Drunk Driving is an Ongoing Issue Especially on Holidays
If you have been effected by a drunk driver and injured, then you need to hire a professional personal injury lawyer
Any case that involves a drunk driver poses its own set of difficulties. Often, the criminal case the driver faces takes president over the personal injury case, which enables the defendant to postpone testifying in a deposition until the criminal case has been settled. If you’ve been the victim of a drunk driving accident, it is critical that you retain an attorney that has experience prosecuting these kinds of cases to ensure that you receive a fair settlement.
Another complexity involved in the case of a drunk driving accident, is that three are often more than one party injured in the crash, and there may be more than one party responsible. There is a set of laws called Dram Shop that allows the victims of drunk driving accidents to sue not only the defendant, but the bar or business that served the driver before they got behind the wheel of the vehicle. Dram Shop laws are very complex, so it is very important to hire an attorney who is familiar with cases in this field.
According to MADD:
• One-third of all drivers arrested or convicted of driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence of alcohol are repeat offenders.
• Nearly half of all drivers killed in crashes who tested positive for drugs also tested positive for alcohol
• Adults had too much to drink and got behind the wheel of a vehicle approximately 112 million times in 2010 – that’s nearly 300,000 incidents of drinking and driving every day.
Catastrophic injuries and drunk driving
One of the leading causes of traumatic brain injury is damage suffered following a car accident involving a drunk driver. Traumatic brain injuries usually occur either because of stress placed on the brain due to the impact of the crash, sometimes in the form of contusion or fracture, or from an object penetrating the skull.
The effects of a traumatic brain injury range in severity from a concussion, to permanent brain damage, or even death.
If you or a loved one were injured in a crash that involved a drunk driver, please contact our law firm as quickly as possible. Our team is experienced in representing these difficult cases. Our skilled team of attorneys will work to ensure that you get the best possible medical treatment available, and we will seek the maximum compensation for your injuries.
Please contact our office today for a free, no obligation consultation, and let us fight for you.