Drunk driving can lead to significant consequences that can alter a person’s life forever. Unfortunately, despite the many efforts to reduce DUI car accidents, injuries and death still occur within the state’s roads and highways.
The emotional, physical and economic toll a car accident injury victim must endure is burdensome. At Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, P.A., we can hold the negligent drunk driver responsible for any injuries you sustained. We take every case personally, bringing more than three decades of experience. We will fight tirelessly to obtain the compensation you are entitled to. If you had a bicycle, motorcycle, or car accident injury due to a drunk driver’s negligence, we could help. You could be entitled to receive compensation for:
- Medical Expenses
- Pain and Suffering
- Property Damage
- Lost Wages
- Punitive Damages
To schedule a free, confidential consultation about your car accident injury case, call our Charlotte DUI car accident lawyers today at (704) 377-3737. You can also contact us online.
Who is Liable for a DUI Car Accident in North Carolina?
Frequently the terms DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated) are used interchangeably to describe a driver who operates a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Drunk driving is a severe offense responsible for thousands of accidents, injuries, and deaths in North Carolina and the entire nation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2016 more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-related car accidents. Additionally, in the same year, more than 1 million drunk drivers were arrested. These statistics illustrate the impact drunk driving has on society every year. The devastating consequences affect not only injury victims, but also their family and loved ones.
Some of the common injuries that can arise as a result of a DUI car crash include, but are not limited to the following:
- Burn Injuries
- Head Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Road Rash
While some of the listed injuries can heal over time and allow people to return to their healthy lives, others have a more profound impact. A paralyzed person may be unable to return to work, sustain their family and require constant medical care. The situation can be frustrating and irritating especially when a drunk driver caused the impactful consequences of your injuries.
Can I File a Lawsuit Against the At-Fault Party for My Car Accident Injuries?
After being involved in a car accident it is easy to feel overwhelmed and hopeless. During such a time of difficulty, the at-fault party and their insurance may offer a settlement to cover some of your losses. While an agreement could include some of your medical expenses and damages, it may not be enough. Filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party allows you to recover compensation for medical expenses, loss of present and future wages, pain, and suffering.
Do not accept any offers from the negligent party or their insurance company. Our knowledgeable and experienced Charlotte, NC personal injury lawyers can help you file your injury claim and hold the at-fault party responsible for your injuries.
Car Accident Injury Lawyers Serving Charlotte, NC
After a DUI car accident, it is essential to act quickly. The at-fault party may try to avoid responsibility and claim they were not at fault. Retaining the services of a skilled car accident lawyer can help you hold the negligent party liable for your damages. Also, keep in mind there is a legal deadline to file your injury claim. North Carolina sets forth a time limit or “statute of limitations” of 3 years to submit your injury claim. While this might seem like a long time, DUI car accidents may require a lot of preparation.
If you were involved in a car crash because of a drunk driver, call the law offices of Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, P.A. today at 704-377-3737. We offer free, confidential consultations.