Alcohol-related driving accidents are preventable because any driver who consumed few drinks has the choice not to get behind the wheel and operate that vehicle. Chicago, Illinois, has had its fair share of drunk driving accidents. Some of these accidents are single-vehicle crashes while others involved multiple vehicles. If clear evidence of negligence can be presented and those involved sustained injuries, compensation for damages from the drunk driver who caused the collision can be sought.
Our law firm is dedicated to helping people injured in drunk driving accidents. After an accident, we always urge our clients to seek medical attention and focus on recovery. While our client is healing, we go to the crash scene to gather information and evidence to help determine how the accident occurred. We also follow the progress of law enforcement's investigation and collect that evidence so it can be used in court against a suspected drunk driver. Once substantial evidence has been collected, we consult with our client and speak with medical professionals to determine the client's medical needs. The total cost of treatment to complete recovery must be verified and be included in the tort claim. It is important to consider past, present and future medical expenses to ensure that the victim is covered for the length of the injury.
If a drunk driving accident results in a fatality, surviving family members may enlist our services and hold the responsible parties liable. A wrongful death lawsuit is likely to follow in the wake of such an accident. This type of lawsuit, if handled properly, can bring full compensation to the plaintiffs. Lost wages and other incurred losses may be awarded to surviving family members.
Filing a claim against a drunk driver will help ensure that the same accidents do not keep happening again and again. To learn more about such cases, readers should visit our website. If they have more concerns or questions, they may choose to speak with a member of our legal team.