All drunk driving accidents are preventable. It’s a sad reality that most victims who are seriously injured in drunk driving accidents are unimpaired, law-abiding citizens. It does not matter how careful and conscientious you are behind the wheel. It only takes one impaired or drunk driver to put you in the hospital.
Repeat offenders are also a major issue because of their deliberate choice to consistently endanger the lives of others regardless of how many times their license has been suspended or they have been arrested.
So, who is liable in a drunk driving accident? The drunk driver is always the one responsible for driving while they are impaired. However, the circumstances of your case are unique and might prove that other parties were liable as well. Bartenders, bar owners, waiters, and people hosting parties could all be found partly liable for over-serving a guest or allowing them to leave the premises knowing they were intoxicated.
Even drivers whose blood-alcohol level does not exceed the legal limit can be held responsible for your accident in some cases.
Here are some of the damages you can seek compensation for in a drunk driving accident claim:
- Hospital bills
- Lost income
- Permanent or temporary handicap
- Property damage, including damage to your vehicle
- Punitive damages
- Ongoing medical care
- Home healthcare worker for an injured family member
If you have been injured in a DUI accident or have recently lost a family member in an accident caused by a drunk driver, contact Mama Justice right away to see if you can file a claim for your injuries and losses. We also have decades of experience with wrongful death claims and can explain the entire process so that your questions will be answered and your loved one will get justice.