How can we help?
If you or a family member have been seriously injured by a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol, we know that it is an extremely distressing and emotional time.
We offer specialist support for victims and their families and help them to receive maximum compensation to cover the costs of medical expenses, rehabilitation and financial support for everyone who has been affected.
In the UK, more than 200 people die every year, in a drink driving related crashes. Alcohol is a depressant and so even small amounts can affect driving ability, often without people realising.
In the UK, it is illegal to drive with a more than 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood. There is no sure way to judge how much alcohol puts drivers over the limit as it is dependent on a variety of factors including age, height, weight and gender.
Unlike alcohol, where there is only one thing to test for, there are many different drugs which can impair driving, each with different legal limits. At HCC, we know the law inside out so If you are unsure whether you can claim against a driver who had been under the influence of drugs, we will be able to help.
It is illegal to drive under the influence of illegal drugs if you meet or exceed the specified levels in your blood. It is also illegal to drive under the influence of prescription or over the counter medicine if it has impaired driving ability.
Specialist legal advice
At HCC, we offer a ‘family first’ approach to our cases and we aim to deliver the best possible outcome for the victims of drug and drink drivers.
Our specialist team has dealt with many cases where drivers have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol and we handle each case with precision and care.
We understand that if you or your family member have been seriously injured or killed by a drink or drug driver that you will seek justice and compensation for what has happened.
You can be certain that our team will find out the truth and ensure that your family is supported through the legal process, including inquests, court hearings and any criminal proceedings against the driver who caused it.