Representing Victims Of Drunk Driving Accidents
People who choose to get behind the wheel after drinking or while impaired seriously injure countless numbers of victims every year. In the most extreme cases, these sorts of negligent actions can even lead to death. It is important to hold all negligent parties accountable so that you can recover the full and fair compensation that you or an injured loved one deserves.
The Brighton attorneys at the Law Offices of Harris & Literski serve as dedicated advocates for the victims of drunk driving accidents. We will thoroughly investigate all events that led up to the accident to help you fight for the financial compensation to which you are entitled. We handle accident cases in Livingston County and throughout Southeast Michigan. Contact us immediately to ensure that your interests are protected.
Holding All Negligent Parties Accountable
A person who drives while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is clearly negligent; however, other parties may also be found liable. Dram shop liability is a legal term that refers to bars, restaurants and other businesses’ responsibility to not serve alcohol to a person that is visibly intoxicated or to a person that they reasonably should have known was intoxicated.
If we discover that the drunk driver was irresponsibly served or sold alcohol, we will work hard to hold the negligent establishment accountable to help you maximize your financial recovery.
Representing Family Members In Fatal Accident Cases
Tragically, many drunk driving accidents end fatally. If you have lost a loved one to a drunk driver, our lawyers can determine whether a wrongful death claim is in order. We understand that there is nothing that can make up for your loss. However, we can help send a message that reckless and irresponsible acts will not be tolerated.
Civil Cases Differ From Criminal Cases
Drunk driving accident cases often involve criminal proceedings which are separate from any personal injury claims. It is important to keep in mind that the criminal case does not bear much outcome on your civil injury case. In fact, even if the drunk driver is acquitted during a criminal trial, he or she may still be found civilly liable as guilt does not have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Contact Our Attorneys If You Have Been Injured By A Drunk Driver
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. We take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us anything unless we successfully recover compensation in your case.