PERSONAL INJURY - DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS
Colorado has laws against drinking to an excess and driving because drunk drivers kill more than 17,000 people and injure more than 500,000 people across the country. Drunk drivers often drive recklessly, have problems estimating distances, react more slowly, and take unnecessary and unsafe chances.
Drunk drivers run red lights and stop signs, drive in the wrong lanes, and often exercise poor judgement resulting in crashes with catastrophic injuries or death.
Call the police and let the 911 operator, the paramedics, and the responding police officer know if the other driver smells like alcohol, or if you suspect alcohol or drugs are involved.
Colorado law makes it illegal for a driver to drive and have a blood alcohol level of .05 or higher (DWAI: Driving While Ability Impaired), or above .08 (DUI: Driving Under the Influence). Suspected drunk drivers typically smell of alcohol, and the police will offer roadside maneuvers, and a breath or blood test if there is evidence of alcohol consumption by one of the drivers involved in the crash.
Colorado Springs injury lawyer Pit Martin can help if you or a loved one have been injured by a drunk driver. Pit Martin was a prosecutor for 2 years, and has represented people in Colorado Springs and throughout Colorado for over 33 years who have been injured by drunk drivers.
Call 719-578-5455 for a free, no obligation consultation regarding your claim. Punitive Damages can also be sought when there is evidence of drunk driving, in addition to recovery for past and future medical bills, past and future lost earnings, permanent impairment, pain and suffering, property damage to your vehicle, and loss of enjoyment of life.
There also may be a claim against the Colorado bar or restaurant that knowingly served the visibly intoxicated drunk driver (called a Dram Shop Claim).
If you or a loved one have been injured in Colorado Springs, or elsewhere in Colorado, call Colorado Springs lawyer Pit Martin, an experienced Colorado DUI car accident lawyer, at 719-578-5455 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your claim.
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