OWI is one of several acronyms that is used to describe the offense of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol. Less commonly used than DUI (driving under the influence) and DWI (driving while intoxicated), OWI stands for operating while intoxicated. This term is useful as it is more inclusive than “driving under the influence.” For example, if a drunken person is pulled over or parked, but the car’s engine is turned on, they can be charged with an OWI but not a DWI. Sadly, thousands of people make the decision every day to operate a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol, endangering the lives and safety of those around them.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of an accident caused by a drunken driver, you likely have the right to pursue legal action against the offender. Our dedicated Green Bay OWI accident victim attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. have the experience necessary to help guide you through this difficult time in your life. We may be able to help you receive financial compensation for medical expenses, property repair, lost wages, or pain and suffering associated with the accident. Call 800-242-2874 to discuss your case with us today.
Unfortunately, people become the victims of drunk drivers all too often in the United States, proving the pervasiveness of OWI offenses. Some statistics regarding OWIs, DUIs, and DWIs are as follows:
Pursuing a case against a drunk driver could help raise awareness of this widespread problem, while also helping you potentially get the financial remuneration that you may deserve from the negligent driver.
Our Green Bay OWI accident victim lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. are eager to help you seek justice if you’ve been harmed by a drunk driver. Call us today at 800-242-2874 to begin learning your legal rights and options.