Ogden Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
What to Do If You Were Injured by a Drunk Driver
Drunk driving is never acceptable. Not only is it incredibly dangerous,
putting the driver’s life and the lives of everyone else on the
road at risk, but it is also against the law. In fact, Utah is known for
having the strictest drunk driving laws in the nation.
Despite this, many people still make the choice to get behind the wheel
of a car after consuming alcohol—often with devastating results.
Apart from any criminal proceedings that make take place, victims of drunk
driving accidents are entitled to take civil actions against the drunk
driver and seek compensation for their damages, which may include things
like medical bills, lost income, property damage, and pain and suffering.
If you were injured by a drunk driver, or if your loved one died after
being hit by someone who was driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs,
we encourage you to reach out to one of our experienced drunk driving
lawyers in Ogden to learn more about your legal rights and options. Pursuing a
personal injury or
wrongful death claim after a drunk driving accident is not a simple matter; having a knowledgeable
attorney on your side can make all the difference in your case.
We are ready to hear your story and inform you of how we can help, no pressure
and at no cost to you. Call
(801) 797-3444 or
contact us online to request a free initial consultation today.
Drunk Driving Laws in Utah
As previously mentioned, as of 2018, Utah has the strictest drunk driving
laws in the United States. In December of 2018, the state passed a new
law lowering the legal limit from 0.08% to 0.05%. What does this mean?
This means that if you have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.05%
or higher, you are considered to be driving under the influence of alcohol
and can be cited and/or arrested by law enforcement. Depending on a person’s
age, weight, and gender, this could mean that as little as one alcoholic
drink could be enough to put someone above the legal limit.
For those in support of the law—and against drunk driving—this
is a good thing. In fact, studies have shown that any amount of alcohol
in a person’s system could significantly impair their concentration,
reaction time, and movements, all things that are critical to the act
Seeking Compensation for Severely Injured Victims
Sadly, many drunk driving accidents are fatal. Even when victims live,
they are likely to sustain serious, life-altering injuries. This is because
drunk drivers have significantly impaired reaction times, meaning they
are less likely to stop in time or even slow down to avoid a collision.
At high rates of speed, collisions are much more likely to be deadly or
result in severe, catastrophic injuries.
Common injuries in drunk driving accidents include:
- Fractures/broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head and neck trauma
- Shoulder and back injuries
- Accidental amputation
- Internal organ and soft tissue damage
At Lowe Law Firm, we understand that treatment for these injuries can lead
to exorbitant medical bills. You may even require ongoing or lifelong
care and could be prevented from returning to work for weeks, months,
or years. And, of course, the physical and emotional impact of a drunk
driving accident is enormous, often leading to a range of resulting issues,
such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Our goal is to recover compensation for
all of your current and future damages. While no amount of financial compensation
can ever truly make up for what you have been through, it can allow you
to obtain critical medical treatment and the ability to heal.
Request a Free Consultation Today
We know that the aftermath of a drunk driving accident can leave you feeling
overwhelmed, upset, and unsure of where to turn. Our Ogden drunk driving
accident lawyers are here for you. We are available to answer your call
24/7 and provide you with the compassionate, caring, and personalized
attention you deserve. There is no cost and no risk when you work with
our team; we only collect attorneys’ fees if and when we recover compensation
for you. Throughout our years in practice, we have secured millions of
dollars for our clients, and we are proud to celebrate these victories
as they show the ways that we have been able to help real people in our
To schedule your complimentary case evaluation, please call
(801) 797-3444. We can travel to you if necessary.