When you have been hurt in a car accident involving a drunk driver, obtaining damages to cover your losses may be more challenging than in other types of motor vehicle accidents. Statistics show that many persons causing accidents while driving drunk are repeat offenders. As such, there's a distinct possibility that they may be driving without insurance. Here are some of the ways that you can pursue compensation for your losses.
When you are stopped for suspicion of drunk driving, you may be asked at some point to submit to a field sobriety test. You may be uncertain whether you have the right to refuse to take a field sobriety test or if there are consequences to a refusal. This blog post addresses these issues.
The consequences of a DWI conviction can be devastating. In addition to fines, penalties and even jail time, you will likely face higher motor vehicle insurance premiums, and can put your employment at risk. While the best way to avoid a DWI charge is to stay off the road when you have been drinking, there are other things you can do to reduce the risk you will be pulled over, or, if you are pulled over, that you will be arrested: