Accidents Involving OWI
Rather than having multiple laws regarding the consumption of alcohol and other substances while driving, Wisconsin has a single, more comprehensive law which targets a range of impaired drivers. An impaired motorist who is under the influence of alcohol or other controlled substance may be guilty of “operating under the influence of an intoxicant or other drug” or an OWI. Although criminal charges help eliminate unsafe drivers from the road, it is important to remember that a civil lawsuit is the only way for victims to recover direct compensation in an OWI accident.
You may become involved in an OWI accident through no fault of your own, and no one should be forced to pay for injuries caused by another driver’s recklessness. If you have been injured in a car wreck caused by the negligence of an impaired driver, speak with an experienced Wisconsin car auto attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today by calling 800-242-2874.
In addition to preventing motorists from driving drunk, the OWI law targets those who attempt to drive while under the influence of illegal drugs. The following criteria are enough to warrant an OWI conviction:
- Any detectable amount of cocaine.
- Use of any schedule 1 controlled substances including LSD, mescaline, and heroin
- Measuring a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher.
- After a three offenses, measuring a blood alcohol content of .02% or greater.
An OWI conviction helps keep unsafe drivers off the road, but the criminal charges against a drunk driver do little to help their victims recover from the injuries and losses inflicted upon them. With a skilled attorney on your side you can feel confident knowing you have someone fighting for the justice you may deserve.
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident caused by an intoxicated driver, an experienced Wisconsin auto accident attorney at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. will work diligently to help you recover the compensation you may be entitled to for your medical expenses and other losses. Call today at 800-242-2874 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.