Have You Been Injured In A Drunk Driving Accident?

In our experience, drunk driving accidents often result in more serious injuries than other car crashes and can present more complicated problems with insurance coverage and the collection of financial compensation. Also, if an accident is caused by a drunk driver, punitive damages can be awarded in addition to other compensation.

While punitive damages are typically not covered by liability insurance, we know how to overcome that issue (as to how we do it, we do not want to disclose our methods to insurance companies here). It has been our experience that a jury will be harsher on a negligent driver if alcohol was involved and will usually render a larger verdict to the victim. While the drunk driver's insurance company will never acknowledge this, it is almost always true.

If you or someone in your family was the victim of an accident caused by a drunk driver, discuss your situation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Contact The Copeland Law Firm in Columbia, Missouri, to learn about your legal options.

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The greater frequency of serious or fatal injuries in drunk driving accidents reflects the effect of alcohol on the driver's judgment, perception, and reaction time. While it is relatively rare for a sober motorist to cross a center line, straddle lanes, or go the wrong way on an exit ramp, these are fairly typical of the mistakes a drunk driver can make.

Accident reconstruction will often show that a drunk driver failed to brake hard or take other emergency action when a collision was clearly about to happen. Braking and swerving can turn a head-on impact into a glancing blow that saves lives, but someone too drunk to execute these maneuvers will miss a chance to reduce the damage of the crash.

At The Copeland Law Firm, our lawyers know how to prove the role of intoxication in a serious accident, even without a DWI/DUI arrest or conviction. We also know how to support you and your family through the entire accident experience from emergency treatment to the eventual resolution of your damages claims.

Our years of success with complex injury claims means you will receive the fair and total compensation you need for such injuries as the following:

Alcohol and drunk driving can be a factor in recreational vehicle accidents as well as in highway crashes. To learn more about our ability to represent you through the crisis of a drunk driving accident, contact The Copeland Law Firm in Columbia, Missouri.