Drunk driving accidents are more common than you think. In fact, according to the NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 30% of all fatal vehicular accidents in the US result from drunk driving. When an accident occurs and involves a drunk driver, there are certain steps you can take to protect yourself and your family from possible financial ruin following medical bills and loss of wages. If you live in the Boulder, Colorado, area, we welcome you to call Jeffress Law for the representation you need for your drunk driving case.
I Was Hit by a Drunk Driver, Now What?
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident caused by a drunk driver, taking immediate steps to protect your legal rights is essential. The first step is to contact the police and report the incident. This provides evidence and a useful legal foundation if you choose to pursue legal action. If needed, seek medical attention immediately for any injuries you sustain. If a death is involved, working with a personal injury attorney is vital in the earliest stages to collect proper paperwork, photographs, and evidence needed to file a lawsuit.
Understanding DUI Accident Insurance Claims
When dealing with the aftermath of a drunk driving accident, there are two main types of insurance coverage that may help you recover your losses: Personal injury protection (PIP) and uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM/UIM). UM/UIM coverage protects your financial well-being if the at-fault driver does not have enough insurance to cover all of your losses. PIP is a type of “no-fault” coverage that pays your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses associated with the accident due to injuries sustained.
Why Do I Need a DUI Accident Lawyer?
The legal ramifications of a DUI accident can be challenging to navigate, and you must have the guidance of an experienced attorney. A DUI accident lawyer will help you understand your rights and ensure the responsible driver is held accountable for their actions. An attorney will work with insurance companies to ensure you receive payment for any medical bills or loss of wages due to the inability to work caused by injuries sustained in your drunk driving accident.
Why Should You Bring a Drunk Driving Civil Claim?
Attorneys Christopher W. Jeffress and Gregori Csintalan encourage you to consult with them following a drunk driving accident to determine if you have a foundation to file a legal claim against the individual or individuals responsible for the accident.
What Is Dram Shop Liability in Colorado?
Dram shop liability is an area of the law that holds businesses like bars and restaurants accountable for selling alcohol to individuals already heavily intoxicated or under the legal drinking age. If a company violates the liquor laws and an injury results, our attorneys at Jeffress Law can bring forth a dram shop lawsuit on behalf of their client.
Who Can I Call To Learn More About Filing a Drunk Driving Accident Claim?
Contact Attorneys Christopher W. Jeffress and Gregori Csintalan of Jeffress Law in Boulder, Colorado, to request your free consultation appointment with our personal injury professionals. Call 303-993-8685 or text 303-225-9101 to learn more about your legal rights in a drunk driving accident. We provide free consultations, aggressive representation, and years of combined experience in personal injury lawsuits.