Greenville, NC Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
If you’ve been injured in a drunk driving accident, the consequences can be life-changing. When a drunk person gets behind the wheel, there’s no telling what may happen. Injuries suffered can be serious to life-threatening, and sometimes even deadly. A Greenville drunk driving accident lawyer at Riddle & Brantley can help you get the justice you deserve.
For a FREE, no-obligation consultation with an experienced Greenville drunk driving accident attorney, please call (252) 397-8620 or complete the fast and easy form below.
There are never any upfront costs, and we don’t get paid unless you do. Call (252) 397-8620 today and let’s review your Greenville, NC drunk driving accident claim.
Drunk Driving Accidents in Greenville, North Carolina
Greenville is a fast-growing city of nearly 92,000 in North Carolina, and unfortunately, drunk driving accidents are relatively common on its busy roads. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), in 2019, there were 94 accidents involving drunk driving in Greenville, including 63 resulting in injury. Two of those accidents resulted in death.
One tragic thing about all drunk driving accidents is that they are preventable. By driving drunk, intoxicated drivers endanger the health and safety of everyone else on the road.
Common Injuries in Drunk Driving Crashes
The consequences of a drunk driving crash can be serious and even deadly. In our 35+ years practicing law in North Carolina, our Greenville drunk driving accident lawyers have handled cases involving all types of injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Cuts, scrapes, and contusions
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Neck injuries, including whiplash
- Back injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Loss of limbs (amputations)
- Paralysis and semi-paralysis
- Injuries suffered due to ejection from the vehicle
- “Road rash” (often suffered in motorcycle accidents)
Proving Fault in a Drunk Driving Accident Case
Proving fault in a drunk driving accident case is typically straightforward, as the driver was under the influence of alcohol. In North Carolina, as in other states across the country, drunk driving is illegal and punishable with hefty fines and jail time. In many cases, criminal charges and convictions can help strengthen a personal injury case against a drunk driver.
In many cases, Riddle & Brantley’s Greenville personal injury lawyers will attend hearings and trials on behalf of our clients. We are committed to seeking justice for deserving victims.
In North Carolina, a Greenville drunk driving accident attorney must also prove, however, that his or her client did not contribute to the accident. Otherwise, the victim may be barred from recovering compensation. This rule is known as “contributory negligence.”
Our experienced Greenville, NC car accident lawyers have decades of experience helping defeat contributory negligence defenses, and we’re ready to help you however we can. Call (252) 397-8620 for a FREE, no-obligation consultation.
Why Riddle & Brantley for Your Greenville Drunk Driving Accident Injury Claim?
At Riddle & Brantley, our attorneys have handled hundreds of cases involving injuries suffered due to drunk drivers. We understand how the law works in North Carolina and we are experienced in dealing with insurance companies. If our clients don’t get a fair offer, we are not afraid to take cases to trial.
In more than 35 years serving the people of Greenville and North Carolina, our Greenville drunk driving accident lawyers have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation for our deserving clients (see disclaimer below). We’d love to help you however we can.
Please call (252) 397-8620 and let’s review your claim.
Remember, because we work on a contingency basis, there are no upfront costs and we don’t get paid unless you do. It’s as simple as that. If we don’t get compensation for you, you won’t pay any attorney fees.
*** 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.