Toronto Drunk Driving Lawyers
Drunk driving accidents are, sadly, very common in Canada. When a person carelessly decides to drive after drinking, they not only endanger themselves, but also everyone else on the road. Drunk drivers have impaired judgment and are unable to respond quickly and make split-second adjustments on the road. This slow response time often leads to horrible collisions and severe injuries.
If you have been involved in an accident involving a drunk driver, it is important to find a personal injury lawyer who can fight to get you the compensation you deserve. The team of lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC are experienced in representing victims of drunk driving accidents and can handle the legal process of your case, while you focus on your health and recovery. Drunk driving cases are overwhelming, but you do not need to face them alone.
Possible Injuries From Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving accidents are often severe due to the impaired judgement and slow reaction time of the intoxicated driver. Sadly, this means the resulting injuries from drunk driving accidents can be very serious. The possible injuries that can be caused by drunk driving accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
Injuries from drunk driving accidents can leave you with lifelong health complications and struggles. The careless drunk driver who is responsible for your injuries must be held accountable. For the best chances at receiving your deserved compensation, it is essential to have a strong and experienced personal injury lawyer on your side.
Contact a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Driving drunk is a careless and reckless act. If you were in an accident and injured by a drunk driver, you may be eligible for compensation. Drunk drivers need to be held accountable for their actions, and the lawyers at Mazin & Associates, PC are prepared to fight for the criminal punishment of the drunk driver, as well as get you and your family the compensation you deserve. Our personal injury lawyers have many years of experience representing victims of drunk driving accidents and we understand just how difficult this situation can be. Our team is ready to take on the legal aspects of your case, so you can take the time to focus on your recovery. Contact our offices today at (416) 625-2122 to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer about your case.
Toronto Drunk Driving FAQs
What is dram shop liability?
Whenever bars and restaurants supply alcohol to someone already visibly intoxicated, and that intoxicated person later drives and injures someone else, the bar or restaurant who continued to supply alcohol to that person is equally liable for these injuries, known as dram shop liability. Dram shop liability holds bars responsible for giving alcohol to individuals that should not be receiving alcohol and holds them accountable for any damage that person causes as a result. Additionally, bars can be liable if they sell alcohol without a license, sell alcohol after hours, or sell to a minor, and are liable for any injuries that arise from these circumstances.
What is the legal drinking limit?
In Ontario and the rest of Canada, the maximum blood alcohol content is 0.08 (80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood). Driving with any BAC above this limit is a criminal offense, and can additionally result in serious accidents, injuries, and even death. Furthermore, in Ontario, if someone is found operating a motor vehicle with a BAC from 0.05 to 0.08, known as the warn range, they can still face provincial administrative penalties. Those that exceed these limits can not only face criminal charges but may be forced to pay compensation in civil court for any injuries caused by their drunk driving and reckless actions.
What are some of the ways I can collect compensation for my injury?
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, there are a number of ways you can obtain compensation for your injury. You will likely sue the drunk driver for damages in civil court, but in certain cases, you may also be able to sue the restaurant or bar that supplied them with alcohol under dram shop liability. In court, a judge will consider a number of factors when awarding compensation, such as the pain and suffering you endured as a result of your injury; past, present, and future medical bills; psychiatric and counseling costs; rehabilitation bills; and lost wages from lost time at work.