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Impaired Driver Accidents

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When an impaired driver causes an accident, the victim has the right to sue for compensation. For over 20 years, our personal injury attorneys at Action Law Offices have been standing up for the rights of individuals who have been injured by the sheer irresponsibility and negligence of another party. We take the time to fully investigate the case and gather all of the documentation from police that may be evidence of the driver's drug usage, drug impairment, or alcohol level.

Accidents Caused by Driver on Drugs

A report from the Substance Abuse and Medical Health Services Administration says there are more than 4.3 million current nonmedical users of painkillers. The same study states that four out of five new heroin users started by misusing prescription pain killers. A more recent report published by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association states that fatal car crashes involving marijuana, opioids and drug use have increased over the past decade; surpassing incidents related to alcohol. In 2016 44% percent of “fatally-injured drivers” tested positive for drugs.

How many of these people are operating a motor vehicle impaired? The answer may alarm you.

Fines and a jail sentence are not enough for a driver who caused serious injuries or a death due to their driving under the influence of drugs. Our personal injury lawyers are aggressive advocates for injured clients and their families. We believe that you should get the compensation you deserve for the injuries you have suffered after an impaired driver accident.

Drunk Drivers

Everyone knows that drunk driving is a crime. However, many people do not realize that driving under the influence (DUI) also encompasses individuals who are impaired by drugs. When an accident occurs as the result of an impaired driver, even the harshest criminal penalties do not compensate you. Impaired drivers, whether from alcohol or drugs, must be accountable in civil court for the drunk driving accident they caused that resulted in your serious injuries.

Holding the Drugged, Irresponsible and Reckless Driver Responsible

Our lawyers conduct a detailed investigation of not only the accident scene, but also the driver's previous criminal record. A pattern of negligent or impaired driving can be used to demonstrate the driver's complete disregard for safety. The law allows for increased or punitive damages when individuals act willfully and wantonly, with disregard for others. We can examine the possibility of seeking punitive damages as we prepare your case.

Impaired Drivers can Cause Pedestrian Accidents

Impaired drivers often cause accidents both on, and off of the road. When pedestrians are involved, the injuries are often serious, if not life-threatening and life-changing. Let us help you seek compensation for the injuries you or a loved one suffered after being hit by a car while in a crosswalk or as a pedestrian on a road. Our firm has the experience needed to ensure that all aspects of the case are investigated and brought forward as evidence of the negligence that left you injured.

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Before Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer, You Should Know:

The insurance adjustor is on the insurance company’s side, not yours.

Some are aggressive and try to scare people into not making a claim or into accepting very little compensation. Other adjustors seem kind and helpful — and then use your own words to deny your claim. The bottom line: the less the insurance company has to pay out, the more incentive the adjustor has.

We will investigate to establish liability and damages.

Our law firm has extensive resources to investigate an accident and assess who was at fault, regardless of the accident type. We work with a range of investigators and experts whose expertise provides crucial information for our determination of a fair settlement value.

Our attorneys can explain your coverage and your rights.

If you were hit by an uninsured or underinsured driver, your insurance company may fail to tell you about your rights under your own policy. We can also help you understand your medical coverage under your health insurance policy.