You Were Injured By Someone Who Was Driving Under The BAC Limit: Are They Still Liable?
If you were injured in an auto accident and the other driver didn't blow over the legal limit, but they didn't blow 0.0, you want to call a lawyer. If your injuries are bad enough that you're going to have thousands in medical expenses, and if you can't work or resume life like you lived before the accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit.
The lawyer will want to look at the police report and see how the other driver was cited. Talk with your lawyer about the following defense tactics for your case, so you can get the settlement that you need.
Proof that Below the Limit Can Still be Dangerous
Studies have shown that at just 0.03 BAC attentiveness can be altered, which means drivers may not see a pedestrian, the changing of a street light, a vehicle cutting in front of them and more. This may be why you got hit and hurt, and if the driver that collided with you wasn't 100 percent sober, they should take accountability.
Black Box Evidence
Your lawyer may want to have the black box data system removed from the car of the driver, to see how fast they were going, if they were using turn signals, and what else was going on at the time of the collision. The lawyer will most likely need to file a court order to get this type of evidence, so this may take some time. Your recorder can also show that you were driving responsibly, which will help confirm you weren't to blame for the collision.
Was the collision in front of a traffic light, commercial building, or an ATM machine? If so, there could have been some type of security camera that was monitoring the entire event, and that may be all the proof that you need that you were injured because of reckless driving. Your lawyer may need to have someone scope the area.
If you don't know how you're going to pay all your medical bills, how you'll pay the deductible and other expenses related to your vehicle damage, and you are going to be suffering for months or years to come, hire a personal injury lawyer right away. You don't want to suffer because someone thought it was a good idea to have something to drink and get behind the wheel of a vehicle and put others at risk. Contact a company like Bishop Dorfman Kroupa & Bishop PC for more information.