Many accidents in Denver are completely preventable. Drunk driving accidents in particular seem only happen because of poor decisions. When a loved one is involved in an accident with a drunk driver, families can have their world turned upside down.
For example, an accident this past weekend in Colorado Springs landed one driver in the hospital with serious injuries and the other driver facing DUI charges. The accident happened when a car was making a turn from one road to another after appropriately stopping at a stop sign. A pickup going in the opposite direction failed to stop at the stop sign and hit the car. The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the truck was arrested for a DUI.
Drunk driving is an avoidable activity. When someone makes the decision to drive after drinking they are making a poor choice that can tragically affect others. When their actions cause serious injuries or even death to others, they should be held accountable for their negligence. A legal professional skilled in personal injury can help families affected by drunk drivers. They can visit the accident scene, examine evidence and help build a strong case identifying who may have been at fault and hold those people responsible.
Compensation for families may be sought through a lawsuit to assist them with medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages. An attorney can focus on the legal aspects of the situation while families can focus on recovering from the incident.
Source: Fox 21, "Woman faces DUI charges after 4th of July crash", Angela Case, July 5, 2014