Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers
Drunk Driving Accidents Cause Serious Injury and Death in Maryland
Our attorneys fight recover the maximum possible compensation for victims who have been injured by drunk drivers
Despite nationwide mass media campaigns warning drivers of the dangers associated with drinking and driving, another 28 people die in drunk driving accidents everyday. In 2013, 290,000 people were injured in automobile accidents caused by drunk drivers. The experienced Baltimore car accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. have seen firsthand the devastating effects that drunk driving can have. Our lawyers have been advocating for victims of drunk driving accidents and their families for over 30 years. If you were injured or lost a loved one in a drunk-driving crash, our experienced attorneys will guide you through the process of pursuing justice with professionalism and compassion.
Maryland DUI statutes
In Maryland, it is illegal for anybody to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher. Specific laws also apply to drivers under the legal drinking age of 21 and commercial vehicle drivers. People under the age of 21 who drive with a BAC of 0.02 percent or higher are considered impaired and can be charged with drunk driving. Commercial vehicle drivers can be charged with drunk driving in Maryland if their BAC is 0.04 percent or higher.
DUI criminal charges versus civil lawsuit
A drunk driver who causes an accident in Maryland will be prosecuted in Maryland criminal court. The prosecuting attorney must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the driver was driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol in order to obtain a conviction in a criminal case. Penalties for those convicted of drunk driving could include incarceration, probation, fines and restitution. Unfortunately, the amount of restitution ordered is often insufficient to cover the extensive damages caused by a drunk driver.
Our Maryland car accident lawyers will negotiate with the other driver’s auto insurance company to recover full and fair compensation for your injuries or loss. Criminal records can be used to determine fault and prove that the other driver was impaired by alcohol or drugs and that he or she is liable for causing the car accident. In some cases, an additional party may also be legally responsible fro your injuries or loss, and our knowledgeable attorneys can assist you in filing a third party claim.
Baltimore Car Accident Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Hold Drunk Drivers Accountable for Preventable Accidents
To recover compensation from an alcohol- or drug-impaired driver who caused your accident, call LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online. We will analyze your claim at no charge to determine your best course of legal action. Our Baltimore car accident lawyers are available on 24 hours-per-day by phone to immediately answer any questions. There is no charge for our services unless we recover damages in your case. Your case is important to us; call today.
We represent clients throughout the state of Maryland including those in Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Carroll County, Harford County, Howard County, Montgomery County, Maryland’s Western Counties, Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore.