If you, or someone you love, have been seriously injured in drunk driving accident in Massachusetts due to the reckless behavior of another driver, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit against the negligent driver to receive compensation for your injuries.
Drunk drivers in Massachusetts are subject to Massachusetts OUI (operating under the influence) laws. This means they may face criminal charges for causing your car accident. Criminal charges however, do not translate into compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. In order to receive damages from the drive you may need to file a Massachusetts personal injury lawsuit in civil court.
Massachusetts law dictates that all drivers have the responsibility to operate their vehicles safely and in accordance with local and state traffic law. When a drunk driver violates this responsibility, they can be held liable for your injuries stemming from the Massachusetts drunk driving accident.
Filing a Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawsuit After a DUI Accident
Most drunk drivers tend to settle out of court when faced with a Massachusetts personal injury lawsuit to avoid the high cost of legal fees and other expenses, especially if they are also fighting criminal charges in court. Should the drunk driver have limited financial resources to pay your expenses, know that their assets can also be seized by the court.
It is also possible that a third party, such as a bar, taxi or limo service may also be liable for your injuries if their negligence can be proven in your Massachusetts DUI injury case.
That is why it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Massachusetts personal injury attorney who specializes in Massachusetts DUI injury cases to ensure that all the negligent parties are held responsible for their actions and to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
With a Massachusetts personal injury lawsuit you may be able to collect compensation for:
o medical bills;
o lost wages;
o physical therapy;
o future earnings dependant on the extent of your injuries;
o emotional distress; and
o other expenses relating to your DUI injuries.
If you are considering filing a Massachusetts personal injury lawsuit in connection to your DUI accident, it’s important to contact an experienced Massachusetts personal lawyer who has successfully handled DUI car accident cases similar to yours.
For more information on how to file a successful Massachusetts car accident personal injury claim, visit http://www.TomKileyLaw.com to request a FREE copy of Thomas M. Kiley’s Massachusetts accident book, The 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Massachusetts Accident Case. Or, contact the Andover personal injury attorneys at Thomas M. Kiley & Associates for a FREE no-obligation evaluation of your Massachusetts accident case – 1-800-930-8145.