DUI ACCIDENT LAWYER JACKSON MS
According to recent statistics, the number of deaths in Mississippi related to drunk driving were 210 per year. Unfortunately, accidents due to drunk driving can be a common situation in Mississippi. This represents 34% of all traffic deaths. The person that is driving while intoxicated is driving negligently. This negligent behavior can result in the intoxicated driver losing control of their vehicle and colliding with pedestrians or other vehicles. If you have been hurt by an intoxicated driver, it is important that you hire a car accident Lawyer to represent you.
The Laws of Drunk Driving In Mississippi
Mississippi law requires that any person injured in a vehicle accident be tested for their blood-alcohol levels when they are taken to the hospital. In Mississippi the limit is .08 BAC for persons over the age of 21. That is considered driving under the influence “DUI” and driving while intoxicated is a criminal offense. Mississippi has a zero tolerance for minors. For individuals that have a CDL drivers’ license, the limit is .02. Driving while impaired does not necessarily mean that a person is intoxicated by alcohol. A person could also be impaired from other substances such as illegal drugs or certain prescription drugs.
Damages In A DUI Case
If you are injured in a car accident that was caused by an intoxicated driver, you have the same rights to be compensated as you would in any other accident. However, the insurance companies usually do not dispute liability if you’re able to prove the other driver was intoxicated at the time. Your Lawyer will do the proper investigation to gather the necessary evidence to prove this. You may be entitled to lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, property damage, out-of-pocket expenses, future medical care, and possibly punitive damages to deter future conduct of the DUI driver.
Hire The Right DUI Accident Lawyer
Pepper and Odom Law firm has had success represent victims who have been injured by a DUI driver. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident with a driver charged with DUI them please call one of our car wreck Attorneys today at 601-202-1111.