Helping Victims of Drunk DrivingPosted October 1, 2014 in Latest News
Drunk driving accidents often result in death or serious injury to the driver, passengers, pedestrians, or other motorists. These types of accidents are clear examples of negligent drivers disobeying the law and putting other motorists and pedestrians at serious risk.
If a drunk driver is responsible for the injuries you sustained in an accident and it can be proven, then you may pursue a claim for your damages, which may include pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium (if you were married at the time of the accident), or disfigurement. You may also pursue a wrongful death claim if a family member was killed as a result of the drunk driver’s negligence.
Many victims are overwhelmed with anger and grief after being injured or losing a loved one in a drunk driving accident. Liability is not always clear as there can be multiple parties that contributed to the accident. For example, a party host that allowed a guest to drive after drinking too much at a party or adults who served alcohol to minors. That’s why it’s important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible in order to determine full legal liability based upon the facts of your case.
Insurance companies will make attempts to contact you or a family member shortly after the accident to take a recorded statement and maybe even offer a settlement well below what you deserve. Prior to speaking with the drunk driver’s insurance company or agreeing to a settlement offer, contact The Reese Law Firm, where we handle each case personally and are passionate about finding justice for victims of drunk driving.