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Oklahoma Drunk Driver Accidents

Experienced attorneys assisting victims of drunk driver accidents in Oklahoma City

Motor vehicle accidents caused by drunk driving are often devastating accidents. And they are tragic because they could be so easily prevented. Drunk driver accidents can cause serious and long-lasting physical, emotional and financial damages to victims. At Cunningham & Mears, our lawyers are dedicated to guiding you through the worst of times to help you find a new beginning. If you were injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, we work hard to get the compensation you need so you can focus on recovering.

Drunk driving in Oklahoma

Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol, or driving while intoxicated (DWI), is illegal. In Oklahoma, drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or greater is a type A misdemeanor. A second DUI is considered a felony. When drivers have a BAC of .06 to .07, they may be guilty of a lesser charge of reckless driving. Under Oklahoma’s zero tolerance law, drivers under age 21 may be charged with drunk driving even if their BAC is under .06.

Whether the other driver is charged with felony DUI, misdemeanor drunk driving, reckless driving or another offense, an car accident lawyer at Cunningham & Mears can help you sue that driver for personal injury if he or she caused an accident resulting in your injuries. A drunk driver does not need to be convicted or even tried in criminal court for you to recover compensation for your injuries, as long as we can prove negligence.

Traffic accident injuries caused by drunk driving in Oklahoma

There were 10,228 fatalities in crashes involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher in 2010 — 31 percent of total traffic fatalities for the year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Of these fatalities, 6,627 were drunk drivers, 1,721 were passengers of drunk drivers, 1,151 were occupants of other vehicles and 729 were non-occupants, such as pedestrians. In addition to wrongful death, drunk driving accidents frequently result in catastrophic injuries to the parties involved, such as:

  • Brain injury
  • Neck injury
  • Back injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Paralysis
  • Amputations and loss of limbs

Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you obtain fair compensation for your injuries including emergency care, rehabilitation and long term care and medical treatment.

Contact an Oklahoma City drunk driving accident attorney with proven results

At Cunningham & Mears, our lawyers guide you through all aspects of your accident claim, from finding the right medical providers and treatment, to dealing with insurance adjusters to suing the drunk driver for personal injury or wrongful death. If you were injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, we are here to fight hard for you. To learn more about our services and proven results, contact us online or call 405-757-1766 today for a free initial consultation.