Aiding Those Injured By Drunk Drivers
When people think of drunk drivers, they usually think about the criminal penalties associated with driving under the influence (DUI). You read in the papers about the serious injuries and deaths in South Bend and other Indiana communities caused by this crime, but when the headlines end and even after the wrongdoer has served his or her sentence, there is still a price to pay. Injured people must suffer pain and the loss of the use of their bodies. They suffer horrible financial loss due to medical bills and lost earnings. Families must learn to cope with the death of loved ones.
At Sweeney Julian, we know about these losses all too well. Too many times, we have fought for the rights of people hurt due to the recklessness of drunk drivers. The attorneys, paralegals and administrative staff at our South Bend firm are well-educated and work together to represent you in an efficient and effective manner. If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of a drunk driver, our lawyers are ready to help you hold the guilty party responsible for his or her actions.
Experience With DUI Injury Cases
Thousands of people are killed or seriously injured each year in the United States due to alcohol-related accidents. When a person is under the influence of alcohol, their judgment is impaired, and he or she may act recklessly. Common occurrences include:
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Driving the wrong way down a one-way street
- Speeding through red lights
- Driving into the rear end of another car that they should have seen
If you have been the victim of such a DUI accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries and accident-related costs, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Medical expenses
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
You may also be entitled to recover punitive damages to punish the drunk driver for his or her conduct.
We Will Fight For You
Our team at Sweeney Julian has the experience and training to pursue the compensation you need. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident caused by a drunk driver in Indiana, please contact our attorneys today. Call our office at 574-247-1234 to schedule a consultation.