“Every drunk driving accident is a tragedy. We see the effects of drunk drivers reckless behavior on a regular basis. We help people who have lost their spouses process their loss, and we work to make sure that they have the support they need for the future”Attorney Eric Hageman
Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit after a Drunk Driving Accident
A wrongful death lawsuit is a specific type of lawsuit that is filed by a spouse or other family member after the death of a loved one. The purpose of these lawsuits is to hold the person or company responsible for your loved one’s death accountable for their actions.
If your loved one was killed by a drunk driver, a wrongful death lawsuit allows your family to seek money damages to pay for medical and funeral expenses and emotional and financial losses. Though it is often difficult to think about the long-term challenges associated with losing a loved one, it is important for families to prepare for the challenges they will face.
Why Do Families Hire a Lawyer to Represent Them After a Drunk Driving Accident?
Hiring a lawyer after a DUI accident is a personal choice that families make after an accident because they believe that by hiring a lawyer, they will be able to build a stronger case against the drunk driver. A qualified lawyer will be able to make recommendations to help families make the best choices for their future. A qualified lawyer will also know how to investigate the accident properly to make sure that everyone responsible for the accident is held accountable.
When we represent a client after a drunk driver has killed their husband, wife, or other family member, we take the burden of finding the truth and getting justice off of our client and help hold the drunk driver responsible. We investigate the scene of the crash with accident reconstruction specialists, find out if the person was served alcohol at a bar or elsewhere before the accident, Interview witnesses, and interview the surviving family members. All of this evidence is used to prove fault and also to provide a basis for determining how much a case is worth.
We have obtained 75+ separate verdicts and settlements greater than $1 million:
We obtained this settlement for a man who lost his arm and leg in a gas pipeline explosion.
Our client suffered substantial injuries after ingesting a defective product.
Our client suffered burn injuries over 60% of his body in an explosion caused by improperly-odorized propane.
We represented seven children who suffered intestinal injuries as a result of a defective food product.
Our client suffered burn injuries over 50% of her body when a compressed natural gas line ruptured in a factory, causing an explosion.
We won this verdict for a child with kidney damage from E. coli.
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