Driving in and of itself can be dangerous. Once you throw alcohol into the mix, however, you are gambling with people’s lives. Alcohol impairs decision making, motor control and reaction time, which makes drunk drivers a severe liability on the road. Not only are drunk drivers breaking the law, and are likely to be punished criminally, they may also be sued in a civil court for damages they cause. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, a drunk driver injury lawyer could be an essential component in helping you recover the money damages you rightly deserve.
A local Omaha, Nebraska police officer was stationed at a traffic stop at approximately 1:00 AM one clear night. The officer stepped out of his cruiser to clear some debris he saw on the road. Suddenly, a car came rushing down the road and crashed into the back of the officer’s cruiser. Fortunately, the officer was not inside the car at the moment and was not injured. Needless to say, the driver of the car was promptly arrested. According to ketv.com, the twenty-one-year-old driver was cited for DUI and released the next morning. While this situation is almost comical, and no one was injured, accidents of this nature are often far worse. If a drunk driver doesn’t have the common sense to avoid hitting a parked police cruiser, they certainly have no regard for other motorists or pedestrians on the road.
If you or a family member have been injured by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident as a result of the drunk driver. Please contact one of our expert Boston drunk driver injury attorneys, who will work tirelessly on your case. Call us at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!