With one of the highest rates of alcohol-related accident fatalities a year, New Mexico has continually worked to improve education about DUI and the enforcement of those laws. But accidents still happen, and DUI charges don’t stop everyone from getting behind the wheel while under the influence. If you or a loved one has been involved in a DUI accident, Hinkle Law Offices can help you.
What is DUI?
The more familiar DWI term—driving while intoxicated—doesn’t apply to every substance that can impair your ability to drive safely. Some prescription medications and other substances can affect your ability to react to changes in the road, weather conditions and steer correctly. Some states differentiate between alcohol and other substances with DWI/DUI.
New Mexico uses the terms interchangeably, but the charges remain the same. As do the consequences for a DUI accident. People are injured regardless of what it’s called and lives are lost. There’s no reason to let someone else’s mistake ruin your life if you can get some measure of compensation.
Legal Help When You Need It
Dealing with the results of a DUI accident isn’t only stressful; it’s costly. You could be paying thousands of dollars in medical expenses and vehicle repair. What about the loss of wages if you’ve been injured and can’t work? All of that shouldn’t come out of your pocket because someone got behind the wheel while they were under the influence.
Hinkle Law Offices can help you. We’ll work with you to gather the facts to ensure we go to court with the strongest case possible. You don’t have to deal with this alone; contact us today and we’ll begin with a free case evaluation.