Public information campaigns have made drunk driving the single most talked about crime. For that reason, we are constantly bombarded with the criminal consequences of drinking and driving, but hardly ever hear about the civil penalties of the act. More than the potential jail sentence, drunk drivers open themselves up to lawsuits if they injure or kill someone.
If a driver or passenger is injured because of the actions of someone driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, he or she may pursue civil action against the intoxicated party. Drunk driving crashes can be so severe that in addition to the physical injuries of a crash a person may experience, they will experience economic and emotional injuries as well.
In this week’s episode of The Verdict, The Carlson Law Firm’s Todd Kelly explains what happens in the aftermath of a drunk driving crash.
What you’ll learn:
- What to do in the aftermath of a car crash with a drunk driver.
- Who you should speak to after a crash.
- What Dram Shop laws are and who they can be applied to.
- Why victims sometimes suffer more serious injuries than the drunk driver.
If you are the victim of a drunk driving crash, a personal injury attorney may be able to help you. Contact The Carlson Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our attorneys.