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District Heights MD DUI lawyerIf you or someone you love has been injured in an accident with a tipsy driver in Maryland, it may be in your best interest of your and your family’s rights to discuss your situation with a reputable District Heights, MD DUI lawyer.

People oten drive after only having a drink or two with the false assurance that they are safe due to probably being under the blood alcohol content (BAC) limit of 0.08 percent. This can be a majorly flawed judgement, as a person can still be arrested even if they do not exceed the legal limit. There is a charge called a DWI, which stands for driving while intoxicated or impaired. This type of arrest includes those who were caught driving with some sort of drug in their system, and deemed unfit for driving by the officer who pulled them over.

Those who commit tipsy driving could still face steep fines, jail time, and a suspension of their license for having any amount of drug in their system while behind the wheel.

When a driver injures someone in an accident where they were driving while intoxicated or under the influence, the driver may be liable for the victim’s injuries and expenses related to them. A District Heights, MD DUI lawyer can explain how personal injury laws in Maryland may help a victim and/or their family to get the compensation they are entitled to

What are the signs that someone should not drive themselves home?

After a celebration or get together that involves alcohol, it can be a good idea to keep an eye out for each other to prevent someone you love from getting behind the wheel while even a little tipsy.

Here is a list of common signs that someone has started to become affected by their alcoholic drinks:

  • Demeanor of being increasingly relaxed
  • Saying or doing things they usually wouldn’t (lowered inhibition)
  • Warm to the touch and/or flushed cheeks
  • Lessened sense of caution, feeling rebellious
  • Loss of fine motor coordination
  • Slurred speech, that may be too loud or fast
  • Inability to perform complex tasks (such as driving a car)
  • Profusely sweating
  • Slowed reaction time
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Passing out
  • Lowered ability for sound judgements and reasoning
  • Glossy look or reddish tint to the eyes

If you have been injured in an accident with a driver who seems to be intoxicated, discussing your rights with a District Heights DUI lawyer, or one located in Maryland near you, as soon as possible may enable him or her to start building a strong case to get you the compensation you are entitled to.

What if I get hit by a driver who I think is intoxicated?

Those who have been hit by a potentially drunk driver should always call 911 for help. An officer may need to make an arrest and create an official incident report of the crash. While at the scene, the most important thing you should be focusing on is your health. Ask for a medical evaluation so your injuries can be treated as soon as possible. Depending on how fast the driver was going, victims may suffer moderate to very severe or critical conditions.

Regardless of the nature of a car crash involving an intoxicated driver, if someone is injured they should seek compensation for expenses related to their injuries with the help of a District Heights, MD DUI lawyer.

How can an attorney help me regarding the car crash?

By meeting with an attorney about the accident, you can find out more information about how to seek financial retribution from the driver at-fault. You may have accumulated substantial medical costs and other damages. Consulting with an attorney can help you narrow down your legal options and decide whether filing a lawsuit is something you want to pursue. During the appointment, have ready as much information as you can about the accident, so your attorney can provide a thorough evaluation of your current situation.

For a District Heights, MD DUI lawyer that DWI/DUI accident victims and their families can rely on, contact Cohen & Cohen for a free case evaluation.

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