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What happens if both drivers in an accident are DUI?

Both parties got serious injuries.

Cornish, Crowley, Rockafellow, & Sartz, PLLC
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I'd recommend you retain a lawyer to help you or you ask the court for legal counsel.You have a right to counsel. Don't be afraid to exercise that right. Both parties could be charged with very serious OUI offenses if the prosecutor has the proofs.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 6/12/2012

Law Office of Brian K. Wanerman
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They could both be charged with DUI, reckless driving or worse. Consult an attorney right away to protect your rights.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/23/2012

Answer By Samuel Harrison
Harrison & Harrison
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Both get charged with DUI.

Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 3/23/2012

Law Office of Phillip Weiser
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Both would be charged. Usually if both were equally responsible there would be no awards for civil liability.

Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 3/22/2012

Law Office of Richard Williams
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In such a case, there is usually fault found with both drivers (contributory negligence)?and both drivers can thereafter be convicted of DUI.

Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 3/22/2012

Michael Breczinski
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They both could be charged with a felony of OUIL causing serious injury.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/22/2012

Klisz Law Office, PLLC
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Then the negligent party would be more liable. We have comparative negligence in Michigan, as long as you are not more than 50% at fault.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/21/2012

Answer By G. Wayne Hynum
Hynum Law Office, LLC
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If both drivers are DUI they can both be charged with DUI and if convicted they both face possible jail time, fines and suspensions of their driver's licenses. If your question is about civil liability resulting from the accident, that depends upon who was at fault. It is possible that both drivers could be at fault in which case a jury would have to determine the percentage of fault of each driver and assess damages accordingly under Mississippi's comparative negligence doctrine.

Answer Applies to: Mississippi
Replied: 3/21/2012

Answer By Cynthia Henley
Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
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They can both be charged with DWI. The person responsible for the wreck can be charged with intoxication assault.

Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 3/21/2012

Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
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If both parties in an accident were DUI and there were serious injuries then both would be charged with a DUI with injuries. The punishment if found guilty is greater with injuries involved.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/21/2012

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