Every day, innocent people are injured by drunk drivers who make the irresponsible decision to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after they have had too much to drink. In recent years, it seems that drunk driving has obtained attention nationwide as people work to lower the number of injuries and fatalities that occur due to drunk driving accidents. While the attention has helped, there are still frequent accidents that could be avoided if people that about the safety of the community and took responsibility before they got behind the wheel. The Terry Law Firm in St. Louis is here to lend a hand to innocent people all over the state of Missouri whose lives have been changed due to the negligence of a drunk driver. Call our drunk driving accident attorneys in St. Louis if you have been injured or a loved one has been killed at the hands of an intoxicated driver.
As a St. Louis drunk driving attorney, we are dedicated to helping our clients obtain the justice they deserve after their lives are altered by a drunk driver here in St. Louis and around the entire state of Missouri. When an accident involving a DUI occurs, the victim is often severely injured at the scene and the effects of their injuries can continue for many years to come. The criminal justice system does its part to ensure that the driver is held accountable for their actions, but there is not a lot that the criminal justice system can do to help those seriously injured by drunk drivers. For the victims of drunk drivers to receive the help that they deserve, they need to hire a lawyer who can pursue a civil case.
Holding Drunk Drivers Responsible in St. Louis
The Terry Law Firm is dedicated to holding inebriated drivers accountable for the choices they make that put our community in danger. Our St. Louis car accident lawyers have years of experience representing those who have been injured by the negligence of others.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, the most important thing you can do is to make sure you get the medical care you need. If possible, you should get good, clear pictures of all the vehicles involved in the crash and the accident scene. Make sure you also get pictures of your injuries and continue to document your healing as well. All of this will be helpful for your lawyer will being the process of preparing a personal injury case for you.
If you have a family member who was killed in a collision with a drunk driver, then you really need an experienced wrongful death lawyer who understands and has experience in handling legal cases involving the wrongful death of individuals.
Whether your case is a personal injury case or one of wrongful death, more than likely a claim with the driver’s insurance company will be filed to help pay for damages. It is important that you hire an attorney immediately following the accident so that no time-sensitive evidence is lost and you do not agree to an unfair settlement offered by an insurance company.
After a drunk driving accident, you are going to be faced with decisions about your health, the health of your family member, your job, lost wages, medical expenses, damages to your car, and emotional damages. It is very common for insurance companies to swoop in and offer victims a small amount of money to settle their legal case. No matter what they offer you at this stage, it will be a smaller settlement than you deserve. Insurance companies want to close the claim as quickly as possible and do not have your best interests at heart. Insurance company representatives will likely call you very quickly after the accident and try to persuade you to take the settlement offer. It is vital that you do not take the settlement. At a minimum, contact the Terry Law Firm to at least get some advice on what your rights are. Let us assess what happened to you give you some advice about your potential case.
The civil law process can be complicated and confusing. Having the knowledge and advice from an experienced St. Louis drunk driving attorney will go a long way making a bad situation more bearable.
Unlike the insurance company who will contact you following the accident, the Terry Law Firm has your best interests in mind. You want an experienced St. Louis drunk driver lawyer to help you understand how the situation will and help you obtain the full compensation that you deserve. If you or a loved one were innocently involved in a car accident due to another drivers negligence, take control of the situation and make sure that no others are injured by the same driver in the future. Call the Terry Law Firm today, (314) 309-2868.