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Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Wilmington, NC

Our team at Speaks Law Firm can help you obtain compensation if you are injured by another driver who was under the influence of alcohol.
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NC Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

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.

Elements of a DWI Case

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:

  • Was the individual driving the vehicle
  • Was driving on a street, highway, or public vehicular area
  • Was under the influence of an impairing substance
  • Had a blood alcohol level of 0.08 or above

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.

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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.

  • Our People. Our team is our main differentiator. We hired each one for their solid background and experience in the field. This all-star cast of talented, dedicated, and accomplished legal professionals cares about your case. With over 20 years of experience, we will do our best to fight for your rights.
  • Our Process. We have built collaboration into our process. Our legal professionals were selected to work at the firm due to their experience. They work together to build your case and help you reach your goals.
  • Our Commitment. You need someone committed to fighting for your rights after an accident that places you in a vulnerable position. At Speaks Law Firm, our team works hard to provide our clients in Wilmington, NC, and the surrounding areas with sound legal service. We speak for you.
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Common Types of Accidents and Injuries in a Drunk Driving Incident

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.

Compensation You Can Receive

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.

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Penalties for Drunk Driving

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.

The Right Legal Counsel Makes a Difference

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.

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Should I see a doctor if I feel fine? (view full answer)
Always seek immediate medical attention after an auto accident. Internal injuries don’t always have symptoms. Besides, if you don’t seek treatment, the insurance company may later argue that you have exaggerated or faked your injuries. Have you been injured in a North Carolina auto accident? At Speaks Law Firm, we’ll speak for you. Call us […]
What if I suspect the accident was partly my fault? (view full answer)
Never admit fault. Emotions run high in situations like these. You’re likely under stress and not in the right state of mind to evaluate the accident objectively. Let the police investigate the accident. If the evidence shows that it wasn’t your fault, your Wilmington personal injury lawyer from Speaks Law Firm can advise whether you […]
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You should speak to an experienced Wilmington auto accident attorney before approaching the insurance adjusters. Insurance companies are not your friends: Their job is to optimize costs and turn a profit, not pay you fair compensation. To reduce your payout or avoid making one altogether, the adjusters may try to blame you for the accident. […]
Will I have to go to court to seek compensation? (view full answer)
You will not necessarily go to court. If the other driver is indisputably at fault, the insurance company may offer a reasonable settlement. However, if the insurers make a low offer or argue that you were at fault, your auto accidents attorney may need to take the case to trial. At Speaks Law Firm, we […]

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