DUI Accidents & Alcohol Server Liability

Drunk Driving Accidents Attorneys in Salt Lake City

We Pursue All Avenues of Compensation, from the Driver to the Bar that Overserved

Some of the most serious automobile collisions are drug and alcohol-related. In the United States, about 28 people die every day just from crashes involving alcohol.

Getting behind the wheel of a car while legally drunk is more than just a criminal act. It is one of the highest forms of negligence that leads to serious injuries and death.

DUI laws in Utah and throughout the country are more stringent than ever, but that does little to address the civil damages related to seriously injured individuals or family members who have lost a loved one.

Put a Dedicated Advocate on Your Side

At Eisenberg Cutt Kendell & Olson, we go beyond the criminal aspects of a drunk driving accident to hold the negligent party financially accountable for your injuries. Criminal penalties do not compensate victims—but a thorough and compellingly put forth injury claim can.

Our Salt Lake City DUI accident lawyers have recovered millions in relief for our clients over the years and we're ready to explore your options in the wake of a drunk driving accident.

Victims deserve a voice in this process. Call our team at (801) 901-3470 to start exploring your legal options.

The Facts About DUI

About 31% of all motor vehicle fatalities in the United State are alcohol-related. One of the reasons DUI crashes are so deadly is that drugs and alcohol affect a person’s coordination and judgment. As a result, even people who would never intentionally hurt anyone become potentially lethal if they drive under the influence.

The more intoxicated a driver is, the more dangerous he or she becomes. We have handled numerous cases where the drunk driver is so impaired that he or she drives the wrong direction on the freeway and collides with oncoming traffic. The results of these crashes are devastating.

Punitive Damages for Criminal Negligence

All drivers, including impaired drivers, are liable for any damage they cause as a result of negligent driving. However, an intoxicated driver who hurts someone in an accident can be liable, not only for the physical damage caused but for punitive damages as well.

Punitive damages are an additional category of damages that are intended to punish and deter wrongdoing. Intoxicated drivers can be liable for punitive damages if it is shown that their decision to drive under the influence was knowing and reckless. Whether a drunk driver will ultimately be liable for punitive damages requires careful investigation into the facts and analysis of the law.

Seeking Maximum Compensation with Dram Shop Liability

At Eisenberg Cutt Kendell & Olson, we have the experience and resources you need to prove the facts of your drunk driving accident case. While the impaired driver is clearly at fault, there may be more to the story. The bar that they left prior to the accident may have knowingly served too much alcohol, resulting in a dram shop liability claim against that establishment.

Only the most seasoned and knowledgeable drunk driving accident attorneys can get through these complexities and hold the responsible parties accountable. As a preeminent personal injury law firm in Salt Lake City, we have that ability and are dedicated to seeing that justice is served for our injured and grieving clients.

We're ready to help you navigate your claim. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation now.

Let Our Firm Fight For You

MILLIONS RECOVERED FOR THE SERIOUSLY INJURED
  • Could A Bar Be Sued For A Drunk Driving Accident?

    If a bar serves alcohol to someone who is already apparently under the influence of alcohol, meaning they've consumed alcohol before they came to the bar or they've already consumed a bunch of alcohol at the bar, if the bar then serves them another drink or additional drinks and that increases their level of intoxication and then that person goes out and hurts an innocent third-party, then the bar is liable.

  • What Do I Do If I Get Hit by a Drunk Driver?

    If you're hit by a drunk driver you have a claim against the drunk driver for personal injuries, but there are some unique issues in a drunk driver case that are not present in your typical automobile accident case.

  • What Should I Do if I've Been in an Accident Involving Road Construction?

    The key thing to do if you've been in an accident involving road construction is documenting the evidence. These cases typically involve problems with the signs that are up and not having the correct signs up, or they're not in the right places, or they're confusing the way that they're set up.

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