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Drunk Driving Accidents

Charleston Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

Injured by a Drunk Driver?

While car accidents can sometimes be unpreventable, when drivers engage in blatantly reckless and illegal behaviors, it can result in devastating and avoidable collisions. Drunk driving accidents are far too common in South Carolina, with hundreds of deaths occurring from these incidents every year. According to some statistics, roughly 44%of all traffic deaths are related to drunk driving. In addition, countless injuries are caused by these reckless drivers.

These tragic accidents should not go without justice. That is exactly what Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC is here to achieve. Our Charleston auto accident lawyers don’t take drunk driving cases lightly. We are dedicated to fighting for the justice and compensation our clients deserve for their suffering.

Let us put our years of experience and proven success to work for your case. Call our firm at (843) 968-0886 today to take the first step towards holding the liable party responsible.

Compensation for Those Injured in Drunk Driving Crashes

Similar to other car accidents, you will need to establish fault and liability in a drunk driving accident in order to be eligible for compensation. In these cases, however, fault is not as challenging to establish if criminal charges are brought forward. While the criminal case is separate from any civil litigation you wish to take to secure compensation, having this foundation can greatly strengthen your case.

So what type of damages can you obtain? You may be eligible to recover:

Lost wages and loss of future income

Any related medical bills

Long-term care expenses

Surgical costs

Loss of quality of life

Pain and suffering (both physically and emotionally)

Punitive damages (in some cases)

The unique damages that can be awarded in drunk driving cases are punitive damages. These damages are awarded in order to send a message or “punish” the driver for acting in such a reckless and dangerous manner. The goal of these damages is to deter the individual from any future wrongdoing.

Dram Shop Liability in South Carolina

Another issue to consider in drunk driving cases is the liability of third parties. A dram shop liability claim is intended to hold bars, restaurants, or stores responsible if they recklessly served or provided alcohol to intoxicated patrons. This can be more difficult to prove and requires extensive legal skill to develop a solid claim. If you believe there was a third party responsible for your injuries in a drunk driving accident, we encourage you to reach out to our Charleston personal injury attorneys for counsel. Whatever the case, we can guide you through this trying time.

Seeking Justice and Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable

At Pierce, Sloan, Kennedy & Early LLC, our dedicated team of Charleston drunk driving accident attorneys is committed to helping victims of drunk driving accidents seek justice and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. We understand the devastating impact that these accidents can have on individuals and their families, and we are here to provide the legal support and guidance you need during this difficult time.

When you choose our firm to represent you, we will:

  • Thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident
  • Gather evidence to establish the other driver's negligence and intoxication
  • Work with accident reconstruction experts to build a strong case on your behalf
  • Handle all communication and negotiations with insurance companies
  • Aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you deserve

We understand that no amount of money can fully compensate for the physical, emotional, and financial toll of a drunk driving accident. However, obtaining the compensation you deserve can help ease the burden and provide the financial resources necessary for your recovery and future well-being.

Don't wait to seek legal help after a drunk driving accident. Contact our experienced Charleston drunk driving accident attorneys today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your rights and options.

Take the first step today by submitting an online contact form and requesting a free case evaluation.

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