Holding Intoxicated Drivers Responsible for their Actions
Drunk driving accidents destroy the lives of almost 11,000 families every year, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. When a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs chooses to get behind the wheel of a car, he or she puts everyone on the road at risk of serious injury and even wrongful death. However, victims have rights, including the right to pursue financial compensation from the party responsible for the accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, attorney J. Todd Tenge, serving Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins areas, can help. Contact the Tenge Law Firm, LLC at (303) 502-5587 today to schedule a complimentary consultation.
About Drunk Driving Accidents
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 30 million Americans drive drunk in an average year. Driving while intoxicated impairs one’s ability to drive safely and responsibly, and increases the chances of a motor vehicle accident.
Colorado has two levels of alcohol-related driving offenses – Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Ability Impaired (DWAI). Both are based on the measurement of blood alcohol concentration in the body. Someone who is accused of driving under the influence (DUI) has allegedly consumed alcohol and/or drugs to the point where they are substantially incapable of operating their vehicle safely. Someone driving while their ability is impaired (DWAI) has consumed drugs and/or alcohol and is less able than an ordinary person to safely operate their vehicle.
Driving with a blood alcohol content level (BAC) above .08 is illegal in the state of Colorado, and amounts to DUI. While there are criminal penalties for drunk driving (e.g., fines, imprisonment, and public service requirements), the Tenge Law Firm, LLC specializes in pursuing financial compensation in civil court, possibly including punitive damages, from the responsible party.
Common Drunk Driving Accident Injuries and Wrongful Death
When someone under the influence of alcohol gets behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, the results can be devastating. Common injuries that result from drunk driving accidents include:
About a third of all traffic fatalities involve drunk driving. If you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, contact attorney J. Todd Tenge at his Boulder, Fort Collins, or Denver office. Though no amount of money could ever truly compensate you for the loss of your loved one, the Tenge Law Firm, LLC will provide compassionate and personalized representation. The team at the Tenge Law Firm, LLC will pursue justice for you, including significant monetary compensation.
Hiring a Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
DUI and DWAI cases require the legal services of an exceptionally sharp attorney. The attorney must put together a convincing case that displays proof that the person who caused the drunk driving accident had a blood alcohol content level that significantly impaired his or her ability to drive safely, and that innocent people were hurt as a result. At the Tenge Law Firm, LLC, our legal team has the experience, skill, and tenacity needed to win personal injury cases against a drunk or impaired driver, and recover significant financial compensation for the victim and the victim’s family. Also, the Tenge Law Firm, LLC legal team’s sensitivity and compassion during these difficult cases help the entire process to proceed smoothly.
Contact the Tenge Law Firm, LLC Today
If you or a family member has been injured in a drunk driving accident, or if you’ve lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, attorney J. Todd Tenge can help. Contact our Boulder or Fort Collins law offices, serving Denver and other Colorado areas, for a complimentary consultation.