Indianapolis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Drunk driving is a serious and dangerous offense in the United States. Also known as driving under the influence (DUI); driving while intoxicated or impaired (DWI); or operating while intoxicated or impaired (OWI), these charges are based upon a police officer’s observation and judgment of whether the individual is exhibiting dangerous driving, has significantly slurred speech, or fails a roadside sobriety test.
The Danger of Drunk Drivers
Nevertheless, even with increasingly rigid drunk driving laws, accidents involving drunk drivers still occur with shocking frequency. In the year 2006 alone, there were 13, 470 automobile fatalities that involved drivers with a BAC of 0.08% or higher, accounting for 32% of all automobile fatalities that year.
Sadly, it is not only the impaired driver can be injured or killed in a drunk driving accident. Innocent and responsible drivers or passengers who were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time are too often the victims of this reckless behavior.
A drunk driving victim’s attorney from the Hankey Law Office can help you with cases involving:
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, it is important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible so that dangerous and irresponsible drivers are kept off the road and to make sure you are given the compensation you deserve.
For more information, contact the Indianapolis Car Accident Attorneys at the Hankey Law Office today at (317) 634-8565.