Passengers often sustain injuries in car accidents. But what if the injured passenger was riding with a drunk driver? What would you do? How would you obtain compensation to pay your bills caused by the accident? And are the laws different in one state compared to another? Relax. We can help.
Any time passengers sustain injuries in a car accident, passengers almost always have a personal injury claim against one of the drivers. Drunk driving accidents complicate the situation, especially if the passenger knew the driver was drunk when they chose to get into the vehicle involved in an accident.
Another important factor to consider is who supplied the alcohol to the driver. If a bar or liquor store knowingly sold alcohol to the driver in an intoxicated state, you may be able to pursue a case against the bar or liquor store.
Liability laws can complicate the situation. Such laws vary from state to state. Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma have a fault-based insurance system. Under this system, insurance companies pay according to each party’s degree of fault. Kansas is a no-fault insurance state. That means your insurance company pays your medical bills regardless of who caused the accident. But getting insurance companies to cooperate can be a challenge.
Drunk driving accidents are complicated. Knowing what to do can be difficult. You need an experienced legal team in your corner. You need someone who truly understands the law. You need the Law Offices of Tolbert Beadle & Musgrave.
Tolbert Beadle & Musgrave have years of experience defending clients seriously injured in drunk driving accidents in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Our lawyers tenaciously investigate every case and work tirelessly to obtain the full compensation you deserve for your accident. We understand how traumatic drunk driving accidents can be. We can help.
Don’t leave your future to chance. Take action. Contact Tolbert Beadle & Musgrave today. We’re on your side.