Suing Drunk Drivers in Delaware

Drunk driving kills thousands of Americans every year, which is why there are such strict laws against driving under the influence around the country. If you are someone who has been injured in a drunk driving accident, you are most likely seeking financial compensation to help you get back on your feet again. To learn more, please read on and speak with our knowledgeable, compassionate attorneys.

Can I sue a drunk driver in Delaware?

Fortunately, if you were injured at the hands of a drunk driver, you will be able to sue him or her as long as you can prove that you were injured on account of their negligence. While this sounds straightforward, it is always best to have an experienced attorney on your side who can help you do so.

How can an attorney help me prove my personal injury claim?

An attorney will gather and present various types of evidence, including photographic or video evidence of the accident, medical documents, police reports of the incident, witness testimony, breathalyzer reports, and more.

What are dram shop laws?

Dram shop laws are in place to ensure establishments that sell alcohol do so responsibly. Essentially, many states have laws against serving someone who is already visibly intoxicated, a minor, or a known, habitual drunkard. When dram shop laws are in place, if an overly-served individual leaves a bar and injures another person in a car accident, the injured third-party may sue the bar for negligence. Unfortunately, Delaware has no dram shop laws in place. This is why it is so crucial injured persons win their lawsuit against drunk drivers themselves.

What is a statute of limitations?

The phrase “statute of limitations,” rather simply, refers to the window of time you have to file a lawsuit against a negligent party. In Delaware, the statute of limitations is two years, which means you will have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a drunk driver. If you fail to file within the allotted time, you will most likely be barred from suing. Do not let this happen. Our firm is here to help you get the claims process started.

Contact our experienced Delaware firm

We understand how terrifying an auto accident and its aftermath can be. If you or someone you know was involved in a personal injury accident and wishes to speak with a skilled attorney, contact Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. today.

MW&M is comprised of an experienced team of attorneys focusing on legal matters of personal injury, workers’ compensation, Social Security Disability, product liability, and wrongful death in Delaware. If you require an effective attorney to guide you through these difficult legal matters, contact MW&M today to schedule a free case evaluation. We are here to help.