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Baltimore, MD DWI Auto and Pedestrian Accidents

Baltimore MD DWI Auto and Pedestrian AccidentsIf you or someone you love was injured by a driver who was intoxicated, there is a good chance you are looking for one of the best auto accident lawyers Baltimore, MD has in its midst.

DWI and Pedestrian Accidents

On average about one million people are arrested each year in the United States for driving while intoxicated. Of those drivers who are driving while impaired, about 25 percent are involved in fatal accidents while having a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or more. There are many legal civil and criminal issues, when a drunk driver hits a pedestrian. The driver can obviously face harsh penalties for driving while intoxicated, such as time in jail, loss of their license, and hefty monetary fines. In other situations, the driver could face more severe charges including manslaughter.

When someone is injured in a DWI auto accident in Baltimore, MD that is the result of someone else’s negligence or reckless behavior, it is important to find a lawyer that will have your best interests as a top priority.

Can an Injured Pedestrian Sue the Driver That Hit Them?

In almost every single situation, the answer would be yes, the pedestrian is able to sue the driver. Any pedestrian that is hit by a car is able to sue the driver if the driver was acting negligently. Driving while intoxicated is a negligent activity. A pedestrian that gets hit by a drunk driver is able to sue the driver and can receive compensation for any losses that come from the accident. If a driver hits a pedestrian and they die, representatives from the pedestrian’s estate would be then able to sue the drunk driver for wrongful death.

If someone has been injured or killed in a Baltimore, MD auto accident that is the result of a negligent driver, you may find it best to discuss your situation with a personal injury lawyer who is licensed to defend the rights of accident victims throughout Maryland.

What Compensation Can a Pedestrian Receive?

The amount of money that a pedestrian is able to receive in a personal injury case depends fully on how badly they were injured. As a rule, lawsuits are meant to provide compensation for any losses that are directly caused by the accident. If a drunk driver hits a person and that person suffers $40,000 worth of damages, the could seek $40,000 to help pay for their injuries. If the victim prevails, the driver would then have to pay that much to help the pedestrian since the accident was the driver’s fault. However, in personal injury lawsuits, it is more complicated to determine the amount of damages owed. There are a few different categories of damages, which include:

  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of normal life

When someone is injured by an intoxicated driver, many people think that it is best to seek compensation for a Baltimore, MD auto accident with the help of a reputable lawyer.

While lost wages and medical expenses are relatively easy to put a monetary value on, loss of normal life, and pain and suffering are much more complicated. To find the value of medical expenses and lost wages, the court can track medical bills and add any time that was missed at work. To find the value of pain and suffering and loss of normal life is often determined by what a jury finds to be reasonable.

When you have a Baltimore, MD lawyer looking out for your best interests, many people feel less stressed out and less anxious about their unfortunate situation.

Insurance for Personal Injury Lawsuits

Many people feel it makes sense for a drunk driver to pay a pedestrian approximately $40,000 or so for their injuries, however, most drunk drivers aren’t able to write a check for $40,000 to pay for the medical bills of an injured pedestrian. If the driver does not have insurance, the pedestrian could sue and recover a large amount, however, that does not mean anything if the driver does not have enough money to pay them. This is one of the main reasons it is a law to have to buy car insurance. If the drunk driver has car insurance, the pedestrian would be battling the drunk driver’s car insurance for compensation.

If you are looking for one of the best auto accident lawyer Baltimore, MD accident victims recommend, contact Cohen & Cohen to see if we have a lawyer especially suited to your particular circumstances.

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