There should be zero tolerance for drunk drivers who injure others as a result of their drinking and driving. Driving while intoxicated can be deadly and in Northwest Arkansas each week there are car wrecks caused by the recklessness of a person drinking and driving. Here are four things that you need to know if you are hit by a drunk driver. People who have been hit by a drunk driver have an even greater need for an attorney to represent them in their claim for the following reasons:
1. Wrecks involving drunk drivers typically cause more property damage and injuries than when no drunk driver is involved.
2. A client who is hit by a drunk driver should be able to receive greater amounts for their injuries than those involving negligence by a sober driver.
3. Claims against drunk drivers may include what is called punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish the drunk driver for their illegal behavior.
4. Often drunk drivers are driving on a suspended license or do not have liability insurance which requires your attorney to utilize other avenues to compensate the client for their injuries.
Sean Keith and Anna R. Betts have handled many cases involving clients who have been injured as a result of the illegal behavior of a drunk driver. If you are injured as the result of the recklessness of a drunk driver contact our office.