Forest Hill, MD
Injuries that result from a drunk driving collision are intensely unfair. While the law punishes the offender, the criminal actions can create substantial challenges for injury victims who need to pursue compensation to pay for the expenses related to their injuries. When you bring your concerns to the Law Offices of Markey & Orsi, you gain a drunk driving accident attorney with the experience needed to navigate through the red tape of the complex claim. We hold drunk drivers responsible for their reckless behavior and demand they pay for the injuries they inflicted on innocent motorists, passengers and pedestrians.
The Law Offices of
Markey & Orsi
1426 E. Joppa Road
Towson, MD 21286
Harford County Office
2304 Rock Spring Road
Forest Hill, MD 21050
Convicted drunk drivers are subject to severe penalties in Maryland. While first offenders do not necessarily face jail time, the courts can sentence them to one year in jail, or even two years if they are caught transporting a minor. At the opposite end, a homicide by motor vehicle or vessel while impaired or under the influence is a felony crime under Section 2-503 of the Maryland Criminal Law Code, subject to up to five years in prison. However, even if the offender does not go to jail, the criminal case typically takes precedence over a personal injury case within the courts.
Our experienced Maryland drunk driving accident lawyers understand that you need timely compensation to pay the expenses related to your injuries. We know how to handle the complex issues, such as the following:
Monitoring the progress of the criminal case against the liable party and working to obtain the field sobriety test results required in Maryland and other evidence that helps establish liability for your claim
Helping you seek restitution in the sentencing phase after a guilty criminal verdict
Coordinating your case with the events and outcome of the criminal case
Using an offender’s admission of guilt in a criminal case as evidence of liability
Pursuing a claim against the offender’s insurance policy, which cannot be denied because Maryland law prohibits insurance carriers from denying claims based on drunk driving
Drunk drivers are also often aggressive drivers, increasing the risk of fatalities and serious injuries in accidents from drunk driving . All too often, victims of drunk driving accidents suffer serious permanent damage, such as the following:
Traumatic brain injury caused by an impact to the head against the steering wheel or side window — or being thrown from a motorcycle during the collision
Spinal cord damage that can result in permanent full or partial paralysis
Each Maryland drunk driving accident lawyer at the Law Offices of Markey & Orsi understands our clients need to focus on the aftermath of these severe accidents. Our attorneys take a holistic approach to the needs of our clients. We take care of the details and can provide other services our clients need to move forward.
Supporting the victims of DUI accidents in Maryland and across the country, the Law Offices of Markey & Orsi has the experience and ability to help you obtain the compensation, justice and peace of mind you deserve. Please call the firm at [ln::phone], or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with our personal injury lawyers. We look forward to helping you with your case.