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Passengers injured in drunk driving accidents. Facts you need to know.

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.



Missouri drunk drivers pose threat on July 4th. Protect yourself.

Everyone loves celebrating July 4th. Sadly, this weekend is also the most dangerous time to drive on America’s roads. Statistically, July 3rd and 4th are the two deadliest days of the year to drive. On average, 161 people are killed each year on July 4th in car accidents nationwide, making Independence Day the deadliest day on America’s highways. But serious accidents can happen at any time, especially during the summer months on busy highways like Missouri’s Interstate 44. That’s why Missouri State Police will be stepping up enforcement efforts this weekend.

The July 4th holiday also ranks near the top for alcohol sales each year nationwide. Statistically, this holiday ranks number one – ahead of Labor Day, New Year’s Eve and Memorial Day – for beer consumption nationwide.

Not surprisingly, drunk driving can be a serious hazard facing people on the road this holiday weekend. What can you do to protect yourself? How will you stay safe on the road this July 4th?

If you don’t have to travel this weekend, we advise staying off the road. If you must travel to get to your holiday destination, travel on days other than July 3rd or 4th. Or at the very least, drive during daylight hours. Statistically, fatal accidents involving drunk drivers are more than four times as likely to occur at night versus during the day.

Drunk drivers wreak havoc on the roads across the country. Don’t let such reckless behavior ruin your life. If you’re a victim of a drunk driving accident, take action. Contact the Law Offices of Tolbert Beadle & Musgrave. Our experienced lawyers will vigorously fight for your rights and the justice you deserve.

Drunk driving accidents are serious. That’s why you need a law firm who means business. That’s why you need Tolbert Beadle & Musgrave.