Aggressively Pursuing Maximum Compensation for Victims Injured by Drunk Drivers
Being at the top of the list might be a good thing, but not when it is the top of the list of states with the highest number of drunk driving fatalities and DUI arrests. North Dakota leads the nation in both categories. At the Larson Law Firm, P.C. our team of respected Minot accident attorneys achieve results that allow drunken driving accident victims to be compensated for the damages suffered at the hands of a drunk driver.
Drunk drivers pose a risk to innocent motorists, passengers and pedestrians
The percentage of North Dakota adult drivers who admit to getting behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink is shocking. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.9 percent of drivers in the United States admitted to driving when they had consumed too much alcohol, but 3.3 percent of the drivers in North Dakota made the same admission.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you are entitled to compensation. North Dakota imposes harsh criminal penalties on motorists who are caught driving while intoxicated, and the civil laws are designed to provide a remedy for innocent victims who suffer debilitating and life-threatening injuries in a drunk driving accident. Damages payable to a victim might include:
- Medical expenses: Hospital costs, physician’s bills, prescription medications and the costs associated with physical and occupational therapy to make a victim whole again are recoverable from the driver whose negligence caused the accident.
- Lost earnings: Being injured and out of work because of a motor vehicle accident with a drunk driver can pose a financial strain on a victim.
- Pain and suffering: The physical and emotional stresses to which an injured accident victim or the family of a deceased victim is subjected. Pain, temporary and permanent disability, physical scarring and emotional disorders that might arise following a drunk driving accident constitute some of the elements of pain and suffering.
- Property damage: Damage caused to an accident victim’s vehicle or other personal property items is recoverable from the drunk or negligent driver causing the accident.
Innovative and resourceful drunk driving accident lawyers
Our skilled and knowledgeable Minot drunken driving accident lawyers focus on all causes of your injuries in a drunk driving accident. We know the law and take whatever steps necessary to get you the compensation to which you are entitled. Depending upon the facts of your case, this could include filing a lawsuit against third parties who provide drinks to someone who appears to be intoxicated. State law makes bars, restaurants and other businesses or individuals selling or giving alcoholic beverages to a person under 21 years of age who cause an accident or to someone who is 21 years of age and older who is obviously intoxicated.
So called dram shop laws attempt to hold providers of alcoholic beverages responsible for an accident and injuries caused by a drunk driver. Our tenacious Minot drunk driving attorneys have an outstanding record of proven success standing up for the rights of accident victims.
Contact our Minot drunk driving accident lawyers today for a free consultation if you have been injured by a drunk driver
Knowing what to do and the steps that must be taken to protect your compensation rights following an accident with an intoxicated driver is difficult when you have suffered a serious physical injury. Family members who have lost loved ones in an accident with a drunk driver are often overwhelmed by shock and grief to know how to best assert their rights. The Minot accident lawyers at Larson Law Firm, P.C. provide client-focused services to help you and your family deal with the effects of a drunk driving accident. Hospital consultations and home visits can be arranged when needed, and we offer a free initial consultation and case review with one of our attorneys. Call us today to schedule an appointment to discuss your case by calling us at 701-484-HURT or use the convenient online contact form.