Drunk Driving Accidents
Geneva Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys
Turner Law Group's Aggressive Representation in DeKalb County
Drunk driving accidents wreak havoc on lives, causing physical, emotional, and financial distress. At Turner Law Group, our Geneva drunk driving accident attorneys are committed to helping victims navigate the legal complexities and recover the compensation they deserve.
Injuries Commonly Suffered in Drunk Driving Accidents
Drunk driving accidents often result in severe injuries, including:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): High-impact collisions can lead to cognitive impairments and emotional challenges.
Spinal Cord Injuries: Severe injuries may result in paralysis or permanent disability.
Broken Bones and Fractures: The force of a drunk driving collision can cause extensive injuries requiring extensive medical treatment.
Burns: Victims may suffer burns sustained during the collision or due to a vehicle catching fire.
Emotional Distress: Anxiety, depression, or PTSD may accompany physical injuries, and we consider these damages when seeking compensation.
Who Is Liable in a Drunk Driving Accident?
Under Illinois law, not only the drunk driver but also other parties may be held liable for your injuries. These parties include:
Establishments Serving Alcohol: Pursuant to Georgia's dram shop laws, establishments serving alcohol to visibly intoxicated individuals can be held liable for subsequent accidents caused by those patrons.
Social Hosts: Hosts of private events may be held liable if they provided alcohol to a minor or knowingly allowed an intoxicated person to drive.
Employers: If the drunk driver was working at the time of the crash, their employer may also be liable for the accident.
Identifying all potential sources of liability is a crucial part of maximizing your recovery.
What Damages Can I Recover in a Drunk Driving Accident Case?
If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident, you may be eligible for compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
The exact amount of compensation you can recover will depend on the specifics of your case. For example, if you were only slightly injured, you may not be able to recover much money. If, however, you suffered catastrophic injuries, such as a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to a large settlement.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Navigating the aftermath of a drunk driving accident can be confusing and overwhelming. Our attorneys can guide you through the process, ensuring that your rights are protected every step of the way. We can help by:
- Investigating the circumstances of the accident
- Gathering evidence to support your claim
- Identifying all liable parties
- Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf
- Representing you in court, if necessary
Why Choose Turner Law Group
At Turner Law Group, we believe in fighting for justice for victims of drunk driving accidents. We provide our clients with:
A Proven Track Record: Years of success in helping victims recover the compensation they deserve.
Knowledge and Experience: A team with the expertise to hold drunk drivers and other liable parties accountable.
Dedicated Advocacy: Tireless efforts to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
Contact Turner Law Group Today
If you've been a victim of a drunk driving accident, don't face the legal complexities alone. Contact Turner Law Group for a free consultation. Our dedicated team is ready to fight for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.
What qualifies as a personal injury?
A personal injury generally refers to any bodily injury sustained in an accident, from minor bruises to severe brain trauma. The most common personal injury claims arise from harm sustained from traffic wrecks, slip and fall accidents, defective products, dangerous property conditions, and medical malpractice.
What is the personal injury statute of limitations in Illinois?
Under state law, the statute of limitations (or deadline) for most personal injury claims in Illinois is two years from the date of the accident. However, for claims against governmental agencies, there are special limitation periods that may be as short as a year. You should always consult with an attorney on what particular limitations period might apply to your claim. You should seek legal help immediately, as a delay may be fatal to your claim. Unless you have a special exception, your claim will be thrown out if you attempt to file after the limitations period has passed.
Because every personal injury claim is different, it is difficult to determine an average settlement. A victim who lost a limb will likely need to receive more in medical expenses than someone who broke an arm, for instance. Although personal injury claims tend to average anywhere between $3000 to $75,000—an extremely broad range—there may be significant economic and noneconomic factors in your individual case that may indicate that your particular claim would be valued at a significantly higher figure at trial in front of a jury. An attorney can help you estimate your unique losses based on the facts of your case. The knowledge of an attorney experienced in jury verdict value is extremely important. You should be entitled to make up for your specific losses at the very least.
What evidence is needed for a personal injury claim?
Necessary evidence can vary case by case depending on the specifics of your situation. However, one of the most helpful pieces of evidence is your medical records. If you can prove that you sought medical attention for a serious injury after an accident, you are more likely to receive compensation to cover the expenses associated with said injury. Other helpful evidence includes any photographs of the accident scene, accident reports, witness statements, insurance forms, receipts, and any other physical evidence related to the injury.
What is the average settlement for a personal injury?
Because every personal injury claim is different, it is difficult to determine an average settlement. A victim who lost a limb will likely need to receive more in medical expenses than someone who broke an arm, for instance. This means that personal injury claims tend to average anywhere between $3000 to $75,000—an extremely broad range. An attorney can help you estimate your unique losses based on the facts of your case. You should be entitled to make up for your specific losses at the very least.