St. Louis Drunk Driving Accidents

St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer


The Drunk Driving Car Accident Lawyers of Dixon Law provide the greatest level of care and legal guidance for St. Louis and Missouri residents. When you or someone you love has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, and you’ve suffered severe injuries and have lost work and wages because of those injuries, you need a drunk driving accident lawyer to protect your interests. The Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers at Dixon Law can guide you through your drunk driving accident case and see to it that you and your family are provided for during this trying time. Whether you need financial assistance because of loss of work, medical bills, or to pay for the costs of recovery associated with any injuries sustained because of the accident, Christopher R. Dixon and the Dixon Injury Firm can and will provide you with expert drunk driving accident legal guidance.

When you or someone you love has been in drunk driving accident and needs a drunk driving accident attorney, you need the best in the industry. Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Car Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law strive to provide the best results possible. Christopher R. Dixon is recognized as a Top 100 Trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and a Life-Time Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, and when you choose Chris for your legal guidance and counseling for a drunk driving accident claim you will be taken care of.

How can the St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers of Dixon Law help you with your drunk driving accident case?

The Dixon Injury Law Firm is the industry leader when it comes to protecting the interests of drunk driving accident victims. During a drunk driving accident case, the responsible party, their lawyers, and the insurance agencies are going to try to get you to settle for as little as possible and attempt to place as much blame as possible on you for the drunk driving accident. This will allow them to settle quickly and against your best interests. That’s why it is so vitally important to let Christopher R. Dixon and the St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys of Dixon Law defend your best interests against the responsible party, their lawyers and the insurance corporations.

The Missouri Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers of the Dixon Injury Firm have a complete understanding of the most recent Missouri and St. Louis traffic law and statutes and can use this knowledge to defend you and your loved ones during this trying time. No one should have to suffer from a drunk driving accident injury, but when it does happen, choosing an experienced and knowledgeable drunk driving accident attorney can ensure that you and your family are adequately compensated for your lost time and injuries, and ensure that your financial future and health are protected.

A drunk driver who gets behind the wheel of a car or truck is not only committing a crime, he or she is putting the health and lives of other innocent motorists at risk. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reports that approximately every fifty three minutes someone is killed because of a drunk driver, and every 90 seconds someone suffers a non-fatal injury for the same reason.

Drunk driving injuries and deaths come from repeat offenders 33% of the time, and 67% from first time offenders. For repeat offenders, the current criminal penalties of taking away driving privileges and ignition interlock devices, do not seem to be working. The current civil system allows those injured and the families of those killed to seek monetary reimbursement for their harms and losses. This is a 100% preventable crime and the fact that it is on the rise is unacceptable.

Missouri Drunk Driving Laws

According to recent year long study by Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Statistical Analysis Center, 262 people died and over 4,500 people were injured in crashes that involved alcohol throughout Missouri.

In Missouri, the legal blood alcohol limits vary depending on whether the driver under the age of 21 or a commercial driver.

  • An adult driver 21 or older who has a blood alcohol level of .08% may be charged with driving while intoxicated or alcohol-related charges.
  • A commercial driver, such as a bus or truck driver, who has a blood alcohol level of .04% may be charged with driving while intoxicated or alchohol-related charges.
  • A driver under 21 who has a blood alcohol level of .02% may face an alcohol-related charge.

A driver with an excessive blood alcohol level not only faces driving while intoxicated or driving under the influence charges, the license of the drunk driver may also be suspended or revoked.

The Mothers Against Drunk Drivers also reports that in a recent year long study, drunk driving fatalities represented 1/3 of total traffic deaths in the state. MADD also estimates that Taxpayers subsidized over $1.29 billion dollars due to drunk driving fatalities.

Drunk Driving Accident Lawsuits

In addition to criminal charges and license revocations, a drunk driver who hurts another is liable for money damages to the injured victim. Money damages are obtained by hiring a personal injury lawyer and seeking reimbursement from the drunk drivers insurance company. Civil juries often provide extremely high drunk driving verdicts due to the preventable nature of the crime. Drunk driving is a choice, and if that choice hurts or kills another, do not expect the local community to take it lightly.

In Missouri, an impaired individual driving under the influence who hurts or kills another may be required to compensate the victim for:

  • Medical bills incurred as a result of the accident
  • Medical bills that may be incurred in the future as a result of the injury
  • Wages lost as a result of the accident
  • Property damage caused by the crash or collision
  • Numerous other out of pocket and accident related expenses
  • Funeral Expenses
  • Future income

In some cases, establishments such as restaurants, bars and taverns that served alcohol may be liable to the drunk driver’s victim or the victim’s family for damages pursuant to Missouri’s dram shop laws. Missouri law requires businesses that offer alcohol to refrain from serving visibly drunk patrons or people under the age of 21. (Section 537.053 RSMo. (2009))

Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Are Here To Help

In Missouri, drunk driving injury victims have a limited time in which to file suit. It is therefore crucial to contact an attorney in a timely manner. It is also crucial that all evidence of the crash is gathered as soon as possible if alcohol was the suspected cause of the crash. As is often the case, responding police officers fail to gather all necessary evidence which is required to fully prosecute the drunk driver. If you have sustained an injury or a lost a loved one from an intoxicated driver, an injury lawyer will ensure a proper investigation is completed immediately.

St. Louis drunk driving accident lawyer Chris Dixon has helped countless injury victims receive justice after an accident. His efforts have led to the recognition as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association, as well as a Life-Time Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

If you have been hurt or a loved one has been injured or killed in an accident that was the result of another person drinking and driving, contact The Dixon Injury Firm today for a FREE Consultation. Call 314-409-7060 or 855-40-CRASH (toll free).

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Results — that's what clients expect from Dixon Injury Firm. Chris brings years of personal injury law experience to the table. Based in St. Louis, his firm provides free consultations and contingency service to the high-caliber injury and liability legal arena. Tell us about your case and we'll show you how to win.

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