Car accidents can occur due to various factors. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is among the most common. Unfortunately, these types of accidents can be serious or even fatal. You could face an expensive and extensive recovery, not to mention experience enormous stress from the ordeal. When an accident results from someone else’s negligence, you need a team of experienced professionals on your side. We can evaluate your case at Speaks Law Firm and help you obtain financial compensation.
In North Carolina, drunk driving falls under the definition of driving while intoxicated. To prove that the person who injured you was guilty of this, a drunk driving accident lawyer will show that the driver:
Speaks Law Firm will carefully review the facts of your case to determine your next steps. Call us today for a free consultation to learn about your legal options.
Accidents can happen at any time. You can be as careful as you can be, but you can never predict the action of others out on the road. When this happens, you need someone to speak on your behalf to fight for your rights. Speaks Law Firm is here for you.
Despite your best efforts to drive safely and obey traffic laws, accidents can still happen on the road. You can also suffer injuries, even if you wear a seat belt and your car has airbags and other safety features. The results could be severe if a drunk or otherwise impaired driver hits you. The types of collisions can also vary.
Drunk drivers commonly drive erratically by swerving or veering to one side of the road, which can be dangerous for you as you drive. Head-on collisions are common with drunk drivers, as impaired driving can cause them to enter the wrong lane or run a stop sign or traffic light.
The extent of the injuries can vary depending on the nature of the accident. You could sustain lacerations and broken bones due to the impact. Head and spine injuries are also common in drunk driving accidents. Occasionally, a drunk driving accident inflicts burns on any part of your body.
Along with the emotional distress accompanying a car accident, you may worry about how you will pay for the treatment and care necessary to help you recover. The costs can quickly add up. Speaks Law Firm can help you obtain fair compensation to manage these financial burdens.
An injury settlement can pay for hospital visits, doctor consultations, surgeries and other treatments, rehabilitation, and medication. In addition, we will fight for your rights to receive compensation for lost wages and future earnings you may lose due to your injuries.
It is helpful to understand what consequences await those who violate North Carolina DWI laws. It can give you peace of mind that offenders are held accountable.
The most severe penalties will punish the guilty party with a minimum of 12 months in jail and up to $10,000 in fines. These penalties usually apply when the person has had another DWI conviction within the last seven years.
The minimum sentence for a conviction is 48 hours in jail with a $200 fine. Other factors in determining the penalty include the severity of the injury and the involvement of someone under 18.
If you have suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident, help is on your side. Suppose the accident is due to no fault of your own and the offender was driving while intoxicated. In that case, you are entitled to compensation to pay for your recovery and help you through this challenging situation.
The team at Speaks Law Firm has the knowledge and experience to represent you and your rights in these critical matters. Schedule a free consultation with us today so we can review your case.