Because of tougher enforcement, drunk driving accidents have decreased in recent years, but that does not make individual tragedies any less devastating. In 2007, it is estimated that almost 13,000 people died in accidents that involved a drunk driver—this is almost a third of the traffic fatalities for that year. A far greater number of people suffered catastrophic injuries.
A drunk driving accident is caused by someone choosing to drink and drive. Because of that, punitive damages are awarded to the victim. Another cause of a drunk driving accident is when someone knowingly furnishes the drunk driver with excessive amounts of alcohol. If a loved one has suffered serious injuries or was killed in a drunk driving accident, talk to a personal injury attorney at the law firm of Snyder & Wenner, P.C. in Phoenix, Arizona.
Our attorneys investigate and litigate drunk driving accidents.
Because the injuries are often serious, we thoroughly investigate drunk driving accidents to be sure we have all the facts and can present the most effective possible case for our clients. Our trial lawyers also consult with medical experts and economists to determine the need and cost of future medical treatment and economic losses.
What if the drunk driver does not have sufficient insurance?
If a drunk driver does not have sufficient insurance to pay for damages, our lawyers look at the uninsured motorist or underinsured motorist coverage of the driver who was hit by the drunk driver. We also investigate what happened before the accident. Did a hotel or bar over-serve an obviously drunk customer?
At Snyder & Wenner, P.C., we take cases involving serious injuries and wrongful death. With more than 25 years of experience, we know how to investigate and prepare an effective case. Review our verdicts and settlements. For a free consultation about your DUI accident injuries or a loved one’s death in a drunk driving accident, contact us.