We Sue Drunk Drivers For the Injuries They Cause
Injuries caused by drunk drivers are especially difficult. Unlike other injuries caused by neglect or inattention, drunk driving injuries are caused by a deliberate decision by an intoxicated driver to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after consuming too much alcohol. Instead of driving while intoxicated, the driver could just as easily have chosen to call a cab or a friend.
Drunk driving accidents, injuries, and death cause a high toll on our society, especially for the loved ones left behind in the case of fatalities and those permanently injured such as through a brain injury or spinal cord injury. We believe that we must do everything possible to deter drunk driving from occurring, including holding those responsible who serve alcohol to patrons who are already legally intoxicated.
We know from experience the anger, pain, and devastation caused by drunk drivers.
In many cases of drunk driving, it is the innocent victim, rather than the drunk driver, who sustains the more serious injuries. Often, this is because in addition to driving drunk, the intoxicated driver may also be driving at a high rate of speed when they crash into another vehicle that may be stopped or traveling at a much slower speed.
The lawyers at Fein, Flynn & Associates have longstanding ties to the Pima County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). When an innocent person is injured by a drunk driver, we help the victim (and their survivors, in the case of a fatality) with the legal, financial, and emotional aspects of alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents.
How We Help
As with other personal injury cases, our first task is to fully investigate the accident so that we can identify all possible contributing factors. For this task, we often engage in hiring experts, such as accident reconstructionists and toxicologists.
With drunk driving cases, we also want to know the circumstances by which the driver became intoxicated, as well as the level of alcohol intoxication. In many instances, a drunk driving accident will occur after the driver has been over-served alcohol by a restaurant or bar after it is apparent that the person is already intoxicated. In these cases, in addition to the drunk driver, the restaurant or bar may also be legally liable for causing the accident.
In some cases, the drunk driver may be underage. If this is the case, we want to find out how the driver came to be in possession of alcohol. In some circumstances, the person responsible for providing alcohol to the underage driver may also be legally liable for the accident and the damages that are caused.
Bringing Suit Against Those Responsible
Once we have identified all of the people and entities that we believe are legally responsible for contributing to the accident, we can bring a lawsuit against these parties. This is one way to make sure that those responsible for drunk driving accidents are held accountable for their wrongful actions.
If you retain the lawyers at Fein, Flynn & Associates, we will advocate vigorously on your behalf in seeking to hold those responsible for your injuries. If you or a loved one have been injured, or if a loved one has been killed, please contact our firm so that we can meet with you and learn about the circumstances of the drunk driving accident.
There is no fee for this meeting, and there is the obligation to hire our firm. When we meet with you, we can advise you of the options available to recover for the damages caused. We can also advise you as to what must be proven in court in order to recover damages. If we accept your case, we will do so on a contingency basis, which means that you will not owe us any fees unless and until we achieve a settlement or verdict for you.