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.