DRUNK DRIVER INJURIES
Drunk driving accidents continue to be a threat on Arizona highways despite increased awareness about the danger of drinking and driving, as well as stricter laws and criminal penalties for DUI. Despite the dangers, many still continue to engage in this dangerous behavior. As a result, they drive too slow, too fast, make improper turns, run red lights, and drive on the wrong side of the road. In these few seconds, many lives are changed forever.
SO WHAT ABOUT A DRUNK DRIVER WHO CAUSES AN ACCIDENT AFTER DRINKING EXCESSIVELY AT A HOUSE OR WORK PARTY/EVENT?
If you or any close family members or friends have suffered any injury due to an accident caused by a drunk driver…
- Call The Attorneys For Freedom and get a free initial consultation on your case.
- If we determine that you have a legitimate claim, we will take your case on a contingency basis, meaning that we only get paid if we win your case.
When it comes to drunk driving accidents, we will help you recover the maximum compensation allowed under the law. We have over 30 years of experience and the knowledge to handle every aspect of your case. Millions have been recovered on behalf of our injured clients. Our attorneys understand what people are going through after being injured by drunk drivers. We provide exceptional representation that can defend your rights and best interests to help ensure that you have access to the medical care and financial support you need. We are fully committed to helping you on your path to recovery.
Our attorneys understand what people are going through after being injured by drunk drivers. We provide exceptional representation that can defend your rights and best interests to help ensure that you have access to the medical care and financial support you need. We are fully committed to helping you on your path to recovery. Is a bar or restaurant responsible for serving the drunk driver who injured you?
The law provides that social hosts responsible for serving alcoholic drinks at a party can be held legally responsible for accidents caused by individuals who were served alcohol at the event. Though the host is not compelled by the law to monitor the condition of guests, they are deemed responsible in cases where they continue to serve alcohol to a guest whom they can reasonably establish is too drunk. This action can only be pursued under Arizona’s general negligence laws.
Victims of drunk drivers may be able to collect compensation from the driver, and potentially the establishment that served the alcohol. In the state of Arizona, under the Dram Shop laws, victims of drunk driving related injuries may be able to bring a lawsuit against the establishment that continued to serve alcohol, when the individual was already impaired. This might include:
• Individual homeowners
A considerable number of drunk drivers are individuals under the legal drinking age. Sellers responsible for selling alcohol to such individuals are responsible for any destructive actions of the individual. Arizona’s Dram Shop laws are one of the most useful tools when it comes to establishing legal responsibility of reckless alcoholic beverage sellers, be it restaurants, liquor stores or bars.
HOW SOON SHOULD I CONTACT AN ATTORNEY?
It is recommended that you contact an attorney that is experienced in drunk driver injury cases as soon as possible. This is especially important as specific statute of limitations could prevent any recovery if not acted in time. It is recommended that all evidence be properly preserved and an investigation commences as soon as possible while all facts are still fresh in witness’ minds. The victim of the drunk driver accident should get a professional physical assessment of their injuries to ascertain the extent of physical harm.
Recovering damages not only benefits the victim but the entire community. When drunk drivers are punished for their actions, it sends a strong message to others to reconsider this reckless behavior.