Longview Drunk Driving Lawyer
Drunk Driving and DUI/DWI Lawsuits
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration has reported that drunk drivers injure more than 250,000 individuals a year. It is not difficult to experience extreme outrage at the thought of an innocent victim having their hopes and dreams for the future destroyed by the irresponsible act of another. A Longview personal injury attorney should be contacted if you or someone you care about has been the victim of a drunk driver.
At Sloan, Bagley, Hatcher & Perry we understand from experience that it is not just irresponsible drinkers that are the cause of such destruction. The bars, nightclubs and restaurants that carelessly serve them should also be held responsible.
Drunk Driving Laws Can Protect You
The law can obviously not bring back a loved one lost in a drunk driving accident. The drunk driver, however, can be sued under the general laws of negligence. In the pursuit of justice against a drunk driver, it is not uncommon to find that the drunk driver is an uninsured/underinsured motorist and has few or no assets to support a lawsuit. In such circumstances, we have found that it may be possible to pursue recovery against the person who provided the alcoholic beverage to the drunk driver. People who serve intoxicating beverages to people already clearly over a safe amount of consumption may be liable for damages.
In a social setting, including party hosts or employers serving alcohol at a company function, where it can be shown that the host was aware of the problem and could have acted to prevent it but didn't, it may be possible to pursue strong legal action.
If we pursue your case, we work on a contingency basis. An initial consultation with our firm is free of charge.
Contact a Longview personal injury lawyer today to arrange for your free consultation.