Drunk Driving Accidents
Springfield, Missouri Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Accidents caused by drunk drivers are devastating, and absolutely avoidable. Drunk drivers could have prevented a tragic accident if only they would have had a designated driver, drank responsibly, or chose not to drink in the first place. If you or a loved one injured by a drunk driver, it is important to seek representation immediately. As a former insurance defense attorney, I can tell you that the insurance company is not out to “help you” despite what they may tell you.
According to Century Council, 29,447 Missouri drivers were arrested for driving under the influence in 2011. 75% of those drivers had a blood alcohol level of .15 or higher. The legal limit for a person 21 years of age or older is .08. That means 75% of those arrested are nearly double the legal limit or higher at the time of arrest. In 2011, 258 Missourians lost their life as a result of drunk driving.
Drunk driving accidents require special consideration. This so because, there is potentially more than one liable party. In some cases, the establishment serving the alcohol could be determined negligent, thus at least partially liable to an injured party or the family of a victim killed by a drunk driver.
If you or loved one has been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver call The Sims Law Firm, LLC. for your free consultation today. I understand that your injuries may prevent you from meeting at my office, which is why I’m happy to meet with you at your home or even the hospital if necessary.