Any motor vehicle accident can cause death, dismemberment, disfigurement, severe injuries, or life-long disability, and these consequences are 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 multiple hardships, including injuries such as:
If you’ve been involved in an accident with a drunk driver, you may have more legal remedies available 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 or other establishment, the establishment owner may also be legally responsible for your injuries or the wrongful death of a loved one under the Dram Shop Act.
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Contact Our Experienced Chicago Personal Injury Attorneys
At Drake & Collopy, P.C., we understand the enormous impact a drunk driving accident can have on your life. Our experienced legal team is dedicated to aggressively pursuing those responsible for your injuries in order to recover the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. We 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. We also know that if there is a criminal DUI case, information gathered in the criminal case can be crucial to the success of a civil personal injury case against the responsible driver or establishment. If you or a family member has been the victim of a drunk driver in Chicago or elsewhere in Illinois, we encourage you to reach out to us today. Our legal team is ready to put our knowledge and decades of experience in drunk driving cases to work for you!