Alcohol and drugs can significantly impair one’s ability to make decisions. They delay reaction time and also inhibit motor and cognitive skills. For these reasons, it is dangerous to drive with any amount of alcohol or drugs (even prescription or certain over-the-counter medications) in one’s system. It is illegal to drive while one’s abilities are impaired by drugs or alcohol, or while with a certain amount of alcohol in one’s system. And yet, many people continue to drive drunk or drugged. This results in serious or fatal traffic accidents.
Alcohol-impaired driving occurs in approximately one in three traffic fatalities in the U.S. each year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Huffman & Huffman Brothers-in-Law, PLLC is dedicated to helping individuals and families who have suffered as the result of the irresponsible and outright reckless acts of drunk and drugged drivers. Our Newport News drunk driving accident lawyers understand what impact this type of incident can have on a person. We are here to support and treat you like family through this complex process, fighting for the fair compensation that can help you get your life back to normal.
Contact us at (757) 330-3425 for a free review of your drunk driving accident claim. We help clients across Virginia from our offices in Norfolk, Newport News, and Virginia Beach.
How to Prove Fault in a Drunk Driving Accidents
When it comes to securing compensation for a drunk driving accident claim, it is not enough that the driver was arrested or even convicted for driving under the influence (DUI). In a civil court case, the driver must have actually caused the collision to be held liable (legally responsible) for your medical care, lost wages, emotional trauma, and other damages.
Huffman & Huffman has the manpower and resources necessary to:
- Carefully review police reports, physical evidence, and witness testimony.
- Use our own investigators, attorneys, and support staff to put the pieces together.
- Create an accident reconstruction to show exactly what unfolded prior to the accident.
- Present our case in court or in negotiations with the other party’s insurance provider.
Find out more about the steps that a Newport News drunk driving accident attorney at our firm can take to protect your interests and present your claim. Call (757) 330-3425 today!