If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, the first thing you should know is that DUI accident claims are not like regular car accident claims. You need a Colorado Springs drunk driving accident attorney that has experience representing DUI accident victims to evaluate your accident case. The experienced Colorado Springs car accident lawyers at The Fang Law Firm have a well-earned reputation for aggressively advocating for injured plaintiffs, and they know what it takes to succeed in a DUI accident claim.
Our attorneys understand the seriousness of DUI accidents and resulting injuries, and they know that these cases can be complicated. Significant financial, emotional, and physical impacts resulting from DUI accidents can be devastating, which is why we pursue maximum compensation for all of our clients.
Our drunk driving accident lawyers in Colorado Springs have handled more than 10,000 accident cases with a 98% success rate. We limit the number of cases that we accept because we care about our clients and achieving their goals. Every case is important to us, and our attorneys provide personal and undivided attention to each client that they represent.
We represent clients in DUI accident cases across Colorado, including Colorado Springs, Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins. We offer complimentary consultations over the phone and in person, depending on what is best for you.
It takes more than showing that the other driver was drunk to succeed in a personal injury claim. In general, to succeed in a car accident claim, you must prove that the drunk driver was at fault for the accident. You also must prove that you sustained serious injuries and damages as a direct result of the driver’s wrongful conduct. Proving that the driver was under the influence of alcohol will be helpful to your drunk driving accident case, but it is also necessary to show that the defendant’s fault.
Our personal injury attorneys in Colorado Springs will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence to be used against the defendant, such as witness statements, police reports, and field sobriety test results. It may be important to interview people who were with the defendant before or at the time of the accident. They will also search for potential accident footage from nearby business and home surveillance video.
If you were partially at fault for the accident, you should not assume that you do not have an injury claim against a drunk driver. In Colorado, even when one driver is partially at fault for an accident, financial compensation may still be available so long as the injured party was less than 50% at fault. After your percentage of fault is determined, any potential accident compensation will be reduced by that percentage of fault for the accident.
Personal injury compensation involves injuries and damages such as property damage, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and disability. Additionally, plaintiffs in DUI accidents may seek punitive damages. Punitive damages are typically pursued when a defendant’s conduct goes beyond negligence, amounting to outrageous and egregious conduct. Punitive damages are awarded to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.
If you have been injured in a DUI accident, contact The Fang Law Firm to schedule your free consultation. When a drunk driver’s wrongful conduct causes you or a loved ones’ injuries and damages, an experienced DUI accident attorney from The Fang Law Firm will pursue your claim to secure your financial compensation. If you lost a loved one in a DUI accident, you may be able to recover compensation through a wrongful death case.