Minneapolis Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Bringing Claims Against Inexcusably Negligent Drivers
A drunk driver who causes a car accident should be arrested, charged, prosecuted,
and convicted. At what point do the needs of those they injure come into
question, though? During the criminal processes, your rights as a crash
victim do not take center stage. If you want compensation for what a drunk
driver did to you, then you have to file a civil claim against them.
Lowe Law Group and our Minneapolis drunk driving accident lawyers can help
you every step of the way when preparing an injury claim against an intoxicated
motorist. We can use our extensive legal backgrounds to move your case
along while you focus on taking care of yourself and your family. Even
though an injury claim is not part of criminal court procedures, we will
pursue your claim with the intensity and tenacity as if it was.
(612) 255-4460 to connect with Lowe Law Group in Minneapolis now.
Drunk Driving is an Inexcusable Risk
There is simply no excuse for a motorist to drink and drive. Everyone instinctively
knows the behavior is dangerous. Furthermore, there are always campaigns
run by statewide and nationwide safety groups to warn people about the
dangers of drunk driving. Even companies that sell and market alcohol
are now telling people to never drink and drive.
The Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety has data that also clearly shows
the dangers of drunk driving:
- At least 84 traffic fatalities in 2018 were caused by drunk drivers
- 72 drunk driving fatalities were reported in 2017, so the behavior is on the rise
- More than 2,000 people are seriously injured in drunk driving crashes each
year in Minnesota
- Only about 5% of all DWIs involve underage drinkers
- Approximately half of all drunk driving arrests happen on weekends
- Average BAC level of drunk drivers is 0.15, nearly twice the legal limit
If we can find convincing evidence that the driver who hit you was intoxicated,
then we can leverage that to put as much liability on them as possible.
Since drunk driving is so obviously dangerous and continues to cause havoc
across the state’s streets and highways each year, we can build
your argument around the egregious negligence or recklessness of the other driver.
Using Criminal Evidence in Your Injury Claim
The evidence used against the defendant in a driving while intoxicated
case can end up favoring you as the claimant in a drunk driving accident
claim. Police investigators will be trying to prove that the defendant
was legally intoxicated while driving. What they find could be used by
our attorneys when we represent you.
Useful pieces of evidence to consider include:
- Police reports from the crash site
- Driver’s recorded BAC level
- In-court testimonies
What happens if the court does not find the other driver guilty of drunk
driving? While you would not be able to point to a conviction as evidence
of liability, it does not defeat your claim. Drunk drivers can be acquitted
in criminal court but still be found liable in civil court. It is just
a matter of making a convincing argument with a team of talented legal
Contact Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Minneapolis
To get all the answers you need to all of your questions after being hit
by a drunk driver in Minneapolis, look no further than Lowe Law Group.
We are dedicated to making your life easier by managing all parts of your
case. To pursue damages to pay for your medical bills, lost wages, emotional
trauma, and more, call
(612) 255-4460 now.