Arizona ranks among the states with the strictest DUI laws in the country because it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. Unfortunately, despite the stringent BAC threshold limits, Arizona ranks among the top 10 states in the country in terms of drunk driving-related fatalities.
If an intoxicated driver has injured you or a loved one, be prepared to call a Wattel & York drunk driving accident attorney in Glendale. You might be eligible for compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and possibly even punitive damages. Call us at 866-395-2032 or contact us online for a no-obligation, free case review.
Arizona’s Drunk Driving Laws
The state has a zero-tolerance policy for drivers under 21 and sets the legal BAC limit at 0.08% for most drivers. Commercial drivers have an even lower limit of 0.04%. If a driver is involved in a crash and they are found to be driving under the influence, they can be held liable for any personal injuries caused by the accident.
In addition to claiming damages from the at-fault driver, you might also be able to take legal action against the bar, restaurant, or club that served alcohol to that driver under Arizona’s “Dram Shop” laws. These laws hold businesses accountable for providing alcohol to people who are underage or visibly intoxicated and go on to cause harm or injury to others.
What Kind of Compensation Can You Get?
Our Glendale drunk driving accident lawyers can negotiate with the negligent party’s insurance company for the maximum possible financial settlement for you. How much money you could get depends on how serious your injuries and losses might be. That is why it is vital to show proof of your injuries, medical costs, wage losses, and pain and suffering during the discovery part of the legal process. You could qualify for both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages cover your medical expenses and any wages you lost because you could not work, plus any other expenses caused by the accident. Noneconomic damages are for the pain and emotional stress you went through.
In drunk driving cases, you might also get punitive damages if the court decides to punish the at-fault driver to keep them from repeating their behavior. As a result, you could receive compensation over the actual damages (i.e., your hospital bills and property damage). The driver’s DUI conviction can help your lawyer establish strong evidence of extremely reckless driving behavior, making it easier for you to claim the largest possible compensation.
Maximize Your Settlement with Experienced Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Glendale
If you have been in an accident, your main focus should be on recovering from your injuries. Leave the legal heavy lifting to our Glendale drunk driving accident attorneys at Wattel & York. Just give our team a call at 866-395-2032 or fill out this form to set up a free consultation. We will take your case on a No Win, No Fee basis, so you do not owe us anything unless we obtain a financial settlement or verdict for you.