Every driver and passenger on Alhambra roads has the right to safety and well-being. This is the most important driving factor behind the laws pertaining to drunk and intoxicated driving.
It’s proven that intoxicated driving is dangerous for drivers and other people on the road because of the way alcohol and other drugs affect the body’s systems. So how does probable cause come into play for the driver who is alleged to have caused drunk driving accident and injuries?
It’s possible that injuries allegedly caused by a drunk driver could qualify that driver for felony DUI charges. This is a criminal matter. For the injured and their family, they are likely seeking answers to a civil suit. Criminal convictions can and do hold weight in personal injury claims.
Once an officer arrives on the scene of a car accident, it may take more of an investigation to determine if there is probable cause to determine if intoxication of a driver is a factor. For those seeking compensation for their injuries, obtaining the police report for the accident is important. It’s crucial to have every bit of information available at your disposal so you can formulate a solid plan of legal action.
The information obtained in a search of the person or the vehicle could very well indicate not only criminal behaviors, but negligence on behalf of the driver in causing car accident injuries. For the injured, this can be a very important part of establishing a strong case. Seeking the assistance of experienced attorneys can be of great help to those in such situations.