Skilled Lawyers Defending DUI Accident Victims
Drunk driving accidents are an unfortunate reality that brings devastating consequences to countless individuals and their families. These incidents can cause severe injuries, property damage, and even loss of life. Personal injury law aims to protect the rights and interests of those affected by these terrible events.
Injured parties affected by a drunk driving accident may have the law on their side to help them recover compensation from the person responsible for the accident. Personal injury attorneys play a vital role in these cases by providing legal representation to injured parties, ensuring that a victim’s rights are protected while fighting for fair compensation on their behalf.
At Vito & Dollenmaier Law, we understand just how destructive drunk driving accidents can be, not only because of the physical damage they cause, but because of the tragic emotional consequences as well. Our lawyers jump into action when a prospective client comes to our office after being injured by a drunk driver, immediately beginning the process of collecting evidence and making recommendations that could strengthen a client’s case. We have a proactive approach to personal injury law, and we do everything in our power to pursue a just outcome on our client’s behalf.
Legal Options After an Accident
Fortunately, the law in Illinois includes remedies for situations in which someone is injured in a drunk driving accident. The first option is to file a standard car accident insurance claim with your insurance company as well as the insurance company of the at-fault driver. In Illinois, drivers are required to have, at a minimum, liability insurance for car accidents in which they are at fault.
However, in many cases, the cost of the accident exceeds the driver’s insurance policy limits. Making things worse, insurance companies may reject an insurance claim if their customer was driving drunk. Insurance companies are notoriously difficult to work with, and they will often fight claims for compensation. In cases like this, another option may be to directly sue the at-fault driver. If you decide to pursue this route, you will need to file your personal injury lawsuit within two years of the accident. If you fail to meet this deadline, you will likely be giving up your right to compensation.
Whichever option you choose, your personal injury attorney will be an invaluable resource as you deal with the complexities of your case. At Vito & Dollenmaier Law, our lawyers are skilled negotiators with experience in drunk driving crashes, and we will do the hard work of aggressively negotiating with the insurance companies. We will use our knowledge and experience to pursue the compensation that may be owed to you.
Will a Guilty DUI Verdict Help Me?
When someone is pulled over on suspicion of driving drunk, a police officer will likely arrest them for driving under the influence. A prosecutor will then file criminal charges against the driver, and the driver will have to go to court and answer to the charges. If the drunk driver pleads guilty or is found guilty of drunk driving, it could greatly help your case. Drunk driving is obviously against the law and also shows that the driver was not exercising proper caution towards other drivers on the road at the time of their arrest. Thus, their actions were negligent. Proving a drunk driver’s negligence is crucial to obtaining an award for a victim of an accident, and the judge or jury in your case will be more likely to find the at-fault party responsible for your injuries if they have already been convicted of drunk driving.
Contact a Schaumburg Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Driving drunk is a serious mistake with severe consequences. If a drunk driver’s negligence has caused you injury, you need an attorney to stand up for you and your rights. At Vito & Dollenmaier Law, we have a proven track record of defending injured clients against the negligence of drunk drivers. If you need to seek compensation for an accident caused by a drunk driver, contact our Schaumburg car accident attorneys at 224-539-8821 for a free consultation today.