Alaska Drunk Driving Accidents
Barber & Associates, LLC, is an Alaska law firm dedicated to representing the rights of innocent victims who have been injured in accidents, including those caused by drunk drivers.
Drunk driving is a scourge on our society. According to Mothers Against Drunk Drivers and other expert sources, over 1.2 million drivers are arrested yearly for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, and about one-third of these drivers are repeat offenders. Additionally, about one-third of all car accidents causing injury involve the use of alcohol or drugs on at least one driver’s part.
A driver who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol often experiences loss of judgment and driving ability that can easily translate into death or serious injury for innocent victims. These victims or their surviving family members may have the right to recover compensation for their losses because of the drunk or drugged driver’s negligent behavior.
Are Drunk Drivers Negligent?
It is important to understand that the legal definition of negligence implies a commission or omission that leads to injury for someone else. Whether or not a drunk driver is considered to be breaking the law, he or she may still be negligent in consuming alcohol or drugs before driving.
There are some common myths about drunk or drugged drivers that stop some victims from trying to collect damages. For example:
The attorneys at Barber & Associates are here to help you if you have been the victim of a drunk or drugged driver. Call today for a free consultation about your case.