Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
HELPING INDIVIDUALS WHO SUFFER INJURIES IN DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENTS HOLD DANGEROUS DRIVERS LIABLE
Drunk driving puts everyone on the road in danger. When a driver decides to get behind the wheel of a car after having too much to drink, serious motor vehicle accidents can result, which in turn can lead to serious injuries (and sometimes death) for everyone involved in the accident. The sad thing about drunk driving accidents is that they are totally avoidable.
If you or someone you care about has been involved in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for any injuries that you suffered in the accident. The knowledgeable drunk driving accident lawyers at the Montee Law Firm can investigate the circumstances behind your accident, file an insurance claim or a lawsuit for personal injuries against the at-fault driver, and help you pursue the monetary compensation that you deserve and need for your injuries.
Please give us a call today at (816) 364-1650 or contact us online to learn more about how we can assist you with obtaining the compensation you deserve for the injuries you suffered in your drunk driving accident.
DRUNK DRIVING LEGAL STANDARD IN MISSOURI
Drunk driving continues to be a serious problem in the State of Missouri. Just as with other states, the law imposes harsh penalties for individuals who choose to get behind the wheel of a car after they have had too much to drink. If a Missouri driver is found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher, then there does not need to be any additional impairment evidence presented, in order for a state prosecutor to obtain a DWI conviction against the at-fault driver. In Missouri, having a BAC this high is called “per se” intoxication.
Moreover, the State of Missouri also allows for enhanced criminal penalties (including an aggravated DWI charge), if the offending driver is determined to have a BAC that is at least 0.15 percent. Minors who are under 21 years old may not have a BAC that is higher than 0.02 percent under the state’s zero-tolerance policy.
In addition to incurring serious criminal penalties for a DUI conviction in Missouri, an offending driver may also be subject to a civil claim or lawsuit if he or she causes a collision in which others are injured. An experienced drunk driving accident lawyer can assist you with bringing a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver within the proper time frame.
INJURIES SUFFERED IN A DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT
In many cases, Missouri drunk driving collisions occur at high rates of speed and are caused by drivers who have totally lost control of their vehicles. When a motor vehicle careens out of control and violently strikes another vehicle, the occupants of the vehicle may be thrashed around and may even strike something inside the vehicle, such as the console, headrest, window, or steering wheel, for example. When this happens, the occupants of the vehicle are more likely to suffer a serious injury in the accident. Common injuries that victims of drunk driving accidents suffer include the following:
- Soft tissue injuries to the neck and back
- Spinal cord and paralysis injuries
- Traumatic head and brain injuries (TBIs)
- Broken bones
- Muscular contusions
An experienced Missouri drunk driving accident attorney can help you bring a claim and recover the compensation for your injuries that you deserve.
SPEAK TO A MISSOURI DRUNK DRIVING ACCIDENT LAWYER TODAY
The knowledgeable legal team at the Montee Law Firm is ready to help you pursue the monetary damages that you deserve. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a drunk driving accident lawyer, please call us at (816) 364-1650 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you pursue monetary recovery for the injuries suffered in your accident.
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