Hilton Head Island Drunk Driving Injury Lawyer

Serving Bluffton & The "Low Country" Region of South Carolina

Drunk driving accidents claim the lives, or serious injure, thousands of people every year. Unfortunately, some of these incidents take place in Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and all areas of South Carolina. In South Carolina, a driver is considered to be legally intoxicated or drunk if their blood alcohol content measures .08% or higher. Most people are unaware that it takes only a few drinks to bring the average person to the legal limit. Intoxication causes some of the worst accidents we've seen at Bauer & Metro, P.C. Occasionally, such accidents result in the death of a driver, passenger, pedestrian or both. Criminal penalties may lead to incarceration for the guilty party, but no compensation for your injuries. For that you must bring an action in Civil Court. Bauer & Metro, P.C., has lengthy and significant expertise in accidents involving drunk drivers. We can tell you about your rights and where you stand.

Unlike cases involving simple negligence, an intoxicated driver who injures another person may be subject to "punitive" measures. In other words, if you are injured by a drunk driver, the Court has jurisdiction to punish the driver by ordering additional compensation be paid to you. In South Carolina, Courts generally view drunken driving as "gross negligence", not just simple negligence. Public policy demands that drunk drivers pay an especially high price for the injuries they cause.

Aggressive Representation in South Carolina Drunk Driving Accidents

If you have been injured by a drunk driver, including being a passenger in the car, take immediate action to protect your rights and call Bauer & Metro, P.C. Immediate action is crucial to proving your claim, especially if you are seriously injured. Evidence must be gathered showing that alcohol played a part in the accident.

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I was in Hilton Head for a friends wedding and had the misfortune of being pulled over and was arrested for DUI. Driving while under the influence is nothing to be taken lightly these days. It can affect your job and many other things due to not being able to operate a vehicle. In no way am i condoning drinking and driving, but let's face it, everyone makes mistakes. I was terrified! It felt like ... - Kye G