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Drunk Driving Accidents

When a person makes the decision to drive when they are intoxicated, they are putting others at risk. Drunk driving is one of the main causes of auto accident fatalities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported 10,320 alcohol-related crash fatalities for 2016, which is 28% of all vehicle accident fatalities. If you have lost a loved one or sustained a serious injury due to a drunk driving accident in Alabama, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim.

When a person is under the influence of alcohol, their reaction time is impaired. They may have difficulty focusing, and motor functions are less accurate. In Alabama and all states, a BAC of .08% or higher is considered driving under the influence, or a DUI. However, in an injury or fatality auto accident, if the driver had any amount of alcohol in their system, it may be considered negligence even if the driver was slightly below the legal limit.

DUI Wrongful Death Accidents

If vehicular manslaughter is caused by a drunk driver, it is common for a wrongful death lawsuit to be filed. The driver can face criminal charges and a civil personal injury lawsuit for negligently causing another person’s death. Although not intentional, vehicular manslaughter accidents are considered more serious when the driver was impaired by alcohol. It is a preventable tragedy that can impact everyone who loved the victim, especially their immediate family.

Drunk driving injury claims and DUI wrongful death lawsuits can help recover financial damages caused by a drunk driver. The law office of Dwayne L. Brown in Montgomery handles drunk driving injury accident claims and will fight for your rights. Contact our office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case and learn more about your legal options.

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    Montgomery, AL 36106

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