When someone decides to get behind the wheel when he or she is impaired by alcohol, that individual also decides to put the lives of other drivers in imminent danger. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 9.967 people were killed in drunk driving related collisions in 2014, accounting for approximately 31% of all traffic-related fatalities in the United States.
If you have been injured by a drunk driver in Idaho, our Pocatello car accident lawyers at May, Rammell & Wells are ready to recover your entitled compensation on your behalf. With more than 70 years of collective experience, we understand what it takes to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.
Idaho Code § 18-8001 clearly prohibits driving while drunk. A blood alcohol level of 0.08 or higher is considered driving drunk and can not only result in serious injuries but serious, life-altering criminal charges for the drunk driver.
A person who drives while intoxicated is automatically considered negligent, which can be enough evidence to pursue a personal injury claim in the event of a crash. In addition, Idaho law protects victims of drunk drivers by allowing them to recover damages from the bar, tavern, or commercial establishment that over-served the intoxicated individual that caused the accident. Since fault has been eliminated for the injured party, they are entitled to compensation for all costs, related to medical care, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Our legal team can investigate the accident, collect evidence if necessary, and determine all of your legal options to recover the compensation you deserve. Backed by a history of success, we are confident that we can succeed in your case. Our Pocatello auto accident attorneys are ready to help you make a full recovery from injury.
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