Drunk driving continues to be a major issue in Missouri, and about 1.8% of Missouri drivers report that they’ve driven after drinking a little too much. Even just after a few drinks, drivers reduce their ability to be completely alert and aware of other drivers, pedestrians, and other individuals on the road.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident due to another’s negligent and impaired driving, the experience can be devastating. It’s common to think, “What did I do to deserve this!” or just be angry at the entire situation.
At Popham Law, we are Kansas City drunk driving accident attorneys dedicated to protecting the rights of victims of this injustice. With a wide network of resources and knowledge of MO drunk driving and personal injury law, we will work tirelessly to hold the responsible individuals accountable for their actions. Our goal is to make sure that you get the financial compensation for financial damages incurred due to your injuries.
To get started on your personal injury lawsuit, contact our Kansas City law office today at (816) 221-2288 or (844) 243-2288 (toll free).
Brief Overview of the Personal Injury Process
Drunk driving accidents are absolutely devastating, and it is common to feel angry, hurt, and a thousand other feelings if you were injured or if a loved one was injured or even killed. In addition to the emotional pain of these situations, you will likely face a myriad of financial damages, including:
- Medical expenses, including long-term hospital stays and surgery in worst case situations
- Physical therapy
- Emotional therapy
- Loss of income from work
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
- If a death was involved, there will be funeral expenses as well.
You shouldn’t have to bear the full weight of these expenses alone. Also, you have more important things to worry about (getting better).
To pursue compensation for these damages and hold the accountable party(s) responsible, you can consider filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Normally in these cases, the victim of an accident must prove to the courts that the other driver was being negligent and the negligent actions led to the accident and the victim’s injuries. In drunk driving accident lawsuits, the other driver’s drinking (a crime) may be well-documented by the police. Drunk driving by itself is a form of negligent driving, and so you may be able to present a strong case.
What if You’re a Victim of a Drunk Driver?
If you’ve been injured in an accident, the first step is to always seek medical assistance immediately. Get your injuries looked at and focus on healing. In the meantime, our drunk driving accident attorneys can begin collecting documents, speaking with your physicians, and collecting all the necessary evidence that we can.
We will also gather the associated police reports, arrest records (if applicable), eyewitness testimonies, and more, all with the goal of proving, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the other party was negligent and directly led to your injuries.
To speak with the personal injury lawyers at Kansas City’s Popham Law, call our law office as soon as possible by dialing (816) 221-2288 or (844) 243-2288 (toll free).