Financial Compensation For People Injured by Drunk Drivers in Indiana
Attorney contributor Jeff Gibson of the law firm Wagner Reese represents people who have been injured by drunk drivers, helping them secure the financial compensation they deserve. Jeff has offered to add some thoughts on the options for financial compensation available to people who have been hit by drunk drivers in Indiana:
When someone is injured in a car crash, they may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for causing the crash. This applies in crashed involving drunk drivers and other forms of negligence.
Additionally, Indiana is one of several states which have dram shop laws. These laws allow people who have been injured by drunk drivers to file lawsuits against alcohol vendors, depending on the circumstances of the crash.
According to Indiana’s dram shop law, an alcohol vendor or social host can be held liable for injuries caused by a customer if the vendor or host provided alcohol to someone who they knew was intoxicated and this intoxication was a foreseeable cause of the injuries suffered.
For example, if a bartender continues serving a customer who is visibly drunk and that customer injures someone else in a drunk driving crash after leaving the bar, the injured person may have grounds for a dram shop lawsuit against the bar.
The Intersection of 38th Street and Columbus Avenue in Anderson, Indiana