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Can I file a lawsuit against the drunk driver who hit me?

Can I file a lawsuit against the drunk driver who hit me

You can file a lawsuit against the drunk driver who hit you if you were injured in the accident or suffered other damages. When you're involved in a car accident caused by a drunk driver, you have the legal right to seek compensation for your injuries and damages through a personal injury lawsuit.

How Can I Pursue a Lawsuit Against a Drunk Driver?

To pursue a lawsuit against the drunk driver, you'll generally need to establish the following elements:

Duty of care. You must show that the drunk driver owed you a duty of care. In this case, all drivers have a duty to operate their vehicles safely and responsibly to avoid causing harm to others on the road.

Breach of duty. You need to demonstrate that the drunk driver breached their duty of care. Driving under the influence of alcohol is a clear violation of this duty.

Causation. You must establish a direct link between the drunk driver's actions (driving under the influence) and the accident that resulted in your injuries.

Damages. You need to show that you suffered actual damages as a result of the accident, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and property damage.


Can a Lawyer Help Me Hold a Drunk Driver Accountable for Their Negligence?

Filing a lawsuit against a drunk driver can be complex, involving gathering evidence, obtaining police reports, medical records, and witness statements, and navigating legal procedures. It is highly recommended to seek the assistance of a skilled drunk driving accident lawyer experienced in handling drunk driving accident cases. An attorney can guide you through the legal process, represent your interests, and work to secure the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.


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If you've been injured in an auto accident, don't settle for less than you deserve. Schedule a free consultation with a drunk driving accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys to discuss your case and explore your legal options. Our dedicated team will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve for all accident-related damages. Contact us today to learn more.


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Brett Sachs

Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.

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