Personal Injury DUI Accidents


Drunk Driving TestDUI accidents can have a tremendous impact in a person’s life, especially if you are hurt in a motor vehicle accident as a result of someone else’ careless actions. Colorado State Law states that the legal Blood Alcohol Limit (BAC) is .08% for a person over the age of 21. National statistics show that approximately 3.3 people out of 100,000 will suffer a fatality due to a DUI related accident. Within this article you will find information related to drinking and driving accidents:

 

 

  • Dram Shop Cases
  • DUI
  • One Year Statute of Limitations


Approximately one-third of all people in the United States will be involved in an alcohol-related automobile accident at some point in their life.

Nearly half a million Americans are injured annually in alcohol-related automobile accidents, and approximately 17,000 are killed.

Some statistics show an average of one person is injured every two minutes in the United States by a drunk driver. At the present rate, approximately one-third of all people in the United States will be involved in an alcohol-related automobile accident at some point in their life.

The most common damages that can be collected after a drunk driving accident include compensation for property damage, medical expenses, loss of current and future income, and pain and suffering.


DUI:
Drunk Driving AccidentAfter a DUI auto accident, you may be eligible to recover compensation for your injuries and other expenses not covered by insurance. You may also be able to recover punitive damages intended to punish the driver and other Colorado parties responsible for your accident.

The most common damages that can be collected after a drunk driving accident include compensation for property damage, medical expenses, loss of current and future income, and pain and suffering. If the accident was severe enough to cause death, loss of companionship and income may also be considered as damages recoverable by the decedent’s loved ones.


Dram Shop Cases:
Claims brought against those who have contributed to the drunkenness of the driver are called “Dram Shop” cases.

If it is determined that the driver got on the road after consuming alcohol at a bar, restaurant, or other facility serving liquor, punitive damages may be sought from that business as well.

Claims brought against those who have contributed to the drunkenness of the driver are called “Dram Shop” cases. These cases are often sharply disputed by the facility that served alcohol to the driver, and handling such cases requires both the experience to know how to investigate and document the situation as well as significant resources to obtain the expert witnesses necessary to prove such a claim.


Statute of Limitations:
In Colorado, there is a one-year statute of limitation on dram shop claims.

In addition, there is a one-year statute of limitations on dram shop claims which means that the claim must be filed in court within one year of the act causing the accident or it is forever barred.

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