St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

The St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm fight for the rights of victims in Missouri and Illinois

St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers. Hundreds of people are injured or killed in drunk driving accidents in the U.S. every day. When alcohol enters a person’s bloodstream, it alters brain functions, such as thinking, coordination, and natural reflexes that are vital to staying safe behind the wheel. Driving under the influence inhibits being aware of other drivers on the road, following speed limits, and other road regulations. According to drunk driving statistics published in 2017, the issue of drunk driving is so common, that “one out of every three people in the world will be involved in a drunk driving crash at least once during their life.”

Chris Dixon

Founder and Managing Attorney

I pride myself on tirelessly fighting for the injury victims who continuously trust me with their cases. It is an honor to serve and a passion which drives my existence.

If you suffered severe injuries in a drunk driving accident, or an intoxicated driver killed someone you love, you could be eligible to recover compensation. Christopher Dixon and the St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm are the leading choice of St. Louis residents for legal representation of drunk driving accident claims due to an innate drive to win, and a dedication to getting justice for avoidable harm or losses caused by a drunk driver. To discuss your St. Louis drunk driving accident claim with our experienced attorneys, call (314) 409-7060 or 855-40-CRASH (toll-free) for a free case review or consultation.

Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys in St. Louis

Drunk driving accidents have been on a steady decline over the past decade, but every year, more than 10,000 lives are claimed in drunk driving accidents. In non-fatal drunk driving crashes, victims and their families often still struggle with lasting damages from the accident, whether its financially (medical bills, medication, property damage, loss of income), or related to pain and suffering (mental, emotional, and physical distress from the accident such as PTSD, depression, anxiety, and other conditions). If you were injured in a drunk-driving crash and are struggling with the effects of the accident, under Missouri’s injury statute and traffic laws, the at-fault driver could be liable to compensate you for any harm or losses you experienced as a result of the crash.

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Chris has recovered over $50 million for his injured clients, and can assist you with your injury claims. To get started on your personal injury case, contact our St. Louis injury attorneys today!

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Missouri Drunk Driving Laws

In Missouri, if a driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC) is 0.08% or higher at the time of the crash, no further proof is necessary to charge the driver with a DWI. Under Missouri’s DWI Laws consequences for getting a DWI range based on several factors, such as if the driver has prior DWI’s, other driving-related convictions, and the severity of damages from the accident.

If the at-fault driver has no prior drunk driving charges, they could be held in jail for at minimum 48 hours to 5 days. Depending on their BAC, the maximum amount of jail time that a first drunk driving offense can face is up to six months, and they could face up to a $500 fine. Upon release from jail, first-time offenders face having their driver’s license suspended for 90 days. In some cases, drivers can request an immediate Ignition Interlock Device for their vehicle that requires the driver to blow into the device and have a 0 BAC before the car can start. During this time, even with an IID, the person’s driving privileges are limited.

If a driver has prior offenses, their license could be revoked for between one to ten years, depending on the number of convictions and how close together they occurred. The driver can also face between 30 days to two years in jail based on how many drunk driving charges they have on their record.

Steps to Take After a Drunk Driving Accident | St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

If you were the victim of a drunk driving accident, the more evidence there is from the crash, the better. Depending on the extent of your injuries, if you or a witness can call 911 after the accident, this gets the police involved and ensures that you’ll get prompt treatment for your injuries. After filing a police report of the crash and getting examined by a physician, you or someone close to you needs to hire an experienced lawyer to represent your case.

The period right after an accident is vulnerable, not just in terms of your condition, but in regards to evidence of the crash. Certain types of evidence, such as the driver’s BAC level, road debris, and witness reports, can deteriorate or get lost if they aren’t immediately documented. While a police report contains evidence of the crash, the police might not gather every piece of possible evidence. A Missouri Car Accident Lawyer’s job is to ensure that details of your case are preserved and your claim has the best odds of recovering damages.

Drunk Driving Accident Claims in Missouri

If you suffered injuries in a car accident in which the other driver was under the influence, you likely have a valid personal injury claim and could recover compensation. In regards to drunk driving accident claims in Missouri, several elements are considered when it comes to determining a settlement. Most injury claims settle outside of court, with a compelling demand letter and reasoning with the negligent party’s insurance company.

Most of the time, if there is a DUI or DWI conviction on the other driver, an adequate settlement can be recovered quickly. But in situations where the fault isn’t one-sided, it can be more challenging to obtain a satisfactory settlement. If both parties are at fault, the other party’s insurer could use that as a point to offer you a lower settlement or pin more blame in the crash on you.

Hiring an aggressive Missouri Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer to represent your case offers protection from the other party and ensures that under Missouri’s negligence laws, you can recover the maximum settlement for expenses caused by the drunk driver’s carelessness.

Talk to our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Missouri Now

If you were injured by a drunk driver in Missouri, typically, victims can recover compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and other expenses.

Christopher Dixon and the St. Louis Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm have fought for the rights of countless drunk driving victims and are passionate about recovering the maximum amount of compensation for clients’ claims. Whether you’re struggling with medical bills or lost wages, Chris Dixon can make sure that you get the compensation that you are entitled to from the drunk driver. Chris Dixon’s efforts have recovered over $35,000,000 in settlements and recoveries for injury victims in Missouri, and have earned recognition as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

If you are thinking about filing a drunk driving accident claim in Missouri against the driver responsible for your severe or permanent injuries from a car accident, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-CRASH (toll-free), or contact our Missouri Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers now for a free case review or consultation.

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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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