Understanding the Value of a Drunk Driving Accident Case

A car accident involving a drunk driver can have life-altering consequences for the victims and their families. At BOURNE LAW FIRM - DUI ACCIDENT LAWYERS, our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve for the damages and losses you have suffered. Determining the value of a drunk driving accident case depends on various factors, and our team is here to guide you through the process.

Selecting a lawyer with extensive experience representing DUI victims is crucial for maximizing the compensation and punitive damages awards in your case. An experienced attorney understands the complexities involved in DUI accident cases and is well-versed in the laws and regulations governing such claims. They have the knowledge and expertise to effectively navigate the legal system and aggressively advocate on your behalf.

Factors Affecting the Value of a Drunk Driving Accident Case

Several factors can influence the value of a car accident case involving a drunk driver, including:

  • The severity of your injuries and the impact on your quality of life
  • Medical expenses, both current and future
  • Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Punitive damages

Our experienced attorneys will carefully evaluate your case and gather the necessary evidence to ensure that you receive fair compensation for all of the damages you have suffered.

Punitive Damages in Drunk Driving Accident Cases

In cases involving a drunk driver, you may be entitled to punitive damages in addition to the compensatory damages for your injuries and losses. Punitive damages are intended to punish the negligent party and deter similar reckless behavior in the future. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to hold the drunk driver accountable and seek the maximum compensation available under the law.

Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in a person's bloodstream. As a person consumes alcohol, it is absorbed into their bloodstream and can impair their cognitive and motor functions, making them a less safe driver. The effects of alcohol on driving abilities depend on various factors, including the individual's tolerance and the amount consumed. However, as BAC levels increase, the risk of causing an accident significantly rises.

The effects of alcohol on driving abilities at various blood alcohol levels are as follows:

  • BAC 0.02% - 0.03%: Slight impairment of judgment, mild relaxation, and subtle mood changes may occur.
  • BAC 0.05%: At this level, the person may experience reduced coordination, impaired judgment, and difficulty steering. Reaction time may also be slower.
  • BAC 0.08%: This is the legal limit for driving in most jurisdictions. At this level, the individual is likely to experience significant impairments in muscle coordination, balance, vision, hearing, and reaction time. The ability to concentrate and process information is also negatively impacted.
  • BAC 0.10%: At this level, the person may experience slurred speech, poor coordination, and slowed thinking. The risk of being involved in a car accident is significantly higher.
  • BAC 0.15%: Severe impairment in motor control, balance, and decision-making is likely at this level. Vomiting and loss of consciousness may also occur. The risk of causing a serious accident is extremely high.

Holding drunk drivers accountable when they cause an accident is of utmost importance. Their conduct is not only negligent but also egregious, as they knowingly put other people's lives at risk by getting behind the wheel while impaired. By taking legal action against drunk drivers, we can send a strong message that such behavior will not be tolerated and deter others from engaging in similar conduct. Furthermore, holding drunk drivers accountable can help provide the victims and their families with a sense of justice and closure, as well as the financial support they need to cope with the consequences of the accident.

Trial Attorneys: Aggressive Representation and experience with DUI accident cases

At Bourne Law Firm, we are experienced trial attorneys who understand the importance of acting quickly and decisively. As soon as we are hired, we begin gathering evidence to prove your case and strengthen your claim. Our diligent approach and aggressive representation often result in insurance companies offering substantial settlements to avoid going to court.

At Bourne Law Firm, we believe in the importance of thorough preparation and diligent investigation. In order to build a strong case for punitive damages, we utilize a wide array of evidence, including police reports, investigative reports, court documents, body cam footage, and other relevant materials. This comprehensive approach allows us to effectively demonstrate the reckless and negligent behavior of the drunk driver and pursue the maximum amount of punitive damages available under the law.

We recognize that juries are likely to view the evidence of drunk driving with strong disapproval, and we use this knowledge to our advantage. By strategically presenting the evidence we have gathered, we effectively demonstrate the reckless behavior of the drunk driver, and in turn, pursue a large recovery on your behalf. Our goal is to maximize the compensation you receive, so you can focus on your recovery and moving forward.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver, let our experienced attorneys at Bourne Law Firm provide you with the support and guidance you need. We are dedicated to fighting for the justice and compensation you deserve. To schedule a free consultation, please contact us today.