Vehicle Accidents & Drunk Driving

Do you know or suspect that you or someone you care about was hit by a drunk driver in Denver? If so, you should contact a Denver DUI attorney to see what can be done to compensate you. Be sure to do it without delay, as there are limitations on how long you can take to file personal injury lawsuits in the state of Colorado. Currently, these limitations are three years from the initial time of the incident, meaning that injuries you ignore at first, but which get worse down the road, could lead to financial ruin. The reality is that you are left completely out of luck if the statute of limitations has run out and you have not already initiated proceedings.

In Colorado, any motorist driving with a Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher can be charged with a DUI. There are even more severe charges for those with a level of 0.17 or higher, and also for repeat offenders. Tighter limits apply to those under 21 and those operating commercial vehicles. Drunk driving personal injury cases are different from other vehicle accident cases because, under Colorado law, victims of drunk drivers are entitled to seek punitive damages on the basis that choosing to drive drunk demonstrates reckless conduct.

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You may also be able to sue other parties who contributed to the accident, such as those who provided the alcohol to the driver who hit you. A person or business who served alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person can potentially be held responsible, especially if they did so knowing the drunk driver would be operating a vehicle while impaired soon afterward. It is in your best interest to aggressively pursue all of these avenues. If you or your loved one have sustained long-term debilitating injuries from a drunk driving incident, you may face huge costs spanning years or decades.

By hiring a vehicle accident lawyer, you are getting someone who knows exactly what the law provides for, allowing you to collect the greatest amount possible. You will also have peace of mind knowing that you are doing your part to prevent this from happening to the other person. If you have been involved in an accident where you suspect alcohol played a role in the other driver’s ability to operate their vehicle, contact the attorneys at the Law Firm of Driskell, Fitz-Gerald & Ray, LLC.



The Law Firm of Driskell, Fitz-Gerald & Ray, LLC specializes in representing personal injury cases with effective representation at reasonable cost in Denver and throughout Colorado