Bismarck Drunk Driving Accident Attorney
Drunk Driving Accident Claims
Wherever they are, drunk drivers are a danger to everyone on the road, including themselves. According to the North Dakota Department of Transportation, traffic collisions cost the state $300 million a year and alcohol-related accidents account for roughly 14% of auto insurance payments. Of course, the financial impact of drunk driving is secondary to the harm it causes to people. Approximately half of all traffic fatalities in North Dakota are caused due to a drunk driver.
With drunk driving creating such extreme dangers in North Dakota, Maring Williams Law Office proudly takes a stand against it by providing steadfast and reliable legal representation to people who have been hurt by intoxicated drivers. If you were hit by a drunk driver and suffered serious injuries, please do not hesitate to reach out to our Bismarck drunk driving accident lawyers. We would be honored to speak to you, hear your story, and discuss if we can help you. For whatever reason, if we do not think our law firm would be the right fit for your drunk driving claim, then we will still do our best to point you in the right direction because it’s the right thing to do.
Let us know what happened by dialing (701) 543-6685 today.
Types of Damages You Can Recover
Bringing a drunk driving accident claim against the driver that hit you can help teach that person a valuable lesson of responsible driving. However, the underlying purpose of your claim will be to ensure that you get financial compensation for the damages you have experienced as a result of the crash. With this in mind, our team will be careful and meticulous when it comes to calculating your damages. We want to get you every penny possible to give you the greatest chance of a full recovery, both physically and financially.
Damages that could apply to your drunk driving claim:
- Medical costs associated with your emergency care and hospitalization.
- Cost of rehabilitative therapies, which might be needed for months or years.
- Wages you have lost due to missing work while hospitalized or debilitated.
- Repair or replacement costs if your vehicle was totaled.
Noneconomic damages are also important to remember when working on your drunk driving accident claim. You have surely experienced grief, pain, and suffering due to your injuries and everything you have been forced to go through. It is only fair that you be compensated for that emotional and mental trauma. Depending on the severity of your injuries, the noneconomic damages in your claim could be the most significant part.
Claims Processes for Drunk Driving Cases
The start of the typical drunk driving claim begins at the scene of the crash. Law enforcement officers should be called to the scene, even if no one has been seriously injured. The police reports created by the responding officers can prove instrumental in your claim later on.
After you see a medical professional, the next thing you should do is call a local law firm for legal guidance. With a lawyer in your corner – like the professionals you can find at our firm – you can get your claim moving, beginning with evidence review and further investigations. At the same time, your attorney will be determining liability and calculating your damages.
Next, we submit your claim to the insurance company for the at-fault driver to begin the negotiation process. Sometimes, they will admit liability and offer a fair settlement amount, which could mean the end of your claim. More often, you should anticipate a rebuttal or total denial of their involvement in the crash. In that event, we will continue settlement negotiations to seek fair compensation for your injuries. If negotiations fail, we will evaluate bringing a lawsuit on your behalf. Once litigation begins or is about to begin, it is not uncommon for a defending insurance company to reconsider settlement and resume negotiations in order to avoid going to court.
Trust in Local Attorneys for Your Claim
As your drunk driving accident claim progresses, you can trust that Maring Williams Law Office will handle the details on your behalf. Our Bismarck drunk driving lawyers have decades of collective legal experience fighting for people in situations just like yours. We can use our insight and knowledge to your advantage by approaching your case from multiple angles, looking for the most promising path to success.
We care about your future and wellbeing. Contact us now to see if our attorneys can help with your drunk driving accident claim.
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