Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) claim over 290,000 incidents occur each year in South Carolina, and over 10,000 people are killed in a DUI accident. The numbers are staggering and made all the more tragic by the fact that DUI incidents are easily preventable if people took more precautions.
If you’ve been made the victim in a DUI case, or tragically lost a family member due to drunk driving, you shouldn’t have to handle the aftermath alone. Our team of experienced DUI accident attorneys understand the pain of your experience, and we pool all of our talents and resources towards building a case that fights for your right to compensation and justice for your losses.
South Carolina is one of many states included in the Court Monitoring Program championed by MADD that pushes judges and prosecutors to treat drunk driving cases as the violent and dangerous crimes that they are for innocent bystanders.
At HawkLaw, we fully support the campaign for greater awareness about the dangerous reality of DUI accidents. We welcome all victims of drunk driving cases through our doors, and we help you put the pieces together to make a case for justice against the responsible party. We will do everything in our power to help you rebuild your life in the aftermath of this tragedy. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start doing Right By You. Just fill out our Instant Access form, and you will have access to an experienced lawyer any time, day or night.
Chemical tests and field sobriety tests can serve as proof of the driver’s intoxication from alcohol or drugs, as can testimony from the arresting officer and video footage of the driver and the traffic stop. Interviews with eyewitnesses may also serve as evidence. If someone saw the driver swerving, breaking roadway rules, or drinking prior to driving, those accounts help with your case.
South Carolina’s dram shop laws make it possible to file a claim against the shop or individual who provided the alcohol to the drunk driver in certain situations. To be liable under dram shop laws, an entity must have sold or distributed the alcohol when it was “reasonably foreseeable” that the person would drive drunk and potentially cause an accident.
Your DUI accident legal claim should always include medical expenses incurred to treat your injuries from a drunk driving incident. These include medical bills for the night of the accident, and rehabilitation therapy costs to fully recover from the incident.
If the DUI incident puts you into the hospital, you’ll likely be on bedrest for several days, potentially for weeks; all of which is time that you’re unable to work your regular job. Your claim against the drunk driver can include compensation for that lost earning potential.
Drunk driving accidents don’t just cause physical harm. They also leave psychological scars from the trauma of the incident that will likely impact you for years to come. Between physical pain and emotional suffering, you can include compensation for both traumas in your claim in an attempt to try and make things right again.
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Following the first meeting, your dedicated personal injury lawyer will launch your case. We have an investigative team with years of experience identifying what happened, recreating the incident, and collecting any evidence that helps with your case. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing.
Once we have what we need to build a case for your claim, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.