Overcoming the obstacles to a civil lawsuit for a drunk driving accident
At the Kanelopoulos Law Firm, our Oklahoma City drunk driving lawyers provide you with the skilled guidance needed to pursue fair compensation for an injury or fatality caused by a drunk driver. We understand that some drunk drivers are repeat offenders who have had their licenses suspended and therefore do not carry adequate insurance to cover the costs of your injuries. We also know that criminal charges could result in a prison sentence that leaves the responsible person behind bars, bankrupt and insolvent.
Our Oklahoma City drunk driving attorneys help you overcome these obstacles to the civil lawsuit. Regardless of whether the state has initiated criminal proceedings against the drunk driver, the auto accident victims are still required to file a separate civil lawsuit to seek compensation and damages. Following a car accident that involves severe or catastrophic injuries, an Oklahoma City drunk driving attorney at the Kanelopoulos Law Firm can initiate the civil proceedings necessary to recover the costs of medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity.
What to expect after a drunk driving accident in Oklahoma City
Truck accident, motorcycle accident and auto accident victims face significant hurdles when they seek financial recovery for injuries suffered in an accident with a driver who was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol – especially if that driver is uninsured or underinsured and the state’s prosecutors seek to imprison him or her. An Oklahoma City drunk driving lawyer at the Kanelopoulos Law Firm can help identify the responsible parties and file a lawsuit that stands the best chance for providing the financial security you and your family deserve. While initiating a lawsuit through the driver’s insurance program might be the best possibility for financial recovery, your family may also have a legal claim against the bar, bartender or individual responsible for serving the alcohol and allowing the driver to leave the establishment intoxicated. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your case, our attorney at the Kanelopoulos Law Firm can explore the alternatives and provide you with the advice you need to recover the maximum amount you are entitled to.