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DuPage County, IL Drunk Driver Liability Lawyers

Elk Grove Village Drunk Driver Liability Lawyers

Injury Attorneys for Alcohol-Related Accidents in Elk Grove Village, Bensenville, and Addison

Traffic accidents are not always preventable. For example, a snow-covered roadway could cause a driver to lose control and crash despite following all of the rules of the road and making every effort to drive safely. Other accidents are generally considered to be avoidable because they involve acts of negligence, such as using a cell phone while driving, speeding, or running a stop sign. Accidents involving drunk driving are also fully preventable, as they are caused by the actions of a person who willfully got behind the wheel after having too much to drink.

At Kaiser Hafezi Law, our attorneys are fierce advocates for those who have suffered injuries in auto accidents caused by drunk drivers. We work hard to hold reckless, intoxicated drivers responsible for their behavior and to get victims the full compensation they need to rebuild their lives. If you or someone you love has been injured in a crash caused by a drunk driver, we are here to provide the guidance you need and the aggressive representation you deserve.

Presumption of Liability in Illinois Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving is illegal in the state of Illinois, just as it is illegal in every other state. In Illinois, driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs may be a felony or misdemeanor criminal offense, depending on a number of factors. Because of this, when an intoxicated driver causes a crash—and simply operating a vehicle on a public road could be sufficient for the drunk driver to be found to have "caused" the crash—a presumption of the driver's negligence is created. Specifically, the driver is presumed to have been negligent because he or she drove drunk and caused a crash. Based on this presumption of negligence, the driver is also presumed to be responsible for any injuries that resulted from the accident.

While the presumption of negligence or liability can streamline a drunk driving accident case, it does not mean that you will have an easy time collecting the full compensation you deserve. The drunk driver's insurance carrier may try to place the blame for the crash on you, despite the driver's intoxication. The insurance company could also challenge the nature and severity of your injuries to reduce its financial exposure. In some situations, the insurer might simply delay payment or ignore valid claims.

Getting You the Compensation You Deserve

The team at Kaiser Hafezi Law understands the importance of acting quickly in drunk driving accident situations. Failure to act immediately could result in crucial evidence being compromised or lost altogether. Our attorneys are prepared to get started the moment you contact us. We will conduct a careful investigation into the accident and the events that led to it. We will figure out what happened and determine which party or parties are responsible for your injuries. In addition to the drunk driver, other liable parties could include the bar or restaurant who overserved the driver before he or she got behind the wheel.

With more than 100 years of combined personal injury experience, our lawyers realize the ways in which a crash caused by a drunk driver can affect your life, and we will do everything we can to help you move forward. Healing and getting as much of your life back as possible is our priority for you.

Call 630-233-9946 for a Free Consultation

If you have questions about collecting compensation after a drunk driving accident in Illinois, contact our office to get the answers you need. Call 630-233-9946 to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation at Kaiser Hafezi Law today. Our team represents injured victims in Bensenville, Addison, Elmhurst, Elk Grove Village, Wood Dale, Des Plaines, Itasca, Park Ridge, Cook County, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas.

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