Drunk Driving & Drug Abuse Accidents


Was Drug or Alcohol Abuse a Factor in Your Accident?

Tracking a DUI arrest following your drunk driving accident is just one example of the type of in-depth investigation that the lawyers at Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard, P.C., are prepared to undertake. A car or truck crash may alter your life forever and you deserve to know about everything that may affect the amount of compensation that you stand to receive.

Many people think that if they are hurt by a drunk driver the case is a slam dunk with clear liability. What they do not realize is that a drunk driver can actually complicate the case. For example, the drunk driver’s insurance may have specifically excluded liability coverage should drunk driving be confirmed as a contributing factor. A criminal charge against the impaired driver can also impact the insurance that is available to you to compensate you for your injuries. There may be avenues of compensation you have not even thought about.

There are specific statutes in Missouri and Illinois called Dram Shop laws that address the liability of a bar or restaurant who continues to serve alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person who then goes on to hurt someone. In addition, if the drunk driver was working or has a homeowners policy, it is possible that there may be workplace other insurance available to compensate you. You never know what information is going to end up being important, so it is vital to get your attorney involved right away. Often, impaired drivers are uninsured or underinsured, so it is vital to consider coverage available under your own insurance policies. Thirty-plus years of experience has given the lawyers at Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard, P.C. detailed knowledge and keen insight into how best to handle a drunk driving accident to obtain ample compensation for the accident victim.

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Whether you were injured or lost a family member in a drunk-driving related truck or car crash, contact a trial lawyer at the St. Louis, Missouri law firm of Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard. Se habla español.

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