Regardless of Michigan’s strict drunk driving laws, people still drink and drive. Some of those drivers end up causing crashes that result in serious injuries or even fatalities. If you’ve been the recent injury victim of the utter carelessness and negligence of a drunk driver in or around Oakland County, arrange to speak with our Southfield MI personal injury lawyers here at Wigod & Falzon. We know how physically, economically and emotionally devastating a serious drunk driving injury can be for victims and their families.
As the injured victim of a drunk driver, you have legal options that you can pursue. Here are some of them:
- Your No-Fault Insurance: Financial benefits are available from your own insurance company for your medical bills, wage losses, attendant care and other services. Even if you don’t own a car, you might still be eligible for no-fault benefits.
- A Personal Injury Lawsuit: You can file a lawsuit against the drunk driver who caused your accident and injuries. You would be eligible for a wide variety of both economic and non-economic damages.
- A Michigan Dram Shop Lawsuit: A bar, restaurant or liquor store that sold alcoholic beverages to the driver who caused your crash might be held liable for your injuries.
- Your Own Insurance: If you’re covered by uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance, you might be in a position to file a personal injury claim with your own insurance company.
All of your existing options are legally complex. Our knowledgeable and experienced Southfield MI personal injury lawyers at Wigod & Falzon understand these types of claims and frequently represent drunk driving accident victims. Michigan law doesn’t require you to answer any questions from the opposing insurer. Contact us to arrange for a free consultation and case review. We promise to answer your questions and tell you what we think we can do to help you.