Denver Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
Drunk driving is one of the most reckless things a driver can do. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI/DUID) can strip a driver of his or her ability to safely operate a vehicle – often resulting in catastrophic accidents. In 2017, the Colorado State Patrol reported 504 fatal and injury DUI crashes in the state and 4,431 DUI citations. At Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC, we believe one DUI death is too many. If you or a loved one is a drunk driving victim in Denver, the Denver Tech Center (DTC), or surrounding areas, seek legal help from our drunk driving accident attorneys immediately!
Why Choose Us as Your Lawyer
Varner Faddis Elite Legal, LLC has the experience, compassion, and knowledge necessary to successfully represent your drunk driving claim. Partner Lauren Varner has successfully resolved more than 300 personal injury cases in the last five years, achieving outstanding results by providing client-oriented legal services. Our lawyers truly care about your family’s future and want to help you obtain justice and full compensation for your drunk driving accident damages.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer?
Drunk driving accidents involve complex civil and criminal laws to which our lawyers specialize in. While accident victims aren’t responsible for filing criminal charges (the city does that), they must seize the opportunity to seek civil damages on their own – or with help from an attorney. Hiring a lawyer can remove the burden of legal action from your shoulders during this difficult time. While you focus on healing from your accident injuries, your attorney will collect evidence, communicate with the defendant and/or insurance companies, file your claim within the deadline, and fight for top dollar in a settlement or verdict on your behalf.
Drunk Driving Laws in Colorado
In Colorado, the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level associated with driving under the influence is 0.08%. At this level, police deem drivers legally too intoxicated to drive. However, officers may make a Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI) arrest for BAC levels as low as 0.05%. Just one alcoholic drink can be enough to impair a driver and cause a drunk driving accident. Driving drunk and causing an accident could constitute vehicular assault or vehicular manslaughter, depending on the severity of injuries inflicted.
If the criminal courts convict the driver who struck you of drunk driving, it could help your civil claim. Proving your civil case can result in compensation for you and your family for medical bills, lost income, physical pain, emotional suffering, and punitive damages. A lawyer can help you use Colorado’s drunk driving laws in your case’s favor.
Filing a Drunk Driving Accident Claim
Generally, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim involving a motor vehicle in Colorado. Missing your deadline generally takes away your right to seek recovery. To pursue a drunk driving accident claim, the accident should be reported to the at-fault driver’s insurance company (though preferably by an attorney, as an insurance representative may get you to say something wrong, thereby impairing your ability to collect). Get immediate medical care for your injuries. Then, you should immediately call (720) 770-8335 and request a free legal consultation. We can take your case over from there, acting within your best interests.
Get Legal Representation Today!
As a drunk driving victim, you may be living with permanent injuries, such as damage to the spine or brain. You may also be mourning the unexpected death of a loved one. No one deserves to suffer these serious losses in silence. No matter what types of damages you suffered because of a drunk driver in Denver or other surrounding areas in Colorado, contact our drunk driving accident attorneys to discuss your case. We may be able to help you fight for maximum recovery.