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Denver Drunk Driving Accidents Attorney

Denver County drunk driving car accident attorney

Denver Drunk Driving Accidents Lawyer Serving Colorado

There are many reasons why car accidents occur, and victims who are injured in collisions may pursue compensation from negligent drivers who caused them harm. While there are many ways that drivers may act negligently or carelessly, one of the most dangerous things any person can do is to drive while they are intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, even though all drivers are aware of the dangers of drunk driving, many people still choose to get behind the wheel after they have been drinking. Drivers who violate the law in this manner may be held liable for injuries or other damages that are inflicted in motor vehicle collisions.

At The Gold Law Firm, we have seen first-hand the devastation that drunk drivers can cause, and we know how difficult it can be for victims and their families to recover from the injuries suffered in these types of accidents. We are dedicated to fighting for justice for those who have been injured by the dangerous actions of other people. We have obtained millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, and we will fight to make sure intoxicated drivers are held responsible for all of the ways they have harmed accident victims.

Dangers of Drunk and Intoxicated Driving

Alcohol impairment can drastically affect a person's ability to operate a vehicle safely. Because of the dangers of driving while under the influence of alcohol, strict laws are in place that prohibit people from operating vehicles when they have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of more than .05 percent. A person will usually be over the legal limit after having two or three drinks. However, any amount of alcohol can affect a driver's ability to control their vehicle. The effects of alcohol intoxication may include:

  • Delayed reaction times - Drivers need to be able to react quickly to changing conditions on the road, such as a vehicle that slows down in front of them or a pedestrian who steps into the street. Alcohol intoxication can increase the amount of time needed to notice what is happening, process this information, and take action in response. An inability to respond quickly can significantly increase the likelihood that a driver will be involved in a collision.
  • Problems with coordination and bodily control - Alcohol use can lead to dizziness and difficulty balancing, and a person may experience a loss of control of different parts of their body. This can affect a driver's ability to steer and operate gas and brake pedals, increasing the chances that they will lose control of their vehicle.
  • Vision impairment - Drunk drivers may experience blurred or double vision, making it more difficult for them to see the road, other vehicles, pedestrians, obstacles, or anything else that may affect them while they are driving.
  • Lapses in judgment - In addition to the ways a person may be affected physically, alcohol can impact their state of mind. A drunk driver may take unnecessary risks, fail to consider the effects of their actions, or otherwise behave unsafely, leading them to injure others in an accident.

In addition to alcohol, there are multiple other substances that can cause a driver to become intoxicated. Following the legalization of marijuana in Colorado, drivers may be more likely to attempt to operate vehicles while under the influence of marijuana. Other illegal drugs can affect a person's ability to drive safely, and certain types of prescription medications, such as opioid painkillers, can also cause impairment. The combination of multiple substances, such as alcohol and cold or flu medications, may also be dangerous, leading to drowsiness or other issues that increase the chances of car accidents. Whether drivers are under the influence of a legal substance or illegal substance, they should be held liable for the damages they cause.

Contact Our Denver Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

If you have been injured by a drunk or intoxicated driver, you will need to understand the steps you can take to ensure that you will be fully compensated for your injuries. Our attorneys can provide you with the legal representation you need as you pursue compensation, and we will work to ensure that a drunk driver who caused harm to your family will be held responsible for their actions. Contact our office today and set up a free consultation by calling 303-694-4653.

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