Drinking is a very social and accepted part of our culture. People drive home after having a few glasses of wine with dinner or a six-pack of beer while watching the football game. Unfortunately, many of those people are not in a safe condition to drive, and when they get behind the wheel, they put the lives of everyone on the road at stake.
If you were involved in an auto accident caused by a drunk driver, an experienced lawyer can help you find the compensation you deserve. At Grazian Volpe, P.C., each of our partners has more than 25 years of experience building strong cases. We can use our knowledge of the legal system to help you find the answers you need.
When you really need a Chicago injury lawyer, call Grazian Volpe at 888-841-1210 or send us an email.
Proving Liability in Chicago DUI-Related Accidents
When drunk drivers cause accidents, the evidence from the police is more important than it is in many other car accident cases. Effective Cook County drunk driver accident lawyers work with the police to make sure they have access to all relevant information gathered at the scene of the accident, including the results of the blood or breath tests, and evidence gathered from the field sobriety test.
In addition to the information gathered from the scene of the accident, we also analyze the drunk driver's driving history. Has he or she been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) before, and have there been other drunk driving accidents? The history of the driver can be critical in proving the drunk driver should not have been on the road.
Pleading for Punitive Damages
Unlike many car accident cases, when drunk drivers cause car accidents, the injured victim can often request punitive damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish the reckless driver and hold him or her up as an example to the public. When punitive damages are requested, the driving history of the drunk driver is even more relevant.
Contact Experienced Chicago Alcohol-related Crash Attorney
If your loved one was injured or killed by a drunk driver, you may be grieving or uncertain about how you should move forward with the case. We know this can be a difficult time, but we are here to hold the negligent driver accountable and help you find the justice you need. Contact our firm online or call 773-309-4488 or 888-841-1210 to schedule your free initial consultation. We are expert Chicago motor vehicle accident attorneys.