Drunk Driving Accidents
Mobile, Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers – (251) 299-0101
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 20% of all car accidents are caused by or involve an intoxicated driver. This equates to thousands of drunk driving accidents every day. If you or someone you love is injured by a drunk driver, then you need to know what to do next to get compensation and justice.
By calling (251) 299-0101, you can connect with Cunningham Bounds and our car accident attorneys in Mobile, Alabama. Our law firm was first founded in 1958, and we have fought hard for the fair treatment of the injured ever since. With an extensive history of successful case results and a multitude of professional awards for industry excellence, you know you can trust your drunk driving claim with our law firm.
Useful Evidence for a Drunk Driving Accident Claim
When you need to file an accident claim, the evidence you have that backs up your statements is crucial. Even though it might be clear to you that the other driver’s intoxication is the root and sole cause of your collision, it may not be so obvious to others. The defending insurance company will jump at the chance to reduce any payout. Our attorneys move with the same urgency to make sure your rights are not overlooked, that you are treated fairly and that you receive maximum compensation from the accountable parties.
Sources of evidence that could prove useful for your injury claim include:
- Conviction: Although criminal courts of law operate separately from civil courts, a driving while intoxicated (DWI) or driving under the influence (DUI) conviction of the person who hit you can be a powerful indicator of liability to use in your case.
- BAC report: The evidence the police collected at the scene of your crash should also be utilized to your advantage. In particular, if the defendant took a breathalyzer test that showed he or she had an illegally high blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level at the time of the crash, our attorneys will use that evidence as part of your injury claim.
- Criminal record: There may also be useful proof of the defendant’s recklessness within their own criminal or driving record. A history of DUI convictions, speeding citations, and so forth can also show that a person has a tendency to put others in danger. This is especially important if you are hit by a commercial driver and there is evidence that his or her employer knew about this criminal history and continued to permit them to drive commercial vehicles.
Of course, traditional forms of evidence used in any other type of car accident claim will be useful for your drunk driving accident claim as well. For example, eyewitness testimonies, dash-cam footage, and photographs taken on your cell phone can all benefit your case.
Fighting for Every Penny of Compensation You Deserve
Our Mobile car accident attorneys will work diligently to analyze your case and determine what damages should be repaid to you. The compensation you collect should help pay for medical costs, rehabilitation services, lost wages, property repair or replacement, and non-economic damages, like pain and suffering. We will work tirelessly for you.
Put a top-rated Alabama car accident law firm in your corner. Call (251) 299-0101 or contact us online.