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Drunk Driving Accidents

Stillwater Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

Representing Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents in Stillwater, OK

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), drunk drivers cause about one-third of all traffic-related fatalities in the United States. In Oklahoma, drunk driving is a major problem, with the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reporting that nearly 30% of all motor vehicle fatalities in the state are caused by drunk drivers.

If you or someone you love was injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses. At Martin Jean & Jackson, our Stillwater drunk driving accident attorneys are passionate about fighting for the rights of victims. We have a proven track record of success, having recovered millions of dollars for individuals and families in Stillwater and throughout the state of Oklahoma. We are prepared to put our considerable experience, skills, and resources to work for you.

Call our office at (405) 384-7887 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.

Oklahoma Drunk Driving Laws

Like all states, Oklahoma has strict laws in place to prevent drunk driving. Unfortunately, these laws don’t stop every motorist from getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. When they don’t, they put themselves and everyone else on the road in grave danger.

Drunk driving is a serious crime in Oklahoma. If you are pulled over and found to be driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, you can be charged with DUI. If you are a commercial driver, you can be charged with DUI for driving with a BAC of 0.04% or higher. If you are under the age of 21, you can be charged with DUI for driving with any amount of alcohol in your system.

Penalties for a first-time DUI offense in Oklahoma include:

  • Between 10 days and 1 year in jail
  • Between $1,000 and $1,500 in fines
  • 30-day driver’s license suspension
  • 6-month ignition interlock device requirement

For subsequent DUI offenses, the penalties are even more severe. In addition to these penalties, a motorist who causes an accident while driving under the influence can be charged with aggravated DUI, which is a felony offense. The penalties for a conviction of aggravated DUI in Oklahoma include up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $5,000.

How Can I Tell If a Driver Is Drunk?

It is not always easy to tell if another driver is drunk, but there are some signs to watch for:

  • Swerving or drifting into other lanes
  • Driving too slowly or too fast
  • Driving the wrong way down a one-way street
  • Driving without headlights on
  • Following too closely
  • Braking suddenly and without reason
  • Driving on the wrong side of the road
  • Almost striking an object or vehicle
  • Stopping in the road for no reason

If you notice any of these signs, keep your distance and call the police to report the driver. Do not attempt to pass the driver or confront them in any way, as this could put you at risk of a collision. Instead, do your best to provide the police with as much information as possible so that they can track down the driver and get them off the road.

How a Stillwater Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Can Help

If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, you will need to take legal action to recover the full, fair recovery you are owed. That’s where we come in.

At Martin Jean & Jackson, we know what it takes to build a strong case on behalf of a drunk driving accident victim. We can conduct a thorough investigation to gather all available evidence, including police reports, breathalyzer test results, and more. We can help you get the medical attention you need and ensure your injuries are properly documented. Our Stillwater drunk driving accident lawyers can also handle all communication with the insurance company and fight to help you maximize your entitled compensation.

  • Toxic Torts $8,200,000
  • Insurance Bad Faith $7,000,000
  • Motorcycle Accident/Wrongful Death $6,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $6,000,000
  • Wrongful Death $6,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $5,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $5,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $3,000,000
  • Professional Negligence $3,000,000
  • Product Liability $3,000,000

“Martin Jean & Jackson Law Firm has the highest integrity when dealing with clients.”

- John A.

What Makes Us Different

  • Free Consultations in English & Spanish
  • More Than Half a Billion Dollars Recovered
  • Over 15,000 Injured Clients Represented
  • Over 100 Years of Combined Experience
  • Individually Tailored Legal Services

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