The Law Offices of W. Dan Mahoney, P.C.
Schedule a free consultation
303-225-7396
Personal Injury & Workers' Compensation Finding the right lawyer is not another complication; it's a step toward a better resolution.
In This Section

drunk driving accidents Archives

Victim's family suspects drunk driving in fatal accident

There are few things more terrifying and tragic than a fatal car accident, but a hit-and-run accident only adds to the already-horrific nature of a car accident. Unfortunately, hit-and-run accidents are all too common, and sadly, there can sometimes be concerns about whether the driver was operating the vehicle while intoxicated.

Civil damages for drunk driving accidents

Even the most responsible driver can still end up in a car accident because of a reckless or negligent driver. One of the most common causes of a car accident is drunk driving. Every year, the government releases startling statistics regarding drunk drivers, and every year, it seems to be a recurring problem.

National drunk driving statistics are sobering

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, often referred to by its acronym "MADD," is an organization that advocates for the end of preventable drunk driving accidents and fatalities. The organization has a presence in Colorado, as well as other states throughout the nation, and compiles statistics on drunk driving to use to further its important platform. This post will utilize some of MADD's most poignant findings to discuss the problem that drunk driving is for Coloradoans and Americans across the country.

Drinking and driving over the holiday can lead to serious losses

Many Denver residents are able to take time off from work during the Fourth of July week to enjoy the parades and parties that often occur when the nation celebrates its birthday. Unfortunately, some who choose to celebrate Independence Day do so by consuming alcohol and then making the dangerous decision to get behind the wheels of their cars. Drinking and driving is never a good combination, but often occurs with more frequency when holiday-related celebrations are underway.

Some alarming facts about drunk driving

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of accidents across the United States. Thousands of families are affected by these tragedies each year. Drunk driving is completely preventable. When people make the decision to drive after they have been drinking, they risk their lives and the lives of everyone else they meet on the road.

Drunk driving in Colorado: What are the statistics?

Most Denver residents know how dangerous it is to drink and drive. Thousands of families unexpectedly lose loved ones each year because someone made the decision to drive when they were impaired. All of these accidents are completely preventable. A drunk driving accident affects a person's life forever, and it is important that victims of drunk drivers know their legal rights.

More than 600 drivers arrested over St. Patrick's Day weekend

Drunk driving is a serious problem in Colorado and across the United States. Accidents caused by a drunk driver are completely avoidable. When someone makes the decision to engage in drunk driving, they put their lives and the lives of others at risk. A St. Patrick's Day crackdown on drunk drivers in Colorado led to over 600 arrests.

Why driving while buzzed is more dangerous than you think

Most people know that getting behind the wheel while drunk carries the risk of causing a serious accident. If you ask your friends how drunk is too drunk to drive, chances are they will bring up the legal definition of a 0.8 percent blood alcohol level. They may also mention clear signs of impairment such as lack of physical coordination. What many people still do not know is that buzzed driving can be just as risky and is to blame for a high percentage of serious crashes.

Campaign aims to keep drunk drivers off Colorado roads

Because drunk drivers place all road users in grave danger, it is completely appropriate that our state's laws mete out very serious penalties for those who are convicted of DUI. It is no secret that every year drunk drivers are responsible for far too many accidents on the roadways of Colorado. Yet, in spite of all of the public awareness programs produced by such entities as Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Colorado Department of Transportation, people are still getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

How alcohol affects driving skills

Everyone knows that drunk driving is not safe. Almost one third of traffic fatalities in the United States can be attributed to impaired drivers. This is because alcohol affects areas of human functioning that are essential to driving safely. While some people may downplay the effect alcohol has on them and claim that they are fine to drive, the biological mechanisms of alcohol impairment work the same for all human beings.

Email Us For A Response

How Can We Help You?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Office Location

The Law Offices of W. Dan Mahoney, P.C.
730 17th St., Suite 340
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-225-7396
Fax: 303-407-2400
Denver Office Location


Review Us