We all have certain duties when we get behind the wheel of a car. A car is a wonderful piece of technology, but it's dangerous when not handled properly. Auto accidents kill tens of thousands of Americans every year.
One of our most important duties is to get behind the wheel sober and capable of driving. Put simply, there is no excuse for drunk driving. Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol is illegal for good reason.
Sadly, too many people violate these laws every day, and innocent people die as a result. Our firm can help if you or a family member suffered a devastating injury as the result of a drunk driver's actions.
If you need an experienced lawyer in Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point or any of the nearby North Carolina communities, please call Hayes Law today at (336) 691-2220 for a free consultation.
How Hayes Law Can Help
Under North Carolina law, any driver over the age of 21 with a blood alcohol content of greater than .08 is guilty of driving under the influence (there is zero tolerance for any driver under the age of 21). Sentencing can be complicated and depends on a number of aggravating factors.
Many people violate these laws less out of deliberate apathy and more out of over-confidence – they simply "don't feel that drunk." It's important to remember that buzzed driving is drunk driving, and it doesn't take that much alcohol to exceed a BAC of .08.
Liability in Drunk Driving Accidents
From the perspective of auto accident litigation, the knowledge that one driver in the accident was drunk at the time of the crash makes such cases rather simple. There are no guarantees in personal injury law, but if it can be proven that you were the victim of a drunk driver, you will have a very compelling case for damages.
As your attorneys, we will work as hard in our investigation as we will in the courtroom or the negotiating room. The law is all about evidence, and a thorough, professional, comprehensive investigation is crucial in any auto accident case.
We understand how devastating your accident was, and we know that the injuries can linger for the rest of your life. We know how to craft a compelling case on behalf of our clients, and we have a decades-long track record of doing exactly that.
There's no excuse for drunk driving. If your life was shattered by a North Carolina drunk driver, please call Hayes Law today at (336) 691-2220 for a free consultation.