Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
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.
No matter your case, choosing an experienced lawyer is always important. There are some things that can’t be taught, and there is no substitute for actual, real life experience in a courtroom and a negotiating room.
But this is especially true when the case in question is a tractor-trailer accident. These are complicated cases, and discovering the liable party is not easy. In many cases, liability can rest hundreds of miles away from the scene of the accident. Sorting out liability, let alone proving it in a court of law, requires a unique combination of experience, skill and toughness.
Duncan Firm has a proven track record of success in truck accident litigation:
- Duncan Firm Secures $6 Million for Tractor-Trailer Accident Victims
Two of our clients suffered serious orthopedic and traumatic brain injuries when they collided with a tractor-trailer near Clarksville, Arkansas in Johnson County. Duncan Firm fought and won for them.
- Duncan Firm Secures $17 Million Dump Truck Crash Verdict
A Lonoke Jury awarded $17 million to a 23 year old Cabot woman left severely brain damaged after a collision in a construction zone. The jury’s verdict found Weaver-Bailey Contractors liable for not exercising reasonable care for the safety of travelers. Anderson was on her way home from work when she was struck by a dump truck pulling out of the construction zone near Jacksonville, Arkansas.
- Duncan Firm Secures $3.7 Million Semi Truck Accident Settlement
An 18-wheeler was speeding through a construction zone, and the truck ran into the rear of a stopped vehicle. That vehicle then collided into two other vehicles resulting in a multiple vehicle crash with multiple injuries. Mr. Shelton was one of those injured victims and one of those cases. Duncan Firm was able to settle Mr. Shelton’s case in the amount of $3,732,321 without going to trial.
- Duncan Firm Secures Confidential Big-Truck Accident Settlement
Catastrophic injuries were experienced from a big truck collision with an automobile, including a serious brain injury. A settlement was reached in this case with Stallion Transportation.
We are not afraid of thoroughly investigating your case and pursuing liability wherever it might reside. Large trucking companies do not intimidate us, and neither do large insurance companies. When you choose our firm, you get the benefit of our decades of experience.
Accidents involving large commercial trucks are devastating. They almost always result in exceptionally serious injuries. In these cases, compensation is not a luxury- it’s a necessity. As the victim of another party’s negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation for the injuries you’ve suffered.
If you need an experienced Little Rock, Arkansas-area truck accident attorney to pursue compensation for your injuries, please contact Duncan Firm today at 501-381-1703 for a free consultation.