Chicago Drunk Driving Car Accident Attorneys
Dziedziak & Marcus - Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Compensation
Victims of drunk driving car accidents often suffer catastrophic injury or even death at the hand those driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A great tragedy in these types of accidents is that alcohol- and drug-related accidents are not really accidents at all; someone intentionally drank and then drove. We work to hold drunk drivers accountable for the car injuries they cause.
The first step to take after a drunk driving car accident in Illinois is to contact Dziedziak & Marcus . Serving Cook County and beyond, we provide representation to personal injury victims and to the families of those lost in fatal accidents.
Drunk Drivers and Dram Shop Liability
In Illinois, drivers can be arrested for driving with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .08 or higher. If a legally drunk driver causes an accident, not only is he or she subject to DUI criminal penalties , there may also be a civil lawsuit involved - especially if the drunk driving car accident resulted in wrongful death Link to Wrongful Death Claims Practice Area.
In addition to holding drunk drivers accountable for the catastrophic injuries Link to Catastrophic Injury Claims Practice Area and fatalities they cause, other parties may be held financially liable. In Illinois, The Dram Shop Act provides recourse for those injured by drunk drivers. The law allows injured parties to hold accountable those businesses that sell or provide alcohol to intoxicated persons who cause drunk driving car accidents Link to Car Accidents Practice Area.
Drunk driving accidents are not limited to cars, though most accidents involve two cars. Alcohol-related accidents can also involve semi trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and watercraft. Injuries from these types of accidents can range from bruises and broken bones to spinal cord injury Link to Spinal Cord Injury Practice Area, brain damage Link to Brain Damage Practice Area or even death.
If you have been injured in a drunk driving car accident or have lost a loved one to a crash caused by a drunk driver, contact Dziedziak & Marcus Link to Contact Us. Our lawyers provide compassionate care for personal injury victims and their families while aggressively pursuing the financial compensation they deserve.