Albuquerque DUI Accident Attorney

When a Drunk Driver Gets Behind the Wheel and Causes an Accident, We Help You Hold that Driver Liable

No matter how safe of a driver you are, it is impossible to predict the actions of others on the road. You can never know when someone may speed, choose to perform an illegal lane change, or most dangerous of all, get behind the wheel when intoxicated.

Drunk drivers cause serious accidents that result in life-changing and fatal injuries each year. If you are hit by a drunk driver, you have the right to seek compensation and hold that driver liable for your damages. Our Albuquerque car accident lawyer is here to advocate for you and help you recover every cent of your losses.

Drunk Driving Accidents can Kill

When a driver gets behind the wheel drunk, he or she has a slowed reaction time, lack judgment, have limited coordination, and experience balance and vision problems. These things combined can be a fatal combination when behind the wheel , and a drunk driver may cause an accident by:

  • Driving too fast for conditions;

  • Drifting into oncoming traffic and causing a head-on crash;

  • Running another vehicle off the road;

  • Rear-ending another vehicle;

  • Failing to properly and safely change lanes; and

  • Failing to yield.

Of course, the list above is not inclusive; there are myriad ways in which a drunk person may cause a car accident when behind the wheel. While these accidents are all different, they do share something in common: They can be extremely severe and cause disabling or fatal injuries to anyone involved. A drunk driving accident may leave an innocent victim with high medical bills, a diminished quality of life, an injury that prevents him or her from being able to work, permanent disability, and pain and suffering.

You Deserve to be Compensated for Your Injuries

Because civil and criminal cases are kept separate in the eyes of the law, you do not need to prove that the drunk driver had a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08% (the legal limit) or above in order to hold that driver liable for your injuries; rather, you will need to prove that your accident and injuries would not have occurred but for the negligent actions of the at-fault driver. Negligence is defined as the failure to act with a reasonable degree of care, which could mean anything from driving with slight impairment to speeding to driving aggressively and more.

Let Our Injury Lawyer Help You

When you call The Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. , our experienced car accident lawyer will work diligently to build your case, beginning with a thorough investigation that seeks to prove how your car accident occurred, the negligence of the responsible party, and the extent of your injuries. From there, our lawyer will handle all negotiations with your insurance company, and will not be afraid to take your case to court if necessary.

To schedule your free consultation with our passionate Albuquerque drunk driving accident lawyer, please call us directly or send us a message today. Attorney Ed Chavez has more than 30 years of experience and speaks Spanish.