Drunk Driving/DUI Car Accidents
If you or a love one have been injured in a drunk driving accident, you have a number of options, and your options frequently depend on your role in the accident. If your car was hit by a drunk driver or if you were a passenger in a car that was being driven by a drunk driver in or around the Minneapolis area, you should hire an experienced Minneapolis drunk driving accident attorney who has experience representing the victims of alcohol-related car accidents. If you were the drunk driver involved in the car accident, you will be best served by contacting a criminal defense attorney who focuses on defending drunk drivers.
Have you lost a loved one due to someone else’s careless or negligent actions? If so, contact our Minneapolis wrongful death attorneys at Howard Sussman today!
What damages will Sussman Law will fight for?
The Minnesota laws on drunk driving are very strict, and in general, Minneapolis judges and juries are sympathetic to the victims of drunk drivers. Do not ignore your right to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the drunk driver who caused your injuries. You may be entitled to compensation to pay for your car repairs, medical expenses, lost wages and loss of future earning potential, pain and suffering and loss of relations with your spouse. With the help of an experienced Minneapolis drunk driving accident attorney, you may even be entitled to punitive damages, which are damages intended to punish the drunk driver.
What is a dram shop claim?
If you were involved in a car accident that involved a drunk driver, you may be able to recover compensation from a variety of sources, including the drunk driver, your own insurer and/or the bar or store that sold the driver the alcohol. Minnesota is one of the many states that have Dram Shop laws. Generally, a dram shop claim arises when a bar or liquor store sells alcoholic beverages to a person who is under the influence of alcohol at the time. If the person to whom the liquor was sold injures a third party while under the influence, the injured person may bring a personal injury claim against the seller of the liquor. If the drunk driver who hit you was uninsured or underinsured, you may be able to add significant coverage for your damages with a dram shop claim.
Protection against wrongful death
If a loved-one has died in a car accident involving a drunk driver, you may be able to file a wrongful death action against the driver and/or the bar or store that supplied the drunk driver with the alcohol.
Contact our experienced attorneys today.
At Howard Sussman, P.A., our Minneapolis drunk driving accident attorneys have helped countless personal injury victims throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. With over twenty years of car accident lawsuit and settlement experience, we can put that experience to work for you. Contact us today online, or at 612.332.4830.
The Law Offices of Howard Sussman works for injured clients throughout Minnesota including the following cities:
- St. Paul
- St. Louis Park
- Golden Valley
- Eden Prarie
- Brooklyn Park
- Maple Grove