Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Kansas City
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Have you sustained a serious 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 your compensation so you can get your life back.
Healing from a bad accident takes time and energy, so you may be hesitant to start a long legal process. However, with our support, you could be able to recover everything you need to cover your losses without having to spend time chasing an evasive insurance payment. Our attorneys can explain your rights and options and fight tirelessly on your behalf.
Reach out to Presley & Presley, LLC for legal assistance if you’ve been injured in a drunk driving accident. Call (855) 981-6116 to schedule a free consultation with our compassionate attorneys.
The Dangers of Drunk Driving Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,000 people die every year due to 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) in terms of positive tests among drivers who have been 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 completely preventable but for people who make irresponsible choices while intoxicated. If these serious injuries cannot be stopped by our legal system, they should at least be recompensed through it.
Negligence and Liability in Drunk Driving Cases
Drunk driving is a serious crime in Missouri. Our Kansas City DUI accident attorneys know 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. We 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:
- Your past and future medical expenses, including those for hospitalizations, emergency room care, outpatient visits to doctors and specialists, prescriptions, medical equipment, and over-the-counter medicine
- 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.
Dram Shop Laws in Alcohol-Related Traffic Accidents
In many states, those who are injured by an intoxicated driver can hold the bar, restaurant, or tavern that served the individual accountable as well. 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, if you can prove the driver who hit you was “visibly intoxicated” yet given more drinks by a bar or restaurant, you could be able to ask for damages similar to those in a personal injury claim.
Get the Legal Assistance You Need Today
Our team of Kansas City DUI accident attorneys is on your side if you have been injured by a drunk driver. At Presley & Presley, LLC, you will get the personal attention and care that is only 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 attorneys can advocate on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery.
Call us at (855) 981-6116 to schedule a free consultation with our Kansas City team. We are here to help.
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