Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
People injured by drunk drivers in Massachusetts have the ability to file lawsuits under the Commonwealth's dram shop laws that hold third parties liable for crashes and injuries caused by drunk drivers. These laws pertain to bars, taverns, restaurants, and clubs that served obviously intoxicated patrons. Individuals can also be liable for accidents and injuries under the state's social host laws.
At Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry, we assist individuals who suffered injury in drunk driving accidents. We investigate the circumstances of the accident fully to determine whether the dram shop and social host laws apply in our client's case. Our trial lawyers evaluate the insurance coverage of our client, the other driver, and, when applicable, the establishment or private party who illegally served the drunk driver. We consult with well-respected experts and specialists to determine the full extent and impact of our client's injuries. This approach allows us to develop a legal strategy that is tailored to the person's specific circumstances.Issues in Drunk Driving Accident Cases
Drunk drivers can cause especially severe injuries because of the high speeds at which they drive. They are also more likely to be driving on the wrong side of the road, causing head-on collisions. Injuries caused by intoxicated drivers are usually catastrophic because of these factors. Similarly, drunk driving accidents involve wrongful death more frequently than other types of car accidents.
Our Cambridge lawyers help clients injured in drunk driving accidents, building on our years of trial experience, our knowledge of tort law and our willingness to take the time to learn about our client's circumstances. Whether we try the case in state or federal court, negotiate with the insurance companies involved or engage in settlement talks, our lawyers advocate vigorously for clients injured by drunk drivers.
Contact Clark, Hunt, Ahern & Embry to schedule a free initial consultation with our Boston car accident attorneys. Call 617-494-1920. We take injury cases on a contingency basis, charging no fee until we recover damages on your behalf.