Few events are more devastating than losing a family member to an accident involving a drunk driver. In 2006, almost 14,000 people died in alcohol-related auto accidents — that’s almost one-third of all automobile accident fatalities. In spite of efforts to educate drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol, this number has remained almost the same since 1996.
Alcohol related motor vehicle accidents can devastate families emotionally, physically, and financially. If you have suffered from this type of accident, the team of lawyers at Duncan Firm, PA, can put their experience and success record to work to fight for you and your family.
If you are involved in an auto accident involving a drunk or impaired driver, you should:
- Seek medical attention immediately if necessary for you or other involved parties
- Contact the police
- Make detailed notes about what exactly happened. This information could be particularly important if you must take your case to court.
- Record contact information from involved parties and any witnesses. Again, this information could be vital if you decide to take legal action.
In addition to filing a claim against the driver who caused the accident, you may be able to file suit against whoever supplied the driver with alcohol. Under laws in the state of Arkansas, a commercial establishment who continues to sell alcoholic beverages to visibly intoxicated persons can be held liable for injuries inflicted on other parties even after they have left the establishment.
The conditions under which a commercial establishment can be held liable are very specific, so a consultation with the experienced attorneys at Duncan Firm, PA, can determine if this course of action might apply to you. Consultations are free and confidential, and we work on a contingency basis—we don’t get paid unless we win your settlement.
Please contact Duncan Firm through the form on our website or by calling 877-638-6226 today to find out what compensation you might be entitled to if you have been injured in an alcohol-related auto accident. As a family-run business, we will do all we can to fight for you and your family to secure the compensation you need to get your life back to normal after this devastating event. We proudly serve the entire state of Arkansas.