Car accidents can occur in a number of ways and leave victims wrongfully injured or otherwise harmed. Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents may not only cause injuries but may also lead to the loss of life and may forever impact families of victims as well.
When a drunk driving accident has taken place, multiple parties may be responsible, and liable, for the harm the victim and the victim’s family has suffered. In some circumstances, bar owners, restaurants or similar establishments may be liable for over-serving an individual that later caused a drunk driving accident that injured or harmed victims. Bars, restaurants or other similar establishments that fail to refuse alcohol to an intoxicated individual may also be responsible for the harm the drunk driver causes and victims suffer.
Legal options exist for both victims injured in a drunk driving accident, as well as for families of a loved one killed in a drunk driving accident. Victims and their families who have suffered as a result of an unnecessary drunk driving accident may be able to recover damages for the harm they have suffered. In addition to pursuing the liability of the drunk driver and any establishment that may have over-served the drunk driver, additional options such as underinsured or uninsured motorist insurance policy coverage may also step in to help in certain circumstances.
The after effects of a drunk driving accident can be significant and may be overwhelming to victims and their families left unexpectedly facing them. Fully understanding the different options available to them is important for both victims and their families to understand.