In Colorado, the amount of alcohol in a person’s blood may be determined by a breath test or blood sample. Depending on the level of alcohol present in an individual, she may be driving while ability impaired or driving under the influence.
In Colorado when a driver responsible for causing a collision is operating her vehicle while impaired or under the influence of alcohol, she has probably driving recklessly and or in a willful and wanton manner. When a person drives recklessly or in a willful and wanton manner, this may give rise to a claim for exemplary or punitive damages. This type of damages serves to punish the at fault driver for her reckless conduct. This is a separate category of damages from others available in a personal injury case.