Wrecks caused by drivers who are drunk or under the influence of drugs are one of the leading causes of death and injury on America’s roadways. Every year more than 10,000 fatalities occur in crashes where the driver’s blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit.
In Indiana alone, drunk drivers kill almost 1,000 Hoosiers each year.
It is clear that when drivers decide to get behind the wheel after having too much to drink, they put everyone on the road at risk. Drunk Driving accident victims are not nameless or faceless. They are our mothers, fathers, siblings and best friends. Take, for example, the case of our client, “B.K.”…
Indiana has a “zero tolerance” policy for drivers under the age of 21.
We Have Zero Tolerance for Drunk Drivers of any Age. Period. But drivers are not the only parties that can be held liable. Negligent restaurant / bar owners, an irresponsible party host, a remiss parole or probation officer, and even careless police officers who release a still-intoxicated driver from custody can all be held liable.
When drivers choose to ignore the consequences of drinking and hurt someone as a result, they must be held accountable. Other parties who enable the illegal behavior are also responsible for the consequences of acting without regard for the safety of others.
A thorough investigation is necessary to fully piece together what happened and identify all individuals who played a contributory role in the crash. While the police department will conduct its own investigation, be aware that law enforcement is primarily concerned with criminality – not liability. Drunk drivers often face both criminal and civil penalties, and you need an investigative team working to secure the best possible outcome for you.
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Helping Victims of Drunk Drivers in Indiana Since 1982.
In Indiana, driving under the influence (DUI) is more commonly known as operating while intoxicated (OWI). A person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with OWI if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is more than 0.08%. In fact, since 2002 it has been illegal in all 50 states to drive with a BAC that is 0.08% or higher.
If you are online researching the legal rights and resources available in the aftermath of a drunk driving crash, consider calling the attorneys at McNeely Stephenson to talk about what happened — 855-206-2555.
You can be assured that our lawyers, and our financial resources, are willing to go the distance on your behalf. We offer free consultations, and there is no fee for any of our work if we don’t win your case. Contact Us.
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