HIT BY DRUNK DRIVER- INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT – ATTORNEYS MINNESOTA
Drunk Driver Car Accident – Too Frequent In Minnesota
If you have been hit by a drunk driver, you are not alone. Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States, with 3 in every 10 Americans likely to be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some time in their lives. Our best personal injury lawyers have represented many clients injured in a Minnesota drunk driver car accident. A car crash and injuries caused by a drunk driver are infuriating to us because the level of irresponsibility is so much higher than the driver inattention we see in most car accident cases. Our top auto accident injury attorneys have had many cases where a drunk driver hit and injured our client at an intersection or the drunk driver rear ended our client in a MN accident.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,800 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in 2009. Of those that survive a car crash with a drunk driver, many are injured. In 2009, more than half a million people were injured in crashes where police reported that alcohol was present — an average of one person injured approximately every 2 minutes. These numbers are inexcusable because they could have easily been prevented if the drunk driver had simply chosen not to drive, or the bar that served him had cut him off as required by law and called a cab.
Drunk Driving Law in Minnesota
MN law prohibits a person from driving while intoxicated (having a blood alcohol level of more than .08%). The MN Dram Shop Act also prohibits a liquor establishment from serving alcohol in certain circumstances. For example, a bar cannot sell alcohol without a license, serve alcohol to an underage person, nor to a person who is obviously intoxicated. Minnesota law also prohibits any person from serving alcohol to someone under 21 years of age (Social Host Liability). Our best car accident lawyers have helped many people in MN who were hit by a drunk driver to sue the drunk driver and sometimes suing the bar that illegally served them as well. Our primary focus is to make sure our clients are treated fairly by the insurance company and fully compensated after they are hit by a drunk driver in MN.
Suing Drunk Driver and Bar That Overserved Them
The Rochlin Law Firm, Ltd. has successfully represented and fought for clients who have been injured after being hit by a drunk driver and the persons or bars that have wrongfully served them. When our clients are injured in a drunk driver car accident, a top lawyer will make sure that the drunk driver, and if necessary the bar, are held accountable. Our MN personal injury lawyers have considerable experience obtaining the necessary expert and investigative documentation to prove a case against the drunk driver and the irresponsible liquor establishment. If you have been injured because a a drunk driver rear ended you, hit you head on, or otherwise caused your accident – or one of your loved ones has been killed in a drunk driving car crash – please call our office for a free consultation with an attorney. See also, How to Get Medical Bills Paid. An attorney will meet with you to discuss your drunk driver case at our offices in Minneapolis, Woodbury, and Edina. Our attorneys will also meet with you at your home if you have been hit by a drunk driver in St. Paul MN, Forest Lake, Lake Elmo, Brooklyn Park, Brooklyn Center, Anoka Minnesota, Plymouth, Rogers, Chanhassen, Chaska, Burnsville, Richfield, and other cities throughout Minnesota.
For additional information on drunken driving statistics, drunk driving prevention and victim services, see Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, www.madd.org.