When Drunk-Driving Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
The rate of drunk driving has decreased over the past decade, due in large part to powerful public safety campaigns as well as stricter criminal penalties for people who drive drunk.
Drunk-driving does still happen, though, and when an impaired person gets behind the wheel of a car — the likelihood of a serious accident is high.
Anyone injured in a drunk-driving accident should seek immediate legal guidance. This is true for passengers in cars driven by impaired persons and for pedestrians or occupants of other vehicles hit by a drunk driver.
You Have Rights After a Drunk-Driving Accident
Since 1981, Worcester personal injury attorney Charles Giacoppe has fought for financial compensation on behalf of injury victims, including victims of drunk-driving accidents.
We believe that no injury victim should have to pay for the carelessness or recklessness of others. In fact, you should receive fair financial compensation for medical expenses, wages lost while away from your office or factory, and the pain and suffering you have undergone.
Dram Shop and Social Host Liability Laws
Massachusetts has dram shop and social host liability laws that make public establishments and private social hosts legally responsible for drunk-driving accidents in some situations.
If you were injured by someone who was over-served despite visible intoxication, we may be able to take action against the establishment and the person who did the over-serving as well as the intoxicated driver in most cases.
Get an Honest Case Evaluation From Attorney Charles M. Giacoppe
We are ready to discuss the circumstances of your injury case and your legal options — whether you were the impaired driver or a person who was hit by a drunk driver.
To make an appointment for a free initial consultation, call toll free 508-757-2738 or send an e-mail.