Why Drunk or Impaired Driving Matters:
The facts surrounding why, and how, you were injured matter to us. If you are injured by someone who was intoxicated, high, or otherwise impaired while driving, this is completely unacceptable. This is not an innocent mistake made by someone who was just not careful enough. You are injured because they prioritized getting drunk or high over the safety of you and everyone else on the road.
It is critical that you contact us immediately after an accident involving an intoxicated or impaired driver, so we may begin investigating and preserving the evidence. In the case of a drunk driver, we need to discover immediately where they consumed the alcohol, video evidence of them drinking, whether a bar over served them, or any other facts that directly impact the legal claims you need to bring.
Unlike other attorneys, we monitor the criminal prosecution of the intoxicated or impaired driver, attend criminal court appearances, work with the District Attorney to protect you, and make sure that any cellular, video, or other evidence is not destroyed. The earlier you get us involved in this process, the more effective we are in obtaining this evidence before it is destroyed by the defendant, the bar, or discarded by the police.
Insurance companies should take these cases much more seriously than simple negligence accidents, because Colorado juries do not tolerate intoxicated or impaired driving, especially when it results in an injury to someone. The more evidence we have to prove their level of impairment, the better prepared we can be to obtain a serious settlement on your behalf.
COMPENSATION IN DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT CLAIMS:
- Medical treatment, including doctor’s visits, medication, surgeries, rehabilitation, medical devices, etc.
- Lost wages that you missed while unable to work as well as future wages
- Lost earning capacity if you are permanently disabled and cannot earn the same wages as before the accident
- Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other emotional damages
- Punitive damages may be available in rare cases if a jury finds that the driver exhibited excessive negligence and should be punished for his or her actions