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Great Bodily Injury in a DUI-Related Car Accident

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Great bodily injury charges will need to be aggressively handled with the legal efforts of a knowledgeable and dedicated law firm! At Campbell Whitten, our team of DUI lawyers in Bakersfield understand that now is the time to start defending yourself with a powerfully-constructed case.

Where One Attorney is Good, An Entire Team is Even Greater

A case as serious as a DUI with great bodily injury will require undivided and personalized attention. With all of the details to analyze and evidence to gather, having the perspectives and resources of a team of attorneys can prove invaluable. At Campbell Whitten, our lead attorneys deliberately work together as a group for each case we take on, knowing that three heads are better than one.

What constitutes great bodily injury in a car accident?

DUI charges are escalated to DUI with great bodily injury when the injuries are drastic, requiring hospitalization or lengthy rehabilitation.

Injuries that are considered great or catastrophic include:

  • Lacerations requiring stitches
  • Broken bones
  • Amputation
  • 2nd or 3rd degree burns
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Lingering or permanent whiplash

If any sort of serious injury is a direct result of your DUI offense, you will be charged with a felony that carries harsh penalties if convicted. Punishments are similar to a DUI with injury charge, only greater. This enhancement adds 3 years of prison time to the sentence and makes it a strike on your record. In addition, you would have to serve at least 85% of your prison time before you would be eligible for parole.

Rely on a Team that Knows How to Challenge Your Charges with Confidence

Campbell Whitten has gained an unparalleled insight to the laws and litigation surrounding such charges, including DUIs resulting in great bodily injury. We want to listen to your claims and will go to any lengths to ensure that our clients receive the highest quality of representation out there.

Contact our firm now to start developing a case that protects your rights and pursues a fair solution to your charges, no matter how serious they might be.