Drunk drivers are menaces throughout the country. Here in California, they cause thousands of serious accidents every year. Legislation can only do so much to stop and punish them. When a crash happens, the victim often has to file an injury claim if they really want to hold the drunk driver accountable.
For drunk driving accidents in Folsom, you can come to Triumph Law, P.C.. We are proud to be the legal team that locals trust for comprehensive and compassionate legal assistance. Our attorneys double down their efforts when we hear that someone in our community has been injured by a reckless, drunk driver who could have easily prevented the accident by simply not getting behind the wheel after drinking. It would be our honor to provide you with such unmatched legal counsel, too.
Just One Drink Causes Serious Danger
Many people are misled to believe that having a single alcoholic drink like one beer is fine before driving. This is not true. One drink is enough to raise the average person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level enough to cause noticeable side effects that make driving unsafe.
After one alcoholic beverage, a driver can experience:
- Slowed reaction times
- Swaying steering wheel control
- Lost focus
- Blurred vision
You should pay close attention to the other driver’s statements after you have been in a car accident. If they something like they had “just one drink,” you should make a note of it, assuming it wasn’t recorded on your phone. This admission could be what it takes to tip the case into your favor and put all liability on the other driver.
Who Is Liable for a Drunk Driving Accident?
The drunk driver who hit you should be held liable for that terrible judgment call. You can file against their auto insurance policy because it still covers them, even though they were doing something illegal at the time of the crash. The insurer might put up a fight, but we will be ready to challenge their arguments.
Can you also hold a bar or alcohol vendor responsible for the actions of a drunk driver who bought from them? In California, there are very limited dram shop laws, which are used to pass some liability onto a vendor who gives alcohol to a drunk patron. Essentially, California dram shop laws only apply when a vendor sells alcohol to someone who is an intoxicated minor, and that minor then causes a drunk driving accident later that day.
Put a Great Legal Team to Work for You
Our drunk driving accident attorneys in Folsom are well-versed in all steps that go into such complex injury claims. We can investigate the details of your crash and work with outside experts when needed to utilize powerful and convincing forms of evidence.
In a drunk driving accident case, unique criminal evidence could include:
- Police reports
- Field sobriety test results
- BAC test results
- DUI conviction
If we can get our hands on some of these types of evidence, it could be what launches your case to the next level and makes the opposing insurance adjuster want to start talking about a settlement agreement. However, if they don’t want to give you a fair settlement, then we will be ready to drive forward with litigation that takes them to court. We don’t back down when so much is on the line!
Surpass your case expectations. Call our Folsom drunk driving accident lawyers at (916) 500-0000 now.