Drunk Driving Accidents

Crown Point Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

Fighting for Drunk Driving Accident Victims in Crown Point, IN

Drunk driving accidents can lead to devastating consequences that extend beyond immediate physical injuries. Victims often find themselves facing emotional trauma, long-term health complications, and significant financial strain due to medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and loss of income. The impact can be life-altering, affecting not only the individual but also their families and loved ones.

You should not worry about how you will cover your losses when your injuries are the result of another driver’s negligent and reckless decisions. At Alvarez Law Offices, we are committed to aggressively advocating for drunk driving victims and helping them obtain the just compensation they need to move forward. Our Crown Point drunk driving accident lawyers can help you pursue a personal injury claim and hold the responsible party accountable. We have over 200 years of combined legal experience and have recovered over $1 billion for our clients, so you can trust your case is in capable hands.

We represent drunk driving victims nationwide. You pay nothing unless we win, so call (219) 300-5204 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation today!

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Why Drunk Driving Accidents Are Especially Dangerous

All drivers owe a legal duty of care to everyone else on the road. When someone chooses to get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol, they violate this duty and behave negligently by default. 

Intoxicated drivers suffer from impaired judgment and reduced reaction times. Alcohol diminishes cognitive functioning and motor skills, leading to poor coordination, blurred vision, and difficulty in reacting to sudden changes on the road. As a result, drunk drivers are more likely to cause accidents that result in serious injuries or even death.

Drunk driving accidents often involve high speeds or reckless behavior, increasing the likelihood of severe injury. An intoxicated driver may fail to adhere to traffic regulations, endangering not only themselves but also other road users. They might engage in risky maneuvers such as excessive speeding, ignoring traffic signals, or driving on the wrong side of the road, all of which heighten the chances of catastrophic accidents.

In other words, you could be doing everything right – driving defensively, paying close attention to the road, and following all traffic laws – and still suffer life-altering injuries because of the irresponsibility of a drunk driver. Should this occur, turn to our Crown Point drunk driving accident attorneys for aggressive and dependable legal advocacy.

We've Recovered Billions for Clients

  • $8.5 Million Semi-Truck Accident
  • $4 Million Steel Mill Explosion
  • $3.55 Million Injured Tradesmen/Steelworker
  • $3 Million Prescription Medical Defect
  • $2.5 Million Amputation in Illinois
  • $2,028,000 Trucking Settlement

Common Injuries Caused by Indiana Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving accidents are notorious for causing several types of catastrophic injuries. If you were injured because of the negligence of a drunk driver, you should seek immediate medical attention and consult with our experienced team at Alvarez Law Offices to ensure your rights are protected.

Drunk driving accidents frequently cause many types of injuries, including:

  • Brain Injuries

    These injuries range from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which can result in long-term cognitive impairments. During the collision, a sudden jolt to the head can cause the brain to collide against the skull, leading to bruising, tearing, or swelling of the brain tissue. Symptoms can include memory loss, confusion, difficulty in concentration, and changes in personality or behavior. In severe cases, TBIs can lead to coma or permanent neurological damage that affects a person's ability to speak, move, and perform normal daily activities.

  • Burn Injuries

    Burn injuries can occur when a collision leads to a vehicle fire or explosion. These can result from an impaired driver's inability to control their vehicle at high speeds, leading to high-impact crashes that rupture fuel lines or ignite the vehicle's combustible components. Burns can be incredibly painful and debilitating, requiring extensive medical treatment and potentially leading to permanent scarring, disfigurement, or even amputation in severe cases. Besides the physical pain, burn injuries can lead to psychological trauma linked to a victim’s altered appearance and the consequent impact on their quality of life.

  • Spinal Cord Injuries
    The forceful impact of a drunk driving accident can cause the vertebrae to crack or shatter. Fragments of the vertebrae can then damage the spinal cord, disrupting the signals that travel along it. Depending on the severity and location of the injury, victims may experience symptoms ranging from numbness or tingling to complete paralysis. In the worst cases, a spinal cord injury can lead to tetraplegia (also known as quadriplegia), which is the loss of motor and sensory function in all four limbs. These victims often require extensive medical intervention, including surgery, medication, and physiotherapy, as well as lifelong assistance with daily activities.
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Understanding the Difference between Personal Injury Lawsuits and Criminal DUI Charges

Everyone knows that drunk driving is against the law. In many cases, police officers will pull over drivers they suspect to be intoxicated. While the police are able to stop and detain many drunk drivers before they can harm themselves or others, they cannot catch everyone. The police will generally arrest a suspected drunk driver after they cause an accident, but you may be wondering if you still have the right to take legal action if the intoxicated driver is already facing criminal DUI charges.

The short answer is “yes,” you can still file a personal injury lawsuit even if the other driver is charged with DUI. In fact, you can sue the negligent driver for damages regardless of whether they are charged with or even convicted of DUI. A personal injury lawsuit is a civil matter, not a criminal one, and these legal processes operate independently of one another. Put another way, the intoxicated driver could negotiate a plea deal to avoid a conviction, but that will not stop you from bringing a claim and winning. The outcome of a criminal case does not affect the outcome of a civil case, and vice versa.

Compensation for Drunk Driving Accident Victims in Indiana

Drunk driving is generally considered a form of negligence, meaning you likely have a strong case against the other driver if there is evidence they were intoxicated at the time of the crash. In Indiana, the statute of limitations for car accident lawsuits is two years, meaning you have two years from the date of the accident to bring a personal injury claim. If you miss this deadline, you will typically be unable to secure any compensation, so discuss your situation with us as soon as you can. We understand how drunk driving cases are decided and will leverage our experience and knowledge to build a strong claim.

Our Crown Point drunk driving accident lawyers will fight to obtain compensation for all economic and non-economic damages, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning potential
  • Property damage
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

Remember, you pay nothing unless we win your case. Call (219) 300-5204 or contact us online today.

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