Need an Injury Attorney for a DUI Accident in Alaska?
Did you know that about 1 in 3 deaths stemming from a traffic accident involve a drunk driver? Luckily, over the years, many states have seen a decline in traffic-related deaths caused by drunk drivers due to a variety of measures that have taken place. Between the years 2003-2012, there were 222 people killed in crashes involving a drunk driver. This is a relatively high number for any state. However, when it comes to those who have driven drunk in the past 30 days, 1.9% of people say that they have on a national level, and only 1.2% said they have in Alaska. Alcohol involved accidents happen at high rates in America and people suffer every day due to the astonishing effects. Have you been injured in a drunk driving accident due to a negligent driver and you wonder how you are going to move forward? Let us help you every step of the way when it comes to your case.
After Your Accident
After any accident involving injuries, it is important to call police to the scene immediately. They have a better handle on assessing the case and determining if another driver was drunk or what type of negligence took place as it pertains to your accident. If it was only a minor accident and you suspect the driver is drunk, it is still important to take action and call because you could be preventing future accidents. A police report will help you make your claim as you show that a party was negligent for your injuries. The police in your case will be able to administer a Breathalyzer test or see alcohol in plain sight when they search a vehicle.
Some other key pieces of evidence in these cases include photographs of the accident scene, witness statements of other people who saw the accident happen and the way someone was driving before it occurred, and more.
Proving Another Party Was Liable
In many of these cases, liability is a pretty cut and dry deal, because evidence of a drunk driver shows that they were driving with a skewed sense of reality, swerving all over the road, and more. If you can prove that another party was liable for your injuries, you may be able to gain the compensation you deserve during this time. Many people who are involved in accidents that have a drunk driver will find that the injuries are quite serious. Here are just a few examples of the injuries people walk away with due to these accidents:
- Injuries to the spinal cord, leading to nerve damage or paralysis
- Leg injuries from side-impact collisions
- Brain Injuries
- Broken bones from high-speed crashes
Drunk driving is a reckless action and, as you can see, can cause very permanent damages and even fatalities. It is safe to assume that you have sustained a variety of damages in your case like medical expenses you might not be able to afford at this time, emotional suffering from the turmoil the accident caused you, or lost wages when you haven’t been able to return to work. Luckily, you are not alone. Many drunk driving cases give rise to a criminal suit, which could help you gain civil damages much easier. We want to help you hold a negligent party liable today and receive the compensation you deserve. Let us help you with your claim.