Kansas City Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Representing DUI Accident Victims Throughout Jackson County
Have you sustained a severe injury in a car accident caused by a drunk driver? Our Kansas City drunk driving accident lawyers at Presley & Presley, LLC are prepared to fight for compensation on your behalf. While the at-fault driver may be facing a case in the criminal justice system, a successful prosecution will not provide any direct benefits to you. Our team wants to help you maximize compensation to get your life back.
Healing from a bad accident takes time and energy, so you may be hesitant to start a lengthy legal process. However, with our support, you could recover everything you need to cover your losses without having to spend time chasing an evasive insurance payment. Our Kansas City drunk driving accident lawyer can explain your rights and options and fight tirelessly on your behalf.
Have you been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver? Our Kansas City drunk driving accident attorney is ready to represent you. Contact Presley & Presley, LLC today at (855) 981-6116 or contact us online to get started!
What Damages Can You Recover in a Drunk Driving Accident?
Drunk driving is a serious crime in Missouri. The act of drunk driving alone automatically makes the at-fault party’s actions negligent and reckless. However, you will still need to have evidence of the driver’s intoxicated state, especially if your case ends up in front of a jury. Our Kansas City DUI accident attorneys can help you gather the evidence you need for your case.
Whether we agree to a satisfactory settlement through the at-fault party’s insurance provider or fight for damages in court, we are confident in obtaining the financial compensation necessary to cover:
- Hospitalization costs
- Emergency room care
- Outpatient visits to doctors and specialists
- Prescriptions and medical equipment
- Physical rehabilitation/physical therapy
- Chiropractic care
- Loss of wages or income
- Pain and suffering
- Damage to your vehicle and personal property
- Out-of-pocket expenses, such as gas for doctor’s visits, parking fees, and more
In cases of catastrophic injuries, such as spinal cord or traumatic brain damage, insurers may not make a fair offer given the life-changing complexities patients are likely to face. In any such instance, our legal team will fight tenaciously in court to help you recover the compensation you need.
What is Missouri's Dram Shop Law?
In many states, those injured by an intoxicated driver can also hold the bar, restaurant, or tavern that served the individual accountable. Section 537-053 of the Missouri Revised Statutes outlines our state’s “dram shop” law. It provides another avenue through which injury victims can seek compensation. Under the statute, you may be able to bring a civil claim against an establishment that served alcohol to the at-fault driver when they were visibly intoxicated.
This law applies only to businesses that serve alcoholic drinks to be consumed on the premises. Thus, convenience and liquor stores are exempt. However, suppose you can prove the driver who hit you was “visibly intoxicated” yet given more drinks by a bar or restaurant. In that case, you could be able to ask for damages similar to those in a personal injury claim.
What are Common Injuries Suffered in Drunk Driving Accidents?
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,000 people die yearly from drunk drivers. These crashes account for approximately 29 percent of all traffic accidents. Unfortunately, alcohol is not the only substance drivers use. With many states legalizing marijuana, THC has become the second-most common intoxicant (behind alcohol) regarding positive tests among drivers involved in accidents.
Drunk driving accidents can result in horrific injuries due to the lack of control impaired drivers show. Victims may sustain:
- Internal injuries
- Broken bones, including multiple fractures
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord damage
Whether you have been injured or a loved one’s life lost, you deserve compensation for everything you have been through. Drunk and drugged driving accidents are entirely preventable for people who make irresponsible choices while intoxicated. If our legal system cannot stop these severe injuries, they should at least be reimbursed through it.
Contact Our Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Today
Our team of Kansas City drunk driving accident lawyers is on your side if a drunk driver has injured you. At Presley & Presley, LLC, you will get the personal attention and care possible at a small family firm like ours. When you sit down with our lawyers, we will review your case and determine all your available legal options. Our team can investigate your accident and collect the evidence necessary to build an effective and personalized case strategy exclusive to your accident and story.
We are not afraid to fight greedy insurance companies in court to help you receive the compensation you deserve. We have over 45 years of combined experience and have won hundreds of millions for clients. You deserve the best treatment possible after a car accident caused by a drunk driver, but an insurance company will not give you a fair settlement without a fight. Our dedicated drunk driving accident attorneys can advocate on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery.
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