Drunk Driving Accidents
Personal Injury from Drunk Driving Accidents
Even the safest and most responsible drivers can find themselves in a situation on the road with impaired drivers.
It only takes a moment for a drunk driver to lose control of the vehicle and force another motorist off the road. And when accidents and serious injuries occur, it’s important for reckless drivers to be held accountable for the damages they inflict.
Drunk Driving Accidents Claims
When filing a drunk driving accident claim, there’s a few unique factors that may influence the outcome of a case:
- Criminal Conviction: If a charged drunk driver has also been convicted of a crime.
- Dram Shop Liability: If a business sells or serves alcoholic drinks to someone who is visibly intoxicated, and that person injures somebody else, the business is liable for the victim’s injuries.
- Punitive Damages: If a drunk driver has been convicted, but the victim also wants to pursue additional compensation and punish the drunk driver further.
If compensation is awarded to the injured motorist, he or she can expect to see payment for immediate and impending medical bills/expenses, lost wages for not being able to return to work, and damages for pain and suffering.
Working with a vehicle accident lawyer like Prior, Criner & Edwards Attorneys allows you to determine what compensation you may be entitled to. These types of claims are not the easiest to navigate through, especially if it takes weeks or even months for the severity of your injuries to surface. Let us help validate the extent of your damages in court so you get the payment you deserve.