Boulder Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Many adults drink alcohol to relax or socialize, while others have serious drinking problems. In fact, a 2015 National Institutes of Health Survey found that the number of adults that drink is 56 percent. That is the number that reported drinking within the past month, and 70 percent had in the past year. Unfortunately, too many drinkers also drive home after imbibing. Between 13 and 16 percent of Colorado crashes involving injury or fatality involve someone under the influence, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
Obviously, driving under the influence carries serious risks. These include trouble with the law and a greater chance of hitting another car or even a pedestrian. If you have been the victim of a drunk driving accident, you might have suffered injuries, financial losses, or unseen complications like post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Luckily, Colorado law is on your side in drunk driving injury or fatality cases, and the associates at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC can help guide you through the maze of the court system.
The Tenge Law Firm, LLC is proud of their 25 years of experience working with victims of car accidents. We understand the situation you are in through no fault of your own and have the compassion and work ethic to pursue the best possible result for your unique case. You can trust us to give you an honest assessment, and always respond to your questions. While past performance is no guarantee of outcome in any particular case, our experience working for our clients has resulted in many success stories. We have negotiated large early settlements with insurance companies for clients. We have also won multi-million dollar verdicts for clients in front of a jury. The facts of your case will dictate our course of action, with our goal being to maximize your legal recovery and resolve the case as quickly as possible.
Drunk driving accidents can cause many different types of injuries, and even death. Common types of serious injuries seen from drunk driving accidents in Colorado are:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Wrongful death
These major injury categories often require lengthy medical care and rehabilitative therapy. They can also keep you from working or reduce the hours you are able to work or the type of work you can do; all the while, the bills will still pile up. Our law firm is committed to holding drunk drivers responsible for the sum of losses suffered by our clients. Troublingly, wrongful death cases are on the rise, as alcohol-related fatalities were 27 percent of Colorado's traffic deaths in 2016. If you have lost a loved one due to a drunk driving accident, it’s important to consult with an experienced, compassionate attorney who can handle your case with the care it deserves, enabling your family to carry on.
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While you might assume that the drunk driver is automatically at fault in an accident, that is not always the case. Like any court case, the evidence is key. When there is not a lot of proof, the accused drunk driver's attorney might even be able to convince the court that you are to blame. Not only does that mean you won't get any compensation, you might also be liable for damages. This is why it is so vital to have an experienced attorney like those at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC working on your behalf. A Boulder car accident attorney can help assemble physical evidence from the scene of the accident, and witness testimony to help prove who is to blame.
Drunk driving accidents are often complex, and each one is unique. However, there are some common damages that drunk drivers typically pay their victims when found liable in court. Most cases settle before trial with compensatory damages, which can include:
- Medical expenses for past, present, and future care for injuries associated with the accident.
- Loss of income damages are compensation for lost wages and loss of earning capacity.
- Legal fees often result from a wreck, including attorney fees and travel costs, and time missed from work.
- Pain and suffering awards are frequent for victims of serious drunk driving accidents.
- Physical impairment damages cover serious injuries. These injuries can include visible scars, broken bones, brain damage, loss of use, and paralysis, among others.
- Emotional distress damages cover the psychological trauma incurred.
Disputes about liability are very common, even in cases where one of the drivers was driving under the influence. Boulder drunk drivers may be convicted of criminal charges, but that is still not a guarantee they'll also be held to account in civil court. Litigation against a drunk driver is complex, confusing, and often challenging to understand for the layman. This is why having an experienced drunk driving trial lawyer on your side can make a significant difference in your case. A skilled attorney understands the nuances of the law and the best ways to strengthen your drunk driving case.
A comprehensive consultation and full review of your case with the Tenge Law Firm, LLC is absolutely free. Often, drunk driving cases are also handled on a contingent fee basis. This means you will pay no attorney fees up front, and the firm will collect its fees only as a portion of any amount you recover in a judgment or settlement.
Recovering from serious injury or the loss of a loved one in the wake of a drunk driving accident is difficult, overwhelming, and often costly: there’s no need, however, to shoulder the burden alone. A compassionate, experienced, and dedicated attorney can help you and your family seek justice, hold guilty parties accountable, and serve as a valuable advocate and ally when you need it most. Call the Tenge Law Firm, LLC at (303) 665-2929, or contact the Tenge Law Firm, LLC online via our website 24 hours a day.
- Overview of Alcohol Consumption - National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
- Colorado State Patrol
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