Drunk Driving Accident Victim Lawyers in Twin Falls & Boise Serving Throughout Idaho
Hit by a Drunk Driver
Drunk driving is a serious problem in the US. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that someone is injured in an alcohol-related crash every two minutes. Despite decades of aggressive enforcement and public service campaigns, drivers continue to get behind the wheel while drunk at alarming rates. Alcohol-impaired motor vehicle accidents remain one of the leading causes of accidental death nationwide, with nearly a third of all traffic fatalities caused by an incident of drunken driving.
If you’ve been a victim of a drunk driver in Idaho, you may have a right to compensation for the losses you suffered as a result of the accident. Contact the knowledgeable, dedicated, and effective Boise drunk driving accident lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead for a no-cost consultation on your case.
Drunk drivers can face criminal and civil liability
When dangerous drivers cause injuries to others as a result of driving drunk, they can face criminal penalties such as fines, court costs, suspension or revocation of their driver’s license, and even jail time. That said, even if a court orders a convicted offender to pay you restitution for the expenses you were forced to incur as a result of the accident, you may not receive compensation for all your losses.
Victims of drunk drivers may seek the financial compensation they deserve for their injuries, including compensation for a wrongful death or the pain and suffering they endured through a civil lawsuit against the drunk driver. At Pedersen & Whitehead, our attorneys have decades of experience in seeking money damages on behalf of negligent drivers. Let us help you get the money you need after you’re hurt by a reckless and dangerous Idaho driver.
Dram Shop Laws offer a source of compensation to victims
Someone convicted of drunk driving may not have the resources to compensate those they hurt in an accident. Fortunately, drunk driver victims have other options for seeking the money damages they deserve. Under Idaho’s “dram shop” laws, bars and restaurants have a legal responsibility not to continue selling or serving alcohol to someone who is clearly intoxicated. If the establishment ignores the fact that a customer is drunk and continues to serve them, and that individual goes on to cause injuries in a drunk driving crash, the establishment that over-served them can be held financially liable to the crash victims. The Twin Falls personal injury lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead can help you explore all available avenues for compensation after you or someone you love is hurt by a drunk driver.
Act fast after an accident. Call Pedersen & Whitehead attorneys in Boise and Twin Falls
Don’t wait to seek damages after you’re hurt in a crash. Contact the compassionate, seasoned, and dedicated Twin Falls drunk driving accident victim lawyers at Pedersen & Whitehead for a consultation on your case, at 208-734-2552, and in Boise at 208-336-2552.