Boise Drunk Driving Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
As an act of extreme negligence and poor judgment, drunk driving usually makes the other driver automatically at fault for an accident. Consult with a Boise drunk driving motorcycle accident lawyer to find out how to prove that the other driver was intoxicated and how to collect the compensation you are due.
Drunk driving is a serious problem in the United States. Statistics show that, on average, twenty-eight people die every day because of someone driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, it isn’t just the drunk drivers who are affected. Other drivers on the road and their passengers cannot anticipate a drunk driver, and frequently accidents occur that either take the lives of or severely injure responsible drivers—especially those who are on motorcycles.
If you or someone you love has been harmed by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. A Boise drunk driving motorcycle accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates has the experience to help you get the justice you deserve if you or someone you love has been injured in a DUI motorcycle crash.
Determining Whether a Driver Is Intoxicated
Regardless of the severity of the accident, blood alcohol content (BAC) is the single greatest way that emergency response personnel judge whether a driver is intoxicated. Laws can vary based on location, but in Idaho, a BAC over 0.08 percent for a driver twenty-one or older is considered to be an example of DUI.
Even if the driver who hit you wasn’t immediately arrested for DUI, there may be other ways to improve his or her intoxication in a civil suit later. Any pictures or video of open alcohol containers can make for convincing evidence. If you have a witness available who also smelled alcohol on the at-fault driver, this can also help your case immensely.
Driving Under the Influence and Motorcycle Wreck Fault
If the other driver was drinking and driving, he or she is almost always automatically at fault should an accident occur. This is because it is well known that drinking and driving reduces a driver’s ability to react quickly to the ever-changing conditions of the road.
If a drunk driver harms someone, he or she can even be charged with aggravated DUI or manslaughter if a death occurs. Any intoxication-related charge that the other driver receives can be extremely helpful to your personal injury suit.
Lawsuits are extremely common after DUI accidents, and compensation amounts can be dramatically high. They may even range into the millions of dollars if death or permanent disability occurs.
Work with a Boise DUI Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Drunk driving motorcycle accidents can be complex and require experienced lawyers to determine the best way to move forward. If you were hurt while riding your motorcycle because a drunk driver crashed into you, you may have more options than you think.
Call Craig Swapp & Associates for a free, no-obligation consultation at 1-800-404-9000, or fill out the form at the bottom to have someone from our office contact you at your leisure. We have extensive experience representing motorcycle crash victims from all over Idaho, and you can depend on us to aggressively defend your rights and pursue the financial compensation you are owed by the drunk driver who hurt you.