Every 90 seconds, someone is injured due to a drunk driving accident. In fact, in 2012 there were 5,471 alcohol-related crash injuries and 259 deaths associated with drunk driving in Michigan. That was a 1.2 percent increase from the previous year. Sadly these Michigan car accidents, which are entirely preventable, result in serious injuries not only to driver but to innocent victims.
At Goodman Acker P.C., our Detroit drunk driving car accident lawyers are actively fighting to ensure innocent victims, just like you, are compensated for their pain and suffering due to the reckless behavior of someone else, as well as holding drunk drivers accountable for their actions. We have over 150 years of experience in handling these types of cases. We can help you obtain the maximum compensation you need and deserve for your injuries.
Under Michigan law, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle at or above a .08 Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) level. Michigan’s .08 BAC per se law was set to expire in 2013, but fortunately, the law has been extended until 2018. Therefore, any person who causes a Michigan car accident while driving under the influence of alcohol of a BAC level at or above .08 is considered negligent and will be convicted of a DUI.
Injured victims or family members of those killed in drunk driving accidents do have legal rights and may be able to pursue several avenues of potential reimbursement for an individual’s injuries or death.
In Michigan, injured victims or their surviving family members may be able to pursue:
The laws in Michigan for cases related to drunk driving accidents are very complex and require the knowledge of an experienced attorney who understands the law and regularly handles these types of claims. Having the right personal injury attorney on your side can change the outcome of your case entirely.
Our legal team has significant experience in handling these cases and is not afraid to go to trial for our clients. We work for you and will lead you through the entire process, including documenting evidence, investigating and finding witnesses, filing a claim, and building value to your case to ensure you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries. We have obtained million-dollar settlements and verdicts for our clients over the years.
We have been helping accident injury victims in Michigan win the maximum settlement for their injuries for 25+ years.
Take a look at what some of our previous clients have to say about the high caliber of the services we provide.
If you have been wrongly injured, we would be happy to review the specific details of your case to determine how we can help.