Aggressive Southaven Car Crash Attorneys Helping Victims of Drunk Drivers
Helping people in Southaven, Hernando, Olive Branch and throughout the state since 1964
Drunk drivers cause almost 40% of the auto accidents in the United States. Each day approximately 30 people die in motor vehicle crashes involving an alcohol-impaired driver, according to the CDC. In Mississippi, drunk driving fatalities account for 34% of all traffic deaths. To combat this issue, the state has passed a mandatory ignition interlock law according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
The attorneys at Taylor, Jones & Taylor are known for their ability to create effective trial strategies that get results for their clients. By leveraging the years of experience in the practice of personal injury law and criminal defense, the team is able to anticipate all potential problems in a case, and offer options to victims in Southaven, Hernando, and Olive Branch and throughout Mississippi.
DUI laws affect how victims are compensated
Alcohol impaired drivers will face criminal charges in Mississippi for driving under the influence and causing an accident with injuries and property damage; however, they will not face civil liability unless the victims who were injured by their reckless behavior pursue personal injury claims in the courts. The civil court system ensures that victims are compensated when they are injured due to the negligent conduct of a drunk driver.
How a personal injury attorney can help you
Perhaps the only thing worse than being injured in a car accident is knowing that the accident could have been so easily prevented. Drivers who get behind the wheel while drunk or under the influence of drugs are reckless and irresponsible, and they are taking their lives, as well as the lives of everyone else on the road, in their hands. When a person has been injured in a drunk driving accident, the insurance company for the at-fault driver will aggressively defend any claims brought against them. The firm gathers evidence related to the crash such as police reports, any video footage available, accident scene photos and medical records. They can also reconstruct the accident scene to determine what happened and who is at fault.
Depending on the facts of your case, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity from a catastrophic injury
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages
If your loved one has lost his or her life in a drunk driving accident, the firm can pursue a wrongful death action on behalf of the family. This can help offset the cost of funeral expenses, as well as any loss of future income.
The personal injury lawyers at Taylor, Jones & Taylor understand the complex issues surrounding drunk driving accidents. They have the experience required to fight tenaciously and ethically to protect their clients’ right to compensation.
Don’t let an injury from a drunk driving accident ruin your future
While you are picking up the pieces of your life after a significant injury caused by a drunk driver, make sure that you have the best representation possible. The attorneys at Taylor, Jones & Taylor are prepared to fight for your rights and advocate for your best settlement. You are welcome to call 662.342.1300, or fill out this contact form to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable, compassionate lawyers. The firm has offices in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch, and it serves clients throughout north Mississippi including Batesville, Clarksdale, Oxford, Grenada, Tupelo and Cleveland. How may we help today?