Owings Mills Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Driving while intoxicated is against the law, but people do it anyway. Every day, 29 people are killed in drunk driving accidents.
All 50 states have drunk driving laws in place. If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is determined to be at or above 0.08, then you are considered to be intoxicated. If you cause an accident and injure or kill someone while intoxicated, you could face serious penalties, including jail time and fines.
If you or a loved one was seriously injured or killed by a drunk driver, you have legal options. Contact the Owings Mills drunk driving accident lawyers at Furman | Honick Law to file a claim against the negligent driver.
Can I Sue a Drunk Driver?
Drunk drivers often face criminal charges, so you may wonder: Can I sue a drunk driver for my injuries? The answer is yes, you can. You can file a civil lawsuit against the negligent driver, even if they have not yet been charged with a DUI.
You would just need to prove that the driver was negligent under Maryland law. So if police performed a Breathalyzer or blood test on the driver and their BAC registered at 0.08 or above, then that is all the proof you need that the driver was negligent, as they clearly broke the law.
You can use this evidence to sue the drunk driver for your damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, vehicle damage, pain and suffering, and more. Contact a lawyer to learn more about your legal options.
Common Drunk Driving Accident Injuries
A drunk driving accident can cause injuries such as:
- Whiplash. Whiplash causes the neck to jerk back and forth. This can cause torn muscles, tendons, and ligaments, as well as other soft tissue injuries in the back, neck, and shoulders.
- Traumatic brain injury. A car crash can cause a concussion or other traumatic brain injury. A brain injury can affect your entire body, including memory, emotions, vision, and hearing.
- Spinal injuries. An injury to the spine can be severe, causing nerve damage, chronic pain, and partial to complete paralysis.
- Limb injuries. Arms and legs are often injured in drunk driving accidents. A person can suffer broken bones, which can require a long recovery. In severe cases, they may also have their arm or leg amputated.
- Burns. The impact of a crash can cause vehicle fires, which can cause occupants to suffer severe burns. Burns may require skin grafts and other extensive treatment.
Contact Furman | Honick Law Today
Drunk driving accidents can cause serious injuries. Don’t suffer in silence. See how a lawyer can help you if you have been a victim.
At Furman | Honick Law, we understand the emotions involved in a drunk driving accident. We will get you the compensation you deserve or go to court to get you justice. Schedule a free consultation with an Owings Mills drunk driving accident lawyer. Call (410) 844-6000 or fill out the online form.