Has a drunk driver injured you or someone you love? If so, you may be considering suing for a DUI-related personal injury. However, it can be difficult to know if your case is actually worth pursuing, and we understand that you’ll want to know everything before filing a lawsuit. In this post, we’ll help you to understand if you have a good case for a lawsuit against the drunk driver who caused you injury.
Should I Sue If Hit by a Drunk Driver?
If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, a lawsuit is an option that you may want to pursue. While you have a pretty good shot at winning a lawsuit for personal injury by a drunk driver, there are some things you may want to consider before moving forward.
Whether you should sue depends on how the accident occurred and the availability of evidence. Most importantly, you are going to need proof of the driver’s intoxication. This can include police records on the driver’s level of intoxication and past traffic violations.
What Happens When a Drunk Driver Hits Your Car?
In Arizona, you should immediately call 911 if a drunk driver hits you. This will ensure that help arrives swiftly. It will also provide evidence in the form of a blood alcohol content (BAC) test performed by a police officer. Arizona is known as a “no-nonsense” state for drunk driving, meaning that you can be arrested for having a BAC of less than 0.08. If the driver is found to be intoxicated, they will face jail time and traffic fines for violating the law. However, you’ll need to hire a lawyer if you decide to sue.
Is it Worth Suing a Drunk Driver?
Deciding to file a lawsuit against someone isn’t an easy decision, even if you’re suing for a DUI-related injury. But sometimes, it is worth suing a drunk driver. Here are some instances in which you may want to sue:
- Your insurance wrongly denies your claim.
- Insurance coverage isn’t enough to cover your medical bills and lost wages.
- The driver who hit you is uninsured.
- You are seeking reimbursement for pain and suffering caused by the accident.
Average Settlement for a Drunk Driving Accident
Compensation for a lawsuit against a drunk driver who caused personal injury depends on the severity of the injury and incident. A court or lawyer will analyze the economic and non-economic losses of your case and arrive at a number. The average settlement for a drunk driving accident ranges from $80,000 to $125,000.
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Massey Law Firm is experienced in suing for DUI-related personal injury in Arizona. We are dedicated to helping our clients achieve the justice that they deserve. You should never have to suffer because of the carelessness of someone else. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, call our office today at 602-955-0055 and a member of our team will give you a free case review. While we can’t always ease the emotional or physical burden of the experience, we will work as hard as we can to get you the justice and financial compensation you deserve.