Denver Drugged Driving Accident Lawyers for Claims Involving DUI Drugs
When you are on the road, you expect the other drivers around you to be focused on the road and capable of operating their vehicles safely. Unfortunately, some people make the extremely poor decision to drive under the influence of drugs. Not only is this a criminal offense in Colorado, but it can also give rise to civil liability. If you need to seek compensation for an accident involving DUI drugs, our Denver drugged driving accident lawyers can help. We are highly-experienced in handling all types of accident cases, and we are passionate about helping individuals and families who are suffering or grieving due to other people’s mistakes.
Seeking Compensation for an Accident in Colorado Involving DUI Drugs
Seeking compensation for a drugged driving accident ultimately isn’t much different from seeking compensation for any other type of collision. If the other driver was at fault (which is almost certainly the case if he or she was high or otherwise impaired), then you are entitled to seek compensation for all of the financial and non-financial losses you suffer as a result of the accident.
Many people have questions about the impact of Colorado’s recreational marijuana law on personal injury and wrongful death claims for auto accidents. While adults over the age of 21 can legally use marijuana in Colorado, they cannot use marijuana and then get behind the wheel. Just as Colorado residents cannot drink and drive, they cannot smoke and drive, either.
Of course, marijuana use isn’t the only concern. There are many other legal and illegal drugs that can have impairing effects as well. No matter what drug is involved, if you or a loved one suffered injuries in an accident caused by a drug-impaired driver, our Denver drugged driving accident attorneys can fight to recover the compensation you deserve.
What if the Other Driver Is (or Isn’t) Charged with DUI Drugs?
If someone called 911 from the scene of your car accident, there is a good chance that the other driver will have been charged with DUI drugs. If this is the case, it will be important for you to understand what this means – and doesn’t mean – for your drugged driving case.
Even if the other driver is convicted of DUI drugs, you will still need to file a civil claim to recover compensation for your losses. Criminal cases and claims for compensation are two entirely separate legal matters. However, you can use the driver’s DUI drug conviction in your civil case, and a conviction can streamline the process of proving your right to damages.
If the other driver wasn’t charged with DUI, you can still file a civil claim—and you should do so. Our attorneys can collect the evidence needed to prove liability without a conviction, and we can use our experience to seek maximum compensation on your behalf.
Speak With a Denver Drugged Driving Accident Lawyer for Free
If you need to speak with a lawyer about filing a claim for a drugged driving accident in Denver, we encourage you to contact us promptly. Call 303-333-8000 or contact us online for a free consultation.