Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Waldorf

Your Case Deserves a Fighting Chance

Drunk drivers cause thousands upon thousands of auto accidents across America each year. If you have been blindsided by one of these seemingly countless reckless drivers, then let the Farmer & Klopfer in Waldorf know about it. Our team is comprised of experienced attorneys with a genuine passion for amplifying the voices of the wrongfully injured throughout our communities.

What sets us apart as real fighters for real people?

Your plate is likely already full after being hit by a drunk driver in Waldorf or a nearby community in Maryland. Our drunk driving accident lawyers are here to ensure it doesn’t get overloaded with more responsibilities associated with your claim or lawsuit. Count on us when the stakes are at their highest.

Your Civil Claim is Separate from Criminal Court

Many people assume that a driver who is convicted of driving under the influence (DUI) will be sentenced to repay all the damages they caused to others in a drunk driving accident. Unfortunately, many people are incorrect in this assumption. The criminal justice system is deliberately separate from the civil court system that will accept your personal injury claim against the drunk driver. A conviction does not guarantee your claim will end in your favor, but it certainly doesn’t hurt your claim’s chances, either.

A portion of our team at the Farmer & Klopfer works on criminal defense cases. When we accept a drunk driving accident claim for an injured plaintiff, we can use their unique backgrounds and insight to your claim’s advantage. We can review how the conviction was reached and the evidence that backed it to boost the argument used in your injury claim.

In Maryland, the statute of limitations on a drunk driving accident claim is three years after the date of the collision. A typical DUI criminal case will conclude in a matter of months or less. We can probably wait for the criminal case to end before filing your claim, which allows us to structure your civil claim around the available evidence and/or conviction.

How Does Alcohol Contribute to Car Accidents?

A major piece of evidence we would like to be able to use for your drunk driving accident claim is the other driver’s recorded blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level at the time of your crash. The higher the BAC level, the more alcohol would have been affecting that person’s ability to drive safely.

People with the following BAC levels usually experience the following issues while driving:

  • 0.02: Slowed reaction time and become easily distracted.
  • 0.04: Worsened visual acuity, foggy thoughts, and all previous issues.
  • 0.06: Greatly slowed reaction time, difficulty driving in a straight line, and all previous issues.
  • 0.08: Unpredictable driving, inability to measure speed and/or distance, and all previous issues.
  • Above 0.08: Massively slowed reaction time, completely erratic speed and lane control, and all previous issues.

The BAC level of the driver that hit should have been recorded by the police officers who arrived at the scene of your accident. Our attorneys can help obtain that information, study it, and use it to raise the other driver’s liability as much as possible.


Get a free consultation with our team by dialing (301) 265-2220 now.

Your Future Matters – Fight for It!

After an intoxicated motorist causes you to suffer serious injuries, endure painful hardships, and experience massive financial setbacks, count on our Waldorf drunk driving accident attorneys to empower you. We are strengthened both by our decades of experience and our drive to succeed for people in need. Put yourself first by calling us at (301) 265-2220 today.

ers, then let the Farmer & Klopfer in Waldorf know about it. Our team is comprised of experienced attorneys with a genuine passion for amplifying the voices of the wrongfully injured throughout our communities.

What sets us apart as real fighters for real people?

Your plate is likely already full after being hit by a drunk driver in Waldorf or a nearby community in Maryland. Our drunk driving accident lawyers are here to ensure it doesn’t get overloaded with more responsibilities associated with your claim or lawsuit. Count on us when the stakes are at their highest.


Get a free consultation with our team by dialing (301) 265-2220 now.

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    I just recently had James E. Farmer handle my second DUI and I received the best possible outcome I could've wished for. The judge I had could've really laid down the hammer on me but James worked his magic and did an incredible job. He knows what he is talking about and is very humble. He keeps in touch with you throughout the whole process, and even after your case is over with, and he explains everything so you know exactly what is going on. This is my first time hiring James and without a doubt, I would hire him again. He would be the first person I'd call if another legal problem should ever rise-- though I've made a promise to myself to stay away from the law as much as possible. He will be highly recommended to anyone that asks me if I know a great lawyer.

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    “I would highly recommend this attorney to anyone who is in need of an attorney.”

  • Showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck

    “James Farmer and his team exceeded all expectations! I had a very serious criminal case and his firm was recommended to me by a family member. I was incarcerated during this time and he and his associate Stephanie came to update me on multiple occasions on the progress of my case. They were not only professional but the amount of time and energy they put into my case showed me true dedication that goes far beyond a paycheck! They prepared for trial, but in the end was able to work out a plea deal that did not include any jail time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney. I highly recommend Mr. Farmer and his team for any criminal case!”

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