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According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), there were 161 DUI fatalities in Colorado last year. Over the past five years, a total of 785 lives in Colorado have been claimed by drunk driving. Drunk driving is a serious crime, and those who get behind the wheel when they are intoxicated are taking a major risk. Unfortunately, drunk drivers not only put themselves in danger; they also put other innocent people in danger as well.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, the Denver auto accident attorneys at Levine Law can help. We understand the pain that a drunk driving accident can cause and we will treat your case with compassion as we work to help you obtain compensation.
The Dangers of Denver DUI Accidents
In Colorado, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. For commercial drivers and underage drivers, the BAC limits are even lower. The laws impose criminal penalties on those who drive drunk because the risk of auto accidents is significant.
Driving drunk can impair a driver’s ability to pay attention or make smart driving choices. A drunk driver will have slower reflexes and is more likely to be involved in a serious crash since his/her ability to brake or swerve quickly in a sudden emergency is impaired. Drunk drivers are often involved in high-speed and head-on collisions, and such accidents commonly cause serious injuries and fatalities.
Injuries often sustained in DUI accidents include:
The faster the drunk driver travels and the more direct the collision with another vehicle, the more likely that serious injury will result. Pedestrians and motorcycle or bicycle riders are also in grave danger when they encounter a drunk driver because they have no protection from the full impact of a motor vehicle. In addition, an intoxicated driver might veer off the road entirely onto sidewalks or lawns.
Contact Our Denver Auto Accident Lawyers Now for a Free Consultation
Because drunk driving is illegal, victims of drunk driving accidents have a strong case to hold the intoxicated driver responsible. A DUI victim can file a personal injury lawsuit against the intoxicated driver and often recover compensation for losses including medical bills, lost income/missed work, and pain and suffering. If the drunk driving accident led to death, then the surviving family members of the victim can take legal action.
At Levine Law, our dedicated lawyers can help you after a drunk driving crash. With more than 20 years of experience representing the victims of auto accidents, we understand how traumatic drunk driving accidents can be and the loss they can cause. Let us help you seek justice and ensure that you are fairly and fully compensated. Contact our Denver auto accident lawyers today for advice and assistance online or by phone at (303) 333-8000.