The Houston Auto Accidents Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office have represented many clients in traffic accidents involving impaired drivers. Impaired drivers usually means drivers who were intoxicated from drinking alcohol and were involved in DWI accidents. If the alcohol concentration in a driver’s blood, breath or urine is .08 percent or higher, then the driver is considered to be legally intoxicated. If you are the victim of an accident with a legally intoxicated driver, you are not only entitled to your medical bills, lost wages and monies for pain and suffering but additional monies for the gross negligence of the intoxicated driver for getting behind the wheel while impaired. The question is how do you prove the other driver was impaired at the time of the accident. The simplest way is if the other driver takes a breathalyzer or blood test administered by law enforcement and the test shows that the other
DUI and Criminal Charges
DUI is a common example of a criminal charge after a traffic accident.driver had a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more. If the other driver refuses to take a test, then cooperating with prosecutors to get a criminal conviction against the intoxicated driver would be another way.
Filing a lawsuit and requesting the intoxicated party’s hospital records after the accident could provide information on an intoxicated driver’s blood alcohol content after an accident. This information is important because sometimes police do not arrest intoxicated drivers for DWI even when the offending party is guilty. Also an intoxicated driver can be impaired from substances other than alcohol such as cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs. These drugs would show up in an intoxicated driver’s medical records. Now there are many drivers who are impaired by prescription drugs causing car accidents on the road. Proving those cases up are hard but the difference between proving the case up or not is sometimes in the tens of thousands of dollars on a typical car accident case.
If you have been the victim of a car accident involving an impaired driver, call the lawyers at the DeSimone Law Office immediately. They will take the steps necessary to prove the impairment of the intoxicated driver and obtain you the money that you deserve as a result.