According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, drunk driving accidents kill 10,000 people each year and severely and permanently injure thousands more. Drunk drivers must be held accountable for their grossly negligent actions.
If you are involved in a wreck after 9:00 PM, especially on a Thursday, Friday or Saturday night, there is a high probability that the other driver has been drinking. In cases where it can be shown that a driver is driving while intoxicated, the law allows victims to not only recover their actual damages, but to also seek punitive damages to punish the wrongdoer.
In addition, bars, restaurants and other servers of alcohol can also be held liable for over serving alcohol to their customers. Servers of alcohol have a responsibility to not overserve alcohol. However, time and again, these bars and restaurants will continue to serve alcohol to customers even though the customer is obviously intoxicated or in some cases even though the customer is underage. These bars and restaurants make a large part of their money selling alcohol. As a result, many bars and restaurants will put profits over safety.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or if your loved one was killed as a result of a drunk driving accident, you may be entitled to damages. Contact us now to discuss your case. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis so nothing is owed to our law firm unless we successfully obtain a recovery for you.
Contact Thomas A. Herald, P.C. now for a free consultation to discuss your case. We handle these cases on a contingency fee basis so nothing is owed to our law firm unless we successfully obtain a recovery for you.