DUI Accidents in Charlotte, NC
Compassionate auto accident attorney helping DUI accident victims obtain justice
If you suffered an automobile accident injury in Charlotte caused by a drunk driver, the Law Offices of Brian deBrun PLLC are here to help you obtain the compensation you need. Drunk driving accidents are often extremely serious because of the drunk driver’s inability to control the vehicle and other factors such as speeding and sudden lane changes. We fight for your rights to full compensation and justice when the negligence or recklessness of drunk drivers causes you harm.
North Carolina laws against drunk driving
Under North Carolina law, it is illegal to drive a vehicle on any highway, street or public vehicular area —
- While under the influence of an impairing substance
- With an alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or more
- While under the influence of a Schedule I controlled substance, as shown in a blood or urine test
A convicted drunk driver faces serious criminal penalties, including license suspension, alcohol education or treatment programs, mandatory use of an ignition interlock device, probation, fines and/or jail time.
Charlotte auto accidents caused by drunk driving
In addition to being subject to criminal penalties, a drunk driver who causes an accident may be held liable for resulting injuries to victims, including other drivers, passengers and pedestrians. This is true whether the drunk driver is convicted in criminal court or not, as long as there is proof of negligence. Our auto accident attorney in Charlotte helps victims of drunk driving accidents recover compensation by suing for personal injury or wrongful death, or by negotiating for a settlement from the drunk driver’s auto insurer or your own policy.
Compensation for drunk driving accident victims
According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were nearly 450 fatal auto accidents involving BAC of above 0.08 and more than 500 fatal accidents involving BAC of above 0.01 in North Carolina in 2010. The number of injury crashes is generally far greater.
If you were injured in an automobile accident in Charlotte caused by a drunk driver, you likely face devastating injuries, resulting in costly medical bills, a long rehabilitation process, extensive missed work and lost wages, and a loss in earning capacity due to debilitating injuries. We understand that drunk driving accidents also frequently result in significant pain and suffering, as well as severe emotional distress caused by an accident that should have been avoidable. Our Charlotte car accident attorney and staff work hard to help you obtain fair compensation and justice for all your harm.
Seek justice and just compensation with the help of an experienced attorney
With more than 50 years of combined experience, the Law Offices of Brian deBrun PLLC has the knowledge and skill to help you hold drunk drivers responsible for the harm they cause you in an accident. To learn more about how automobile accident attorneys in Charlotte can assist you after a drunk driving accident, contact us online or call us at 704-412-4258 for a free initial consultation.