A driver deciding to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol can lead to catastrophic consequences. Colliding with a car driven by you or a loved one will lead to an arrest. However, criminal charges do not address the pain and suffering from injuries or wrongful death. Options exist for compensation, even if the responsible party has little or no insurance coverage.
At the Forman & Cardonsky, we combine over 70 years of experience with dedication in attending to every detail of personal injury claims. Thorough investigations sometimes lead us to the bar or restaurant that served — or over served — the eventual driver whose actions changed your life.
Our personal injury lawyers have a track record of success in holding negligent and impaired drivers accountable for injuring our clients or causing the wrongful death of a loved one. However, if the drunk driver is uninsured or underinsured, securing compensation presents challenges. Identifying the events that led to the car crash requires in-depth investigations.
The actions of a bartender or waitstaff must be considered. They have a responsibility to identify when a customer has had enough alcohol. Serving a noticeably intoxicated patron or over serving a customer can have deadly consequences when that person leaves. Pursuing a claim against a bar or restaurant may provide you the compensation you are entitled to, as opposed to whatever coverage — if any — the drunk driver possesses.