The Fourth of July is a favorite summer-time holiday for many. Fireworks, BBQs, and spending time with friends and family are staples for many over the Fourth of July weekend. However, so too is drinking, which means that the roads during this time have a high concentration of drunk drivers.
In fact, the Fourth of July is one of the most dangerous holidays for drunk driving. Several studies have shown that the 4th of July sees the highest number of drunk drivers on the road. Thus, it is essential for anyone who drives over the holiday to take extra precautions and remain especially vigilant.
Of course, even the most careful drivers cannot avoid every accident. This is especially the case with New Hampshire DUI accidents. Drunk drivers are often irrational and unpredictable, meaning there may be little to no opportunity to avoid a collision. Those who are injured in a New Hampshire DUI accident can pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.
Proving a New Hampshire DUI Accident Lawsuit
Drunk driving accident cases, like all car accident claims, require that an accident victim prove that the other driver was responsible for their injuries. While these cases fall under the general framework of “negligence” special rules apply that may make it easier to prove a claim.
Under the doctrine of negligence per se, accident victims are often able to take a “shortcut” when proving a personal injury case against a drunk driver. Negligence per se allows an accident victim to show that another person was negligent by proving that they violated a law that was designed to protect the victim. In the case of a DUI accident, there is no question that New Hampshire DUI laws were passed to protect other motorists, pedestrians, cyclists, and anyone else on the road. Thus, in many DUI cases, the question comes down to whether the drunk driver’s actions were the cause of the victim’s injuries.
While DUI accident personal injury cases are more straightforward than other types of New Hampshire car accident claims, there are still hurdles victims need to overcome. Most notably, these challenges are centered around ensuring that accident victims receive fair compensation for their injuries. Often, insurance companies try to minimize the extent of a victim’s injuries to reduce the amount of money they need to pay out to settle a claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer can ensure that victims’ cases are presented in a compelling manner, to ensure maximum compensation.
Were You Injured in a New Hampshire DUI Accident?
If you or a loved one was recently injured in a New Hampshire DUI accident, reach out to Peter Thompson & Associates for immediate assistance. The dedicated personal injury lawyers at Peter Thompson & Associates have extensive experience aggressively representing accident victims and their families in all types of car accident claims, including DUI accidents. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation today, call 800-804-2004. You can also reach us through our online contact form.