Protecting The Rights Of Those Injured By Impaired Drivers
Since automobiles first came onto the scene, drunk driving has been a significant problem. State legislatures have passed laws intended to curtail drunk driving, but it is next to impossible to completely eliminate it. Inherent in alcohol is poor judgment, delusional thinking and an overall lowering of inhibitions; because of this, a drunk driver could pose a significant threat and may not realize it at the time.
Despite many years of educational campaigns to inform the public of the risks, and many thousands of highly publicized criminal cases, drunk driving is still a sadly common occurrence – and, as a result, innocent people are injured, or even killed. The negligence of an individual choosing to drive drunk can affect passengers in their vehicle, occupants of other vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. At Mayer & Associates, P.C., we work to represent those injured due to drunk drivers. Our Kansas City drunk driving accident lawyer understands the DUI laws in both Missouri and Kansas. Whenever possible, we pursue the maximum in punitive damages as well as compensation to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, therapy and more.
Get the justice you and your family deserve. Contact our team today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.
Auto Accidents With Impaired Drivers
When a driver is drunk, they have a tendency of ignoring posted signs and signals, swerving, and speeding. This makes them extremely dangerous to be on the road with, as they are moving very quickly and unpredictably. T-bone crashes are common, as are head-on collisions and rollover accidents.
Victims of these accidents frequently sustain catastrophic injuries such as:
Drunk driving accidents and distracted driving accidents sometimes cause fatalities. After the loss of a loved one, you and your family will need compensation for medical bills, lost income and other expenses. Through a wrongful death claim, our car accident lawyer can fight to recover the damages you need to heal and move forward.
In some cases, a bar or restaurant that served a drunk driver, or a social host who served alcohol to an underage drinker may be held liable along with the driver. Dram shop laws and social host definitions vary from one state to another, but it is an issue worth exploring as an injured person seeks sources of compensation.