It should go without saying that anyone who has recently consumed drugs or alcohol should not get behind the wheel. Unfortunately, some irresponsible individuals opt to drive in spite of being under the influence. The consequences of DUI are often catastrophic, causing tens of thousands of deaths each year. In fact, approximately 30 Americans die each and every day as a direct result of drunk driving collisions throughout the country. If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to an irresponsible drunk driver, you should seek the advice of an experienced DUI accident attorney from Sloat & Nicholson, P.C. as soon as possible.
If you are the victim in a collision where the other driver was impaired by drugs or alcohol, you may be feeling very angry, hurt and confused about where to turn for help. The consequences of DUI, including DUI injuries, can be extensive and may require months or years to recover from. Even if you have full health insurance coverage, the medical costs involved with DUI accidents can often exceed insurance caps, meaning that you may wind up with significant out-of-pocket costs to cover. Combine this with lost income, physical rehabilitation, insurance battles, and emotional distress, and it becomes clear that you need an experienced DUI attorney to help you fight for your rights.
Dram Shop Laws
In many states, it is possible to sue the bar, restaurant or social host who served alcohol to the drunk driver prior to the accident. These are called dram shop laws. In Colorado, if an establishment that is licensed to sell liquor serves alcohol to an obviously intoxicated patron, then the bar or restaurant may be held liable for any foreseeable injuries caused by the intoxicated patron, such as in an auto accident.
DUI cases are very complex, and holding the responsible parties liable for their irresponsible actions can be a challenge without the help of an attorney familiar with these types of cases. Call 303-447-1144 today to learn more about the consequences of DUI or to discuss your case with an experienced DUI accident attorney at Sloat & Nicholson, P.C.