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Advice for DUI Victims

Getting behind the wheel of a car while under the influence of drugs or alcohol results in the death of more than 10,000 people annually in the United States. Thousands more are severely and permanently injured. Mingus Mountain Law Group represents Prescott and Flagstaff offers advice for DUI victims. We fight for the compensation deserved by those whose lives have been jeopardized by the intentional intoxication of a DUI driver.

Drunk drivers generally are charged with crimes which will result in fines and/or jail time. As a victim of a DUI collision, criminal “restitution” can be ordered by the court pursuant to A.R.S. §13-804. In other words, a DUI criminal defendant can be ordered to pay “restitution” to a victim suffering from out of pocket expenses. At Mingus Mountain Law Group, we understand criminal restitution hearings, and want to take advantage of this option for a DUI victim of injury.

As the victim of a DUI, you also have a right to bring a civil claim against the DUI driver for gross negligence in causing injury and damage. Additionally, you may be able to recover damages from the party who served alcohol to the driver. This type of action is known as a dram shop claim. Typically, defendants of a dram shop claim include a restaurant, bar, or individual. Arizona law also allows for punitive damages to be paid by a DUI defendant. These are damages designed to punish financially for the intentional wrong by the DUI defendant.

As a child, spouse, or parent of a DUI decedent, pursuant to A.R.S. 12-613 the drunk driver is responsible for your damages resulting from the loss of love, affection, and companionship suffered from the loss of a loved one. There is no higher disappointment or pain than losing a loved one to a DUI driver. Mingus Mountain Law Group truly fights for the compensation deserved by the loss of a family member caused by a DUI driver.

A collision caused by someone who made poor choices, driving while intoxicated, far too often leaves its victims severely affected. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a DUI driver in Prescott, Flagstaff, or the surrounding area, regardless of the extent of your injuries or damages, our advice to DUI victims is, it is imperative that your rights are protected. At Mingus Mountain Law Group, we will stand with you and help you get the compensation you deserve. For more information about our legal services, call the personal injury experts at Mingus Mountain Law Group today in Prescott at 928-775-9398 or in Flagstaff at 928-779-9304.

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