Being involved in a car accident can change the lives of everyone involved. But it can be even more challenging when you and your loved ones are DUI victims. When you are following the law and driving safely, yet are hit by a driver who got behind the wheel while intoxicated, it can feel very unfair—in addition to turning your life upside down.
If your family members become DUI victims in Arizona, the driver may face DUI penalties. Of course, they must first be convicted of DUI. That may not always happen, especially if the driver’s attorney succeeds in getting the case thrown out of court. Also, the driver may not be convicted by a jury or judge if and when the case goes to trial.
The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in Phoenix have significant experience in helping clients who have been DUI victims. If you need help filing a claim for one of these awful, life-changing accidents, we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our offices are conveniently located in Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in person or over the phone or video call. You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.
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Drivers who get behind the wheel while affected by alcohol and drugs account for nearly 33% of all traffic deaths across the US. Many of these drivers are not first-time offenders either, which makes the crime that much more upsetting. Their innocent DUI victims are the ones who are left to suffer because of these drivers’ poor choices. Fortunately, they don’t have to suffer in silence. Personal injury attorneys, including Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm, fight for these DUI victims to ensure they are compensated for the selfish and reckless acts of DUI drivers.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), a person is injured in a drunk-driving crash every two minutes. Plus, the average drunk driver has driven drunk more than 80 times before their first arrest. This problem is pervasive and leaves in its wake some DUI victims.
Arizona law makes it unlawful for a person to “drive or be in actual physical control of a vehicle”…
These regulations form the basis for prosecuting DUI offenses and protecting DUI victims.
A person convicted of DUI for the first time…
These measures are not only punitive but also serve to provide some level of recompense to DUI victims.
A judge may suspend all but one day (24 hours) of the sentence if the driver completes a court-ordered alcohol or drug treatment, screening, or education program.
If the driver fails to complete the program, he or she may have to serve the rest of his or her suspended sentence.
If a person is convicted of DUI for a second time within 84 months of the first conviction (or under certain other circumstances), the person…
A judge may suspend all but 30 days of the jail sentence for a repeat offender if the driver completed a court-ordered alcohol or drug treatment, screening, or education program.
“Extreme” DUI is the condition of having an alcohol concentration of 0.15 or more (i.e., about twice the legal limit or higher) within two hours of driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle.
A person who commits extreme DUI…
A driver who has a second extreme DUI conviction within 84 months of the first one…
Aggravated DUI occurs when a person…
A person convicted of aggravated DUI…
While the statistics surrounding driving under the influence may be staggering, they do not make the DUI victim’s accidents feel any better. If you or a loved one has been injured or, worse, killed at the hands of a drunk driver, you owe it to yourself to seek compensation. Trust a knowledgeable, experienced law firm to help you navigate the path following such a devastating accident. Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm is your solution.
At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping DUI victims obtain compensation for their injuries in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.
If you or a loved one have been DUI
victim, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.
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