Hit By a Drunk Driver? Our Law Firm Can Help
Drunk driving accident attorneys who stand up for victims
There are few things more upsetting than being hit by a drunk driver. Every motorist knows that drinking and driving is against the law, but some choose to break the law anyway – and too often, innocent victims end up paying the price. You may be badly hurt and unable to work. Our drunk driving accident lawyers know how to make things right.
It’s normal to feel lost, confused and overwhelmed after a car accident caused by a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs. That’s why we’re here. Let Lawter & Associates, PLLC take care of the paperwork and deal with the insurance company while you focus on getting better.
The complex legal issues surrounding drunk driving accidents
You might think that after a drunk driving crash, liability would be clear-cut, but that’s not always the case. We have to prove that the motorist who hit you was driving under the influence or otherwise negligent in order to recover the compensation you need. To do that, we’ll talk to witnesses, review the accident report, investigate the accident scene and explore any other leads that may help us get to the bottom of what happened.
In drunk driving crashes, the at-fault driver is often not the only source of compensation. Oklahoma has strict laws regulating bars and establishments that sell alcohol. If an establishment violated the law by serving alcohol to the motorist who hit you, we can hold them accountable as well. For example, we may be able to file a lawsuit against a bar that served an underage driver, or that continued to serve someone who was already visibly intoxicated. These are called “dram shop” claims, and they are often the key to recovering full compensation for your injuries – but they can also be difficult and complex to prove. That’s why an experienced attorney can make a massive difference.
Contact our car accident lawyers today
Insurance companies often fight tooth and nail to minimize these claims. They know that crashes caused by drunk drivers can cost them thousands or even millions of dollars, which is why they’ll send their best lawyers and adjusters to reduce or deny your claim by any means necessary. We know how to deal with the insurance company, counter their tactics and protect your legal rights.
If you’ve been hit by a drunk driver, you can take control of what happens next. Contact us today and schedule your free consultation. You can meet with us in our offices in Oklahoma City or Tulsa, or we can come to you.