Driving under the influence, or DUI, accident cases can be very confusing. Scott O’Sullivan has been fighting for Denver DUI victims for over 20 years. If you need an attorney for DUI victims in Denver for yourself or a loved one, get a free consultation today. We can visit you at home or in the hospital, immediately relieving you of the burden of calling back the insurance companies. We can win your case and alleviate some of the financial and emotional stress that you’re facing because you were hit by a drunk driver.
When DUI victims have been hit by a drunk driver, they need an attorney on their side that understands. Why? Because, in accidents involving someone who was driving under the influence, the city’s district attorney gets involved and files a criminal case against the driver, but it is not the DA’s job to help the drunk driving victim in the accident. The DA’s job is to punish the bad guy. To say it another way, if you want someone on your side who will look out for your best interests after you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, you need a DUI attorney.
Additionally, because The O’Sullivan Law Firm handles personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you pay no legal fees unless we are successful in getting compensation for you.
Why Choose The O’Sullivan Law Firm?
At The O’Sullivan Law Firm, our team handles every aspect of a drunk driving accident case on behalf of the client. This includes handling the injury claim, property damage claim, helping with rental car assistance, and health insurance disputes or delays.
Attorney O’Sullivan is a former insurance defense attorney and has been practicing personal injury law for 25 years. He knows how insurance carriers think and evaluate claims and will use this to his client’s advantage.
We take Denver drunk driving accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that our clients will not have to pay any legal fees until after we obtain the compensation they are entitled to.
A Note from Scott O’Sullivan
“I recently represented a taxi driver who was working in downtown Denver on a Friday night. He was driving east on 17th Avenue and was hit from the side by a drunk driver who ran a red light. The drunk driver’s car spun all the way around and ended up behind the taxi driver. As the drunk driver tried to flee the scene, she smashed into the taxi driver four more times!
When the drunk driver’s insurance company showed resistance to the taxi driver’s claims, we instantly sued. Once the insurance company realized we were not going to back down, they knew they did not want the case to go to court and they provided our client with all of his rightful coverage.”
What Will an Attorney Do to Help Your Case?
A skilled personal injury attorney is going to be incredibly beneficial for these cases. Unfortunately, drunk driving accident victims usually do not have the resources necessary to fully investigate these claims. However, an attorney can use the resources of their office to obtain all evidence needed to prove liability. For a drunk driving accident case, this can include the following:
Photo or video surveillance of the incident
Statements from witnesses
Blood alcohol content test results
Field sobriety test results
The police reports
In addition to gathering this evidence, an attorney will make sure that their client is evaluated by a trusted medical professional who can treat their injuries and help properly calculate the total expected losses.
Drunk Driving Accidents Are Not Uncommon in the Denver Area
When we turn to data available from the Colorado Department of Transportation, we can see that there were more than 6,000 crashes attributed to impaired driving during the latest reporting year across this state. Unfortunately, we regularly discover that drivers impaired by alcohol or drugs crash their vehicles while operating at high rates of speed. In many cases, these incidents occur without the impaired driver even touching the brakes before an impact. This can lead to those involved sustaining severe injuries.
At The O’Sullivan Law Firm, our attorneys have experience helping clients who have sustained the following injuries in these incidents:
Spinal cord injuries with paralysis
Other severe back or neck injury
Traumatic brain injuries
Open head wounds
Broken or dislocated bones
Severe lacerations or puncture wounds
Internal organ damage
Significant scarring and disfigurement
Time Limit to File a Claim
Drunk driving accident victims in Denver have a limited amount of time to file their lawsuits in civil court. The personal injury statute of limitations in Colorado is two years from the date an injury occurs. If a victim fails to file their lawsuit within this timeframe, they will lose the ability to recover the compensation they are entitled to.
Call a Denver Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Today
If you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a drunk driver in Denver, contact The O’Sullivan Law Firm as soon as possible. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling complex vehicle accident claims, and we have the resources necessary to investigate drunk driving crashes. Our goal is to help victims recover full compensation for their losses. When you need a Denver drunk driving accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case or call us at (303) 388-5304.