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.