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Why do I need a lawyer if it’s obvious the person who caused my St. Louis car accident injury was driving drunk?

Most St. Louis car crashes involving drunk drivers result in serious injuries.

Anytime you've suffered a serious (and expensive) injury, it's a good idea to consult with an experienced Missouri car accident attorney who is familiar with cases involving drunk drivers. These cases are often more complicated than you might think.

For example, did you know that your Missouri car accident lawsuit is not where the driver will be charged with drunk driving? First, the local law enforcement will be responsible for pursuing a criminal case to bring formal charges against the driver for breaking the law. This is completely separate from your injury lawsuit, which is considered a civil case.

A lawyer will also help you figure out any additional sources or possibilities of recovery depending on the facts of your particular crash.  For example, if the drunk driver was over served at a bar before the crash, you might be able to sue the establishment that sold the driver the alcohol.  Known as the “dram shop law,” this Missouri law allows the victim to recoup additional damages from a business if an employee knowingly sold alcohol to a minor or a visibly drunk patron who ended up injuring someone while driving home.

If you've suffered injury in a Missouri drunk driving accident, you are likely dealing with a significant injury. Wolff & Wolff Trial Lawyers can help you get the full amount of compensation you deserve from all possible parties.

Interested in learning more? Call 314-241-2500.