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Bakersfield DUI Accident Attorney

DUI Car Accidents

When a person drives drunk, his or her normal abilities are impaired. Reaction time may be significantly slowed, and how the person drives will be affected. Speeding, driving too slow, swerving, and violating traffic laws are all potential consequences of driving drunk. In these cases, virtually anyone on the road in the vicinity of the drunk driver may be at risk of being involved in a serious car accident.

Our Bakersfield car accident lawyers are committed to helping victims of DUI car accidents in California. We understand that you may have suffered serious injury and may be questioning what you can do at this point to hold the drunk driver responsible, handle your insurance claim, and recover the money you need for medical bills and living expenses. A lawyer at Pacific Attorney Group can meet with you to talk about what you have experienced and what legal options you have in moving toward a brighter future.

About DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and Drunk Driving

In California, DUI (driving under the influence) is defined as operating a vehicle while with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or greater or while one's ability to drive is impaired due to alcohol or drug use. When a driver operates a car under these circumstances, he or she puts everyone on the road at risk of serious injury or even death. Also referred to as drunk driving, DUI is a criminal offense that may result in imprisonment and fines if a driver is convicted.

In addition to facing criminal penalties for DUI, a driver who causes a car accident in this manner may face a lawsuit in civil court. The victim of a DUI accident can work with an attorney to file a claim against the drunk driver, seeking financial damages for the injuries he or she sustained in the accident.

Would you like to discuss what you can do as the victim of a drunk driver? Contact a Bakersfield DUI car accident lawyer at our firm today.