Maine Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
If you were hit by a drunk driver, Romanow Law Group
Drunk driving is not just a violation of the law, but a preventable danger that puts innocent lives at risk. In Maine, despite strict laws and awareness campaigns, some drivers still make the irresponsible decision to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. The consequences can be devastating, leading to severe fatal car accidents. The drunk driving accident lawyers at Romanow Law Group hold drunk drivers accountable and fight for justice.
When a driver chooses to operate a vehicle while intoxicated, the potential for tragedy becomes all too real. Victims of drunk driving accidents often suffer from broken bones, head and neck injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Their recovery journey may involve surgeries, hospital stays, extensive medical treatments, and ongoing rehabilitation. We believe that those who choose to drive under the influence must face the consequences of their negligence.
We hold drunk drivers accountable through the civil justice system
In the state of Maine, operating under the influence (OUI) is a serious offense with severe legal consequences. State or local prosecutors may be pursuing criminal charges. However, their focus is on punishing the drunk driver, not on getting compensation for victims. Your civil case for damages is distinct from any criminal charges the government may file.
When it comes to proving liability in a drunk driving accident, gathering the right evidence is crucial to ensure that the impaired driver is held accountable for their actions. Here are important factors we consider when establishing fault:
- Police report and field sobriety tests: The police report includes information about the impaired driver’s behavior, as well as the results of field sobriety tests or blood alcohol concentration (BAC) tests.
- Witness testimony: Witnesses who observed the impaired driver’s behavior or noticed signs of intoxication can provide critical testimony to support your case. Their firsthand accounts can confirm the driver’s drunk and reckless driving, strengthening your claim.
- Video evidence and surveillance footage: In some instances, there may be video footage capturing the accident or events leading up to it. This can include footage from traffic cameras, nearby businesses’ surveillance cameras, or even dashcams. Video evidence can vividly demonstrate the impaired driver’s erratic actions, such as swerving, speeding, or running red lights.
- Expert witnesses and accident reconstruction: In cases that are more complicated, expert witnesses may be called upon to provide professional opinions and reconstruct the accident. Their expertise can help establish how the impaired driver’s actions directly caused the collision and resulting injuries.
Establishing liability in a drunk driving accident demands a thorough investigation and the collection of compelling evidence. If you have suffered injuries due to a drunk driver’s negligence, it is crucial to seek the guidance of an experienced car accident attorney. Our legal team is committed to navigating this challenging process on your behalf.
Can you sue a bar for a drunk driving accident?
In addition to suing the drunk driver directly, Maine law allows you to pursue legal action against the bar, restaurant, or other business that served alcohol to the drunk driver under some circumstances. Maine’s “dram shop” law permits lawsuits against bars and restaurants that serve alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person, or to someone under 21, if that person goes on to cause an accident while intoxicated.
Depending on the circumstances, there may be other liable parties as well. Our law firm can thoroughly investigate your drunk driving crash and pursue full compensation from all available sources.
How a drunk driving injury lawyer can help
Drunk driving accidents leave behind a trail of injuries, pain, and trauma. It’s a challenging time that no one deserves to suffer through. A drunk driving accident attorney can support you through this difficult period in your life.
At Romanow Law Group, our team of car accident lawyers has a deep understanding of the laws and regulations surrounding drunk driving accidents in Maine. Through the complex legal process, we gather evidence to establish liability, negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf, and, if necessary, take your case to court.
By partnering with us, your case will have access to our extensive knowledge and resources. Our goal is to build a strong case that demonstrates the negligence of the drunk driver and the extent of your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident in Maine, contact us today for a free consultation. Let us help you get back to the things you once enjoyed before your accident.