Drunk driving is the height of stupidity as it is incredibly reckless and costs thousands of innocent lives each year. At The Bradley Law Firm, we aggressively pursue drunk drivers in Independence when they hurt or injure others. Furthermore, our law firm takes the proper steps to ensure there are no “deals” hatched by DWI lawyers in Independence to get charges reduced or dismissed. Often, we will have our clients write letters to the prosecutor and/or the judge as so they fully understand the gravity of harm caused.
Drunk drivers should be held both criminally and civilly liable in every drunk driving accident in Independence. Beyond this, we also investigate where the person consumed so much alcohol at to determine if there is a Dram Shop Case against the bar/establishment serving the alcohol.
Drivers that are impaired by alcohol don’t have the clear vision, reaction time, or decision-making skills to safely operate a motor vehicle. As a result, they are much more likely to crash than sober drivers. Since the 1970’s, multiple public safety campaigns and driver’s ed classes have emphasized the dangers. As a result, drunk driving has decrease; but is still present in Independence, MO.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reports the following statistics for the state of Missouri:
If a drunk driver receives a criminal conviction from an accident in Independence, this can be admitted into evidence in a civil trial to help establish the defendant was negligent. However, just because a person is criminally convicted does not mean you will automatically win your personal injury or wrongful death civil trial. You must put on evidence of causation and damages in order to succeed in a court of law.
Sometimes, drivers under the influence of alcohol or drugs escape without a ticket or criminal charges for one reason or another. Sometimes, police are simply lazy and just don’t want the excess paperwork. Sometimes the prosecutor doesn’t have the necessary evidence needed to prove a case. While these are certainly setbacks in a drunk driving lawsuit in Independence, MO, it is still possible to put on evidence of intoxication to a jury in a civil trial.
When drunk drivers are criminally charged, or a chemical tests shows intoxication, insurance companies rarely dispute fault. However, all insurance companies lose money when they have to pay claims, so they often seek to minimize the financial payout owed by downplaying injuries or blaming the victim of the accident. Insurance companies may just offer you far less than your claim is actually worth, and less than you actually need to cover the costs of the accident. Remember, you are not obligated to take the insurance company’s first offer! If you are not satisfied with the amount offered, or suspect you are being treated wrong and unfairly, call an experienced drunk driving attorney in Independence, MO before you take any money.
If you or a loved one was hurt or even killed by a drunk driver in Independence, call The Bradley Law Firm right away. Our tenacity and commitment to drunk driving cases is unparalleled. Our drunk driving accident lawyers offer free, confidential consultations; so you can talk to us about your situation and different options without any risk or obligation. To learn more, call us today at 314-400-0000.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients. Below are some of our recent personal injury case results.
"Overall, I had a great experience working with The Bradley Law Firm!! I would recommend Ryan and his team to anyone. Being involved in a car accident can be quite stressful and dealing with insurance companies can be even more stressful. Having Ryan in my corner lifted a huge burden off my shoulders and made this process much easier for me. They handled everything. Tina is great…she is awesome! She’s extremely patient and kept me informed throughout the entire process. The Bradley Law Firm team is very personable, easy to talk to, and a pleasure to work with."
Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients.
It is our mission to ensure you receive a maximum recovery for all of your damages, to the fullest extent under the law.
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