We all have certain obligations when we get behind the wheel of a car. These obligations are, at their heart, quite simple: exercise due caution and operate your vehicle safely and within the confines of the law.
Driving drunk is one of the most flagrant and unacceptable violations of these obligations. When someone operates a car while intoxicated, they put everyone around them in danger. There's a greatly increased chance of a car accident that can result in an innocent person suffering a devastating injury.
Our car accident lawyers have pursued many cases over the years related to accidents caused by drunk driving. We take these cases seriously- we recognize that a drunk driver needs to be held accountable for their actions.
If you've been hurt by a drunk driver in the Los Angeles, California area, our car accident lawyers want to talk with you about your case. Please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP today at 855-711-4933 for a free consultation.
A Clear and Present Danger
Under California law, drivers cannot operate their vehicles if they have a blood-alcohol content of greater than .08. For drivers under the age of 18, there is a zero tolerance policy for any measurable alcohol in the blood stream.
The state recognizes the importance of severely discouraging drunk driving. Alcohol consumption greatly impairs a driver's reaction times and negatively affects their judgment. In short, drunk driving puts innocent people at risk.
Intoxication behind the wheel of a car is a form of negligence- if it can be proven that a driver was drunk at the time of the accident, that places a huge legal burden on the driver in question. It is difficult for a drunk driver to offer a reasonable defense in a personal injury case.
As your car accident lawyers, we will thoroughly examine all witness statements and police reports as part of an investigation to determine if alcohol played a role in the accident. We will use our unique experience and knowledge of the system to your advantage, and we will be relentless in our representation of you.
If you need a car accident lawyer with experience handling drunk driving claims in the Los Angeles, California area, please call Kirtland & Packard, LLP today at 855-711-4933 for a free consultation.