When Drunk Drivers Cause Serious Accidents

In Colorado, individuals who drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher are breaking the law. They violate the trust we put in motorists to operate vehicles safely and legally, and they greatly contribute to making our roads unsafe.

Accidents caused by drunk drivers frequently result in catastrophic injuries or death because they often occur at high rates of speed. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you should be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering caused by the incident.

Doehling Law, in Grand Junction, Colorado, has the knowledge and experience to maximize the compensation you receive in these cases. Contact us today to learn more during a free initial consultation about how we can put this experience to work for you.

We are often successful in making arrangements with medical providers on your behalf. You may need extensive medical care while awaiting the outcome of your case. Our attorneys will work with medical providers and attempt to reach an agreement so you can continue to receive treatment and compensation for your injuries.

The Interplay Between Criminal And Civil Cases

These cases are complex because criminal and civil law are involved. As with all personal injury cases, it is important to contact our lawyers as soon after the accident as possible. We review all police reports and will conduct our own investigation to obtain additional information to support your case.

Insurance companies may be eager to settle a personal injury claim in apparent drunk driver accidents. But a quick settlement may not be in your best interests if the extent of your injuries and your recovery process have not been fully determined.

Are There Additional Responsible Parties?

We explore the possibility that additional parties may be named in a personal injury case involving a drunk driver.

Dram shop liability laws hold bars, restaurants, liquor stores and other businesses responsible as well. Establishments serving alcohol may be held accountable for the damage caused in a drunk driving accident if alcohol is knowingly sold or served to a person who is visibly intoxicated, or if the alcohol is knowingly sold or served to a minor.

If you or a loved one was injured by a drunk driver, our attorneys can answer your questions and recommend the next steps to take. Call 970-628-3907, or use our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation at our Grand Junction, Glenwood Springs or Aspen office.