Huntsville Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer
Drunk driving accidents can cause catastrophic, life-altering physical injuries. They can also be substantially emotionally traumatic. Drunk drivers can cause serious accidents such as high-speed, head-on or wrong-way collisions. At Wettermark Keith, our drunk driving accident attorneys are passionate about bringing reckless drivers to justice. We help crash victims in Huntsville and throughout Alabama bring claims to damages against drunk drivers, dram shops and other defendants. We may be able to help you recover fair compensation for your damages. Learn more today during a free consultation.
Why Do Clients Choose Us?
- We have spent more than 50 years combined helping clients in Alabama with serious injuries recover the compensation they deserve.
- We have a reputation for excellence among the industry, with our attorneys winning numerous accolades and awards over the years.
- We don’t exclusively accept high-value claims against big corporations – we help several thousand clients with smaller cases each year as well.
- We are happy to take drunk driving accident claims in Huntsville on a contingency fee basis, with no legal fees charged unless we win.
Do You Need a Lawyer’s Assistance?
A lawyer can give you an unparalleled legal experience. Your lawyer can provide everything you need for a strong and successful case, from showing you the right doctors to gathering evidence from the scene of the car accident on your behalf. You can rest and focus on healing while your lawyer takes care of the difficult and confusing aspects of your personal injury claim for you. Hiring a lawyer improves your odds of a successful lawsuit in Alabama.
How to File a Claim After a Drunk Driving Accident in Huntsville, AL
Drunk driving is against state law in all 50 states. It is not up to you to bring criminal charges, however; that is the duty of city prosecutors. It is your responsibility to bring a civil cause of action if you have injuries from the drunk driver. The city will not bring a civil claim for you. You have two years from the date of your drunk driving accident to file a claim against the defendant. You or your lawyer will need to submit the proper paperwork to the right Madison County civil courthouse. Hiring our lawyers can make the filing process easier for you.
Once you file your claim, the at-fault party’s insurance company will have an average of 30 days to respond. An accepted case will lead to settlement negotiations between your lawyer and the insurer. A denied claim will give you grounds to go straight to court to demand compensation. Your case might also need a trial if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair amount during the settlement stage. At Wettermark Keith, our trial-tested lawyers aren’t afraid to go up against defendants in court in Huntsville.
One or More Parties May Owe You Compensation
A drunk driver may be civilly liable for your damages after causing a serious accident. Alabama’s Dram Shop Law may also give you the right to hold the party that furnished the drunk driver with alcohol liable for damages. In Alabama, you can hold a restaurant, bar, or another establishment responsible for serving alcohol to a person who will be getting behind the wheel of a vehicle, if the driver was underage or already visibly intoxicated. A dram shop claim could make it easier for you to obtain fair compensation for your damages after a drunk driving crash in Huntsville. Learn more about your rights during a free consultation at Wettermark Keith.
Call a Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Today
It’s important to connect with an attorney as soon as possible after suffering injuries in a drunk driving car accident in Alabama. Acting quickly can help your lawyer preserve key evidence and file your claim before the state’s deadline. Your lawyer can take care of the legal matters related to your civil case while you concentrate on your physical recovery. At Wettermark Keith, we’re available to take your phone call 24/7. Dial (205) 933-9500 or contact us online now for your initial drunk driving case evaluation in Huntsville.