Drunk Driving Accident LawyersServing Joplin Missouri, Springfield Missouri & Miami Oklahoma
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is one of the most upsetting types of accidents we see. These types of accidents are completely preventable yet every year there are thousands of people injured due to an accident caused by an impaired driver. Drunk drivers show a conscious disregard for the safety of others and the result of their actions inflict financial and emotional pain on people with whom they share the road.
What’s the toll of drunk driving in real numbers? According to the Missouri Statistical Analysis Center’s most recent report, over 2,600 personal injuries were directly related to drunk driving accidents. Over 200 people died as a result of drunk driving. This number represents 27. 3% of all fatalities on Missouri roadways. Looking at Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas would reveal similarly alarming numbers.
Drunk driving related incidents are not ordinary accidents. Accidents involving drunk or otherwise impaired drivers are all potentially crime scenes. Police and insurance companies begin their investigation as soon as they are made aware of the incident. Both of these entities are working for their own purposes, and in terms of the insurance companies, their goal is to limit liability and reduce their loss.
When you or a loved on has been injured by a drunk driver, you need somebody looking out specifically for your interests. If you do not have legal council you’re left to fend for yourself, fighting against insurance companies who’s only goal is to reduce their liability. They are simply not concerned about your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Why you should call within 24 Hours – The first 24 hours after an accident are always critical, but when it comes to a drunk driving case, it is even more important. Insurance companies often try to settle with accident victims as quickly as possible. Once you sign settlement papers you have no right to additional claims. Insurance companies do this so that they are not responsible for future medical expenses, lost wages and other damages that may be discovered after a thorough investigation.
3.5x More Settlement MoneyWhen You Hire An Attorney
According to recent statistical data provided by the Insurance Research Council.
Don't Be Pressured To Quickly Settle Your Case
In terms of drunk or impaired driving accidents, there is often even greater pressure to quickly settle the case. Without experienced legal representation you may sign away your rights only to later discover you need additional medical treatments or that your damages were greater than initially thought. Bishop & Hayes P.C. have many years of experience and know exactly how to protect your rights. Most importantly, we are not afraid of the court room or the negotiation table.
Contact Experienced Drunk Driver Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one have been in an accident with a drunk driver, we urge you to call us today. Our phones are answered 24/7 and in minutes you’ll be speaking with either Brad Bishop or Tim Hayes, who will personally handle your case. We offer free, no obligation consultations so you risk nothing by calling us today.