The dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol have been well-known for decades. Even so, some drivers still have too much to drink and end up causing serious or even fatal accidents. That’s why drunk driving remains one of the leading causes of car accidents.
Knowing what to do if you or a loved was injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in Illinois can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are as an injury victim or a surviving family member might not be clear.
That’s why we want to meet with you at Coplan & Crane as soon as possible. An experienced Oak Park car accident lawyer at our firm can explain all your legal options and which one makes the most sense for you. Schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Chicago or Oak Park.
What makes drunk driving accidents complicated
You might think you don’t need a lawyer if a drunk driver crashed into your car. All you have to do is contact the police and they will take care of everything, right? Don’t be so sure. Drunk driving accidents often turn out to be very complicated for many different reasons, including:
- A driver denies being drunk
- A driver challenges driving under the influence (DUI) test results
- A driver blames you or a loved one for causing the crash
- DUI test results are ruled invalid by a judge
Many legal issues often come up after a drunk driving accident. You need an attorney prepared to deal with all of them head- on. Our legal team can help you, every step of the way.
How our law firm can help you
Just because a police officer is investigating your drunk driving accident does not guarantee that you will receive the financial compensation you deserve for your accident. Remember, the officer investigating your accident only cares about finding the facts, not whether you obtain a fair and reasonable settlement offer.
That’s where we come in. Our attorneys understand how expensive and complicated drunk driving accidents can be for injury victims and their families. That’s because we have worked with many families dealing with such serious accidents throughout Illinois.
Find out how an auto accident attorney at our law firm can help you. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation today. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to negotiate with insurance companies. And if they refuse to cooperate, we’re prepared to take them to court.