Injuries caused by a drunk driver
Accidents caused by intoxicated or drunk drivers can change the lives of their victims forever. If you have been seriously injured in a collision with a drunk driver, Mitchel I. Kirshbaum, P.A. can help. Our team has many years of experience and a proven track record of obtaining the maximum compensation available to clients facing significant losses due to their injuries.
Call us today to receive the help and compensation you deserve. We are available to you throughout the entire process.
Drunk Driver Accidents
Drunk driving is the leading cause of death on our roads. In 2019, over 10,000 people died due to preventable crashes. The strange thing is that the drunk driver will quite often walk away from car accidents while his victim suffers injury or even death. If you are hurt, you need help. Mitchel I. Kirshbaum, P.A. Law Firm is here for you.
Civil Cases vs. Penalties for Drunk Driving
In Minnesota, there are two types of lawsuits that can be pursued against a drunk driver: criminal and civil. In a criminal case, the government seeks to convict an individual for his illegal actions. If the court finds the defendant guilty, they can sentence him with imprisonment and various additional penalties, such as fines and license suspension. Although the punishment could involve the payment of retribution to any victim, this is not always the case.
A civil case, on the other hand, is a victim’s case against the drunk driver in an attempt to recover compensation for their physical, financial, and emotional damages. Even if the criminal court doesn’t convict the drunk driver, he may still be liable for the losses that his victim faces. At Mitchel I. Kirshbaum, P.A. we help victims injured in drunk driving accidents obtain the compensation they deserve. In many situations, we settle the case without filing a lawsuit. However, we are always prepared to go to trial and obtain the best possible outcome for our clients.
Compensation You May Receive in A Claim Against A Drunk Driver
As with other types of personal injury claims, there are several types of compensation that you may be entitled to receive for the following:
- Emotional distress
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Physical disability
- Reduced ability to earn money
- Scars and disfigurement
If you work with our legal team, we can thoroughly investigate the details of your accident and determine the exact amount that you are entitled to. Whether it’s negotiating with the drunk driver’s insurance company or filing a lawsuit against them, we relentlessly fight for the compensation that they owe to you.
Mitchel I. Kirshbaum, P.A. has been successful in securing millions of dollars for accident victims in Minnesota through court decisions and settlements for over 40 years. Each of our attorneys is also willing to travel to any part of the state, no matter how isolated or rural, to review your case and help you fight for fair compensation. Contact our firm for a free case evaluation and find out how we can help with your case.