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Virginia DUI Car Accident: Filing a Claim with Front Royal Attorney (Part A)

It is likely that at some point, you or a loved one will be involved in a DUI accident. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that more than 30% of Americans will be involved in an alcohol-related car crash. If you were hit and injured by a drunk driver, a Virginia car accident claim could help you recover compensation for your medical bills and other life expenses. A Front Royal attorney can help file your claim and work with you to support your case.

In order to receive compensation after a DUI accident through a Virginia car accident claim, you will need to show that the driver was negligent even if he or she was not technically “drunk” by the state’s standards. To do this, you and your Front Royal attorney will have to show evidence, including: 

  • The driver was over the legal alcohol limit or simply had consumed alcohol;
  • The driver consumed alcohol knowingly and operated the vehicle;
  • The driver operated the vehicle in a negligent or reckless manner; and
  • This operation caused a crash that resulted in injuries and property damage. 

In addition to being held liable for your expenses from medical bills, a drunk driver also may face criminal charges for driving drunk and endangering passengers and/or other drivers on the road. 

The driver in a DUI accident may refuse to submit to a breathalyzer or other testing, but he or she still can be held liable for your accident through a Virginia car accident claim. You may have only a limited time to file a Virginia car accident claim, so do not wait to seek legal help. A Front Royal attorney will work to protect your rights as the victim of a DUI accident and get you the compensation you deserve. Call 1-540-636-7100 for legal counsel.

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Andrew Thomas is an experienced civil litigation attorney in Virginia and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.