Jacksonville Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Our Jacksonville injury lawyers have fought for justice for victims of drunk driving accidents since 1985.

Drunk driving accidents can have devastating consequences. Many of these accidents involve head-on collisions, serious roll-over accidents and rear-end crashes. These accident scenarios can have catastrophic or deadly outcomes. While nothing will ever make up for injuries suffered or the death of a loved one, a drunk driving lawyer can help you pick up the pieces and help navigate you through the legal system, helping you feel more at ease and less stressed during a difficult time.

The drunk driving accident attorneys at Riddle & Brantley have been helping victims of DWI (“driving while impaired,” which means driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) accidents in Jacksonville since 1985. Our Jacksonville personal injury lawyers will fight for your rights, strengthen your case and work to get you the compensation you need to get on with the life you deserve. Call (910) 455-5599 or fill out the short form below and let us review your claim for free.

Drunk Driving Accidents in Jacksonville, NC

Drunk driving accidents are unfortunately very common in North Carolina. Jacksonville is no exception. In 2019 alone, there were 50 crashes involving alcohol reported in Jacksonville, North Carolina by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), including 30 resulting in injury.

Across the entire state, 8,254 accidents were reported involving alcohol in 2019, 206 of which resulted in death.

These drunk driving accident statistics are worrisome and should never happen. Drunk drivers put everyone on the road at risk and many times the results are heartbreaking.

What Injuries are Caused by Drunk Driving Accidents?

The personal injury lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have seen first-hand the effects of drunk driving accidents on the people of North Carolina. We have handled thousands of auto accident cases including victims of drunk driving crashes.

Many times, the outcomes of these accidents are devastating. Injuries from these accidents may include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Neck Injuries
  • Head Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (including concussions)
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Back Injuries
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Loss of Limbs and Amputation
  • Burns
  • Cuts and Bruises
  • Ejection From the Vehicle
  • Paralysis and Semi-Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Death

How Does Riddle & Brantley Prove Fault in DWI Accident Injury Cases?

There is typically no question of fault in a drunk driving case. However, there are certain factors that can strengthen a personal injury claim or lawsuit filed by an injured victim or the deceased’s surviving family. In most drunk driving cases, criminal charges will be filed. The conviction of a drunk driver supports the victim’s claim for compensation in a civil case. Our drunk driving accident lawyers often attend court hearings in DWI cases to help ensure that justice is served on behalf of our clients. However, the District Attorney has total authority over the prosecution of the defendant.

Evidence used in Jacksonville NC drunk driving accident cases may include, but is not limited to:

  • Criminal charges and convictions
  • Official police report
  • Medical records
  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Surveillance video and dash cam footage

Punitive Damages

In the state of North Carolina, a drunk driver may also be held liable for injuries when they exhibit “gross negligence.” Gross negligence is defined as “willful or wanton” conduct which endangers others. North Carolina jury instructions recognize driving under the influence as negligence, but drunk driving can also be considered gross negligence under certain circumstances. If a drunk driver’s conduct is ruled “gross negligence,” a jury may award punitive damages in order to further “punish” the driver and discourage that behavior in the future.

The drunk driving accident lawyers at Riddle & Brantley can help determine if punitive damages should be pursued in your case. Please call (910) 455-5599 or fill out the short form below for a FREE consultation today.

The consultation is always free and there is never an obligation. If you or a loved one is injured by an impaired driver, an experienced Jacksonville car accident lawyer handling drunk driving accident cases can help.

Call (910) 455-5599 and let’s review your claim.

Our Experience

Since 1985, the experienced lawyers at Riddle & Brantley have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars of compensation for victims of injury due to others’ negligence, and we are happy to help you if we can (see disclaimer below). An auto accident can be a life changing event for the injured and their loved ones.

Our drunk driving accident injury lawyers have more than 220+ years of combined legal experience, and we are ready to help however we can.

There are no upfront costs, and we don’t get paid unless we recover compensation for you.

For a FREE consultation with an experienced Jacksonville drunk driving accident lawyer, please call (910) 455-5599 or complete the fast and easy form below.

You may be entitled to compensation, and our legal team can investigate the facts and circumstances of your accident. We can determine the best legal options for your case. If you decide to hire us, we will work tirelessly for your right to justice and take the guesswork and stress out of the situation for you and your loved ones. We know how to navigate the legal system and are very happy to help.

Justice Counts for you and all North Carolinians. Call (910) 455-5599 today and let’s review your claim.

*** Disclaimer: The results mentioned are intended to illustrate the type of cases handled by the firm. These results do not guarantee a similar outcome, and they should not be construed to constitute a promise or guarantee of a particular result in any particular case. Every case is different, and the outcome of any case depends upon a variety of factors unique to that case.