When The Other Driver Was Drunk
There’s no excuse for drunk driving accidents. Kentucky drivers know that drinking and driving is irresponsible and can have grave consequences. Yet auto accidents involving drivers impaired by alcohol and even drugs happen every day in Louisville. You could be cruising along the Dixie Highway, or traveling along Baxter Avenue by Tyler Park when a drunk driver ignores a traffic signal and crashes into the side of your car. A head-on crash on the Henry Watterson Expressway could lead to catastrophic, potentially fatal injuries.
Have You Been Injured By A Drunk Driver?
At Slechter Law Firm, our attorneys understand the strict laws that prohibit people from drinking and driving in Kentucky and other states. The dangers of drunk driving are widely known. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, take action immediately. One of our experienced, knowledgeable attorneys can work with you and hold people responsible for such reckless behavior.
Drunk driving is a major public safety concern in Kentucky. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than one in every five accident-related fatalities on Kentucky roadways from 2008 to 2012 involved a drunk driver. Statistics show the percentage of car wreck fatalities caused by drunk drivers Louisville and throughout Jefferson County to be much higher. From 2008 to 2012, close to one-third of all fatal crashes involved a driver impaired by alcohol.
Drunk Driving Accident Victims Have Certain Rights
Drunk driving cases might seem straightforward. You might think you don’t need a lawyer to handle your case if the other driver was clearly intoxicated and charged with DUI or DWI. What some people might not realize is they can seek legal action through the civil justice system as well as the criminal courts. You may even be able to hold the business accountable that sold the liquor to the driver, otherwise known as a dram shop liability case. And if a loved one dies as a result of a drunk driving accident, you may have grounds for a wrongful death case.
Contact Our Firm Right Away
Don’t try to deal with such a complicated situation on your own. A knowledgeable trial attorney can help to ensure that your interests are zealously protected and your financial needs addressed. Email the Slechter Law Firm today and schedule a free case evaluation. Your drunk driving accident case is about more than money. It’s about justice, about holding people accountable for their reckless behavior. To reach us by phone, please call 502-694-5407.