Our firm is passionate about drunk driving cases because we had a brother who was seriously injured by a FIFTH TIME drunk driver. He was stopped for a red light when a drunk driver plowed into him while driving 50 miles an hour. Drunk driving devastates thousands of lives every year. The most recent data shows that drunk driving accidents killed 199 people in Arizona in a single year, accounting for 25.8% of all total traffic deaths in the state. Another 3,480 suffered injuries. Drunk driving can lead to severe damages, permanent disability, and death, and those who commit this gross negligence may find their lives completely upturned by countless hours of litigation and significant legal repercussions.
If a drunk driver caused an auto accident that left you injured or claimed the life of a loved one, Cullan & Cullan is here to help. Our Phoenix drunk driving accident attorneys can help you pursue the monetary damages that can help you restore your quality of life and stability. While we cannot go back and prevent this tragedy from occurring, we can work to set things right.
Contact our offices at (602) 900-9483 for a free review of your claim.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Arizona
Every state has its own laws regarding drinking and driving. In Arizona, it is unlawful for anyone to drive a vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. If a person drives a commercial vehicle, such as a semi-truck, the legal BAC limit is 0.04%. Drivers under the influence of alcohol have little to no control over their actions behind the wheel. Alcohol affects:
- Reaction time
- Emotional stability
Drunk drivers may not recognize common roadway rules and often fail to yield the right of way, drive at dangerous speeds, enter highways going the wrong way, or strike bicyclists and pedestrians. Unsuspecting drivers, motorcyclists, and pedestrians bear the brunt of damages in drunk driving accidents, with no warning or chance to protect themselves in a collision.
High-speed collisions are some of the deadliest, yet they often occur in alcohol-related accidents. Drunk driving accident victims often suffer debilitating injuries to the spinal cord, internal organs, and brain. Victims may face lifelong medical expenses, including physical rehabilitation and emotional therapy. The road to recovery is long and difficult, and victims may never fully recover.
Drunk driving car accidents are incredibly dangerous and 100% preventable. Sadly, drivers continue to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, risking the lives of everyone around them. Knowing your rights as a drunk driving accident victim in Arizona is the best way you can fight against irresponsible, reckless drivers.
The Law Is On Your Side
The spark of hope for many drunk driving accident victims is the fact that the law is on their side. It’s often easy to prove fault in a drunk driving accident, thanks to BAC tests and official police reports. Even if you were partially at fault for an accident, if your attorney proves the other driver’s intoxication, the jury will most likely allocate the majority of fault to the DUI driver.
Local Attorneys You Can Depend On
Our Phoenix injury lawyers have the skill, education, and resources victims need to obtain the financial compensation they truly deserve. We will assess your injuries, investigate the crash, gather important documents, and hire an expert witness to testify to the extent of your damages. We spare no expense in recreating our clients’ crashes in front of juries so they can clearly see what caused your injury.
With medical and legal degrees, and specialized training in accident reconstruction, our attorneys have a distinct advantage in personal injury cases. We believe in securing justice for victims who suffer temporary or permanent disability because of drunk driving accidents, and we know what it takes to win these cases. That is why so many in the state rely on our expert representation.
Contact our Phoenix offices at (602) 900-9483 today to schedule your free initial consultation.