Drunk Driving Continues To Be A Killer Here In Missouri
The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety reports that impaired drivers cause an alarming 23 percent of fatalities on the state’s roadways. In 2016 alone, 669 people suffered injuries in impaired driving accidents while 219 lost their lives.
Even though the percentage of people who died on Missouri’s roadways due to drunk driving dropped to 21 percent in 2017, the families of their victims would agree that number is still far too high. If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in an accident involving an impaired driver, you may have legal options.
Unlike the insurance companies, The Backer Law Firm has your back and fights for your rights. We offer a free initial attorney consultation you can take advantage of by calling 816-399-5219. We are conveniently located near the intersection of I-70 and Noland Road in Independence, Missouri, and we represent people throughout Kansas City and the surrounding areas.
What Compensation Can I Pursue Against Drunk Drivers?
Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t pursue your own justice if an impaired driver faces criminal charges in the aftermath of an accident. While the criminal justice system prosecutes the driver who caused your injuries or the loss of your loved one for DUI and other crimes or procedures connected to the crash, you can still pursue compensation for your financial losses through the civil courts.
In fact, you could use any evidence prosecutors present to the court in the criminal trial, along with any crash-related convictions secured by them as evidence of negligence in your personal injury or wrongful death case. If successful, you could receive an award for damages such as the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Rental vehicle
- Loss of companionship
Call Us – We’ve Got Your Back
If you suffered injuries or lost a loved one in an accident in which the at-fault driver was intoxicated, contact The Backer Law Firm at 816-399-5219 or on our website to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at our conveniently located office near the intersection of I-70 and Noland Road in Independence, Missouri. At The Backer Law Firm, we’ve got your back.