Kansas City Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
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It is common knowledge that drinking alcohol before driving a car is prohibited under the law. When a driver chooses to break this law, they are intentionally putting the lives of themselves and others in immediate danger of serious injury and even death.
The Kansas City drunk driving accident attorneys at DiPasquale Moore are parents and spouses, and we know that your life is too valuable to be threatened by another driver’s negligence. When you have been harmed, you deserve compensation for your injuries, lost employment, emotional pain and suffering, property damage, and more.
Civil vs. Criminal DUI Lawsuits
While the criminal system is in place to hold drunk drivers accountable for their actions, it does little to help the victim recover. Thankfully, a personal injury lawsuit is completely separate from all criminal proceedings, allowing victims to pursue damages regardless of whether or not the drunk driver gets charged or convicted.
What is Dram Shop Liability & How Does It Affect My Case?
Dram shop liability can be very important in a DUI accident case, but it's not a very well known term. Missouri dram shop law allows a person who was injured by a drunk driver to pursue damages from the bar or restaurant that overserved them.
Dram shop liability applies in the following cases:
- The bar/restaurant continued to serve someone who was "visibly intoxicated", showing signs like slurred speech or the inability to walk straight.
- The bar/restaurant served alcohol to someone under the age of 21.
Dram shop liability doesn't apply in every DUI accident case, but when it does, it means another avenue of compensation for our clients. Our Kansas City drunk driving accident attorneys can let you know if dram shop law applies to your case and fight for every cent you deserve.
Common Injuries Resulting From Drunk Driving Accidents
Being in an accident with a driver that is not intoxicated can be traumatic enough. Being involved in an accident with an impaired driver is usually serious or fatal. Drunk drivers are unable to operate their vehicles the same way that sober drivers are able to, oftentimes resulting in high-impact collisions.
Being involved in a drunk driving accident can leave you with numerous injuries, such as:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Severed limbs or amputations
If the accident resulted in a death, you may be compensated for funeral expenses and pain and suffering resulting from this loss. Our Kansas City drunk driving accident attorneys will explore all possible avenues to maximize the compensation you are eligible to receive.
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Drunk driving accounts for nearly 40% of all traffic fatalities in the United States and intoxicated drivers claim the life of an innocent victim every 53 minutes. Even worse, over half of all drivers arrested for being intoxicated have been convicted of more than one DWI. We have zero tolerance for drivers that get behind the wheel after drinking and will take aggressive action when you have been injured. Our firm will investigate the car accident and any additional factors that may have contributed to the crash, including places where the driver may have been drinking.