DRUNK DRIVER REAR ENDED ME – INJURED IN CAR ACCIDENT – MN ATTORNEYS
Drunk Driving Auto Accidents Are Tragic
If you have been hit or rear ended by a drunk driver in Minnesota, you are not alone. Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the United States and MN, with 3 in every 10 Americans likely to be involved in an alcohol-related crash at some time in their lives. Our Minnesota personal injury lawyers have represented many clients injured in drunk driver rear end accidents. Car crashes and injuries caused by a drunk driver are outrageous, because the level of irresponsibility is so much higher than the driver inattention we see in most car accident cases. Our accident injury lawyers in MN have had many cases where a drunken driver rear ended our client or crashed into our client at an intersection causing very bad injuries. Making sure our clients are fully compensated for this is our highest priority.
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,800 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in 2009, and the statistics have only improved marginally since then. Of those that survive a drunk driver car crash, 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 or Uber. When you call our office and speak with an attorney about your car accident caused by a drunk driver, we will fully explore all your options to hold the other driver accountable for rear ending you and causing the crash.
Drunk Driving Laws in Minnesota – MN Lawyers
Minnesota law makes it a crime for a person to drive 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. MN law also prohibits any person from serving alcohol to someone under 21 years of age (Social Host Liability). Our top car accident lawyers have helped many people in MN who were rear-ended by a drunk driver, suing the drunken driver and sometimes suing the bar as well.
When it comes to rear-end accidents, there are several traffic laws in MN that apply, including the law requiring a car not follow too closely to the car ahead, the law requiring a driver not to drive too fast for the road conditions, and the law requiring a driver to keep a safe lookout at all times. There are many auto accidents caused by a distracted lawyer. However with a drunk driving car accident, the drunk driver’s judgment and reflexes are impaired, so for example, what might be a safe distance back for a sober driver is far too close for the drunk driver who takes longer to recognize the situation and apply his brakes. The drunk driver has no excuse when he rear ends you, and our top lawyers will make sure you are fully compensated for the damages and your injuries by the other driver’s insurance and possibly the bar that overserved them.
Minnesota Lawyer To Sue Drunk Drivers and Bars That Overserve Them.
The Rochlin Law Firm, Ltd. has successfully represented and fought for clients who have been injured in a car accident with a drunk driver and the person or bar that wrongfully served them. When our clients are injured because of being hit by a drunk driver, we strongly believe that the drunk driver, and if necessary the bar, should be held accountable. Our Minnesota 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 in an auto accident because a drunk driver rear-ended you or otherwise caused your accident – or one of your loved ones has been killed in a drunk driving car crash – please contact our firm for a free consultation. See also, How to Get Medical Bills Paid. A lawyer will meet with you to discuss your drunk driver car accident case at our offices in Minneapolis, Woodbury, and Edina. An attorney will also meet with you at your home if you have been hit or rear ended 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 drunk driving statistics, drunk driving prevention and victim services, see Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, www.madd.org.