney who knows what evidence to use to boost your chances of success.
Evidence that can support your claim that a drunk driver caused your crash includes:
- Police statement: Ideally, the police will arrest a drunk driver after they cause an accident. The responding officers should have a report of the incident, which can include the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of the intoxicated motorist.
- Driver’s history: The criminal and driving records of the person who struck you can also be examined. It is feasible that they will show a history of negligence or drunk driving.
- Third-party testimony: Drunk drivers are often noticeable from lanes away due to their erratic driving behavior. After a crash, talk to bystanders to see if they noticed anything.
- Social media: The digital age has supplied injury attorneys with a new place to get great evidence of negligence and liability: social media. If the person who hit you is tagged at a bar earlier in the night, it can be used to argue their intoxication.
Powerful Legal Advocates in Business Since 1979
For nearly 40 years, we have been the trusted name in personal injury and car accident claims throughout North Carolina. Our recent case results include a total of more than $9 million in recoveries secured for motor vehicle accident clients. We would love to get a chance to show you what our caliber of service and experience can do for you after you get hurt in a drunk driving accident.
Contact our law firm for more information about filing a claim.