Will Being Charged with a Criminal DUI Help My Personal Injury Case?
Following an accident caused by someone driving under the influence of alcohol, an injured individual may generally ask themself a number of questions, including the following:
“What might I expect from my recuperation?”
“How soon will it be until I can get back to living my life normally?”
“How am I going to pay for my other bills in addition to my medical bills?”
It is up to you to pursue a personal injury claim even while law enforcement will handle the specifics of determining who was at blame for the collision and what charges that individual will face as a result of the incident. On the other hand, the evidence gathered by law enforcement officials can greatly assist your case for personal injury.
Discuss your situation with a certified Connecticut car accident lawyer.
Results of the Field Sobriety Tests
Exercises of both a physical and mental nature, field sobriety tests are used by law enforcement personnel to evaluate whether or not a driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The horizontal gaze nystagmus test, the walk-and-turn test, and the one-leg stand test are the three field sobriety tests performed most frequently.
Field sobriety tests can be administered by law enforcement, and the results can be used as evidence in both criminal and traffic proceedings against a person accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. If a driver is caught driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after failing a test, the driver may be arrested (DUI). Even if a driver is able to pass a test, law enforcement officers may still choose to arrest them if they have other evidence indicating that the person was impaired while driving.
These field sobriety tests are considered scientific and accurate not only by insurance companies but also by juries. Therefore, it will benefit your case if you demonstrate that the driver did not pass the exam.
Conviction of a criminal offence
Your personal injury attorney might be allowed to use the fact that a driver was convicted of criminal charges linked to a DUI accident as part of your civil claim if the driver was involved in the accident. You can take the findings of the field sobriety test, and your personal injury attorney may still be able to use that evidence to your advantage even if the driver is not convicted of an offence related to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.