When someone drinks and drives, they do so selfishly, without consideration for the lives of the people they will jeopardize. If you suffered injuries—or a loved one died—as a consequence of this most egregious negligence, you deserve compensation.
A Glendale drunk driving accident lawyer from Zanes Law can bring you justice. Let our auto accident lawyers champion your right to recover damages by showing a jury just how much suffering you have endured.
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The number of drunk driving incidents reported in Arizona continues to drop. However, with 320 Arizona residents dying in drunk driving accidents in 2017, it is clear we still have a long way to go.
In the time leading up to the arrest of the average drunk driver, they have driven while intoxicated 80 times, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
These numbers cannot simply continue dropping. They must fade to nothing. Perhaps by exposing perpetrators to economic—as well as criminal—consequences for their actions, we will help society move toward this end.
Many people drink to loosen inhibitions. However, alcohol does not work to energize the brain. Rather, it does just the opposite. As a depressant drug, alcohol downshifts any communication between a person’s brain and their body.
In other words, a drunk driver may be “focusing” on staying in their lane, or watching for pedestrians, or monitoring the weight of their foot on the gas pedal, but the thoughts and impulses connected with this “focus” slowly drag their way to the body parts that can react to those thoughts. These slowed reflexes represent a great risk factor for car accidents .
Drinking alcohol impacts the brain in many ways, each of which negatively impact the drinker’s ability to safely manage the road.
The above symptoms do not happen in isolation. Just imagine the combined effect of any number of these conditions. It is a recipe for disaster.
The CDC reports that every 50 minutes, one person dies as the result of drunk driving in the United States.
Death is the ultimate consequence an individual and family pays for another person’s choice to drive while intoxicated. Although you may never recover emotionally from a loved one dying in a drunk driving accident, you can pursue a wrongful death action against the driver.
Drunk driving accidents also yield painful and costly injuries to those who survive. Some common types of injuries include:
You might not sense any injuries after your accident. Oftentimes, injuries do not manifest right away, and some take days, weeks, or even months to appear. Unfortunately, many drunk driving accident victims check only for obvious signs of injuries, like bleeding or broken bones.
In the absence of these visible injuries, the victims assume they are fine and do not seek medical attention. Physical damages might reveal themselves later, but the passage of time makes it harder to connect these injuries to the drunk driving accident. As such, the victim will face a greater challenge in recovering damages associated with the injuries.
Do not put yourself in this situation. If you experienced a drunk driving accident, go seek medical attention now. A physician knows how to check for physical damage you might not know exists. Early detection will improve your chances of physical recovery. Also, the doctor’s documentation of the injury soon after your accident will help you recover related damages.
According to the CDC, damages from drunk driving accidents in 2010, which is the most recent year for which such data is available, cost $44 billion. When victims seek compensation for their losses, their injury lawyers construct a demand letter of personal damages. Types of damages often include the following:
Per Arizona law, the establishment that served alcohol to the drunk driver can be liable for your injuries. This occurs when:
Zanes Law’s Glendale drunk driving accident lawyers will meet with you to review to discuss whether an establishment holds potential liability for your drunk driving accident.
Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to champion your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve following your drunk driving accident.
To represent you in your case, a Glendale drunk driving accident lawyer will do the following: