One of the most serious problems in New Mexico is drunk driving. It can have a devastating effect on victims and their families, but Whitener Law Firm can help you get the justice you deserve. We have extensive experience in serving the residents of Albuquerque to get the compensation they need to recover from the damages caused by a drunk driver. Learn about the dangers that drunk driving poses, and who might be liable in a drunk driving case in Albuquerque.
Dangers of Drunk Driving
Because alcohol impairs judgment, it can make those who are inebriated more confident in their driving abilities when, in reality, their ability to drive has been impaired. There can also be a certain degree of embarrassment involved with calling a friend, family member, or ride service to pick up a person who has had too much to drink.
However, drinking and driving always pose a significant risk to others who are on the road. It can reduce reaction times and slow down overall coordination. This can prove dangerous if there are sudden hazards such as animals on the road and quick actions from other drivers, like sudden lane changes. Driving while intoxicated can also prove to be very dangerous when engaged in heavy drinking which can cause blackouts. This severely impacts the judgment of drivers and can create a lack of awareness of actions taken while driving.
Liable Parties in Drunk Driving Cases
When it comes to determining liability in a drunk driving case, there can be several parties who can be at fault. The first is the drunk driver, who is ultimately responsible for their own decision to drink while driving. Depending on the situation, those who provided the alcohol may also be held accountable. This can include those who are licensed to sell alcohol, or those who host a social event. Each case is different, and our team can help you pursue the liable parties in a civil case to help you receive the justice you deserve from a drunk driving accident.
Whitner Law Firm in Albuquerque has the expertise and dedication to help our clients get the compensation they need for damages resulting from being involved in a car crash caused by a drunk driver. If you have a personal injury case, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.