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Springfield, Illinois Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Peoria County drunk driver caused injury accident lawyer

Injury Lawyers for Victims of Drunk Drivers in Sangamon County, Macon County, and Champaign County

Everyone knows that drunk driving is incredibly dangerous, yet far too many people choose to get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol or using drugs. If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, you are probably angry about the senseless harm that you have suffered, and you may not be sure where to turn for help. Fortunately, by working with a car accident injury attorney, you can hold a drunk driver responsible for their actions and ensure that you are repaid for all of the ways your injury has affected you and your family.

At Kanoski Bresney, we have over 40 years of experience representing clients in personal injury cases, and we have recovered more than $400 million for our clients. Whether your case involves a claim against a big insurance company or a lawsuit against a driver who endangered your safety, we will fight to protect your interests. We believe in treating our clients with respect while ensuring that they have the means to stand up to those who have harmed them and receive the compensation they deserve.

Holding Drunk Drivers Liable for Car Accident Injuries

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is not only a crime, but it endangers everyone who uses the road. Even a small amount of alcohol can affect a driver's judgment, reaction time, and coordination, making it more difficult for them to respond to other vehicles, pedestrians, or objects and avoid a collision. In larger amounts, alcohol can cause a person to suffer from blurred vision, drowsiness, an inability to judge distances, problems with balance, and a lack of awareness of other vehicles or pedestrians. These issues can make it impossible for a driver to safely operate a vehicle.

Other substances can also affect a person's ability to drive safely. While marijuana has been legalized for medicinal and recreational use in Illinois, "driving while high" is illegal. Marijuana use can affect a driver in many of the same ways as alcohol, including affecting their coordination and reaction time. Other controlled substances, including opioids and other prescription drugs, can cause drowsiness, dizziness, or problems with cognitive functions, and drivers who are under the influence of these substances are likely to cause dangerous collisions.

If you have been injured in a car accident, you will usually need to establish fault for the accident and show that a driver acted negligently. Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is, unfortunately, one of the most common forms of driver negligence. Our attorneys will help you gather evidence to show that a driver was impaired, including police reports or statements from witnesses.

We will work to make sure you are fully compensated for all of the ways you have been harmed. This may include repayment for your past and future medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering. In some cases, you may also be able to receive punitive damages that punish a drunk driver for acting in a way that endangered public safety. If necessary, we can help you receive insurance coverage for injuries caused by an uninsured or underinsured driver, or we can help you address the wrongful death of a family member in a drunk driving accident.

Contact Our Bloomington DUI Accident Lawyers

We understand the devastating impact that a drunk driving accident can have on you and your family, and we are dedicated to helping our clients recover the compensation they deserve for these types of injuries. We will do everything we can to make sure you are made whole, and we will not charge you any fees unless we win your case. Contact us today at 888-U-COUNT-2 or 888-826-8682 to schedule a free consultation. We serve clients throughout the state of Illinois, including Springfield, Decatur, Champaign, Bloomington, Peoria, Rushville, Pekin, Quincy, Sangamon County, Macon County, Champaign County, McLean County, Peoria County, Schuyler County, Tazewell County, Adams County, and McDonough County.

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