According to the World Population Review, one of the leading causes of death in America is car accidents. Some common causes of these car accidents are:
- Bad weather
- Car defects
- Driver intoxication
If you have been involved in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, it is within your rights to seek damages.
Some of the damages you can seek if you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver are mental anguish, physical pain and suffering, and more. If you are not sure about the type of damages you can pursue, give us a call and we will seek the best possible outcome for your case.
How Do Drunk Drivers Cause Accidents?
When you drive under the influence of alcohol, your reaction time slows down because the central nervous system also slows down. Some of the common symptoms associated with being drunk are:
- Dazed expression
- Staggering gait
- Dilated pupils
- Slurred speech
- Bloodshot eyes
- How to Prove the Accident Was Caused by a Drunk Driver
Sometimes, it is easy to prove that the driver at fault was drunk. For example, the driver might decide to willingly admit that they were drunk during the accident.
If the driver is not willing to admit liability, there are a few techniques that you can use to prove that they were drunk. One easy way to prove the other driver was drunk is to record the testimony of eyewitnesses, describing the driver’s speech, expression, and gait. Such testimony can carry more weight if it is backed up by a police report.
If the police suspect that the driver was drunk, they may use a breathalyzer to determine the alcohol concentration level in the blood. It is important to note that in most cases, the driver is legally drunk if the alcohol concentration level is more than 0.08%.
Another example of evidence that you can use is witness testimony proving the driver had consumed alcohol before the accident. If the driver had been involved in a DUI incident, the incident can also be used in court as evidence.
Reach Out to Our DUI Accident Lawyers
When you call the law offices of Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers, you can rest assured that a drunk driving accident lawyer will do everything they can to ensure the best possible outcome for your case. We will explain to you your legal rights and how you could be compensated for the pain and suffering you have felt.
At the same time, we will immediately start to investigate the accident and gather the required evidence. We will also find a reputable medical witness who can testify to the extent of your injuries.
Give us a call at 225-387-2323 or fill out the form below to explore your options for the best possible outcome for your case.