All drivers have a responsibility to follow the rules of the road. When they do not, accidents can happen and people can become seriously injured or even die. Negligent driving behaviors put the driver as well as everyone else on the road in danger. There are several ways a person can violate the rules of the road. One of the most dangerous things a driver can do is to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Driving under the influence is one of the leading causes of serious traffic accidents that cause severe injuries or even fatalities. When a person drives drunk, they are violating the law and their responsibility to drive safely. This puts everyone on the road in harm’s way. In Arizona, it is considered driving under the influence if a driver operates a vehicle with the blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. If drunk driving results in an injury or even the death of another, the driver can be held responsible for their negligence through a personal injury lawsuit.
Car accidents can be a very traumatic experience, especially when it is a result of a drunk driver’s negligent behavior. It is important to know that if a person becomes injured or even dies as a result of this, the driver can be held liable for their actions. This can be done through a personal injury lawsuit. If a case is successful, the injured party may be eligible to recover significant compensation for any expenses or lost wages as a result of the accident.
Often times, injured people suffer from great trauma after an accident. While many people believe compensation only covers physical trauma, it is possible for an individual to receive compensation for emotional or psychological trauma as well. This allows the injured party to receive both economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages can cover medical bills, lost wages, and the need to hire outside help for the injured individual. Noneconomic damages may be awarded for pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress caused by the incident.
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If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of a car accident and seek legal representation, contact Weintraub & Weintraub today.
The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. If you need strong legal representation, contact our firm today.