Accidents Involving a Drunk Driver

Working to Hold Drunk Drivers Accountable for Serious Accidents in Alaska

At the Law Offices of Howard J. Meyer, Jr., we have no tolerance for drunk drivers and the damage that people frequently cause when they make the reckless decision to drive under the influence of alcohol. Drunk driving accidents can endanger the health of everyone involved, including innocent victims who share the road with drunk drivers. If you are the unfortunate victim of a drunk driving accident, it's time to hold the driver accountable for his or her choice.

We have more than 25 years of trial experience and have obtained millions of dollars in recoveries for our clients. After a drunk driving accident, we will thoroughly investigate the situation to determine what parties are liable and work with you to determine the appropriate amount of compensation you should receive for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Liability for Drunk Driving Accidents

In any drunk driving or DUI accident, the first place to look when determining who should pay for your injuries and other expenses is the driver. After all, it was the driver's decision to drink, the driver's decision to get in the car and the driver's decision to recklessly disregard the safety of others on the road by driving drunk.

Of course, many drunk drivers do not get drunk all by themselves. Someone supplies them with alcohol in the first place. Bars and restaurants that serve alcohol have a legal responsibility not to over serve customers. Parents have a responsibility to prevent their teenagers from having access to cabinets and other sources of alcohol. At private parties, homeowners may be responsible for those who get drunk on their premises.

The legal term of "dram shop" liability refers to the laws that make businesses or people liable for injuries and accidents that occur due to the sale of alcohol to visibly intoxicated people, or minors. Our firm will investigate and pursue dram shop liability claims, in addition to claims against drunk drivers, after accidents that leave our clients seriously injured.

Get Compensation for Your Injuries and Damages

Obtain more information about your rights to compensation after you or someone you love has been involved in a drunk driving accident in Alaska. Talk with a lawyer at the Law Offices of Howard J. Meyer, Jr. about your injuries at a free initial consultation. Make an appointment or schedule a hospital or home visit by calling us at (907) 276-5153 and get honest answers about your best options. We serve clients throughout Alaska, including Anchorage, Fairbanks, the Kenai Peninsula, Mat-Su Valley, and Southeast, along with Bush and other remote Alaska communities.


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