DUI Accidents: Know Your Rights!

While it may be called a “DUI accident,” it’s no accident when a driver consciously chooses to get behind the wheel after drinking. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 1.5 million people are arrested each year for driving under the influence. These millions of drivers knowingly operate a vehicle while under the influence, taking a toll on countless lives.

Drunk driving is one of the top causes of car accidents in the United States, and causes thousands of senseless deaths each year. “In 2018 there were 10,511 fatalities in motor vehicle traffic crashes. This totaled 29 percent of all traffic fatalities for the year.”

You’re Not Alone.

While these statistics are disheartening, they can also be reassuring. As a victim of a DUI accident, you can find solace in the fact that you’re not alone in this harrowing experience.

At Barber & Associates, LLC, have represented numerous victims of DUI accidents and understand the toll it can take on you and your loved ones. You deserve justice, and the good news is that you have numerous rights as a victim. We can provide strong, reliable representation to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Feeling Lost? We Can Help.

After a serious accident, you might not know how to proceed. It’s normal to be wrapped up in ensuring the health and wellbeing of yourself and your loved ones. Or, in the worst-case scenario, you may be mourning a senseless loss. We understand: your life’s turned upside down.

That’s why proper legal representation is so important after a tragedy like this. Barber & Associates is in your corner to help you sort through the aftermath of the accident, provide unwavering legal support, and get you the justice you deserve.

Know Your Rights!

As someone who has been victimized by a DUI accident, you have the right to:

Press Charges

Driving under the influence is a blatant disregard for the law, and for the safety of others.

Did you know? While the legal limit for Blood Alcohol Content 0.08%, those who have caused an accident may still be charged even if their BAC is below the maximum percentage. The driver was still impaired and caused you harm.

Pressing charges begins criminal proceedings, in which the drunk driver will most likely face legal repercussions, and even jail time, for their careless actions.

The term “criminal charges” may seem daunting, but in many cases, you will not need to go to trial. Trials are a demanding experience, while you’d rather focus on recovery than reliving the trauma of an accident that was not your fault. With this in mind, as your legal counsel, we will do everything we can to make the experience as smooth as possible.

Sue the Driver

A drunk driver should face consequences for their harmful choices. You can sue the driver that caused the accident, or their insurance company. Bringing a civil suit against the driver is a common and effective way to recover monetary losses you experienced due to the accident.

This lawsuit would take place in a civil court and is separate from criminal charges.

Demand Compensation

After a serious crash, your life has been impacted in numerous ways. The ensuing financial burden should not be yours to carry, which is why it’s your right to receive compensation. A few of the things you can get compensated for are:

  • Vehicle damage
  • Medical costs
  • Lost wages due to the inability to return to work
  • Permanent, lifelong injuries
  • Funeral costs
  • Aggravation of existing injuries
  • Pain and suffering

As your legal representation, we’ll go over your experience and choose the best way to move forward.

You Deserve Justice and Proper Representation

Through proper legal representation, Barber & Associates will make the process of receiving justice painless. You’ve been through enough; let us handle the legal system for you.

What’s The Next Step?

Reach out to us with your questions and concerns, and we can get to work for you straight away. You deserve justice and compensation as quickly as possible, and we have the expertise to make that happen. Call or email us now, we’re here to effortlessly guide you through the legal process!

Call 907-276-5858, fill out the form on our website www.alaskainjury.com, or visit our Wasilla or Anchorage office. There is never a charge for your initial attorney consultation!

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