Drunk Driving Accidents
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that drunk driving claims the lives of over 10,000 people in the United States every year. There were over 3,500 fatal and injury crashes involving drunk drivers in 2017, representing a 16% increase in alcohol and drug-related fatalities over 2016. These statistics do not include motorcyclists, bicyclists, scooter riders, or pedestrians who may have been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver. An estimated 30% of Americans can expect to be a victim in an alcohol-related accident at some point in their lives. That means most families in America will be affected in some way by drunk driving.
Preliminary data released by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) showed that of Colorado’s 427 fatal crashes through September 17, 2018, 141 have been linked to impaired driving. If you see a vehicle swerving or speeding down the road, assume there may be alcohol involved, and avoid contact, even if you must pull over. If you can obtain the license plate number of the vehicle, call 911 and report the location of the vehicle, you may be able to save lives with this simple action.
If you’ve been injured in an accident in Denver involving a drunk driver, you need an experienced drunk driving accident attorney to represent your best interests and ensure you get the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, lost income and other accident-related expenses and damages. Serious injuries sustained in a drunk driving accident can disrupt your life and perhaps leave you unable to work for an extended period of time, possibly affecting your ability to provide for your family. Damages in car accident cases include loss of property, financial losses relating to medical expenses and lost wages, physical injury, pain and suffering, emotional distress, diminished quality of life, disfigurement and permanent physical impairment.
Why Choose Whalen Hersh?
At Whalen Hersh, we have represented hundreds of accident clients over the years and recovered millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We establish direct, meaningful, trusted and reliable client relationships and always strive to reach fair settlements. Although persons convicted of criminal charges in drunk driving cases may face jail time and license revocation, a personal injury case proceeds separately from a criminal prosecution and offers you the best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries, losses and damages. At Whalen Hersh, we know the devastating effects being involved in a drunk driving accident can bring to you and your loved ones, and we work closely with you to ensure that you get the medical treatment you need, the support you deserve, and the representation you rely on. Our attorneys take pride in being recognized as Colorado Super Lawyers, Top Forty Under 40 by the Denver Business Journal, Top Attorneys in Colorado by 5280, The Nation’s Top 1% by the National Association of Distinguish Counsel and Best Attorneys of America (RUE). Our lawyers are also proudly listed by the National Trial Lawyers Association (NTL) as Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the Nation and Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in the Nation.
When you need an experienced, compassionate, qualified professional drunk driving accident attorney with a proven track record of success who will fight for your best interests contact us today. We are happy to offer you a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our qualified DUI accident lawyers. You can reach us in Denver at (720) 307-2666 to learn more. Our offices are conveniently located in the Denver Tech Center at 7955 East Arapahoe Court, Suite 2375, Centennial, CO 80112.