Alcohol intoxication slows down the functioning of a person’s central nervous system. Consequently, when a drunk driver gets behind the wheel of a car or truck, the driver may experience blurry vision and other physical impairments that prevent him or her from seeing clearly. The driver may also experience delayed reaction time, making him/her unable to stop in time to avoid colliding with a pedestrian or another motor vehicle.
When a drunk driver gets behind the wheel of a car or truck, there is a strong likelihood that the driver will bring about a collision with someone or something. In cases where a police officer has determined that a driver was impaired, the at-fault driver’s insurance company might go ahead and admit fault for the accident. In that case, an accident victim who is claiming personal injuries will only need to demonstrate that he or she was injured and that the injury or injuries directly resulted from the accident.
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The Greenville attorneys at David R. Price, Jr., P.A. can help you pursue monetary compensation for the injuries which you suffered in an accident caused by a drunk driver. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a knowledgeable Greenville drunk driving accident attorney, please give us a call at 864-432-1759 or contact us online for more information about how we can help.
Drunk Driving Accident FAQ
What is the Legal Standard for Drunk Driving?
A person is per se intoxicated if he or she has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that is measured at 0.08 percent or higher. Commercial drivers are held to a higher standard of care, and there is effectively a zero-tolerance policy in place for drivers who are under 21 years of age.
What Are Some Signs that a Driver is Intoxicated?
Intoxicated motor vehicle operators have a tendency to swerve on the road and drive in an erratic manner (such as by making frequent stops and starts and weaving in and out of traffic).
How Do I File a Personal Injury Claim Against a Drunk Driver?
A personal injury attorney can help you file your claim. The process usually begins by submitting a demand to the insurance company for the at-fault (intoxicated) driver. Your lawyer can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and pursue a favorable settlement offer for you.
David Price is a Personal Injury, Civil Litigation, Collections, and Criminal Defense Attorney who practices in Greenville, SC. He graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law, and has been practicing law for 12 years. David Price believes in helping those who have been injured. Learn more about his experience by clicking here.