Drunk Driving Accidents
The penalties for drunk driving are very severe because of the responsibility that a driver accepts when he or she gets behind the wheel. By applying for and receiving a driver's license, individuals are making a sort of promise that they will operate in a manner that promotes safety for themselves and others on the road. If they drink and get behind the wheel and onto the road, this is behaving negligently, and they will be held liable for such actions.
Arizona law takes drunk driving very seriously, and the base fine for a first-time DUI charge is $250. Drunk drivers who cause accidents that result in serious injuries or wrongful death will face even more severe punishment. If you or someone that is close to you has been involved in a drunk driving accident, you must get a powerful legal team on your side.
Here at Suzuki Law Offices, L.L.C., we believe that drunk drivers should not get away with their irresponsible actions. Arizona law states that anyone who drives with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or less is sober enough to drive. The truth of the matter is that more than 15,000 people are killed in drunk driving accidents every year, and close to 2,000 of these accidents involved drivers with a BAC of .08% or less. Anyone who drinks and gets behind the wheel, no matter how many drinks they have had, is putting themselves and others at risk.
Seeking Justice After a Car Accident
After a car accident with a drunk driver, many people are left feeling confused and unsure of what to do next. They may have questions that they cannot find the answers to. At Suzuki Law Offices, LLC, we are highly skilled and experienced in the area of drunk driving accidents. When you contact our firm about your accident, we will immediately begin to investigate the cause of your accident and all relative aspects of your crash. From there, we will build a strong case for compensation based on whether the driver was intoxicated or drug impaired by gathering evidence of the driver's blood alcohol content and any history of similar violations.
In order to seek the maximum amount of compensation for a drunk driving accident, our legal team will identify all potential sources of financial recovery for you under Arizona law. In most cases, you will be entitled to recover compensation for your injuries by proving that they were as a result of another's negligence.