In Maryland, driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more is, of course, illegal. With all the publicity and attention the issue has received, it is distressing that drunk drivers still cause about one-third of all auto accident fatalities. When a person is injured because of the actions of another, especially when it comes to driving while drunk or under the influence, he or she may be entitled to compensation. Driving under the influence is a form of negligence. If you were injured because of a drunk driver, you should contact an attorney that can help you construct a comprehensive legal strategy to help you recover monetary and non-monetary damages. To schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney, contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC.
Fighting for What is Right
When someone is injured in an accident, themselves and their family suffer physically and financially. When someone so irresponsible injures them, there is additional anger and an emotional reaction. This is why Trombly & Singer, PLLC takes on these cases and works hard to win the maximum amount of compensation for clients.
Dram Shop Laws
We seek out any and all potentially responsible parties. Dram shop laws are in effect in the D.C. area. Dram shop laws impose liability upon businesses that neglectfully sell alcohol to patrons that then cause serious injuries, property damage, or death. At the moment, about 43 states and Washington D.C. have dram shop laws in place. This liability can be imposed on any establishment that serves alcohol. This can include liquor stores, bars, restaurants, and any other establishment with a liquor license. If an establishment with a liquor license sold alcohol to a patron that caused your injury, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against the liable business.
Investigating These Cases
It is important to begin our investigation as soon as possible. Witnesses must be located and evidence gathered in a timely manner. The police report and arrest record will be a good foundation to construct your case. Rest assured, these cases can be won. Judges and juries frown on drunk driving and insurance companies are more willing than usual to negotiate a satisfactory settlement. Punitive damages may even be awarded if the case goes to trial.
Contact an Experienced DWI Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured by a drunk driver or you lost a loved one to a drunk driver, it is important to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. For decades, our firm has provided effective legal services to clients in Washington D.C. and the surrounding area impacted by the negligence of others. If you need an experienced attorney to fight for your rights, contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC.