If you or a loved one was injured in an auto accident where the other driver had been drinking, your rights are somewhat different than with typical accidents. The drunk driver’s act of getting behind the wheel while over the legal blood alcohol limit is the first issue to address. This will be handled as a criminal matter. The second issue to be addressed is the harm this driver caused you, your family, and your property because of this gross negligence.
The auto accident lawyers at Jacoby & Meyers believe that drunk drivers should be held accountable for the consequences of their actions. We will fight aggressively to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve after this tragic accident. Our lawyers have handled many drunk driving auto accident claims, and we understand the unique issues present in these cases. We will make sure that no detail gets overlooked while we protect your rights.
Drunk Driving Wrongful Death Claims
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of a drunk driver, you may be entitled to receive compensation in a wrongful death claim. Damages may be awarded for:
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Lost future income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
While no amount of money can ease your pain or bring back your loved one, a fair and proper settlement can help you stay financially afloat during this time of tragedy. If you are left providing for your family by yourself after a drunk driving auto accident, a wrongful death settlement can help ensure that your children will receive what they need as they grow up.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a drunk driver, let our personal injury lawyers help you build a strong case and get a just settlement for your pain.
Please contact our auto accident lawyers today to schedule your free initial consultation. Jacoby & Meyers has offices throughout the U.S.