Drunk driving is illegal. When a person gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, even prescription drugs, that person is clearly being negligent. If that negligence leads to an auto accident, the driver can be held responsible for all of the harm caused as a result. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you can take action to get compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and other expenses.
The fact that a drunk driver has committed a crime and caused an accident may open up additional opportunities for you to receive money. As in any auto accident claim, compensation can be sought through the negligent driver's insurance policy. However, in these cases, the negligent driver may also have to pay you punitive damages. Punitive damages are cash payments that the negligent driver has to pay to you as part of the driver's punishment.
Drunk Driving Accident Attorney in Denver
In these cases, proving negligence is typically clear cut. An experienced lawyer, such as the one you will find at the Lakewood, Colorado, Law Offices of Robert Paysinger, P.C., will simply gather the police report that will show alcohol or drug intoxication on the part of the negligent driver. While this part is more straightforward, other challenges remain, such as demonstrating the severity of your injury and getting full compensation for it.
We have been helping injured people throughout the Denver area for more than 30 years. We are ready to take immediate action to serve your needs and get you the compensation you need, sooner rather than later.
Contact a Denver Drunk Driving Lawyer Today
Contact our law office today for a free initial consultation with a Denver drunk driving accident attorney. You can reach a representative at any time, day or night. Call 888-769-4035 for immediate assistance or send us an e-mail.