It is against the law to drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs everywhere in the country, including Palmer, AK, but people continue driving intoxicated. If you are the victim of a car accident from an intoxicated driver, the Law Offices of Curtis W. Martin is here to help. Call 907-746-9800 to speak with a Palmer drunk driving accident lawyer today.
In 2018, Alaska had 80 traffic deaths, 97.5% resulting from drunk driving and speeding. Of the 80 deaths, 36 were from drunk driving. Though more populous states have higher drunk driving fatality rates, the figures for Alaska are still notable.
Alcohol will affect the body in various ways. For instance, you may have difficulty concentrating or have fewer inhibitions. The impairment prevents you from driving safely, which is why a blood alcohol level (BAC) exceeding .08 will declare you legally drunk.
Anyone who chooses to get behind the wheel drunk could initiate a devastating accident, including the types below:
It may seem easy to recover damages for injuries and property damage from an intoxicated driving accident, but it’s usually complicated. Even with a DUI conviction, evidence of wrongdoing is not always enough for insurance companies to pay out fairly.
The best way to ensure that you receive fair compensation is with the assistance of drunk driving accident attorneys. At the Law Offices of Curtis W. Martin, we have years of experience working with insurance companies, so we are well aware of their tactics. We will use our legal knowledge, skills, and strategies to pursue damages for you in and out of the courtroom.
Drunk driving accidents can lead to long-lasting consequences for victims, including wrongful death. You may recover economic and non-economic damages, including:
The amount you recover as the victim of a drunk driving crash depends on several factors, such as your legal team’s ability to establish the negligence of the offending driver and:
As a victim of a drunk driver, you deserve fair compensation for your damages. At the Law Offices of Curtis W. Martin in Palmer, AK, we successfully handle many drunk driving cases, so we know how to protect your rights while pursuing damages. Consult with an experienced Palmer drunk driving accident lawyer at 907-746-9800 to discuss your case.