Indianapolis DUI Accident Attorney

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious crime and a menace to all those who share the roadways. If you have been hurt in a wreck caused by a drunk driver, contact an experienced Indianapolis DUI accident lawyer right away. Our lead attorney, Merry Fountain, has personal experience as a victim of an automobile crash. She is a tough advocate for DUI accident victims.

Why Choose Fountain Law Firm, P.C.?

  • We have a comprehensive understanding of how to handle DUI accident cases. Merry Fountain can develop legal strategies to fight for the best outcome in your case.
  • You can expect direct communication with your lead attorney. Unlike with most large “mill” personal injury law firms, Ms. Fountain will handle your case from start to finish and is always available to her clients.
  • We will be as tough as we need to be to recover full and fair compensation for you. You pay us no fees until we win.

Seek legal counsel from an Indianapolis personal injury lawyer, Merry Fountain has helped hundreds of victims and is committed to pursuing the best possible settlement.

What Is DUI in Indiana?

As in other states, under Indiana Code Section 9-30-5, a driver is guilty of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) if he or she has blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or greater. The crime becomes more serious when a person driving with BAC of 0.08 or higher causes serious bodily injury to another person. In addition to any criminal penalties a drunk driver may face, victims of DUI accidents are entitled to bring a civil claim for compensation for the losses they have suffered.

DUI Accident Statistics

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that:

  • 10,874 people were killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes in a recent year.
  • One drunk driving fatality occurred every 48 minutes, on average.
  • Alcohol-impaired driving fatalities accounted for 29% of all motor vehicle traffic deaths.
  • Of the 10,874 people killed in drunk driving wrecks, 61% were drivers with BAC of 0.08 or higher.
  • 28% were occupants of motor vehicles and 11% were non-occupants (pedestrians and bicyclists).
  • 19% of children ages 14 or younger who were killed in traffic crashes that year died in DUI accidents.

What Damages Can You Claim in an Indiana DUI Accident?

Your claim is unique and will depend on the circumstances surrounding your accident and injuries. However, damages commonly claimed in a DUI accident may include:

  • Cost of past and future medical treatment
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of earning capacity and future lost wages
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Emotional distress
  • Scarring or disfigurement
  • Permanent disability or impairment

Why You Need a Lawyer

To recover compensation for your injuries, you must prove that the drunk driver caused the crash. While it may be an important factor in your case that the other driver had a BAC of 0.08 of higher, you will still need evidence to show how the drunk driver was negligent and prove fault. We can thoroughly investigate your DUI accident to determine how the collision occurred, gather evidence to prove cause and liability, and negotiate skillfully and aggressively with insurance companies on your behalf.

Contact Fountain Law Firm, P.C. Today.

After a serious DUI accident, you need an experienced Indianapolis personal injury attorney who will do whatever it takes to fight for the compensation you deserve. Call Fountain Law Firm, P.C. as soon as possible to find out about your options under the law.