Grand Junction Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
There for You 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 our drunk driving accident attorneys today to learn more during a free initial consultation about how we can put this experience to work for you.
The Interplay Between Criminal & Civil Cases
Drunk driving accident cases are complex because both 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 will review all police reports and conduct our own investigation to obtain additional information to support your case. That way, we can ensure you receive the civil damages you deserve as well as any punitive damages for the driver’s criminal actions, if applicable.
Insurance companies may be eager to settle a personal injury claim in apparent drunk driving 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. In cases involving as many factors as these, it is best to work with an experienced attorney who can clearly determine liability, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation available.
Are Additional Parties Responsible?
We always 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 in DUI cases. Establishments serving alcohol may be held accountable for the damage caused in a drunk driving accident if alcohol was knowingly sold or served to a person who was visibly intoxicated, or if the alcohol was knowingly sold or served to a minor.
If you or a loved one were injured by a drunk driver, our attorneys can answer your questions and recommend the next steps to take. You may need extensive medical care while awaiting the outcome of your case. Fortunately, we are often successful in making arrangements with medical providers on your behalf. Our attorneys will work with the medical providers and attempt to reach an agreement so you can continue to receive treatment and compensation for your injuries while we work on your case.
The Doehling Law team will work with you throughout your drunk driving accident case, even going to trial on your behalf if necessary. By working with us, you can be confident that you will receive the compensation you need to cover your medical bills, lost wages from missed work, and pain and suffering—not to mention justice. We will not rest until the drunk driver and other parties responsible for your accident are held accountable for their reckless actions.