Drunk Driving Accidents

Washington DC Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

Fay Law Group, P.A. Is Here to Help You Get Compensation

Drunk driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents in the United States. In fact, a recent study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that more than 13,300 people lost their lives to deadly car accidents in 2021 due to drunk drivers. Unfortunately, the results of this study are not surprising when you consider that the NHTSA estimates that more than one-third of all fatal traffic crashes on the roads of the United States involve drivers who were impaired by alcohol.

At the Fay Law Group, P.A., we know that drunk drivers can cause devastating accidents that result in life-changing injuries. If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.

We know how to effectively fight against drunk drivers who cause car accidents. We know how the insurance companies work, and we know how to get you the compensation you deserve. Our Washington DC drunk driving accident attorneys are ready to help you recover the compensation you need to get your life back on track.

Call our office today at (202) 589-1300 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.

What Is Considered "Drunk Driving" in Maryland?

In Maryland, drunk driving is defined by two primary offenses: Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Driving While Impaired (DWI). A DUI is charged when a driver operates a vehicle with a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. On the other hand, a DWI, which is a less severe crime, is charged when a driver has a BAC of 0.07%.

Maryland also enforces a "zero tolerance" policy for underage drinking and driving. Specifically, an alcohol concentration of 0.02% or more in an underage driver's breath or blood constitutes evidence of impaired driving.

Penalties for impaired driving convictions can be severe. For a first offense, individuals may face up to a $1,000 fine and one year in jail. The penalties increase for repeat offenses, with potential fines up to $2,000 and longer jail sentences.

It's important to note that these laws also apply to driving while impaired by drugs or a combination of drugs and alcohol. In such cases, the impairment level is typically determined by field sobriety tests rather than BAC levels.

Understanding the Consequences of Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving accidents can have devastating consequences, causing severe injuries and even fatalities. If you or a loved one has been involved in a drunk driving accident, it is crucial to understand the potential legal and financial ramifications.

In Maryland, drunk driving is defined as operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. This legal limit is lower for drivers under the age of 21 and commercial drivers. If a driver is found to be operating a vehicle above the legal limit, they can face criminal charges and civil liability.

At Fay Law Group, P.A., our experienced drunk driving accident attorneys can help you navigate the complex legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve. We understand the unique challenges these cases present and have a proven track record of success in representing victims of drunk driving accidents.

After a drunk driving accident, it is important to take certain steps to protect your rights and strengthen your case. These steps may include:

  • Seeking immediate medical attention for any injuries
  • Reporting the accident to law enforcement
  • Gathering evidence such as witness statements, photographs, and police reports
  • Refusing to provide any statements or sign any documents without consulting with an attorney

Our dedicated legal team has the resources and expertise to thoroughly investigate your drunk driving accident and gather the necessary evidence to build a strong case. We work tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable and secure maximum compensation for our clients.

When choosing a law firm to represent you after a drunk driving accident, trust and integrity are paramount. Fay Law Group, P.A. has built a reputation for providing compassionate, personalized legal representation and fighting tirelessly for our clients' rights. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll these accidents can take, and we are committed to helping you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve.

If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, don't wait to seek legal help. Contact Fay Law Group, P.A. today to schedule a consultation and discuss your case with our experienced drunk driving accident attorneys.

Why You Need a Competent Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one has been involved in a drunk driving accident in Maryland, it is crucial to seek the assistance of a competent drunk driving accident attorney. Here's why:

  • Experienced attorneys understand the intricacies of insurance laws and can advocate for you to receive the maximum compensation allowed by law.
  • If you are harmed in a drunk driving accident, you may have a valid legal claim against the responsible party. A knowledgeable attorney can guide you through this process.
  • Drunk driving accidents can be devastating. An empathetic and competent attorney can provide invaluable support and guidance during such challenging times.

What You Should Do After a Drunk Driving Accident

If you have been involved in a car accident, no matter what the cause, you should always seek medical attention as soon as you are able to do so. Even if you do not think you have suffered any injuries, you should still go to the doctor. You may have suffered an injury that is not immediately apparent. In addition, you will be able to prove that you were in an accident by showing that you sought medical attention.

After a drunk driving accident, you should also:

  • Call the police
  • Gather evidence
  • Seek legal representation

The evidence you gather will be extremely important if you choose to pursue a personal injury claim against the driver who caused your accident. Gathering evidence such as photos, police reports, and witness statements, will help bolster your case. You will also be able to prove that you were injured and that your injuries were caused by the drunk driver.

We Can Help You Investigate the Drunk Driving Accident

In order to prove that the driver who caused your accident was drunk, you will need to gather evidence. You should gather as much evidence as possible, including:

  • Police reports
  • Eyewitness accounts
  • Photos of the accident scene
  • Photos of the driver's car
  • Photos of the driver
  • Medical records

If you are unable to gather your own evidence, our team at Fay Law Group, P.A. can help you. We can collect evidence and take witness statements so that we can build the strongest possible case against the person who caused your accident.

Why Choose Us to Help You After a Drunk Driving Accident?

Choosing us to help you after a drunk driving accident offers several advantages:

Proven Track Record: Fay Law Group, P.A. has a successful track record of representing victims of drunk driving accidents.

Dedication to Clients: We are dedicated to providing personalized and compassionate legal representation tailored to your unique needs.

Experienced Attorneys: With years of experience, our attorneys possess the expertise to handle the complexities of drunk driving accident cases.

Results-Driven Approach: Our results-driven approach focuses on achieving the best possible outcome for each client, whether through negotiation or trial.

If you've been a victim of a drunk driving accident in Washington DC, don't hesitate to contact Fay Law Group, P.A.We are committed to helping you navigate the legal process and seek the justice and compensation you deserve.

Call our office today at (202) 589-1300 to schedule a consultation with a member of our team.

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