If you or a loved one was the victim of a drunk driver, you have the right to seek compensation. Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is illegal. Drivers cannot have a blood alcohol content (BAC) of more than .08 percent. Driving drunk is a gross act of negligence that can cause serious injuries when an accident occurs.
The skilled personal injury attorneys at Murphy Law Firm can help clients with their car accidents and DUI claims to hold drunk drivers in Great Falls, MT accountable. These claims are inherently complex, so it is important to work with an experienced team of attorneys. Our compassionate attorneys are ready to help. Contact our law firm today to discuss your case.
Severe Injuries Sustained by DUI Victims
Drunk driving accidents can cause serious, life-threatening injuries for all parties involved. Victims of a DUI accident may suffer injuries that can cause permanent damage, including:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neck or spinal cord injuries
- Nerve damage
These injuries can have long-term consequences for victims and their families. Victims may be unable to work, resulting in lost income. These severe injuries are likely to require multiple medical treatments and extensive rehabilitation and therapy. Medical bills add up quickly, placing greater burden on victims who cannot work. A personal injury claim can secure damages to help you recoup these costs and more.
Establishing Negligence and Proving Liability
The act of driving while drunk is negligent. To prove a driver was drunk at the time of the accident, you will need to obtain a copy of the citation the driver received. If the driver was arrested for DUI, you are in an even better position. The police report should contain all the information you need to successfully file your claim.
Settling Your Car Accident and DUI Claim
The drunk driver’s insurance company will make every effort to pay you as little as possible for your claim. Victims who choose to forego legal representation are at the greatest risk of settling for too little. The attorneys at Murphy Law Firm will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf. They know how to use citations, police reports, and other evidence for greater negotiating power.
We will do whatever it takes to secure the settlement you deserve, going to trial whenever necessary. Our attorneys will fight for your right to compensation. With our team of skilled attorneys on your side, you have a better chance of securing damages for:
- Your medical expenses
- Lost wages or total loss of income
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Lowered quality of life
If you lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, our attorneys can file a wrongful death claim. These claims seek damages to provide surviving family members compensation for loss of love and companionship.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
If you or a loved one was the victim of a drunk driver’s negligence, contact our law firm to schedule a consultation.