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Maryland Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

Assert Your Rights After a Drunk Driving Accident in Prince Georges, Charles, Calvert, Anne Arundel Area

Drunk driving is as reckless as it is illegal. But if you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, then you probably aren’t terribly worried about whether that driver is going to end up in jail. You will be more concerned about whether you are going to get fair compensation for the harm they caused you.

Potter Burnett Law helps clients throughout Maryland after they’ve been hit by intoxicated drivers. Our lawyers have built their careers on making our clients’ lives better through fantastic legal representation and genuine moral support. If a drunk driver crashed into you or a loved one, then you should call us at (301) 820-7820 right away!

Understanding the Impact of Alcohol on Driving Abilities

The Dangers of Driving Under the Influence

Alcohol is technically a drug that can cause devastating effects on a person’s mental state and bodily control. After only one drink, people will begin to feel the telltale symptoms of intoxication. For this reason, there is no such thing as driving safely while “buzzed.” Any amount of alcohol in a driver’s system is unsafe, and that is all there is to it.

When someone is intoxicated, they will begin to experience:

  • Blurry or unfocused vision
  • Worsened judgment of distances and speed
  • Slowed reaction times
  • Wobbly motor control (straying in and out of the lane)
  • Inability to concentrate or think straight
  • Drowsiness that may cause sudden unconsciousness

Only exhibiting one of these symptoms of intoxication while driving is already extremely dangerous. The more a person drinks, though, the more of these symptoms they will experience. If the other driver told you they had “just one drink,” then please make a note of it or see if you can capture the admission on an audio or video recording. They might be destroying their own chances of fighting your claim later without even realizing it.

Leveraging Police Reports and Evidence in Your Claim

Maximizing Your Compensation with Official Evidence

Drunk drivers like to deny that they were drunk at all because they know they did something that was both negligent and criminal. You might have to get ready with a bunch of evidence to show the insurance adjuster or court that they owe you the most compensation possible. Typical forms of evidence – such as dashcam footage and eyewitness testimonies – can be helpful, but you might also be able to access a unique form of evidence for your drunk driving accident case: police evidence.

The police should respond to any calls of a drunk driving accident. When they do, the responding officers will begin creating and collecting forms of evidence that only they can.

Types of police or criminal evidence that could help your personal injury case are:

  • Field sobriety test (FST) results
  • Blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test results
  • Statements given to the police officers but not to you
  • Notes included with the officer’s accident report
  • Evidence used by the prosecution in the driver’s DUI case
  • Conviction and sentencing information

Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience fighting for those who have been injured by drunk drivers in our communities. During this time, we have learned how to best approach a drunk driving accident case and how to work with the police to use their evidence to your advantage.

Partner with Skilled Attorneys to Secure Your Recovery

Get the Compensation You Deserve with Our Expertise

Let our Maryland drunk driving accident attorneys know about your wreck today by requesting a free consultation. Without requiring you to pay anything or sign any attorney contract, you can discuss the key details of your case with us, so we can see if we can help you. If we think we’re the right fit for your claim, then we can instruct you about what to do next to retain our services. Be sure to ask about our contingency fees offered to accident victims – you don’t pay unless we win!

Contact Us Now for a Free Case Evaluation

Ready for Justice? Call (301) 820-7820 for Immediate Assistance.

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