Injuries resulting from drunk/impaired driving are among the most severe. This is due to the catastrophic nature of the collisions that result from drunk driving. When a driver is impaired due to the consumption of alcohol or other intoxicating substances, their ability to adhere to the rules of the road is significantly diminished. In addition, their ability to react to the presence of other vehicles on the road in a safe manner is also diminished. As a result, when a wreck occurs involving a drunk driver, the collision is often much more severe due to the driver’s inability to respond correctly.
The legal framework surrounding a drunk driving collision case punishes the drunk driver’s decision to operate a vehicle on a common roadway without the mental and physical aptitude necessary to operate a vehicle safely. With evidence supporting a finding that a driver’s blood alcohol content surpassed the legal limit at the time of the collision, a Plaintiff may be entitled to punitive damages.
After you have been injured by a drunk driver in a collision, it is crucial to reach out to a legal professional who has a comprehensive understanding of the legal implications of this kind of car accident. The attorneys at Fletcher Law Office, LLC, have successfully resolved hundreds of these cases. We are standing by to speak with you about your case and the steps that need to be taken to move forward. Contact us.