Drunk driving is one of the primary causes of catastrophicauto accidents. Unfortunately, people continue to drink and drive with little concern for the safety of others. However, those injured by drunk drivers should know that they can hold them personally responsible through personal injury claims.
Suing Drunk Drivers
If someone is injured by a drunk driver, he or she has the right to pursue compensation for his or her wounds.
Plaintiffs who file personal injury lawsuits against drunk drivers who injure them may receive compensation for the following:
Their medical care costs resulting from the accident;
The work they miss due to injuries resulting from the accident;
The pain and suffering they endure resulting from the accident;
The emotional trauma they suffer resulting from the accident.
While the injured can sue drunk drivers for damages, they may have the right to sell alcohol vendors as well.
Suing Alcohol Vendors in Kentucky
If a Kentucky establishment continues serving a patron when a reasonable person under the same or similar circumstances should know that the person served is already intoxicated at the time of serving, then the establishment could be partially responsible for any injuries the intoxicated person causes.
In other words, alcohol vendors could be held responsible for overserving patrons who then injure others. Therefore, those injured by patrons could seek damages from alcohol vendors as well as drunk drivers. However, holding the guilty parties responsible is difficult without some help.
Injured by a Drunk Driver?
If you or a loved one suffers injuries due to a drunk driver, call Justice Law Office. Our firm has a history of holding drunk drivers responsible for the injuries they cause innocent parties.
Call (502) 822-2230 to talk to a personal injury attorney today. We offer free case evaluations for all potential clients!