Blackfoot Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
There are constant reminders all around us that people should not drink and drive. You see these reminders on the billboard or while tuned into your favorite radio station. When you turn on the news, there are often stories about someone who was drinking and driving and got into an accident. In fact, even the television commercials that advertise alcohol in one form or another remind people to drink responsibly.
In spite of all of these reminders, people still drink and drive. They understand that the consequences could be catastrophic and that it violates the law and yet, every day, people are injured or killed as a result of drunk driving. Here at Racine Olson, we have been working to care for people who have been injured as a result of drunk driving since 1940. Furthermore, we are just down the road from Blackfoot and would be happy to meet with you in your hometown on appropriate cases.Drunk Driving is Negligent Driving
Idaho law clearly provides it is unlawful for anyone to drive with a blood alcohol content of more than .08. If a person is a minor, then the amount is less than .08. For excessive amounts, there are heightened consequences. When a person is cited for drunk driving, and then pleads guilty, his or her negligence has been established as a matter of law. This means that if they were involved in an accident, fault has already been determined and the injured party only need to put on evidence of his or her damages or injury.
This is helpful to get favorable settlements for clients quickly. Furthermore, drunk driving is often seen as an aggravated liability issue which means that settlements are often higher than they normally would be. It is helpful to enlist the aid of an attorney near Blackfoot or Bingham County who is mindful of these rules and how to work with insurance companies in order to obtain favorable and swift settlement resolutions for their clients.Drunk Driving Damages
When a person is injured as a result of a drunk driver, damages include lost wages, property damages, medical bills, loss of future earning, and even punitive damages. Punitive damages are those damages which the court can allow in order to dissuade the driver and others from engaging from such conduct in the future. It is important to hire an attorney who understands these various categories of damages and how to maximize them in your case.
Your drunk driving accident attorneys at Racine Olson just down the road from Blackfoot would be happy to help you. Give us a call. Problem Solved.