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.
Dial (612) 255-4460 to connect with Lowe Law Group in Minneapolis.
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 professionals.
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.
A Sense of Understanding
We will step into your shoes to better understand your goals and effectively fight for the justice that you deserve in your case.
A Client-First Philosophy
Our team is prepared to do whatever is necessary to ensure your comfort and convenience, from traveling to you to arranging your medical care.
A Personalized Experience
Our attorneys refuse to treat you like another number and are committed to being directly involved in your case every step of the way.
A Results-Driven Approach
We have recovered millions of dollars for injury victims in the past and are committed to winning your case next.
A Network of Support
When you hire our firm, you not only get the support of one attorney but a large team guiding you through the legal process.
A Compassionate Team
Our attorneys are truly empathetic advocates whom you can count on to be in your corner when you need them most.