Advice In Colorado Hit And Run Car Accident Claims – Norton Law Offices

Alcohol Related Accidents and Victims – Norton Personal Injury Law Offices

All states have zero tolerance laws when it comes to people under the age of 21 who drive drunk —-and the state of Colorado is no exception. In Colorado over 6,300 teenagers between the ages of 16 -20 were killed in fatal crashes in 2002. Of those killed, 29% had been drinking alcohol. The zero tolerance laws are in effect to prevent underage drinkers from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle and putting themselves and everyone around them at risk. What this means, is that if you are under the age of 21 and are found to have any trace of alcohol in your system, you can lose your license and face severe fines.

In the state of Colorado, a minor can be arrested for a DUI with a blood alcohol content of merely 0.02. Even though such a small BAC may not impair their ability to drive, under Colorado law—they can be found guilty of a DUI and have their license suspended.

If you or someone you love was involved in an accident with a minor who was charged with a DUI, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Under the zero tolerance law, the minor does not have to have a substantial blood alcohol concentration and the simple presence of any alcohol in their system is enough for them to be charged with a DUI.

Adolescent drivers are not always careful and responsible drivers. When you mix immaturity with alcohol, the results can be devastating. A Colorado personal injury attorney can help you determine the best course of legal action. Colorado’s drunk driving laws are strict but they strive to protect the public from dangerous and irresponsible drivers. If you have been injured by a drunk driver, it is important to know that the Colorado law is on your side.

Our experience with complex DUI car accident injury cases can give you an advantage.

We can help you recover damages for accidents related to a careless drunk driver. If you have suffered a temporary disability or are permanently disabled because someone else had too much to drink and decided to drive, we’ll make sure that your damages demand includes and explains the full amount needed for your future financial security and maximum possible comfort.

For more information about our commitment to clients involved in DUI related car accident cases, contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney at Norton Law Offices. We make visits at your home and are available on evenings and weekends.