Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk drivers are responsible for a large majority of auto accidents that take place in New Hampshire each year. When people drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, their level of alertness and physical and mental coordination become impaired, significantly increasing their chances of causing a serious accident. Intoxicated drivers pose serious threats to all other responsible motorists on the road.
In an ideal situation, a drunk driver would be fully liable for any damages related to a car accident they cause. This is not always the case, and people hurt by drunk drivers frequently must fight for their right to compensation.Millions Recovered on Our Clients' Behalf
If you were harmed by a drunk driver, Injury Law Center and our New Hampshire car accident attorneys can be your legal guide when seeking deserved recoveries. We are backed by years of experience and a history of successful case results that have brought in millions of dollars for our clients.
Injury Law Center has secured two recent $100,000 drunk driving case wins:
- A drunk driver crossed the double-yellow lane markers, causing a head-on collision with our client. Injuries suffered by our client included a non-displaced fracture to the medial tibial plateau, complex lateral meniscal tear, fractured fourth toe, laceration of left ear, and dislocated third and fourth toes, which required foot surgery.
- Our client was changing a tire on the side of the highway when a drunk driver collided with them. Injuries suffered by our client include a closed-head injury with post-concussive syndrome and multiple leg fractures.
Learn more about our services and your legal options by contacting our firm.Claiming Enhanced Compensatory Damages
Unlike some other states, in New Hampshire, you are not able to recover enhanced compensatory damages against a negligent driver based solely on the fact that the driver was intoxicated at the time of the accident. However, if there were additional egregious factors of negligence involved in the crash, you may be able to claim enhanced compensatory damages.Using Police Records for Your Case
Drunk drivers who are arrested and eventually convicted of driving under the influence, or even vehicular assault if they cause serious injuries to other, are not necessarily going to be found totally liable for the harm that they have spread. Indeed, a criminal prosecution is a completely separate process than civil litigation. If you do not prepare your claim accordingly, it is possible that some liability will be shifted onto you, despite the intoxicated driver being convicted of a DUI.
Our New Hampshire car accident attorneys put their heads together to collect and utilize all relevant evidence for your case. Police arrest records and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level test results could prove as priceless pieces of proof to drop all liability off your shoulders. Our end goal is getting you absolutely as much compensation as possible for your damages.
You deserve fair compensation to help pay for:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Car repair
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Lessened enjoyment of life
If you have been injured by a drunk driver in New Hampshire, we can help you take the steps you need to file a successful accident claim. We also accept cases on behalf of people who have lost a family member in a wrongful death accident.
Dial (603) 883-4100 to speak with the car accident lawyers at our New Hampshire law firm during a free consultation.