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Recovering Personal Injury Compensation for North Carolina Car Accident Caused by Drunk Driver


Car accident personal injuries caused by a drunk driver are both devastating and frustrating.  Devastating because drunk drivers are typically slow to react and apply their brakes, thus causing high speed, violent collisions; frustrating because the car accident could have been avoided by the drunk driver simply calling a friend or putting down his or her glass.  If you or a family member is injured because of a negligent drunk driver, contact the personal injury lawyers of Maginnis Law, PLLC. Our attorneys can assist through every step of recovering fair compensation for your personal injuries, including negotiating and, if necessary, litigating your claim.

Following an automobile accident with a drunk driver, it is important that you contact a personal injury attorney.  Litigating automobile collisions caused by a drunk driver is often more complex than litigating a typical car accident case, because there are sometimes two or more sources that will have to contribute to your final settlement.  In the average car accident personal injury case, your attorney will solely (or primarily) pursue compensation from the at-fault driver’s automobile liability insurance company.  However, in a car accident case involving a drunk driver, you may also have valid claims under North Carolina’s “Dram Shop” laws or under a “Social Host Liability” theory.  These theories can allow recovery against a bar or party host that provided alcohol to a visibly intoxicated at-fault driver while knowing that he or she intended to operate their vehicle.  Proving such theories requires particular evidence that is typically easiest to discover in the days and weeks following the collision which is why it is important to immediately contact a lawyer.

The lawyers of Maginnis Law, PLLC offer free consultations for all drunk driver car accident personal injury cases in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Apex, Clayton, Morrisville, and Wake Forest.  It accepts such cases on a contingency basis.  You pay no attorneys’ fees unless you recover for your personal injuries. 

If you or a family member has been injured in car accident caused by a drunk driver in Alamance County, Durham County, Orange County, or Wake County, please contact the car accident attorneys of Maginnis Law, PLLC at 919.480.8526, or you may submit a new case inquiry by going to our contact page.

 

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