Personal Injury Lawyers

Injured in drunk driving accident as a passenger? Confused? We can help.

What would you do if you were injured while riding in a vehicle driven by someone under the influence of alcohol? How would you pay your medical bills? Who’s responsible? And do the laws vary from state to state for passenger injury accidents? Knowing what to do can be a nightmare. We can help.

Any time passengers sustain injuries in a car accident, passengers almost always have a personal injury claim against one of the drivers. Drunk driving accidents complicate the situation, especially if the passenger knew the driver was drunk when they chose to get into the vehicle involved in an accident.

Another important factor to consider is who supplied the alcohol to the driver. If a bar or liquor store knowingly sold alcohol to the driver in an intoxicated state, you may be able to pursue a case against the bar or liquor store.

Liability laws can further complicate the situation. Such laws vary from state to state. Alabama and Georgia have fault-based insurance systems. Under this system, insurance companies pay according to each party’s degree of fault. In Washington, D.C, insurance companies offer variations on two types of insurance: limited tort or full tort. Limited tort places restrictions on how much an injured person can recover after an accident. Full tort enables an injured person to recover the full amount, plus compensation for pain and suffering.

Drunk driving accidents are complicated. Knowing what to do can be difficult. You need an experienced legal team in your corner. You need someone who thoroughly understands the law. You need the Mike Slocumb Law Firm.

The Mike Slocumb Law Firm has years of experience defending clients seriously injured in drunk driving accidents in Alabama, Georgia and Washington, D.C. Our lawyers tenaciously investigate every case and work tirelessly to obtain the full compensation you deserve for your accident. We understand how traumatic drunk driving accidents can be. We can help.

Don’t leave your future to chance. Take action. Contact Mike Slocumb today. We’re on your side.

Hit and run accidents remain a threat. How can you protect yourself?

Hit and run accidents should never happen for any reason. Sadly, some drivers flee the scene of an accident, leaving you to deal with the aftermath of someone else’s reckless behavior.
Each year, there are an estimated 700,000 hit and run accidents nationwide, according to statistics compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Since December, several horrific hit and run accidents have already taken place. In Georgia, a driver fled the scene of an accident in Atlanta after hitting an 8-year-old boy crossing the street with his mother. This past March, a jogger was fatally struck down by a driver who fled the scene of an accident in Washington, D.C. early one Saturday morning. And the day after Christmas, a 4-year-old boy was seriously injured in Huntsville, Alabama when a vehicle hit the car the boy was riding in, then fled the scene.
If you are involved in a hit and run accident, we strongly suggest taking certain steps at the scene of the accident. Click here to read more about what to do to accurately gather information about your accident. Evidence is crucial to your case. Gather as much data as you can as soon as possible at the scene.
Accidents are complicated. Hit and run accidents can be even more complex. Who pays for what? Are you covered by your insurance company? What are your rights? What if police never find the missing driving?
Don’t let a hit and run accident ruin your life. Take action. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm today. We represent clients in Washington, D.C., Georgia and Alabama. When you choose us, you get experienced lawyers who know how to fight for the compensation you are entitled to as a victim of a hit and run accident. You deserve justice. We can help.