Spokane Drunk Driving Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
Getting injured by a drunk driver means being the victim of one of the grossest forms of negligence possible. You deserve to be compensated for your injuries and damages, and with help from a Spokane drunk driving motorcycle accident lawyer, you can be.
Millions of people have been injured due to drunk drivers, and with around twenty-eight people dying in drunk driving crashes every day, the odds of alcohol or drugs being involved in a crash are sadly high.
If you have been involved in a motorcycle crash caused by someone driving under the influence, you have the right to sue them for what you’ve endured. To get started, speak with a Spokane drunk driving motorcycle accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates.
Motorcycle Crashes Caused by DUI
All it takes is a blood alcohol content (BAC) of just 0.05 percent for both muscle control and alertness to be diminished. As the legal limit is .08 percent, it’s actually possible for a drunk driving crash to be caused by someone who could pass a breathalyzer or blood test.
A BAC of 0.08 percent makes it difficult to perform a number of tasks essential to safe driving:
- Detect danger
- Control speed
- Make judgment calls
- React quickly to traffic and road conditions
- Process information
Risk to the Motorcycle Rider
As a motorcycle rider, you are at greater risk of being seriously injured if you are in an accident with a drunk driver. Due to the size difference between passenger and commercial vehicles and your bike, the possibility of tremendous damage being done is very high.
With the drunk driver’s inability to quickly react to conditions, DUI collisions are often head-on and at high speeds, also making it more likely that you will suffer a major injury.
Injuries in these types of motorcycle wrecks may include any of the following:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma or brain injuries
- Spine injuries
- Limb loss
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- And more
Building a Strong Case
Our job is to gather enough evidence to demonstrate that it was the other driver’s fault. Otherwise, you will not be able to receive financial compensation.
Proving negligence requires us to complete an investigation into the details of the accident. We will determine what happened and gather evidence to back our argument up:
- Accident Reports – If the officer arrested the other driver for DUI, this will be valuable evidence indicating that you were hit by a drunk driver.
- Witness Testimony – Eyewitness testimony can confirm that other people on the scene saw or smelled alcohol.
- Depositions – We can ask the other driver about their drinking on the night of the accident while he or she is under oath.
- Pictures and Video – If you took pictures of alcohol containers or the accident scene in general, that evidence can help us prove your case.
Receiving Compensation for a DUI Motorcycle Accident
If you were hit by someone who was driving under the influence, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible.
Once retained, we will go to work valuing your claim and demonstrating why you deserve compensation. It’s important that you not settle your case too quickly because some of your expenses may not be immediately obvious.
For example, you may need ongoing medical care and rehabilitation that could last for years. It’s also possible that you may be unable to return to work right away. By working with your doctor, we can determine what your chances of recovery are and calculate what your future expenses or financial losses may be based on the information provided.
Help from a Spokane DUI Motorcycle Accident Attorney
A Spokane drunk driving motorcycle accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates can help you receive the most compensation possible for your injuries. Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation as soon as possible by using the form below or by calling 1-800-404-9000.