DUI Victims’ Lawyers in Albuquerque
Driving while intoxicated (DWI, also known as DUI) is a serious problem across the nation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 38% of traffic fatalities involve alcohol. Nearly 84% of intoxicated drivers causing fatal collisions were above the legal blood alcohol limit of 0.08%. Thousands more are injured every year due to alcohol-related traffic collisions.
Call Berenson & Associates, PC to schedule your free consultation with a DUI victim’s lawyer today!
The Consequences of Drunk Driving
Albuquerque, New Mexico is really cracking down on drunk drivers with a series of ad campaigns and DWI checkpoints around the city. Consequences for DWI include:
- Punitive fines
- Court costs
- DWI school
- Victim’s impact programs
- Mandatory counseling
- Jail time
But these consequences pale in comparison to what a drunk driver’s victim may suffer—physical injuries, brain injuries, even death. Emotionally, survivors may struggle with PTSD, anxiety and depression long after the collision. Those who have been negatively impacted by drunk drivers can benefit from seeking the legal counsel of an experienced drunk driving attorney.
Compensation for Drunk Driving Damages
DWI accident lawyers and the courts evaluate drunk driving collisions differently from accidents in which drugs or alcohol were not factors. Real damages and punitive damages (damages intended to punish the individual or individuals at fault) may be assessed.
Attorney Rachel Berenson is a former criminal DUI prosecuting lawyer. Her extensive experience working with drunk driving cases maker her knowledgeable about the consumption and speed of elimination of alcohol in the system and how alcohol impairs an individual’s ability to drive. She has helped countless victims seek every potential resource available to them through the court systems, including:
- Compensation for punitive damages
- Compensation for emotional distress
- Compensation for loss of enjoyment of life
- Compensation for loss of household services
- Support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
- Victim advocates in the criminal system
- Counseling options
If you or someone you love has been a victim of a DUI-related accident, the lawyers at Berenson & Associates, PC in Albuquerque, New Mexico can help. We’ll help you fight to recover damages and hold the drunk driver at fault financially responsible. Contact us today.