Drunk Driving Accident
When someone gets behind the wheel while they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they put themselves and others at the risk of being seriously injured. Studies show that driving under the influence (DUI) accidents are responsible for nearly 1/3 of all traffic deaths in the United States.
When someone has been injured due to a drunk driver's negligence, it is important to contact the personal injury lawyers of Susan E. Loggans & Associates. Our DUI accident lawyers work hard to make sure that innocent victims are compensated for the reckless acts of DUI and DWI offenders in Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding areas. You may be entitled to compensation to cover medical expenses, physical therapy, loss of wages, and other cost incurred as a result of drunk driving.
Susan E. Loggans & Associates | Drunk Driving Personal Injury Lawyer
Were you injured in an accident due to an impaired driver? Has a loved one been seriously injured or died due to a drunk driver's negligence? If so, contact the personal injury lawyers of Susan E. Loggans & Associates today.
Our lawyers have been representing victims and their families in negligence cases for over 30 years and can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to today. No one should have to pay for or suffer for the actions of another irresponsible driver. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MAAD), over 1.4 million drivers are arrested per year for driving under the influence.
Contact Susan E. Loggans & Associates at (312) 201-8600 for an initial consultation to learn more about your legal options today.
Negligence and Driving under the Influence
Anyone who causes an accident while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is considered a negligent driver. The intoxicated driver may face civil penalties and criminal charges as a result of an incident, but for those who have been seriously injured or who have lost a loved, such injuries are life altering.
Drivers who have been convicted of DUI charges are liable for all damages, but may not be the only person considered negligent or liable.
Third Party Liability in DUI Accidents
Providing the alcohol that a drunk driver consumed may make another party liable for damages that a victim of a drunk driving accident sustained. Many states have laws that impose liability on bars, clubs, restaurants, or hotels that supply liquor improperly.
In this instance, a business is expected to exercise due care and should not continue to serve alcohol if a patron is visibly drunk. Individuals like homeowners who have parties may incur liability as well for supplying liquor to a driver who subsequently had an accident that injured or killed another.
Establishing Liability in a Drunk Driving Accident
In cases that involve drunk driving accidents, it is important to establish liability so that the at-fault party can be held responsible for any damages incurred as a result of the incident. If fault is disputed, and a driver does not want to admit fault, our attorneys can consult with a network of experts, including forensic analysts and accident reconstruction experts, to establish liability.
We have the resources and skill set to take on any defendant in an attempt to get you every penny you are owed as a result of this accident. We take the time necessary to investigate all details pertaining to your case in order to maximize your recovery.
MAAD: Visit the website of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MAAD) that is an organization whose goal is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these crimes, and prevent underage drinking. On this website, you can find information related to taking action against drunk drivers and about being an advocated for change in Chicago and throughout the United States.
Chicago PD- As always it is important to always speak with the police if you have been involved in an accident. It is even more important to speak with the police if you believe that a driver is impaired by drugs and alcohol. Visit this website to find out information about Chicago P.D and also to view online services that are available to citizens.
Find a Drunk Driving Injury Attorney in Chicago Today!
If you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of a DUI/DWI accident, contact the lawyers of Susan E. Loggans & Associates. Our attorneys have extensive years of experience representing clients and their families throughout Chicago Illinois for many years and can help you receive the compensation you deserve.
Even a minor amount of alcohol or drugs can affect a person’s ability to drive a motor vehicle safely. For this reason, all states in the United States have Driving under the Influence laws in place to deter drivers from committing this crime and penalize those who don’t abide by this law. Unfortunately, thousands of people knowingly and willingly violate these laws every year, causing very serious accidents.
Contact the personal injury lawyers of Susan E. Loggans & Associates at (312) 201-8600 today for an initial no obligation consultation.
This page was last updated on June 13, 2017.