Phoenix Drugged Driving Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you love was injured in an Arizona drugged driving accident, you may be wondering "what just happened?"
We all know that accidents can happen when drivers aren’t paying attention to the road or are driving drunk. But when you’re involved in an accident with someone who has taken illegal drugs or abused prescription medication, you’re suddenly launched into another realm. In fact, most victims do not understand not only what has happened, but also whether or not a crime was committed against them during the course of the accident. That can make getting the help that you need trickier, especially when it comes to getting the insurance company for the negligent driver on your side.
You don’t have to try to learn the law on your own and you don’t have to go into battle armed with nothing but the basic facts of your case. Working with a skilled Phoenix car accident attorney can ensure that you have a strong case and that your needs for recovery and for the future are met.
What Constitutes Drugged Driving in Arizona?
The law in Arizona clearly defines what it means to be driving under the influence of drugs. ARS 28-1381 states that a driver who has any controlled substance in his or her system or who is impaired to even the slightest degree by any combination of toxic substances (including alcohol and drugs) is considered to be "under the influence." In the event of an accident, that driver will be cited for driving under the influence.
However, getting the insurance company and the negligent driver to admit to that reality can be more difficult than you might think, even with a police report. Having a strong and determined personal injury attorney on your side can help push your case forward and hold the driver responsible for his or her actions. Even in cases where a drug overdose or reaction might have been accidental, it is important to remember that you still have rights and should never be guilted into "letting it go."
What Type of Compensation Can I Receive in a Drugged Driving Accident Lawsuit?
If you were seriously injured in an Arizona drugged driving accident, you likely have medical bills stacking up while you’re unable to work and that presents a pretty significant problem. Just because you see the problem doesn’t mean that the insurance company or the other driver will see the problem - or care, for that matter.
Every case is different, but working with a skilled lawyer can help you receive the compensation needed for your recovery. Most victims find that with the right help, they’re able to recover damages to help cover medical expenses, suffering and pain, lost income and work time, loss of the ability to enjoy life, and more.
What Can a Drugged Driving Accident Attorney Do to Help Me?
Sometimes, victims of Arizona drugged driving accidents are afraid to reach out to an attorney for help, which is understandable. Friends, family, coworkers, insurance companies, and others will probably tell you that it’s a bad idea - based on things they’ve heard or read, or think they know.
But working with an attorney helps you with your case. Our Husband and Wife Law Team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C., builds a strong case that is based on evidence. We interview witnesses, do background checks, and do everything possible to ensure that you get the settlement you deserve. Our attorneys work on a contingency basis. That means that you don’t have to pay us up front, and if we don’t win your case, you will never owe us a dime.
We understand that recovery is more than just a word and it’s more than just physical. Recovery takes time. It requires your mental and emotional focus. You can’t do that when you’re battling for fair compensation. We step in and take over the logistics of your recovery so that you can focus on what really matters: getting better and helping yourself and your family to move forward. If your injuries are too severe for travel, you needn’t worry; we’re ready to come to wherever you are in order to help you get started on your case and your recovery.
If you’re ready to talk about your rights and your options after a serious collision with a driver who was under the influence of drugs, reach out for a free case consultation with Phoenix car accident attorneys Mark and Alexis Breyer at (602) 267-1280.