Holding Drunk Drivers Liable For Injuries
When a drunk driver injures or kills other people in an auto accident, there may be multiple parties responsible. At The Law Offices of Bailey & Burke, we investigate drunk driving accidents in order to determine if bar owners, restaurants, concession stand vendors or others failed to refuse alcohol to someone who was already intoxicated. We investigate drunk driving accidents in order to determine what happened before a drunk driver got behind the wheel and what steps should have been taken to prevent them from doing so in the first place.
There may be multiple parties liable in your drunk driving accident case. To discuss your case with a personal injury lawyer, contact The Law Offices of Bailey & Burke today.
When A Bar Or Restaurant May Be Liable Too
In order to protect your rights, we act quickly when pursuing bar owners or restaurants that may be partially liable. Verifying the obvious intoxication of a patron often relies on the eyewitness testimony of employees and other patrons who were present. By locating and interviewing these witnesses quickly, we avoid potentially losing track of the witnesses as well as the possible blurring of memory as time passes.
Was a loved one killed by a drunk driver? Find out more about our wrongful death practice and how we can help you make a financial recovery after losing a loved one in an unnecessary accident.
Fighting The Insurance Carriers
A common practice of insurance carriers is to negotiate with an accident victim in bad faith, arguing who is at fault, and making low settlement offers.
Even in cases that are not complicated, the at-fault driver’s insurance company may be unreasonable in its settlement negotiations and attempt to convince the victim to settle for less than adequate or fair compensation. Our car accident attorneys, with their experience and proven track record, will fight the insurance carrier on your behalf for the best possible result.
Uninsured And Underinsured Drivers
While drunk drivers who cause injuries and fatalities are subject to criminal prosecution, recovering compensation from them may prove difficult if they were uninsured. While you should have coverage under your own insurance policy for underinsured and uninsured drivers, pursuing damages against restaurants and bars may also be necessary. Where establishments serving alcohol are clearly at fault for enabling a drunk driver, their liability is also at issue in recovering damages for our clients.
Contact The Law Office Of Bailey & Burke Today
To schedule an appointment and discuss your case and how we can help you, contact us today at 978-368-0983. We have the experience and knowledge required to hold drunk drivers and their enablers accountable before the law.