• Michigan Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers & Prevention
  • June 14, 2011 | Author: Lawrence J. Buckfire
  • Law Firm: Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. - Southfield Office
  • Our Michigan drunk driving accident lawyers represent injury victims against drunk drivers and the establishment that served the alcohol. In Michigan, any driver with blood-alcohol absorption (BAC) above .08 percent is considered “per se intoxicated” under the law. Driving under the influence is a serious offense and is the cause of many wrongful deaths in Michigan.

    Michigan Alcohol Related Prevention

    As a resource for our clients we have provided a list of ways you can protect yourself so that you may not become a victim of drunk driver:

    • Volunteer to be a designated driver
    • Always use a safety seat belt
    • Use four-lane highways whenever possible
    • Avoid travel after midnight (especially on Friday’s and Saturday’s)
    • Drive defensively
    • Choose vehicles with airbags
    • Refer to safety ratings before selecting your next vehicle
    • Never drive when fatigued
    • Don’t do anything that would distract you from keeping your full attention on the road (i.e. talking on the phone, texting, eating, putting on make-up)
    • Steer clear of aggressive drivers

    Michigan Dram Shop Lawsuits

    The Michigan Dram shop law requires that an investigation into the accident begin as soon as possible. It also requires that the bar or restaurant in question be notified within a very narrow period. Our Michigan drunk driving accident lawyers will hire private investigators to interview witnesses and other bar patrons to prove that the establishment served alcohol to an intoxicated motorist shortly before the accident. A delay in beginning this investigation may result in difficulty tracking down these witnesses later, or may mean that the time limit for naming the bar expires. Therefore, a person injured because of a drunk driver should call an attorney immediately to begin working on the case. This also applies to families seeking compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one in a fatal drunk driving accident

    Finding Your Michigan Alcohol Related Accident Lawyer

    Victims of drunk driving accidents do have legal rights and should pursue them immediately after the accident. When choosing your Michigan personal injury lawyer, it is key to choose the right lawyer so that you may receive a fair settlement. Your drunk driving accident lawyer can also help you receive all of your No-Fault Insurance benefits, including medical expenses, lost wages, attendant care services, and other benefits. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to discuss your case and learn your legal rights.