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Know The Consequences of DUI As A Victim Along With Your Legal Rights

Although popular media marketing and numerous educational platforms teach the dangers of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, many people are still the unfortunate victims of drunk driving accidents. In fact, the U.S. Department of Transportation reports that there are nearly 2,000 injuries and 70 deaths daily resulting from DUI accidents. Since the accidents can be financially, physically and psychologically devastating, it is important to seek the services of an aggressive Boulder auto accident lawyer. DUI consequences can be fatal. If your life has been affected by the poor choices of another, make sure that you are aware of your rights as a DUI victim by placing a reputable lawyer on your team.

Know Your Rights

Did you know that you may not only be eligible for compensation from the drunk driver responsible for the accident, but also from the business that served the alcohol to the drunk driver? You have the right to receive fair compensation to cover your injuries, damaged property, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering. Although state drunk driving laws work to punish drunk drivers who cause accidents, criminal laws do little to compensate the victims who have sustained injuries due to DUI accidents.

Understanding the Process

Colorado law states that victims of DUI accidents are able to file personal injury claims relating to the negligence of the drunk driver who caused the accident. They are also allowed to sue the driver for punitive damages, which will punish the drunk driver for his or her willful and reckless conduct. If the claim is filed correctly, this could mean a substantial settlement amount for DUI victims.

Many drunk drivers are either uninsured or underinsured, making it nearly impossible to receive compensation from the insurance company. A skilled attorney will work with the insurance companies and courts to settle the case for you for the maximum amount possible. They will make sure that you have the evidence and documentation needed to file a successful case.

The consequences of DUI accidents can be life-changing. Make sure that you have proper representation on your side to get you through this hard time. Call 303-447-1144 today to discuss your case with an experienced attorney at Sloat & Nicholson, P.C. We offer a FREE consultation in drunk driving injury cases, and we won’t charge an attorney’s fee unless we get money through settlement or verdict for your injuries.

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