When Drunk Driving Is A Factor In A Car Accident
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) is a crime when the blood alcohol content (BAC) or the amount of a controlled substance in a person’s blood is determined to be enough to impair a driver’s judgment. If you have been injured in an accident and the other driver was or may have been guilty of DUI, this fact may have an impact on the outcome of your legal claim for compensation.
At D’Amico Law Offices, we investigate all facts that may affect our clients’ motor vehicle accident case outcomes. When we discover that another motorist was driving while drunk, this may lead to another potential source of compensation: the bar, restaurant or social host that served alcohol to the driver.
Dram Shop And Social Host Claims
A dram shop claim is a legal action against a business that allowed a visibly drunk customer to purchase or consume alcohol. When this activity leads to a crash caused by the drunk driver after they have left the bar or restaurant, fingers often point to the establishment that enabled the drunkenness. If the drunk driver was a minor, a social host who served them alcohol may be liable.
With more than 60 combined years of experience, we have accumulated an impressive list of favorable outcomes for our injured clients. We are personal injury attorneys who explore all angles when investigating accidents and developing compelling injury claims. We will look at the big picture to discover legal avenues to pursue for the sake of our clients injured in auto accidents.
Let Us Evaluate Your Car Accident Case Involving A Drunk Driver
Other legal factors besides a potential dram shop claim may come into play in your auto accident case. If there is a criminal case underway, our attorneys will monitor that case in case its outcome has an impact on your case. We will also determine the best path forward if the drunk driver’s auto insurance policy excludes coverage for DUI-related crashes. We will work hard to find the compensation you need and deserve after suffering injuries in a crash involving a drunk driver.