Drunk Driver Accident
Nobody should ever have to worry about getting involved in an accident with a drunk driver. Unfortunately, these incidents are not uncommon, and they can lead to severe injuries for those involved.
At Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP, we are here to help if you or a loved one have an injury due to the actions of a drunk driver. Our Chicago drunk driving accident attorneys will help secure the compensation you are entitled to.Why Choose Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP For This Case?
After sustaining an injury caused by a drunk driver, you need a compassionate and experienced attorney by your side. Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP is here to help.
- We focus solely on personal injury law, giving us a high level of specialization and unique insights into the litigation process that other firms do not have.
- We have more than 100 years of combined legal experience helping clients secure maximum compensation for their claim.
- We take all Chicago drunk driving accident cases on a contingency fee basis, which means our clients will only pay legal fees after we secure the compensation they are entitled to.
Most people injured due to the actions of a drunk driver will not have the resources available to properly pursue full compensation for these claims. A Chicago drunk driving accident lawyer will be able to obtain all evidence related to the case. This will include all evidence from the scene of the crash, such as video and photo surveillance, accident reports, and eyewitness statements.
An attorney will also work to trace the impaired driver's steps to see where they were drinking and whether a bartender or server kept giving them alcohol. Using all of this information, an attorney will work to negotiate a fair settlement from any liable party.How Often Do Drunk Driving Accidents Occur?
According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, there were 319,146 total traffic crashes during the latest reporting year across the state. Out of these incidents, there were more than 94,000 total injuries and 1,035 total fatalities. The DOT says that alcohol-impaired drivers or responsible for 27% of all fatal crashes during that year.
Crashes involving drunk drivers often occur at higher speeds than other types of crashes. That is one reason why drunk driving incidents regularly lead to fatalities or severe injuries. It is not uncommon for the Chicago drunk driving accident attorneys at Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP to help clients who have sustained the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken or dislocated bones
- Internal organ damage
- Internal bleeding
- Skull fractures
- …and more
Under the Illinois Liquor Control Act (Dram Shop Act), a commercial vendor may be held liable for injuries or damages caused by an intoxicated person if they sold alcohol to the person who caused the injury.Is Compensation Available In These Cases?
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident that was caused by a driver impaired by alcohol, seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Seidman, Margulis & Fairman, LLP, our Chicago car accident attorneys are here to ensure that you are treated fairly after incidents like this. We will investigate the crash and work to secure any compensation you are entitled to, which can include:
- Compensation for your crash-related medical bills
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- General household expenses or in-home care
- Pain and suffering damages
- Possible punitive damages against the impaired driver
When you need a Chicago drunk driving accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling (312) 781-1977.