Birmingham Drunk Driving Injury Lawyers
Drunk driving injures people. Even worse, drunk driving kills people. Yet, despite decades of stepped-up law enforcement campaigns and heightened public awareness, drunk driving continues in Alabama and across the country. The most recent annual federal statistics show that more than 10,000 people died on U.S. roads in car accidents involving legally intoxicated drivers. An Alabama drunk driving accident lawyer at Belt & Bruner, P.C. has the experience you need to get the justice you deserve when you’ve been injured by a drunk driver. Call us today at 205-933-1500.
Lives Changed After Being Hit by a Drunk Driver
At the Belt & Bruner, P.C., we’ve seen the tragic impact of drunk driving. We’ve seen people inflicted with severe and permanent injuries, including traumatic brain injuries and debilitating spinal cord injuries and paralysis. We’ve seen families suffer the loss of a loved one. We are committed to seeking monetary damages for victims and holding drunk drivers accountable. Our goal is to improve our clients’ lives and make our roads safer for everyone.
If you or a family member has been in a crash with an alcohol-impaired driver, call an Alabama drunk driving accident attorney today or use our online form. We help clients throughout Alabama and the Southeast. We can schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your legal rights and options and get you started on the path to legal relief.
Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable
Drunk driving is a crime. Drunk drivers face criminal sanctions. If they cause a car, truck, motorcycle or other type of accident, Alabama law gives victims the right to be compensated through a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit.
At the Belt & Bruner, P.C., we will take action on your behalf against all parties responsible for the harm inflicted on you in a drunk driving crash. These parties could include:
- The drunk driver
- The driver’s employer if the DUI accident occurred within the scope of the driver’s job
- The bar, liquor store, grocery store or social club which served the driver alcohol despite the driver’s being visibly intoxicated at the time. (These are called “Dram shop laws.”)
We’ll seek the full amount of money that you and your family are entitled to receive. In addition to compensatory damages, we can also seek what are called “punitive” damages. These funds are awarded to punish drunk drivers and deter drunk driving. We want to help you send a strong message: Drunk driving will not be tolerated in Alabama.
Drunk Driving Facts in Alabama
An alcohol-impaired driver is one with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. When one’s BAC reaches that point, they are considered legally intoxicated in Birmingham, Alabama, and everywhere else in the U.S. As statistics show, they are also more likely to commit driver errors that cause accidents, injuries and deaths.
A drunk driver loses the ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. They tend to weave in their lane. They drive across the center line. They sporadically speed up or slow down. They fail to see traffic lights and stop signs. And they do not keep a lookout for other cars, motorcycles, bicycles and pedestrians. This is why drunk driving goes beyond mere negligence. It is reckless.
Unfortunately, drunk driving remains a constant threat on our roads. U.S. Department of Transportation data shows that a DUI-related fatality occurred every 53 minutes in 2015.
Knowledgeable in Drunk Driving Laws
When you are hurt or lose a loved one in a DUI accident, the results can be devastating. At the Belt & Bruner, P.C., we want you to focus on your personal life. We’ll take care of the legal matters. We’ll talk with the insurance companies. We’ll prepare your case for court. You should take care of yourself and your family. We’ll take care of seeking money for your medical costs, funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and other losses.
Contact our Alabama drunk driving accident lawyer today for a free consultation.
If you have been hurt or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, the experienced attorneys of the Belt & Bruner, P.C., can help you determine your legal rights and options. Our founding member, Keith T. Belt Jr., has been selected as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the American Trial Lawyers Association and is also an Alabama Super Lawyer. Combined, our lawyers have more than 65 years of trial experience in state and federal courts.
We know how to deal with insurance companies, and we are aggressive in the courtroom. A Birmingham drunk driving accident attorney will work hard to secure numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements for clients throughout Alabama and the Southeast. We’ll work hard for you, too.