DWI and DUI make up some of the most catastrophic and deadliest car collisions that we have available data on. In 2006, there were over 38,000 fatalities involving drunk drivers in the US. That number does not take into account how many injuries were reported; that number is well over 74,000 people injured in alcohol related accidents. If you or someone you loved was injured in an accident with a drunk driver, the personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneyminnesota.com are here to help you make sense of this senseless act and make sure that you have fair legal representation that will get you the kind of compensation that you deserve.
Drunk driving is one of the few accidents that is 100% preventable. The pain and injuries that innocent passengers and motorists suffer could have been avoided had the inebriated driver simply decided not to get behind the wheel after having too many drinks. And while Minnesota law enforcement and regulations take drunk driving very seriously by imposing heavy fines, community service, and suspension/loss of a driver’s license, this does little to deter some people from getting behind the wheel after a night out. The Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneyminnesota.com is here to help you during this trying time and to get you the fair and full settlement that you deserve.
If you have been injured in a DUI/DWI accident there are several ways that our personal injury attorneys can help you get compensation. One of those ways is to look into the Dram Show Laws which states that if an establishment such as a restaurant, bar, or tavern knowingly continued to serve an inebriated person, they could be held liable for damages. Another law that we could look into is the Social Host Liability. If a person was served alcohol well past being drunk, the host of the party/household can be held liable as well. It is also not unheard of drunk drivers being uninsured or underinsured. In these events, we would explore our options with your insurance company, to make sure that you are properly taken care of.
Some of the damages that we might seek are:
- Medical bills
- Personal property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost time on the job
- Funeral and burial costs, should there be a fatality involved in the collision
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, there are several very important steps that you need to take to further safeguard yourself so that you may receive the appropriate compensation that you deserve. The first is to make sure you get the medical attention that you need as soon as possible. The second step should be that you retain legal counsel that is willing to fight on your behalf. The personal injury attorneys at the Law Firm of needaninjuryattorneyminnesota.com are here to make sure that you are taken care of in the immediate future and for the coming years. We understand that while no amount of money can return you to your prior to your accident we want to make sure that you are fairly represented and compensated.
We are located in the city center of Minneapolis but we are here to serve the entire state of Minnesota. Give our friendly and knowledgeable staff a call today so we can help you get back on the road to recovery.