Drunk Driving Accidents
Despite continued efforts on the part of Illinois law enforcement and lawmakers to curb drunk driving, this is still a major cause of car accidents. People continue to get behind the wheel while intoxicated and hurt others on the road. If you or a loved one has been in an accident caused by a drunk driver, our lawyers are here to help.Proving Drunk Driving
At Friedman Law Offices, P.C., we thoroughly investigate all auto accident cases. In drunk driving accident cases, the police that arrived at the scene may have already conducted a breath or blood test. The negligent driver may have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI). This will provide the building blocks of our personal injury case.Punitive Damages
Our Chicago drunk driving accident attorneys are dedicated to getting you all the compensation you are entitled to. In these cases, you may be entitled to a form of compensation called punitive damages. This is money that will be paid to you by the drunk driver as part of the drunk driver's punishment for breaking the law. This is above and beyond the compensation you will receive for medical bills, lost wages and other costs.Dram Shop Claims
In most drunk driving cases, the target is the drunk driver. However, in some cases, it may be possible to file an additional claim against the establishment that provided alcoholic beverages to the drunk driver. For example, if a bar continued to serve alcohol to a patron who was obviously intoxicated and then allowed that patron to leave and drive home, that bar may be liable for damages. These are difficult cases, but we will pursue them when appropriate.Free Consultation: Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in Chicago
Call us at 312-466-8200 or send us an email. We handle all drunk driving accident cases on a contingency basis, which means you pay no fee unless we provide results.