If you are coping with the loss of a family member who died in a DUI crash in Kentucky, you have our sincerest sympathies. These next few months will be very difficult as you struggle to put your life back together and to begin to cope with your loved one’s absence.
Many victims are comforted by the fact that while they cannot bring their family member back, they can hold the drunk driver accountable for taking them away. If you are able to prove fault, a drunk driver will face fines and incarceration, depending upon the number of DUI offenses already on his or her record.
A few things you should know about proving drunk driving liability in Kentucky:
- No safe haven. No matter where the accident occurred, Kentucky DUI laws extend to all areas of the state, including communal, government, and private property.
- “Illegal Per Se.” Under this Kentucky statute, any driver whose blood-alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher is driving illegally. For drivers under the age of 21, the BAC limit is .02%; for commercial drivers, it is .04%.
- Implied consent. If a driver is arrested under suspicion of drunk driving, he is required to take a blood, breath, or urine test within two hours of operating a vehicle under Kentucky law. Failure to comply may constitute additional criminal charges.
If you need additional information on your Kentucky wrongful death claim, the legal team at Gray and White is always available to answer any of your legal questions—and we charge nothing unless we win your case. Call us today at (800) 634-8767 or click the contact link on this page to begin your FREE consultation.