Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Phoenix, Arizona
Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers advise to never drink and drive. The ramifications of these actions could impact many innocent persons. A person who is driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not only putting their lives at risk, but the lives of others on the road. In Arizona, the legal limit for blood alcohol concentration is .08%. This is a limit in which some people can reach after consuming just two or three alcoholic drinks in an hour. People who are intoxicated often times believe that they are not impaired and are fully capable of being able to drive.
Drunk Driving Means Impaired Judgment
Despite what an intoxicated person may believe, alcohol significantly inhibits reaction time. On the road, driving conditions constantly change from one moment to the next. These changes may include traffic light changes or a car changing traffic lanes. Because of this, it is important to always be alert and ready to react and adjust to these sudden changes. However, when a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, their judgment and coordination are impaired, and they are unable to respond to the conditions of the road in a timely manner. Their inability to properly operate their vehicle causes vehicle accidents that can end in serious injuries or death.
Claims Involving Minor Children
When a minor (someone under 18 years of age) has a personal injury claim, in many cases, there is an extra set of procedures that apply to protect the interests of the minor. Specifically, the minor, usually through their attorney, will petition the probate court for approval of the minor settlement. This includes the amount of the settlement, the medical expenses to be paid from the settlement, the attorney's fees and costs, and the net settlement for the minor claimant. A more detailed explanation of this process is explained on our Minor Child Injury Pages.
Claims against Government Agencies or Public Entities
When a government or public employee or agency is negligent and causes an injury, there is a markedly different process involved as compared to a claim against an individual or private business. There is a much shorter time frame to bring a claim and a lawsuit. Therefore, there is an increased urgency to obtain legal counsel to timely submit a claim against a government agency or public entity. A more detailed explanation is available on our Government or Public Entities Claims Pages.
We are able to resolve the overwhelming majority of our cases relatively promptly and without ever having to go to court. However, there are a number of reasons why we would recommend litigation to our clients. When that occurs, our office will thoroughly explain the litigation process, including the risks, benefits, and how it relates to your case before we file litigation. For more detailed information, please review our Litigation Process Pages.
Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver. The drunk driver will most likely be held liable for criminal DUI that caused the incident, but the criminal proceedings will not grant any compensation to the victims for their injuries. Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers will protect your rights and guide you through the process of obtaining monetary damages for your medical bills, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and other related damages. If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact The Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700 for a free consultation.
Our attorneys not only work on drunk driving accident cases but in other Personal Injury areas, as well as motorcycle accidents, dog bites, product and premises liability, and criminal defense and DUI, so please contact your local Phoenix attorneys for a free, personal, and confidential consultation.
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