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Although California has strict drunk driving laws, drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs cause thousands of deaths on San Francisco roads each year. If you have been injured in an accident involving a drunk driver, an Allegiance Law attorney could help you establish liability against the intoxicated driver, and will pursue maximum compensation on your behalf.

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation in respect of monetary damages, the pain and suffering inflicted by your injuries, and an additional award of punitive damages against the intoxicated driver.

The Laws Relating to Drunk Driving Accidents in San Francisco

When you instruct an Allegiance Law attorney to handle your San Francisco drunk driving accident case, we can take some of the weight off your shoulders. Leaving you free to recover from your injuries and move on with your life, we will navigate the complexities of the California legal system on your behalf. However, we understand that you may prefer to be informed about the legislation applicable to your case, so we have briefly outlined it here.

  • Driving under the influence (DUI) laws in California prohibit a driver form operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher, with zero tolerance for drivers under 18
  • Those under 21, or who have a history of DUI, are subject to a limit of 0.01%
  • Commercial vehicle drivers’ limit is 0.04%
  • Being intoxicated is not acceptable as a defense

When you speak to a San Francisco drunk driving accident attorney about your case, they can explain the legislation in more depth, if you would like them to do so.

The Drunk Driver May Not Be Solely Responsible

While any driver who chooses to take control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is, of course, responsible for their own actions and should be held liable for any consequences, there are some cases where others may also be held liable.

For example, where alcohol has been sold to a driver aged under 21, dram shop liability may mean that the bar, restaurant, or other establishment who provided the alcohol could be liable for damages which are incurred as a result.

As experienced San Francisco drunk driving accident attorneys, we are also aware that DUI can often occur alongside other motoring offenses. It is not uncommon for those who drive while intoxicated to be found to also be driving without insurance, or without holding a valid license.

When you instruct an Allegiance Law drunk driving accident attorney to handle you case, we will work tirelessly to explore all avenues, and all potential sources of liability. While you recover from your injuries, you can have confidence in your attorney’s ability to prove this liability, gather all relevant evidence, and present a strong case on your behalf.

Speak to a San Francisco Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Today

To discuss your San Francisco drunk driving accident with a reputable, esteemed attorney, call Allegiance Law today at 415-404-6395 to schedule an initial consultation.