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I was hurt by a driver who had been drinking. Does it matter what the driver’s blood alcohol content level was? Or should I just contact a Kansas City auto accident attorney?

If you have been hurt by another motorist then you should definitely contact a Kansas City auto accident lawyer. 

Legally, a blood alcohol content level of 0.08% is considered drunk driving in Kansas, Missouri, and the rest of the United States. However, a driver who causes an accident with a blood alcohol content of less than 0.08% may still be liable for damages if you are injured by that driver’s negligence. The driver may be civilly liable even if a criminal drunk driving charge is not brought.

Thus, while the specific blood alcohol content level may be useful evidence in your case, there is no magic number at which you should call a Kansas City car accident lawyer. Instead, you should call a lawyer if you have been hurt so that you may talk with a lawyer about your legal rights and potential recovery.

Your recovery may include compensation for past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, and pain and suffering. For more information about how to recover fair damages it is important to contact an experienced Kansas City car accident attorney today at (816) 471-5111 or (888) 348-2616. Our lawyers would be pleased to answer your questions. We also encourage you to learn more about what to do after a drunk driving crash in our free book, Don’t Wreck Your Injury Claim.

James Roswold
James Roswold is a Kansas & Missouri personal injury, workers comp, and medical malpractice attorney.

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