Were You Injured By A Drunk Driver?
An accident caused by a drunk driver is not really an accident. Drinking and driving is a choice that people make. Rather than calling a cab after consuming alcohol at a bar or restaurant, someone chooses to get behind the wheel of their car.
At the Kerley & Talken PC, we hold drunk drivers and bars accountable for the damage they cause. If you were hit by a drunk driver, call 217-814-0148 for a free initial consultation. We represent victims of drunk drivers in Springfield and other communities in central Illinois.
What Should I Do After An Accident Involving A Drunk Driver?
As with any car accident, you should call law enforcement to come to the scene. Do not simply exchange insurance information with the other driver and move on.
Secondly, you should obtain medical care, even if you think your injuries are minor. Following the shock of an accident, you might not feel the full extent of your injuries right away. It’s also important to continue medical treatment until you recover. If you delay seeking treatment, or discontinue treatment for any reason, the insurance company will claim that you are not injured.
Who Pays In A Drunk Driver Accident Case?
As the victim of a drunk driver, there may be more than one party who is responsible for paying your damages. Here are some examples:
- The person who drove drunk and their insurance company are liable.
- If the person was overserved alcoholic beverages at a bar or restaurant, the business may be liable.
- If the drunk driver does not have enough insurance to pay for your damages, your coverage for uninsured and underinsured drivers (UM/UIM) will pay.
Our lawyers will fully investigate your case and seek the maximum compensation from all sources.