Getting hit by a drunk driver can leave you with physical and emotional trauma, not to mention financially crippling medical bills. Those whose loved one was killed by a drunk driver also experience an undue amount of emotional hardship. There are tens of thousands of drunk driving victims in the United States every year who succumb to their injuries, leaving grief-stricken families behind.
According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD, around 13,000 people were killed in DUI accidents in 2007. People that do escape with their lives, often find them forever altered by their injury. Some of the worst injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and spinal cord injuries are most often caused by car accidents. Whenever alcohol is involved, the chances of a serious car crash and resulting injuries are exponentially worse.
MA Drunk Driving Laws
In Massachusetts, the legal limit for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) is 0.08, and for underage drivers, the BAC is 0.02. If you have suffered injuries in an accident caused by a person who was driving while intoxicated, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries and pain you have suffered.
Holding Drunk Drivers Responsible
Remember, to obtain compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, damages to your vehicle and other accident-related expenses, you will need to file a Massachusetts personal injury claim against the intoxicated driver who caused your accident.
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driver, an experienced MA drunk driving accident attorney with the Kiley Law Group can help you understand your rights and file an injury claim. We will go over every aspect of your accident and determine the full extent of the money damages you are entitled to.
The car accident lawyers at Kiley Law Group specialize in drunk-driving accidents and have s 30 years of expertise and a deeper understanding of the intricacies of Massachusetts OUI laws.
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