An individual who operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol faces criminal prosecution, as well as administrative ramifications on their license. But a drunk driver who causes a traffic accident that produces serious injuries or death to others faces civil legal consequences by the victim or the victim’s family.
A victim in a drunk driving accident can directly sue the drunk driver and his or her insurance company for monetary damages that punish negligence and recklessness, and that reflect the injured or grieving person’s or persons’ many different kinds of loss.
It is possible for a victim of a drunk driving accident to receive civil compensation from a bar or some other license establishment for overserving their patrons, which then lead to the drunk patron driving and causing an accident that injured you or injured or killed a family member. They will be held accountable for their failure to identify that their customer was served alcohol to excess, left their establishment in that condition and drove a vehicle.
At Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law, in St. Louis, our attorneys will seek maximum financial compensation for every hardship you and your family has had to endure if an overserved, intoxicated driver broke the law and placed you in harm’s way.