In Massachusetts, victims of drunk driving accidents can suffer serious injuries, can incur significant medical expenses and can lose substantial income resulting from those injuries. Any time you have been the victim of a drunk driving accident, you should consult with an experienced attorney who can help assist you in recovering fair compensation under the circumstances.
Even if the drunk driver does not have adequate insurance to cover your injuries, a competent personal injury attorney will know where to look for additional coverage and/or compensation for your serious injuries.
In some cases, drunk driving accidents are preventable and the person who serves and/or supplies alcohol to the drunk driver may be legally responsible for causing your injuries as well.
More than just investigating the drunk driver’s personal exposure, a good personal injury lawyer will investigate where and how that drunk driver became intoxicated and consumed the last drinks. As a result, it is important that you consult with a personal injury lawyer early in the process to facilitate that investigation.
A good personal injury lawyer will help you discover whether the person who served and/or supplied the alcohol to the drunk driver should have stopped serving the drunk driver before s/he got behind the wheel of a car and whether anyone could have prevented your injury from occurring.
Moreover, Massachusetts’ Courts, under some circumstances, have found the alcohol server and/or supplier responsible for the injuries a drinker causes himself. For example, if a minor is permitted to drink alcohol and the server and/or host should have known that such drinker is a minor, under certain circumstances, the server and/or host may be liable for causing the minor drinker’s injuries.
If you have been victimized by a drunk driver, you should consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as practicable. Most reputable attorneys will provide a free consultation for this sort of case.