North Carolina Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
What to Do If You Were Injured or Your Loved One Was Killed in a DUI Accident
Not only is it illegal in the state of North Carolina to operate a motor
vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, but a drunk
driver who causes an accident can also be held accountable for damages
in a civil action. If you were seriously injured or your loved one was
killed by a drunk driver, contact a North Carolina drunk driving accident
lawyer at Lanier Law Group to discuss your right to compensation and how
to pursue a claim.
Contact our firm online or call
(855) 757-4204 for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Seeking Fair Compensation for Your Damages
While no amount of financial recovery can make up for the ordeal you have
been through, a settlement or jury verdict can provide you with vital
financial resources to cover your injury-related expenses and losses.
These may include damages such as:
- Medical costs
- Lost current and future income
- Mental anguish
- Property damage
In the case of a
wrongful death, you may seek compensation for funeral expenses, loss of companionship,
loss of support, and more.
Our firm has many years of experience representing clients injured in
car accidents caused by drunk drivers. We offer a free consultation during which you
can discuss the details of your case and receive valuable personal injury
information and advice regarding the claim process. Our attorneys are
highly experienced litigators who provide professional and caring representation
and will fight tirelessly for the monetary damages you are entitled to.
Understanding Your Rights after an Accident
The laws in North Carolina are very clear about the criminal sanctions
for driving while intoxicated. A person convicted of DWI will face penalties
such as jail time, fines, mandatory alcohol treatment, and driver's license
suspension. On the civil side of the law, any person who was injured in
an accident caused by a drunk driver can file a claim for monetary damages
with the at-fault driver's insurance carrier for injuries, medical bills,
lost wages, property damage, mental anguish, and pain and suffering
North Carolina personal injury laws also allows victims of DUI accidents
to pursue damages from the
social host or
bar/resturant that overserved the drunk driver. Driving under the influence is a blatant
form of negligence. Not only did the driver break the law, but he or she
also disregarded the safety of other drivers and passengers on the road
and put innocent people's lives—including yours or your loved one’s— at risk.
Why You Should Work with an Attorney
A settlement is best pursued with the help of a qualified North Carolina
DUI accident lawyer. Your attorney will know how to prepare your claim
and the type of documentation that will be needed to demonstrate the extent
of your injuries and the impact they have had on your life. Without skilled
representation, it will be much more difficult to obtain the full compensation
At Lanier Law Group, we employ a collaborative, team-based approach to
each case we take on. Our large team of experienced attorneys and dedicated
legal staff works tirelessly to build thorough, exhaustive cases for injured
victims and their families. We know how to obtain medical records and
we always work quickly with the goal of securing the full, fair compensation
you are owed as soon as possible so you can get the critical care you
need to move forward with your life.
Speak to us today about your legal rights and options during a free consultation; call
(855) 757-4204 or
contact us online.