In America, it is illegal for anyone to drive with a blood alcohol limit above 0.08%.
Anyone driving above this limit is considered to be Driving Under the Influence (DUI) or Driving While Intoxicated (DWI).
Every day, these behaviours are responsible for a large number of motor vehicle-related accidents, injuries and deaths.
The irrevocable nature of this type of negligent behaviour can have devastating consequences.
That’s why here at Shiffer Law we take our responsibility of representing those who have been affected by the actions of a drunk driver very seriously.
If you or a family member have been affected by a drunk driving accident that’s caused anguish, injuries or wrongful death, Schiffer Law is here to help you navigate through this time and ensure that the appropriate action is taken on your behalf.
About one third of car crash fatalities in the U.S involve drunk drivers with about 28 people dying each day in America due to drunk driving.
That means that between 2010 and 2019, 10,000 people in America died every year due to drunk driving accidents.
These statistics are shocking, which is why here at Schiffer Law Firm we believe in bringing the full weight of our focussed and intentional approach to bear when we represent clients affected in drunk driving accidents.
We will ensure you get the proper legal representation and subsequent compensation if you’ve been injured or otherwise affected by someone driving under the influence or driving while intoxicated.
Every individual’s circumstances are unique, which is why we encourage those who’ve been involved in an accident with a drunk driving accident to call us here at Schiffer Law.
Qualified lawyers can help you to understand your rights and what action can be taken on your behalf if you’ve been involved in such an accident.
We understand that the fallout from these accidents from pain and suffering through to wrongful death can alter the course of people’s lives.
With the appropriate legal representation, you have the best chance of navigating an often legally complex and emotionally charged situation.
In the case of most drunk driving accidents, like many other accidents, the key issue is who’s at fault.
Whenever we step behind the wheel of a car we have a duty of care to operate that vehicle responsibly. Those that do so, while under the influence of alcohol are commiting a crime that has very real ramifications including criminal consequences such as licence suspension, jail time and fines.
This does not mean they are automatically liable for providing you with compensation for damages to your vehicle or person.
Which is why, if you or a loved one has been in an accident with someone suspected of drink driving, proving they were intoxicated is incredibly important.
This proof could be the difference between establishing whether the drunk driver was operating the vehicle with a reasonable amount of care.
It is up to you as the injured party to establish whether the driver’s actions were unreasonable or careless.
From there you need to link the intoxicated driver’s beach of care with your damages.
Engaging with an experienced attorney means you have someone in your corner with the ability to step out the correct course of action to build the strongest case possible.
It means the weight of that burden of proof and the nuance of interpreting the law in these situations doesn’t rest solely on your shoulders.
If you’ve been affected by the actions of a drunk driver, please call us today.