Have You Been Injured By A Drunk Driver?
In 2019, an alcohol-related crash happened once every 12 hours in North Dakota, according to the Department of Transportation. Far too often, impaired drivers do not just hurt themselves in these accidents, but also injure or even kill others. If you have been injured by a drunk driver or have lost a loved one in a crash, you need an attorney who understands the complex factors involved in these cases.
Solberg Stewart Miller lawyers have been fighting for injured clients for over 50 years. From the negotiating table to the courtroom, our attorneys represent clients throughout the Fargo-Moorhead area using the skills and knowledge that come with decades of combined experience.
Are Drunk Driving Cases Different From Other Vehicle Accidents?
In many ways, a crash involving a drunk or drugged driver is similar to any other motor vehicle accident. There are a few other factors that may affect your claim, however, such as:
- Criminal charges – If the other driver faces criminal charges, that may boost your claim, but you still have to prove they were at fault.
- Commercial driver – If the other driver holds a commercial driver’s license, they have specific rules they must follow regarding alcohol and drugs that could increase their liability.
We know that drunk driving accidents can change people’s lives. No matter what circumstances led to your accident, our team will fight for the compensation you deserve.
Understanding Dram Shop Laws
In North Dakota, someone injured by a drunk driver can bring a personal injury claim against the person or business that provided the driver with alcohol if the driver was under the age of 21, incompetent or already obviously intoxicated. This law is known as a dram shop law and includes alcohol served in a social setting. Our lawyers will research your case to find out if the dram shop law applies to your situation.
Learn More In A Free Consultation
Make sure you recover everything to which you are entitled. Learn more from our experienced lawyers in a free consultation. You can schedule your appointment by calling 701-864-3700 or reaching out online.