Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
We can handle your injury claim, file a lawsuit or take other legal action for you
Drunk drivers cause some of the most serious car accidents we deal with at our Indiana law firm. Because drivers under the influence of alcohol often don’t slow down before crashing into another vehicle, the injuries sustained by the driver and passengers in the other vehicle are often severe.
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a drunk driving accident in Indiana, our dedicated team of attorneys at Glaser & Ebbs can demand justice for you. We know the laws governing drunk driving accidents in Indiana. We understand how the legal system works. We know why car accidents happen. That’s because we have more 100 years of combined legal experience. You can count on us when you need us the most.
What accidents often involve drinking and driving?
Accidents caused by intoxicated drivers can cover a wide range. In general, impaired drivers don’t slow down or make any attempt to avoid a collision. That’s because many drunk drivers are not fully awake or aware of what they’re doing. As a result, they often cause many types of bad car accidents, including:
- High speed collisions
- Intersection accidents, especially if the drunk driver ran a red light or stop sign
- Head-on collisions, especially on rural roads
- Nighttime car accidents, especially since many impaired drivers drive after drinking at night
Wherever or whenever your accident happened in Indiana, make sure you take your crash seriously right from the start. Make sure you talk to a lawyer who can help you explore your legal rights.
Who can I sue after a drunk driving accident?
Accidents caused by impaired drivers in Indiana are different from many other motor vehicle accidents from a legal standpoint. That’s because you may be able to file a lawsuit or take other legal action against several different parties. These parties may include:
- The drunk driver who caused your crash
- The drunk driver’s insurance company
- The bar, restaurant or package store that sold the alcohol to the driver, especially if the driver was clearly intoxicated when they purchased alcohol
- The person hosting a party where the drunk driver consumed alcohol, then got behind the wheel of a car and caused your crash
The last two examples may involve a "dram shop" claim against the bar, restaurant, package store or anyone who furnished the driver with alcohol. These cases frequently involve filing a civil lawsuit for damages, the legal term for financial compensation. Whatever the circumstances of your crash, drunk driving accidents can often be complex cases. That’s why it’s important to have an experienced lawyer handling your claim or lawsuit.
How much is my accident claim worth?
The bottom line is you should be financially compensated for all your accident-related expenses. In the case of a drunk driving accident, expenses can be substantial and can quickly add up to thousands of dollars or significantly more.
It isn’t just short-term expenses you’re eligible to receive after your crash. You can and should receive money for all accident-related expenses in the future, including compensation for:
- All current and anticipated medical bills, including surgical procedures, physical therapy and prescription medications
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Replacement income during your recovery
- Lost future income if you cannot return to work due to a permanent disability sustained in your accident
The stakes are high and insurance companies know this. That’s why they often do everything they can to reduce or deny accident claims involving drunk driving accidents. That’s why you need a lawyer who’s not afraid to take on insurance companies or anyone else standing in your way for justice.
Demand justice after your accident. Contact our law firm.
We thrive on tough legal cases because we believe drunk drivers should be held accountable for their actions. When you hire us to represent you, we’ll get straight to work investigating your crash, including reviewing the official accident report, field sobriety test results administered after the accident and receipts or video footage of the driver buying or consuming alcohol before the crash in a bar, restaurant or package store. We leave no stone unturned in pursuit of the truth.
Get the law firm that gets results. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys after your car accident. We have offices in Fort Wayne and other locations conveniently located throughout Indiana.