When a person drives drunk, they put everyone else on the road at risk. There is little you can do to avoid a DUI accident, as a drunk driver isn’t driving in a safe manner. Drunk drivers often fail to follow traffic laws, speed, or drive erratically. DUI accidents cause serious injuries, such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, scarring, disfigurement, and even wrongful death. In California, the legal limit for being considered under the influence is .08. The DUI suspect’s BAC should be documented when the accident happens. Depending upon where the accident occurs, a California Highway Patrol, San Diego Sheriff or San Diego Police officer should be at the scene of the DUI accident to take down the blood alcohol content of the responsible party.
Some San Diego DUI accident attorneys believe that drunk driving cases are simple. However, they are more complicated than they seem. For example, if the defendant was drinking at a bar and they continued to serve them alcohol while they were clearly intoxicated, the bar can be held liable for negligence. In addition, the District Attorney may file misddemeanor charges against the restaurant, bar or seller in such a situation. These types of cases are called Dram Shops. Your San Diego DUI accident lawyer must be able to aggressively litigate in order to win this type of case. The bartender will likely argue that the suspect did not appear drunk and only had a few drinks. However, if you work with Spital & Associates, your San Diego drunk driving accident lawyer will interview police officers, other bar patrons, and a toxicologist to determine how much the defendant had to drink to be as intoxicated as he or she was.
A knowledgeable and experienced San Diego DUI accident attorney can assist you in a full investigation of your drunk driving accident in order to present strong evidence to show negligence on the part of the drunk driver. San Diego DUI accident lawyer Sam Spital has been handling these types of cases for years, and he understands the hassle and heartache that a victim must go through to obtain financial compensation from an insurance company. With Spital & Associates, this won’t happen to you. We will work hard to get you a successful settlement to cover for your pain, suffering, medical bills, lost wages, lost future wages, and any other costs.
If you are a loved one has been injured, or even killed, in a DUI accident in San Diego, contact Spital & Associates to secure full compensation for your injuries, pain, and/or suffering. Our San Diego drunk driving accident lawyers have the experience and skill it takes to provide you with the highest level of representation and secure the best possible results in your DUI accident case. Call Spital & Associates today at (619) 583-0350 to schedule a consultation with a San Diego DUI accident attorney to pursue compensation for your San Diego drunk driving accident.
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San Diego, CA 92108-1642
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San Diego, CA 92101-3978
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