When someone decides to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, they are putting more people than just themselves in harm’s way. Drunk driving has been shown in studies to impair judgment, slow reaction speed, distort vision, and substantially increase the chances of causing a car accident. Some of these accidents are severe, leading to major bodily injury, substantial property damage, and sometimes death. If a drunk driver has injured you or someone you love, a Kenner drunk driving accident lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
At the Morris Bart law firm, we will fight for your rights. We want to handle the entire legal process on our end, so you can focus on healing. If you are stressing over medical expenses, or you are worried about paying your other bills while out of work, we can help you stop collection efforts until the resolution of your case. Best of all, we never charge a fee until you receive a negotiated settlement or court award. To learn more about our firm, and to receive a free consultation on your drunk driving accident case, call the Morris Bart law firm today at (800) 537-8185.
Kenner, Louisiana, Drunk Driving Accidents
Under Louisiana Statute RS 14:98, the legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit is 0.08%. According to a 2012 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Louisiana has higher incidences of both reported drunk driving and resulting deaths from these accidents. The study indicates that more than 8 out of 100,000 men in Louisiana die annually from alcohol-related car accidents, compared to a national average of 5. While women have much lower rates of drunk driving fatalities across the board, they are still very much elevated in Louisiana compared to the rest of the nation. Louisiana drivers also self-report driving while intoxicated at alarmingly high rates. Nationally, 1.9% of U.S. drivers admit they sometimes get behind the wheel after drinking too much. In Louisiana, 2.5% of drivers, or between 2 and 3 out of every 100, make the same admission. The simple fact is this—drunk driving is a big problem in Louisiana, and if it has not yet affected you, it has likely affected someone you know or love. The Morris Bart law firm is here to fight for your rights. We will work hard to help you recover the money you deserve from the intoxicated driver who injured you.
For a free legal consultation with a Drunk Driving Accident lawyer serving Kenner, call 800-537-8185
Types of Drunk Driving Accidents
No matter the circumstances of your drunk driving accident, we will take on the liable party. The Morris Bart law firm has a record in Kenner of winning settlements for accident victims. We cannot wait to make you our next client and fight to get you the compensation you are entitled to by law. We have experience winning damages for the following drunk driving accidents and more:
When a driver has impaired vision and slowed reflexes due to an intoxicating substance, they cannot react as quickly when the driver in front of them brakes. Rear-end collisions often occur as a result.
Drunk drivers sometimes blow through red lights and stop signs, either because they are not paying careful attention in their inebriated state or because their vision and judgment are so blurry that they fail to recognize they are supposed to stop.
On occasion, a driver will be so intoxicated that they get on an interstate or highway going the wrong direction. This can result in some of the most dangerous and fatal drunk driving accidents.
A common defense tactic used by drunk drivers and their attorneys is pleading down to reckless driving. Doing so often allows the driver to avoid losing their license, especially if it is their first offense, and they have an otherwise clean driving record. Reckless driving is also a lesser criminal offense than driving under the influence, one with much less of a stigma attached to it. In situations where the evidence is overwhelming, a driver accused of DUI has a strong incentive to negotiate for a reckless driving conviction. But, it is important to note, that a reduction in charges from DUI to reckless driving does not make a driver any less financially liable for your damages. We will build a compelling case on your behalf, proving how the other driver’s negligent actions led to your injuries.
Not all intoxicated drivers are under the influence of alcohol. Many drugs can impair judgment and driving ability, including those prescribed by a doctor. To receive your free drunk driving case evaluation for an accident in Kenner with the Morris Bart law firm today, call us at (800) 537-8185.
Your Kenner Drunk Driving Accident Compensation
The Morris Bart law firm will fight for both the economic and noneconomic damages you deserve for your drunk driving accident injuries. We can help you win a monetary settlement or judgment that includes money for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- And more if you qualify
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