While getting into a car accident can be damaging enough, finding out that the driver who hit you was drunk – and that your accident was preventable – can be devastating. As you focus on your physical and psychological recovery after DUI car accidents, you should be aware that:

  • Do you have questions about DUI car accident cases? If so, we have answers. Browse these FAQs. Or contact us. We are ready to fight for your rights.

    Do you have questions about DUI car accident cases? If so, we have answers. Browse these FAQs. Or contact us. We are ready to fight for your rights.

    You have options for financial recovery.

  • A trusted Colorado Springs car accident attorney at Shakeshaft and Gorman Law Firm is ready to help you.

In this three-part blog series, we’ll respond to some common questions that arise when people are considering moving forward with DUI car accident cases. Although the answers and information provided herein is intentionally generally, contact Shakeshaft and Gorman Law Firm when you are ready for some specific answers, aggressive legal advocacy and help obtaining the compensation and justice you likely deserve.

Q – I think the driver who hit me was drunk. How do I know for sure?

A – One fairly good way to find out if the driver who hit you was likely intoxicated is to obtain and review a copy of the police report associated with your accident.

When police respond to car accidents, they can have probable cause to suspect drunk driving, especially if anyone has been hurt by or killed in the collision. In such cases, police will usually request that the suspected drunk driver undergo field sobriety testing and/or BAC testing. The results of all of these tests – or whether the driver refused such testing – will all be recorded in the police report for your accident.

Q – Will it be a problem if I didn’t get the other driver’s info because I was too badly injured and/or the other driver was arrested?

A – Not at all. DUI car accident cases often involve serious injuries, meaning that the victims of these collisions are unable to obtain other drivers’ identifying information in the immediate aftermath of the wreck.

In these cases, having an experienced attorney can be critical to gathering all of the necessary information regarding the negligent driver’s name, insurance company, contact information, etc. A skilled lawyer will also be able to dig a little bit deeper to find out if the negligent driver has a history of DUI convictions, alcohol or drug issues or any other relevant information that could support victims’ claims and improve the chances that they will be able to obtain the full amount of compensation they deserve from their DUI car accident cases.

We will continue to answer questions about DUI car accident cases in a second and third installment to this blog series that will be published soon. Be sure to check them out!

Colorado Springs Car Accident Lawyer at Shakeshaft and Gorman Law Firm, P.C.

Have you or a loved one been hurt in a car accident caused by a drunk driver? If so, Colorado Springs Car Accident Attorney Kenneth Shakeshaft is ready to advocate your rights, help you recover financially and ultimately help you put your life back together. Since 1982, Kenneth Shakeshaft has been providing people injured in traffic accidents with superior legal service, helping them stand up to insurance companies, large corporations and/or government entities.

When you trust your case in our experienced hands, you can be confident that we will always fight for your rights to compensation and justice and help you bring your case to a successful resolution in the most efficient manner possible.

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