Every year, there are over 6 million traffic accidents in the United States. Although some accidents are caused by poor road conditions or mechanical problems that could not have been foreseen, most of them are ultimately caused by a mistake by one or more driver. Everything from failing to check a blind spot before a lane change, to being distracted by a cell phone, to speeding, to falling asleep at the wheel can cause terrible car accidents. However, one disturbingly common cause of motor vehicle accidents is drunk driving. Drunk driving is particularly disturbing behavior because everyone knows how dangerous it can be, and it is always preventable. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, over 10,000 people are killed in drunk driving accidents every year. That is roughly one third of all of the traffic fatalities in the country. Again, every one of these fatalities is preventable; none of them would likely have happened if the person who was drinking had found an alternative to getting behind the wheel.
Victims of Drunk Driving
In most cases, the fault in a drunk-driving accident is legally considered to be the drunk driver. This means that if you are injured in a drunk-driving accident, the drunk driver, or their insurance, is responsible for all of your costs relating to the accident. Between medical bills and lost wages, your costs can add up extremely fast. After a serious accident, you may not only have extensive injuries requiring significant time off work and multiple costly medical procedures, but in many cases, the accident may leave injuries requiring medical care well into the future. An experienced Wisconsin drunk-driving accident attorney can help ensure that you recover compensation for ALL of the costs associated with your accident.
If you have been injured, or if you have lost a loved one, in a drunk-driving accident, legal action is probably the farthest thing from your mind. Your first concern should be getting the best medical care possible and looking after the emotional well-being of your family. Unfortunately, when bills mount, insurance companies sometimes start looking for reasons to avoid paying the claim. If this happens, your family could be stuck with huge bills, and no way to pay them. The extreme recklessness of another person should never cause this kind of financial hardship.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a drunk-driving accident, contact an aggressive, dedicated Milwaukee drunk-driving accident attorney immediately. Although legal action isn’t the first thing on your mind, the dedicated attorneys at the Milwaukee drunk-driving accident law firm of Jastroch & LaBarge can work with the insurance company to ensure that your family receives the medical care that they need, and that the claim is fully paid. Jastroch & LaBarge has decades of experience helping victims recover compensation for present and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering after drunk-driving accidents. For more information and a FREE CASE EVALUATION contact Jastroch & LaBarge today at (877)558-5855.