Melbourne Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Have you been injured in a drunk driving accident?
The legal limit for drivers in Victoria, as well as all other states is below .05%. For drivers on a probationary licence, or learner drivers, there is no alcohol allowed whatsoever. Victoria law is very severe when it comes to drunk drivers. Penalties include loss of licence, fines, and even imprisonment. Over 12,000 Victorians lose their license each year due to drunk driving offenses.
Drunk driving car crashes are the most common type of car accident in Australia, accounting for about 30% of all car accidents in the country. Australian single men under age 30 have the highest likelihood of all age groups to drink and drive. In spite of many media campaigns and the efforts of law enforcement, over 30% of drivers killed in motor vehicle accidents have a BAC (blood alcohol concentration) of .05% or more.
It is unfortunate that in addition to being injured or killed themselves, these drunk drivers often injure or kill other innocent drivers, pedestrians or passengers in their own or other motor vehicles. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed as a result of a drunk driver, it is important that you to contact a skilled Melbourne personal injury lawyer from Taylor Preston to assist with your TAC claim.
Pursuing a Common Law Claim for TAC Compensation
The Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in Victoria provides compensation to those injured in transport accidents. Included are benefits to pay for medical and related expenses, weekly payments for lost wages, and a lump sum for any permanent injuries.
Our knowledgeable lawyers can help you pursue an additional common law claim for TAC compensation for your drunk driving accident injuries. Such a TAC common law claim would be for:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life and scarring
- Financial loss
We can also help to ensure that you have an understanding to all of the benefits available to you from the TAC, receive the maximum compensation possible from your TAC claim, and that your TAC benefits are correctly evaluated.