Tupelo Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Drunk Drivers Should Be Held Accountable for Wrongdoing
At Mama Justice – MW Law Firm, we genuinely see all of our clients like our family members. When we hear that someone in our community has been hit and hurt by a drunk driver, it is downright frustrating. We want everyone in our family to be happy, healthy, and well compensated for any injuries caused by a reckless, drunk driver.
Helpful Evidence in a Drunk Driving Accident Claim
If there is room for the drunk driver to argue that they didn’t cause the crash, then you can be sure their insurer is going to jump at it. The proof of the other driver’s intoxication and recklessness is what can make or break your injury claim. Mama Justice wants to make it difficult for the opposition in your case to find any wiggle room, so full liability lands on their lap. We can make this happen by utilizing convincing pieces of evidence.
The best evidence in your drunk driving accident claim might be:
- Criminal conviction: A driver who is convicted of drunk driving will be at a disadvantage in a civil claim for the same incident. We can argue that if a criminal court of law was convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver was drunk while behind the wheel, then a civil court of law should have no reason to reach a different conclusion.
- Police statements: Your case might develop before the driver is convicted of drunk driving. Or they might find a legal workaround to a conviction or the charges, such as agreeing to complete an alcohol rehabilitation course. If this happens, then the statements from police officers who responded to the scene of your crash can still be used to your benefit.
- Driving records: The drunk driver’s driving history recorded by the DMV can show that they have a proclivity for dangerous driving behaviors, such as drunk driving. We might be able to access these records if the driver does not want to surrender them willingly. When it comes to protecting her own, Mama Justice does not pull any punches.
How Dangerous is Drunk Driving?
The drunk driver who hit you might try to argue that they were not “dangerously intoxicated” because they “only had one drink.” If you are familiar with alcohol and its effects, then you know that this is not true. A single alcoholic beverage is enough to impair a driver’s abilities and make them more likely to lose control of their car and hurt someone. There is no such thing as safe driving while “buzzed.”
A single drink can cause a driver to experience worsened:
- Reaction times
- Distance evaluation
- Vehicle control
- And more
The higher a driver’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level, the worse they will be impaired. If the police recorded the driver’s BAC level at the time of your crash, then we can use this information to further prove that they were dangerous behind the wheel and, therefore, more than likely caused the crash.
Caring Legal Support That Fights Hard
Mama Justice and our drunk driving accident attorneys in Tupelo go all out when it comes to advocating for our clients. Beyond being respected attorneys in the local legal community, though, we are also kind friends to everyone we meet. When you hire us to work on your drunk driving accident claim, you can even ask Attorney Missy “Mama Justice” Wigginton for her cellphone number for easy and convenient communications. You don’t need to worry about having your case bounced between paralegals or assistants because she is here to make certain you are feeling confident about how your case is developing.
Our drunk driving accident lawyers in Tupelo are here to help. Please contact us today.