If you were involved in an auto accident while under the influence of alcohol, and the accident resulted in someone else getting hurt, the best thing you can do is retain an experienced attorney. These accidents are different from other DUI scenarios, and they are different from other motor vehicle crashes as well.
The Monckton, Hembree & Humphries Law Firm, P.A., has extensive experience in both DUI defense and personal injury law, giving us the ability to handle all aspects of drunk driving accidents and injuries. Over the years, our lawyers have been involved in South Carolina communities where serious injuries occurred, allegedly because our client was driving drunk.
If you were behind the wheel and struck a pedestrian, bicyclist or other motorist, and you were intoxicated, you may be facing felony DUI charges. A conviction could lead to a prison term of up to 25 years and fines of up to $25,000.
In addition to this, the injured person may decide to bring a personal injury lawsuit against you in order to recover money for medical costs, emotional harm and other damages. If you have insurance, your insurance company may pay a settlement, but may have the option of suing you to recover some of the money it paid out. Other policies provide no coverage at all if you were drunk, which exposes you to personal financial liability.
With decades of experience in criminal defense, auto accident litigation and insurance matters, our Myrtle Beach attorneys have the combination of skills you should look for when hiring an attorney for a DUI accident/injury case.
We will fight, in the criminal case, to preserve your freedom by examining all the evidence, including Breathalyzer results. If the government alleges you were intoxicated, we will force them to prove it. Our experience in auto accident cases helps us in determining how the crash truly unfolded. We have access to accident Reconstructionist and other experts who can explain what happened, and give a respected opinion about whether your actions were the real cause. Our insurance experience allows us to analyze your policy and protect your rights accordingly.
If someone was seriously injured while you were allegedly driving drunk, get legal advice from the Monckton, Hembree & Humphries Law Firm immediately. Your future is truly on the line.