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Boulder Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

In Colorado, it is illegal to drive a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol—and for good reason. Alcohol impairs many of the functions necessary to drive safely, and collisions with drunk drivers often result in devastating, catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Unfortunately, many Boulder residents encounter intoxicated drivers on the road, leading to serious accidents.

If you are the victim of a drunk driving accident in Boulder, the Boulder drunk driving accident attorneys at Purvis Thomson, LLP can help. We can represent you in an insurance claim or lawsuit against the intoxicated driver, holding him or her accountable for your losses.

Why Choose Us

  • Our Boulder personal injury attorneys are dedicated to supporting your well-being and securing the compensation you deserve. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
  • Since 1985, our attorneys have represented Colorado residents in their insurance claims and lawsuits. We will leverage our experience, skills, and knowledge to build a compelling case in your favor.
  • We understand how painful the aftermath of a drunk driving accident can be. We will handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on healing, not paperwork.

The Dangers of Drunk Driving

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 28 people in the United States die every day in alcohol-involved car accidents. In 2019 alone, 10,142 people lost their lives due to drunk drivers—and thousands more sustained injuries due to this grossly negligent act.

Alcohol impairs brain function, which affects many of the skills necessary for driving, such as concentration, judgement, motor skills, and coordination. Even just a small amount of alcohol can impact a driver’s ability to react to hazards, focus on the road, or maintain his or her position in a lane. As a result, drunk drivers are highly likely to cause an accident.

Drunk driving can lead to serious injuries that require long-term care, including the following.

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord damage and paralysis
  • Mangled or amputated limbs
  • Broken bones, such as ribs or legs
  • Internal organ damage and bleeding
  • Burn injuries, scarring, and disfigurement

In the unfortunate event of a collision caused by drunk driving, resulting in injuries to you, enlisting the support of an experienced Boulder drunk driving accident lawyer becomes imperative. They can be your advocate in seeking the rightful compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial damages you have endured due to the incident.

Legal Options for Colorado Drunk Driving Victims

Under Colorado law, drivers have a duty to follow all traffic laws and to operate their vehicles in a safe manner. Any driver who breaches this duty of care and causes an accident is financially responsible for any damages sustained by his or her victims. Since drunk driving is an illegal act, you have the right to file an insurance claim or lawsuit against an intoxicated driver.

You can file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the drunk driver even if there is a criminal case against him or her. Since civil and criminal claims follow two different processes, you have the right to pursue both avenues of legal action over the same accident. While a criminal case is intended to punish the driver for his or her actions, the purpose of a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim is to help you recover compensation for your losses.

Damages available to Boulder drunk driving victims include:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Disability accommodations
  • Chronic pain, disability, and disfigurement
  • Emotional distress
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Funeral and burial expenses

Contact a Boulder Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Are you the victim of a Boulder drunk driving accident? The Boulder drunk driving accident attorneys at Purvis Thomson, LLP can help you hold the at-fault driver accountable for his or her actions. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your path to recovery.

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