An injury accident caused by a drunk driver presents as a very clear indicator of negligence in a personal injury lawsuit. Drunk or drugged driving impairs a drivers physical and mental abilities significantly, diminishing their judgement, focus and concentration and affecting their coordination, control and reaction time. It is a recipe for an accident and, unfortunately, car accident injuries and fatalities are common when someone drives impaired by alcohol or drugs.
When drives drunk or drugged they are disregarding the safety of other drivers and pedestrians. If they are involved in an injury accident their actions are negligent per se and therefore liable for injuries and damages. When you are involved in a injury car accident, it is important to call the police who can determine if the other driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police reports may include field sobriety tests, including breathalyzer and blood alcohol tests, the vertical gaze nystagmus test, the subjects behavior, statements and other observations, that will serve as important evidence in your personal injury case.
Because injuries sustained in drunk and drugged driving accidents can be serious or even life threatening, it is also advisable to hire an attorney that focuses on personal injury car accidents who can help you pursue maximum compensation in your case to include medical bills, lost wages and other economic losses, pain and suffering and punitive damages due to the driver’s reckless negligent actions.
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Iowa personal injury lawyer Marc Humphrey represents injury victims who have suffered harm as a result of another’s negligent actions. With more than 30 years of extensive courtroom and negotiation experience, the insurance companies are fully aware that Marc Humphrey never settles for less than maximum compensation on behalf of his clients. Call Humphrey Law Firm, P.C., at 515-331-3510 or contact us online to arrange your free consultation. We represent injured Iowans statewide. Remember – there is No Fee Until We Obtain Justice For You!