Q Why do I need a lawyer if it’s obvious the person who caused my St. Louis car accident injury was driving drunk?
Most St. Louis car crashes involving drunk drivers result in serious injuries. As you probably already know, insurance companies aren’t too excited to fork over thousands of dollars for an injury.
Anytime you’ve suffered a serious (and expensive) injury, it’s a good idea to consult with an experienced Missouri car accident attorney who is familiar with cases involving drunk drivers. These cases are often more complicated than you might think.
For example, did you know that your Missouri personal injury lawsuit is not where the driver will be charged with drunk driving? The local law enforcement will likely pursue a criminal lawsuit to bring formal charges against the driver for breaking the law. This is completely separate from your injury lawsuit, which is considered a civil case.
You may be able to get more compensation than you realize. Did you know that you might be able to sue the establishment that sold the driver the alcohol? Known as the “dram shop law,” this provision allows the victim to recoup additional damages from a business whose employee knowingly sold alcohol to a minor or a visibly drunk patron.
If you’ve suffered injury in a Missouri drunk driving accident, you are likely dealing with a significant injury. Our St. Louis car accident attorneys can help you get the full amount of compensation you deserve, from all possible parties.
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