As members of the Bessemer community, we are all connected. No matter where we work or what part of Bessemer we live in, we all want the best for our community. That’s why we’re taught to always look out for one another. This is especially true when it comes to Bessemer’s roads, where people take their own lives, and the lives of Bessemer citizens, in their hands whenever they drive.
Most drivers respect this principle and operate their vehicles responsibly. However, sometimes drivers shirk their responsibility to protect the community’s wellbeing by driving dunk. When those drunk drivers cause accidents, the damage can be catastrophic. Many drunk driving crashes result in severe injury, or even death, for innocent people. If you’ve been hurt in a drunk driving accident in Bessemer, it may be time to get a lawyer to fight for your interests.
Cory Watson Attorneys-Fighting for Bessemer Drunk Driving Accident Victims
It’s traumatic enough to be injured in a car accident. But finding out that you’ve been hurt in a drunk driving accident, which would never have happened if not for someone else’s extreme negligence, makes it even worse. At times like these, you need personal injury attorneys who understand your situation and know how to hold negligent parties accountable or your injuries. You need Cory Watson Attorneys.
Cory Watson Attorneys has been practicing personal injury law and fighting for clients for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on treating clients with respect and empathy, while at the same time being tenacious and unflinching advocates on their behalf when seeking damages. You didn’t ask to get hurt in a drunk driving accident. It’s only fair that the people who caused it are held accountable. That’s what we’re here for!
Cory Watson Attorneys; Proven Winners!
There is an old bit of country wisdom that says, “the proof is in the pudding”. When it comes to a personal injury attorney, the “pudding” is the law firm’s track record. Do they have a history of winning for their clients? Here at Cory Watson Attorneys, we have a proud history of winning cases, and recovering monetary damages for our clients.
In fact, Cory Watson Attorneys has won over $3 billion for our personal injury clients in the near 40 years since we founded our practice. More importantly, we also have a strong record of winning settlements and verdicts in cases involving vehicle negligence, such as drunk driving or hit and runs.
In 2018, we won $10,000,000 on behalf of a client in a wrongful death hit and run case. It was one of the largest verdicts in American car accident cases for the year 2018. We can’t promise you an eight-figure verdict, but we guarantee you that we will put the full extent of our resources into holding the negligent parties accountable for your drunk driving accident.
You need to act now, however, as there is a time limit to pursue legal action. For wrongful deaths and personal injuries, you have two years from the time of the accident to pursue legal action per AL Code § 6-2-38 (personal injury), AL Code § 6-5-410 (wrongful death).
For a free legal consultation with a drunk driving accidents lawyer serving Bessemer, call 877-562-0000
Who Is Liable for Damages After a Drunk Driving Accident?
In any case involving drunk driving, the question of liability basically deals with who is going to be held financially responsible for the accident. Because Alabama law prohibits people from driving while under the influence of alcohol, drunk drivers bear liability for damages they cause in drunk driving accidents. So, the first party our firm looks at when making a demand for damages is usually the drunk driver.
However, the drunk driver might not be the only party we seek to hold accountable for your accident. Under Alabama law, bar and restaurant employees are required to “cut off” a patron who is obviously drunk. That’s right. AL Code § 6-5-71, also known as the “Dram Shop Law” says bars and restaurants (and individual employees) can be held liable for continuing to serve intoxicated patrons that cause drunk driving accidents after leaving the establishment.
So, if the drunk driver who hit you did so after leaving a bar or restaurant, we may be able to hold both the establishment and the driver liable for your recoverable damages. The important thing for our clients to understand is that Cory Watson Attorneys will investigate the facts in your case thoroughly. We will follow those facts wherever they lead in seeking recoverable damages from anyone whose negligence contributed to your accident.
What Kind of Recoverable Damages Can I Seek After a Bessemer Drunk Driving Accident?
Drunk driving accident victims almost always incur financial losses. Alabama law recognizes that these losses are not your fault, and that’s why you’re entitled to seek recoverable damages from the party (or parties) whose negligence caused your injuries. Examples of the kind of recoverable damages you can seek after a drunk driving accident include, but would not be limited to, the following:
- Lost wages
- Medical bills
- Property damage (e.g., repair or replacement of your vehicle)
- Long term care (e.g., physical therapy or in-home nursing)
The total potential value of your case will depend on the total amount of recoverable damages you suffered in your accident. If you would like to get a better idea of what kind of recoverable damages we would seek in your case, just give us a call or come into our office for a free consultation.
If we represent you, Cory Watson Attorneys will make it our mission to fight for the maximum recoverable damages in your case. The way we see it, you shouldn’t be shortchanged when trying to put your life together after a drunk driving accident.
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Call Cory Watson Attorneys to See What We Can Do for You!
Being injured in a drunk driving accident is one of those things that changes your life for the worse. The accident itself is a traumatic event and the recovery can be even more challenging if you don’t have the right legal representation. It’s a sad truth, but the drunk driver’s insurance company isn’t going to just step up and pay you the money you need to put your life back together again.
That’s where we step into the picture. If you’ve been hurt in a Bessemer drunk driving accident, you don’t have to suffer alone and you don’t have to fight the insurance company by yourself. We’ve built our practice on fighting for people like you. Please call our office for a free consultation to see how our firm can help get you through this very difficult time. We’re pretty sure you’ll be glad you did!