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Drunk Driving Accident

Raleigh Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

In the state of North Carolina, drunk driving or driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is a serious offense. People who choose to drive while intoxicated put their own lives and the lives of others at enormous risk. When someone operates a car with a blood alcohol concentration of .08% (the legal limit ) or higher, their brain function, thinking, reasoning, and muscle coordination are impaired, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

If you have been involved in an accident with a drunk driver or someone driving under the influence, you have the right to hold that person responsible for your losses.

The team at TIen Law Firm is here to help. We offer a free, no-risk consultation for victims of DWI accidents. We also work on a contingency basis, which means that we are only paid if we are successful with your case.

Contact Tien Law Firm today at (888) 920-8180 to find out what options you have for recovering your losses after a DUI accident.


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Types of Injuries That Occur in DUI Accidents

There are a lot of injuries that can occur as the result of a car accident. Some possible ones include:

Broken Bones

These injuries can range in severity, depending on the nature of the break. For example, a shattered bone will require extensive healing periods and may impact the victim’s life forever. If the bone pierces the skin, the victim may experience heavy, even life-threatening blood loss. This also creates a risk of infection.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are caused when a blow to the head disrupts normal brain function. Like broken bones, they can range in severity. A victim may experience only a momentary lapse in consciousness, or they may experience long-term disability, including memory loss or functional impairments.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries can have a life-long impact on a drunk driving accident victim. They may have trouble walking and experience a loss of sensation and movement below the site of the injury. The majority of people who have spinal cord injuries require assistive devices like wheelchairs.

Internal Bleeding

Internal bleeding can rapidly become a life-threatening injury, especially because victims do not always initially realize they are bleeding internally. Severe hemorrhaging, which can occur in catastrophic drunk driving accidents, can lead to external bleeding, organ failure, coma, or even death.

If you or your loved one suffered from any of the above injuries, or others, please reach out to Tien Law Firm at (888) 920-8180

North Carolina General Statutes says that anyone who intends to pursue compensation through a personal injury lawsuit must file their claim within three years of the date of the accident, two years if a death is involved, and different rules may apply for victims that are minors.

So, if you were involved in a DWI accident and intend to pursue legal action, you must do so within three years, or you will most likely be barred from recovering any type of compensation.

What Clients are Saying About Tien Law Firm

  • Sonya is a brilliant lawyer who absolutely knows what she is doing! As a lawyer myself, it's easy for me to tell when another lawyer is overlooking something, and working with Sonya, I feel confident that nothing at all will be overlooked.
    - Melody M. - Attorney
  • Sonya is an excellent lawyer whom I would hire again in a heartbeat. She is incredibly intelligent, delightfully clever, intensely dedicated, and wonderfully warmhearted. I completely understand why her clients not only trust her but also love her.
    - Tanja H.
  • I'm truly grateful to have found your firm. I can't imagine trying to go through this whole ordeal with anyone else let alone on my own. Thank you for all of your help, support, kindness and knowledge.
    - Tae T.
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    Possible Damages You May Recover After a DWI Accident

    There is a wide variety of damages you may be entitled to as a result of a DUI accident, although we cannot estimate the value of your claim without first evaluating the details of your case. Some types of damages you could recover after a DUI accident include:

    • Medical costs, such as ambulance rides, hospital stays, surgical procedures, doctor’s examinations, medication, and assistive devices
    • Lost wages
    • Future wages if you are unable to return to work
    • Pain and suffering
    • Disfigurement or dismemberment
    • Property damage
    • Out-of-pocket costs

    We may be able to pursue other forms of damages, depending on the details.

    Punitive Damages Possible for Drunk Driving Accident Cases in Raleigh, NC

    Though uncommon, in some cases, the court can award punitive damages—intended to punish the defendant for behavior that the court recognizes as particularly egregious. The fines are often substantial and are designed to discourage the defendant and others from behaving in such a manner ever again.

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