Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable For Their Actions

If you have been injured by a drunk driver, you need an experienced attorney on your side to help ensure your rights are protected. At Averbeck, Hammer & Slavin, S.C., our dedicated legal professionals will investigate and examine every aspect of your accident in order to build the strongest case possible.

We are not only seasoned litigators but experienced negotiators as well ― skills that can make all the difference when dealing with uncooperative insurance companies.

Drunk Driving Accidents Can Be Disastrous

Despite the fact that drinking and driving is against the law, many motorists continue to do it ― putting everyone else at risk in the process. Indeed, alcohol-impaired driving is one of the major causes of automobile accidents and traffic fatalities on our roads today. Even those who survive drunk driving accidents may suffer severe injuries, including:

  • Head and brain injuries, including concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Neck, back and spinal cord injuries, which can lead to paralysis
  • Broken bones
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Severed limbs

While a drunk driver will likely face criminal OWI/DUI charges following an accident, he or she must be held accountable for any injuries caused as well. For instance, if you have suffered an injury ― or if a family member has been killed ― you may be able to seek damages by filing a civil suit against the drunk driver in a Wisconsin court. These damages may include compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and any pain and suffering you experienced.

You Need To Act Quickly

The sooner you contact an attorney following a drunk driving collision, the better. After all, witnesses' memories may fade over time and evidence at the scene of the accident may quickly disappear.

If you have questions concerning your legal rights or options following a drunk driving accident, contact Averbeck, Hammer & Slavin, S.C., to speak to a knowledgeable lawyer. Reach out to us online or call us at 920-923-2220. We offer FREE initial consultations in personal injury cases.

We serve clients throughout Fond du Lac County as well as those living in Dodge, Green Lake and Washington counties, and the surrounding areas.