Park City Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Were You or a Loved One Hit by a Drunk Driver?
“Drive defensively” is one of the first things we are taught when learning how to drive. And while defensive driving can and does save lives, there are times when it simply isn’t enough. A common example of this is when a drunk driver is on the road.
If you or someone you love has been hit by a drunk driver, you likely feel the great injustice of the situation. Not only do you have to live with the pain of a severe injury or bereavement; you also have to pay the bills associated with it.
At Dodd & Kuendig, our Park City attorneys fight to hold drunk drivers and the parties that enable them accountable. We will fight for justice and compensation on your behalf. Why not put our years of experience on your side? There are no fees unless we win your case.
Filing a Lawsuit Against a Drunk Driver
Utah law allows accident victims to sue drunk drivers for compensation. These accident lawsuits are filed through the civil justice system. They are completely separate from the state’s criminal DUI case against the drunk driver.
Accident victims will need to prove the other driver was responsible for what happened through some act of negligence. In these cases, that negligence would be driving under the influence and some type of traffic violation, such as swerving into the victim’s lane or rear-ending their vehicle.
Our Park City lawyers can help you file a lawsuit in civil court against a drunk driver. We can also help you with the insurance claim beforehand.
Are Bars Liable for Drunk Driving Accidents?
To recover compensation, victims will need to figure out who is responsible for the drunk driving accident under law. Generally, that will be the drunk driver and their insurance provider. There are cases, however, in which a bar or restaurant is responsible.
Dram Shop Laws in Utah
Under Utah’s dram shop laws, a bar or restaurant can be held liable for a drunk driving accident if:
- They served alcohol to a person under the legal drinking age; or
- They served alcohol to a person who was already intoxicated.
At Dodd & Kuendig, our Park City drunk driving accident attorneys are proud to help clients with dram shop liability cases. Learn more about these cases here.
Compensation for Drunk Driving Accident Victims
Through a civil lawsuit, a drunk driving victim may be compensated for the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Missed work/school
- Vehicular damage
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Funeral and burial expenses
This is not a complete list. There may be other damages for which you qualify. Find out how much your case is worth in a free consultation.
Work with Caring Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
At Dodd & Kuendig, we are known for our skill and compassion in helping victims of drunk driving accidents. If you were hit by a drunk driver or lost a loved one, don’t wait to reach out to us. We will fight tirelessly to hold them accountable in civil court. We’ll also aim to effect real change for the future, thereby preventing other drunk driving accidents.
Our experienced team has handled tens of thousands of personal injury cases. In a free case review, we can go over your case and your rights. Should you decide to take action, we will provide award-winning legal counsel and representation at every step of the way.