Representing Injury Victims After A Drunk Driving Crash
Despite law cracking down on those driving under the influence, drunk drivers are still a serious problem throughout Alabama and the United States today.
At Simms & Associates, we have represented injury victims in Birmingham and surrounding areas since 1999. Our diverse backgrounds and extensive trial experience benefit our clients. As a former insurance adjuster and former certified accident reconstructionist, attorneys Simms and Fine are knowledgeable advocates for victims of accidents caused by drunk drivers.
Alcohol-Impaired Drivers Are A Serious Risk To Others
Alcohol-impaired drivers make Alabama highways dangerous and are a threat to pedestrians and people operating motor vehicles. In fact, many of the traffic deaths in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and throughout Alabama are DUI-related.
Traffic accidents often cause catastrophic injuries. Medical bills can amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars, and lost wages add to the financial burden. Catastrophic injuries may require a lifetime of expensive care, and if someone is killed, grieving family members must make funeral arrangements and handle the decedent’s legal and personal affairs.
Can A Bar Be Held Liable For My Injuries?
It is also possible to pursue compensation against the individual or businesses who served alcohol to the drunk driver. When alcohol is served to someone who is visibly intoxicated, they may be held partially liable for your injuries.
These dram shop laws can apply to both vendors, such as bars and restaurants, and social hosts who provided alcohol for free to a minor. Any damages recovered are in addition to the compensation you may also recover directly from the drunk driver.
Our attorneys conduct a thorough investigation of the facts to determine all entities who are responsible for your injuries. We know how difficult this time is for you and your family, and we are committed to taking every necessary action to secure full compensation on your behalf.
Speak With Us Today
Discuss your case with a lawyer at Simms & Associates today. If you or a loved one is the victim of a drunk driver, we will strive to help individuals and families receive a fair settlement.