Louisville Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Pursuing Justice for Kentucky Accident Victims
Drunk driving is illegal across the United States. Despite this, drunk drivers continue to take lives and cause serious injuries as a result of their negligence. While any car accident can result in tragedy, those caused by drunk drivers are more likely to cause profound impact. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 2,041 people died in drunk driving accidents in Kentucky from 2003 to 2012. Those with the highest death rate from these accidents are people between 21 and 34 years of age.
If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver in Louisville, contact Walker Wallace PLC immediately. We can investigate the accident, identify responsible parties, and pursue the compensation and fair treatment you deserve. You may be eligible for damages such as all medical expenses related to your injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. Our Louisville drunk driving accident lawyers can take care of all the legal details and actions necessary while you focus on restoring your health and putting your life back together.
Talk to one of our experienced drunk driving accident attorneys in Louisville about your case by contacting us online or calling (502) 947-3931. Your consultation is complimentary and comes with no financial obligation unless we win your case.
We Can Help If Insurance Companies Attempt to Deny Coverage
Recent data from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports more than 5,000 drunk driving accidents in the state. An estimated 35 percent of these resulted in injuries to others while 3 percent caused death. Victims and their families can be overwhelmed by medical expenses, lost wages, burial or other funerary costs, and a painful and lengthy recovery period.
Can the Other Driver's Insurance Deny My Claim?
When a drunk driver causes an accident involving injuries to others, it becomes an important and persuasive factor in any personal injury case. Drunk drivers’ insurance companies may deny their clients coverage from personal injury or property damage claims, or cancel their policies altogether to avoid liability for the drunk driver’s actions. When insurance companies try to do this, it can severely limit your ability to see fair and just compensation for your injuries.
Walker Wallace PLC can help you file a civil lawsuit against a drunk driver whose negligent actions caused you injury or death to a loved one. We strongly advise that you consult with us in the aftermath of an accident to determine your legal options and take the necessary steps to ensure your best chance at reaching a just settlement.
Can You Sue the Bar if You're Hit By a Drunk Driver?
The answer to this question (known as "dram shop law") changes depending on which state you are in. In Kentucky, the only time that victims of DUI accidents can sue a bar is if the bar can be found guilty of overserving the driver who was clearly "already intoxicated at the time of serving" (Kentucky Revised Statutes section 413.241). This means that if it cannot be proven that the bartender should have reasonably known that the individual they were serving was already intoxicated, you do not have a case. Unsure if you have a case or not? Contact us today for guidance!