Minneapolis Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
The harm caused by a drunk driver is one of the most unsettling of all kinds of personal injuries. The thought of an innocent person suffering serious or fatal injury at the hands of an irresponsible individual can evoke outrage among members of the community.
At Hall Law, we aggressively pursue claims against irresponsible drinkers and the bars, nightclubs, and restaurants that improperly serve them.
Although the law can never replace a loved one or undo an injury, it can provide necessary compensation to help individuals recover from the harms and losses they have endured.
Drunk Driving Accident Damages Recovery
The drunk driver can be sued for negligence under the general laws of negligence, but often the drunk driver is either uninsured or underinsured and has few, if any, assets.
Even if there is no way to pursue recovery against the drunk driver, there may be a way to pursue recovery against the person or business that provided the alcoholic beverage(s) to the drunk driver.
Liability may be imposed on the sellers of alcoholic beverages if they sell to persons under the legal drinking age or to those who are obviously intoxicated. Thus, a liquor store, bar, or restaurant may be responsible for any damages caused by a person’s drinking if alcohol was sold to an underage person or to a person who was obviously intoxicated. (Minn. Stat._§ 340A.801)
Drunk Driving Accident Reference Materials
- Strategies to Reduce or Prevent Drunk Driving
- Drunk Driving in MN Fact Sheet
- Understanding Drunk Driving (Facts & Stats)
Work With an Experienced Drunk Driving Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, the compassionate and dedicated attorneys at Hall Law can help. We’ve represented people who have been injured in accidents for more than 35 years and have successfully represented clients in numerous drunk driving related cases.
Drunk Driving Accident FAQs
If you are injured by a drunk driver you are entitled to file a lawsuit.
The laws of Minnesota and other states include various deadlines for bringing a lawsuit. These deadlines are commonly referred to as “statutes of limitations.” If a lawsuit is not brought within the applicable deadline it may then be prohibited, unless an exception applies. Which deadline applies to a particular lawsuit depends on the jurisdiction and the facts of the case. The best advice is to promptly engage a lawyer to ensure no deadlines are missed.
Individuals are allowed to pursue a legal claim without representation by a lawyer. In practice however, this kind of self-help can be quite difficult, and most people choose to engage the services of a lawyer.
Preserve Your Rights
In all automobile accident cases it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries. If you or a loved one is a victim of an automobile accident involving a drunk driver, contact the attorneys at Hall Law.