Civil Justice For Victims of Drunk Drivers in Massachusetts
Throughout the United States, there are many accidents that are caused by drunk, intoxicated, and impaired drivers. Victims of drunk drivers, individuals, and their families, may pursue rights to legal compensation against the drunk driver and any other negligent parties.
Damages caused by a drunk driver may include compensation for medical bills, lost earnings, as well as past and future pain and suffering. Passengers of cars driven by drunk drivers can also suffer significant injuries in an accident and passengers similarly have rights to compensation as well.
When drunk drivers injure or kill other people, drunk driving accidents need to be carefully investigated in order to determine whether or not persons or entities other than the drunk driver are responsible for the accident as well. Liquor stores, bars, restaurants, hotels, and other licensed business establishments (sometimes referred to as “Dram Shops”) may furnish alcohol to persons who ultimately get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle and cause an accident.
Where such business establishments can be shown to be at fault for enabling the drunk driver, they will be held legally responsible under Dram Shop Liability Laws. Under some circumstances, even private hosts or private parties who serve alcohol can be held accountable for a resulting driving under the influence accident. The Massachusetts civil justice system allows victims of drunk driving accidents to receive financial compensation for the damages they sustain in an accident which is separate and distinct from the penalties and punishment which the criminal court system can impose upon a drunk driver.
Worcester Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Call toll free 508-755-7535 in Worcester or Metro West for advice about an accident with a drunk driver.
If you have a potential legal claim against a drunk driver or other persons or legal entities, it is important to have your case evaluated by an experienced Worcester Drunk Driving Accident Attorney. Attorney Peter Ventura has extensive experience in representing the victims of drunk driving accidents and is available to consult with you to review the facts of your particular case.