Getting Hit by a Drunk Driver

Getting behind the wheel of a car after a few drinks can be a life-altering decision that may lead to arrest, property damage, and serious physical injury. The devastating toll of a drunk driving accident extends to potentially fatal consequences not only for the driver, but for everyone else on the road. Three people are killed in alcohol-related car crashes every two hours in the U.S., according to the federal Department of Transportation, and drunk driving accidents result in more than $37 billion in damages each year.

Traffic, road work, and weather make getting safely Point A to Point B via automobile hard enough without the added risk of encountering an impaired driver. That's why there are criminal and civil laws in place to discourage drunk driving and punish those who engage in this dangerous behavior to the fullest possible extent.

A person who is the victim of a car accident involving a drunk driver is entitled to seek to recoup any damages incurred as a result of the driver's negligence. A personal injury lawsuit cannot heal broken bones, but it can help ease the pain of a traumatic car accident by ensuring that costly medical bills and other expenses are covered.

The Louisiana car accident attorneys at the Dunahoe Law Firm have more than three decades of experience representing clients who have been injured in a wide variety of accidents, including those caused by drunk drivers. We pride ourselves on providing high quality legal services, and we often represent individuals with limited financial resources to devote to the cost of litigation. Contact our firm toll free at (800) 259-4460 or call our Louisiana office at (318) 352-1999 for a consultation. You can also use our online contact form.

If you have been injured in a drunk driving accident, you need a professional, experienced and competent legal team to represent your interests and to help you recover any and all remedies available under the law. At the Dunahoe Law Firm, our clients are not simply "cases," they are human beings who deserve the highest quality legal representation. That includes a personalized approach in which our attorneys - not paralegals or assistants, but actual lawyers - focus on the individual needs of each particular client.

We primarily represent people who have suffered serious, disabling injuries or who have lost a loved one to death due to the carelessness of others. In addition to being recognized as one of the nation's top attorneys year after year, founding partner Edwin Dunahoe has also been hailed as a Louisiana "Super Lawyer." From auto accidents and catastrophic injuries to maritime and offshore claims, our active trial practice is focused on settling matters when possible while standing ready and willing to take a case to trial when justice requires.

With offices in Natchitoches, we serve clients throughout Louisiana. Our Louisiana auto accident lawyers are available to assist on a wide range of legal matters related to personal injury, including accidents caused by impaired drivers.

We look forward to serving you.