Drunk Driving Accident
Drinking and driving is inexcusable and can cause incalculable damage. A whopping 10,625 died in alcohol-related car accidents in 2015. If a drunk driver causes an auto accident in Massachusetts, the injury victim can bring claims against multiple parties. Claims are generally for payment of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any and all other losses that the accident caused to the victim of the accident. Boston drunk driving accident lawyer Christopher Earley has experience pursuing full compensation against drunk drivers.Who Is Liable for a Boston Drunk Driving Car Accident?
Obviously, a claim can be brought against the drunk driver’s insurance company. But, there are also less obvious parties that may be held responsible. Besides the drunk driver him/herself, other parties can be sued. For example, if the drunk driver was over-served at a bar, club, restaurant, or even private party, then a dram shop case may be possible against the establishment, and the people, that over-served the drunk driver. We pursue all available sources of compensation for our clients.
Frequently with these cases there is both a criminal, and civil case. The criminal case is handled by a prosecutor that seeks to hold the offender criminally liable for his/her conduct. Depending on the level of intoxication and the criminal record of the accused, jail time is a potential possibility. The civil case is intended to obtain financial compensation for the victim and is handled by a personal injury attorney. That is a claim filed by the accident victim against all potential parties that had a role in causing the accident.
What Should You Do After a Drunk Driving Accident?
If you sustained injuries, it is advisable to get checked out by a medical professional. As well, be sure not to speak with, or sign any papers sent to you, by an insurance company. Make sure to consult with a few different personal injury attorneys in Boston. Read their reviews, go with your gut, and you will find the right attorney for your case. Keep in mind that if later down the road you need to change lawyers, you are free to do that in Massachusetts whenever you wish. Thus, you are never 'stuck' with any particular attorney.A Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer That Can Help You
It is important to have legal representation for a drunk driving accident claim. The insurance companies have their lawyers, so you need yours, too. Contact car accident lawyer Christopher Earley today for your free consultation. We don’t get paid unless we win your case. Plus be sure to ask us for one of our free books we wrote called The Truth About Massachusetts Auto Accidents.
Be sure not to delay. By waiting, evidence can become lost or destroyed. Plus, there are strict filing deadlines in Massachusetts. These are called statutes of limitations. If missed, a case can be forever time-barred. Don't let that happen to your case. Act now to avoid making a big mistake with your case. We look forward to assisting you with your case.