What To Do If You Have Been Hit By A Drunk Driver
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 28 people are killed every day in the United States as a result of drunk driving. Most people think of the criminal aspects of drunk driving. People who drive drunk and get caught face criminal penalties. But there is also the civil side, the human side. The consequences can be extraordinary for victims of drunk driving accidents.
At Protzman Law Firm, we understand the difficulties victims and families face after an accident caused by a drunk driver. Our attorneys serve clients throughout the Kansas City metro area in all types of auto accident and injury claims. We have a strong track record of successful verdicts and settlements, because we fight to win for our clients.
Serious Accident Cases
Many drunk driving accidents are severe and sometimes even fatal. We handle cases involving broken bones, traumatic brain injury, loss of limb, paralysis, spinal damage, internal injuries, burns, scarring and other severe injuries.
Although the injuries in many drunk driving cases are catastrophic, the good news is that establishing liability is often easier in drunk driving cases than it is in some other types of accident claims. The principle behind compensation is liability. When someone behaves negligently, that person should pay for the damages caused by that negligence.
In drunk driving claims, the other person was driving drunk at the time of the accident. Drunk driving clearly is negligent behavior.
Maximizing Your Compensation
However, there is more to this type of litigation than just establishing liability. It is important to get the best compensation possible. At Protzman Law Firm, our lawyers work with experts when needed to establish the full extent of medical bills and other costs that could arise from your accident.
Insurance companies often make settlement offers that cover immediate medical expenses. Our attorneys will strive to get you compensation for the full extent of damages for your entire lifetime.