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Hit by a drunk driver? We stand ready to help!

Drunk drivers are a menace to themselves and more importantly, to you. A driver who drinks and then gets behind the wheel of their vehicle is both reckless and irresponsible and is actually committing a criminal offense. Each year, drunk drivers cause numerous car accidents on Kansas City roads and highways. It is overwhelming enough when one is injured in an accident, but when one finds that the driver who is responsible for the accident was driving drunk, the confusion and pain is only increased.

Drunk drivers ignore or disobey traffic laws in many ways, such as:

  • Running red lights
  • Driving erratically
  • Racing on the streets/highways

If you have been injured or a family member has been killed due to a drunk driver, it is important that you contact an Kansas City lawyer to seek fair compensation for your injury. Injuries sustained when hit by a drunk driver can be very devastating, and often include head trauma, disfigurement, paralysis, and scarring.

Holding Responsible Parties Accountable With Punitive Damages

When you or a loved one is hurt or killed by a drunk driver, a message of deterrence should absolutely be sent. The most widely-used deterrent against a drunk driver in a personal injury case is punitive damages. Generally, the money you get in a personal injury case is meant to compensate you for your injuries, and your level of compensation is tied to your level of loss. But, if the actions of the person committing negligence are egregious, such as with a drunk driver, you can sue them for punitive damages in addition to compensatory damages.

Punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant for his or her actions and deter him or her and others like them from similar actions in the future. There are limits on how much punitive damages you can get, and half of any punitive damages verdict goes to the state. But, punitive damages are a powerful deterrence in personal injury cases, especially against drunk drivers.

Get Help From a Qualified Personal Injury Law Firm

At Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott, we offer personal and professional service and we are committed to helping you through this difficult time. We want to help you to be in a position to make an informed decision and so it is important to do a thorough investigation of all the aspects of the accident which show who is clearly at fault.

We take an interest in every case we decide to take on and take the time to educate you about your legal matters since your injuries may result in long term medical costs that could ultimately financially ruin you and your family.

Contact our office today to speak with a Kansas City auto accident lawyer who cares about your case!

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