Accidents Involving Drunk Drivers
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motor vehicle accident can cause death, dismemberment, disfigurement, severe injury, or life-long
disability, and these consequences are always tragic. But when an accident
is the result of the recklessness of a substance-impaired driver, it is
all the more tragic. This is why DUI laws have become substantially tougher
in Illinois and across the country in recent years.
Individuals involved in drunk driving accidents face hardships, including
injuries such as:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
- Back or neck pain
- Broken bones
If you've been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you may
have more legal options than you would if your accident was not alcohol-related.
For example, you may be able to obtain punitive damages from the drunk
driver in addition to compensatory damages. Also, if the alcohol was served
by a bar, the bar owner may also be legally responsible for your injuries
or the wrongful death of a loved one.
Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys
We at Drake & Collopy, P.C. understand the importance of promptly gathering
evidence as to the intoxication of another driver as well as whether the
intoxication was due to being over-served at a bar or tavern. Unlike some
other injury attorneys, we will personally attend criminal court hearings
if there is a DUI case, because the information gathered in a criminal
case can be crucial to the success of a civil case against the responsible driver.
Victims of accidents with a drunk driver should move expeditiously to explore
their options with experienced, competent, and compassionate attorneys.
If you wait until the extent of your injuries is fully known, evidence
may be lost, and potentially supportive witnesses may not be available.
Imagine the difficulty of locating fellow bar patrons several months after
the accident who were present when the impaired person was over-served.
Virtually no one remembers where they were on a particular night months
earlier. If you or a family member has been the victim of a drunk driver
in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, rest assured that Drake & Collopy,
P.C. has the experience and knowledge in motor vehicle accident litigation
to give your claim a favorable chance for success.
Contact our firm for a
free case consultation.