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Drunk driving accidents can have devastating consequences, resulting in serious injuries, fatalities, and emotional trauma for victims and their families. At Fielding Law, we understand the complexities involved in these cases and are committed to providing compassionate legal representation to those affected by such accidents. With our experience and dedication, we strive to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions and secure the compensation our clients deserve.

Advocates for Drunk Driving Accident Victims

Choosing Fielding Law to represent you in a drunk driving accident case means partnering with a team that has a proven track record of success. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling these types of cases and are well-versed in the laws and regulations surrounding drunk driving accidents. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll these accidents can take on victims and their families, and we are dedicated to fighting tirelessly on their behalf. With our commitment to personalized attention and aggressive advocacy, we strive to achieve the best possible outcome for every client.

  • We have a history of securing substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients in drunk driving accident cases.
  • Our attorneys are skilled negotiators who can effectively communicate with insurance companies and defense attorneys to pursue fair compensation.
  • We offer compassionate support and guidance to our clients throughout the legal process, ensuring they feel informed and empowered every step of the way.
  • We have a network of trusted experts, including accident reconstruction specialists and medical professionals, who can provide valuable testimony to support our clients’ claims.

DUI Laws in California and Arizona

In both California and Arizona, driving under the influence (DUI) is defined as operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Penalties include fines, license suspension, mandatory programs, and even jail time for repeat offenders. Zero-tolerance laws apply to drivers under 21, with any detectable alcohol resulting in DUI charges. Aggravated offenses, such as DUI with a minor or causing injury, carry harsher penalties, including felony charges and longer prison sentences. Understanding and adhering to DUI laws are crucial for legal compliance and road safety.

How Liability Is Determined

In drunk driving accident cases, liability is typically established based on evidence such as police reports, witness statements, breathalyzer test results, and surveillance footage. The intoxicated driver’s impairment and negligence are often key factors in determining liability. Additionally, establishments that served alcohol to the driver may also be held accountable under dram shop laws if they knowingly served alcohol to someone who was visibly intoxicated and later caused an accident.

  • Fielding Law will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence and build a strong case proving the drunk driver’s liability.
  • We will work with accident reconstruction experts to reconstruct the events leading up to the accident and determine the extent of the driver’s impairment.
  • Our attorneys will explore all avenues of liability, including potential claims against negligent third parties such as bars, restaurants, or social hosts who contributed to the driver’s intoxication.

What happens after an accident?

What to Do After a Drunk Driving Accident

After a drunk driving accident, it is crucial to prioritize your safety and well-being. Seek medical attention for any injuries and contact law enforcement to report the accident. Gather as much evidence as possible, including photographs of the scene, contact information for witnesses, and the other driver’s insurance information. It is also important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible to protect your rights and explore your legal options.

  • Contact Fielding Law immediately at 833.88.SHARK for a free consultation to discuss your case and learn about your rights.
  • Follow your doctor’s recommendations for medical treatment and keep detailed records of all medical expenses and treatment received.
  • Avoid discussing the accident or accepting any settlement offers from insurance companies without first consulting with your attorney.

Why You Should Hire a Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Navigating the legal process following a drunk driving accident can be overwhelming, especially while recovering from injuries. Hiring a personal injury attorney can provide numerous benefits, including:

  • Legal expertise: An experienced attorney can navigate complex legal procedures and advocate for your best interests.
  • Maximizing compensation: Your attorney can assess the full extent of your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future care needs, to pursue maximum compensation.
  • Negotiation skills: Your attorney will negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you receive a fair settlement.
  • Peace of mind: By entrusting your case to a knowledgeable attorney, you can focus on your recovery while knowing that your legal rights are being protected.

Tenacious, Caring, Award-Winning

At Fielding Law, we are dedicated to helping drunk driving accident victims seek justice and recover the compensation they deserve. Our compassionate attorneys understand the challenges you may be facing and are committed to providing personalized attention and aggressive advocacy every step of the way. If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, do not hesitate to contact us at 833.88.SHARK for a free consultation. Let us fight for your rights and help you move forward with your life.

Frequently Asked Questions About Drunk Driver Accidents

What should I do immediately after being involved in a drunk driving accident?
Contact law enforcement, seek medical attention, document the scene, gather witness information.
How can I prove that the other driver was drunk at the time of the accident?
Utilize evidence such as police reports, breathalyzer results, witness testimonies, and surveillance footage.
What damages can I seek compensation for in a drunk driving accident case?
Pursue compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, and potentially punitive damages.
Can I hold the establishment that served alcohol to the drunk driver liable for my injuries?
Explore dram shop liability or social host liability, which may hold establishments or individuals accountable for serving alcohol to visibly intoxicated individuals.
How long do I have to file a personal injury claim after a drunk driving accident?
Understand the statute of limitations, which typically ranges from one to two years depending on the state, to ensure timely filing of the claim.

Took care of us after our accident. Went above and beyond to check in and make sure we were ok. Great personal touch and service.

Colby

I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Fielding in the past, and I cannot recommend him and his team enough. They're true professionals from intake to close outs, and will make sure a difficult process goes as smoothly as possible. All-around great guy and one heck of an attorney.

Mia

As a fellow Arizona attorney, my interactions with Fielding Law was top notch. Both attorneys and support staff were friendly and helpful. Plus, their office in Tempe is brand new and very cool.

Allan

It was great to have Clark and his team in our corner. We were t-boned by someone that ran a red light. However, while we were being taken to the hospital, the other driver told the police that it was our fault. With things not looking good, Clark was able to get our side of the story reported to the police, deal with all the doctors and insurance people and get us a settlement. They went above and beyond what we thought was possible. Can’t imagine dealing with this nightmare without Clark and his team.

Regina

It was great to have Clark and his team in our corner. We were t-boned by someone that ran a red light. However, while we were being taken to the hospital, the other driver told the police that it was our fault. With things not looking good, Clark was able to get our side of the story reported to the police, deal with all the doctors and insurance people and get us a settlement. They went above and beyond what we thought was possible. Can’t imagine dealing with this nightmare without Clark and his team.

Regina