7 Mistakes That Ruin Personal Injury Cases
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After a serious accident, the insurance company will investigate a drunk driver accident. If this happens, don’t speak to them and call Hepworth Holzer for a free consultation and case evaluation.
How can I learn what establishment served the alcohol that led to the impaired driver?
One of the most frustrating issues in a claim involving a drunk driver who has caused a collision in Idaho is often figuring out where that driver consumed the alcohol. Idaho law allows a claim against a bar (called a dram shop, under the law) that over-serves a driver who goes out and injures somebody on the roadway. They also allow a claim like that against a social host, a private person who provided that alcohol. The question arises of where it was and how to figure it out. The person who knows that is the drunk. If that drunk is being prosecuted for the drunk driving collision in Idaho that hurt you, they’re not going to tell you. You need to have somebody involved in your case early who can use some persuasive tools and is hopefully working with the lawyers for the drunk driver to find out that information.
Why is all this so important? It’s important because you only have 180 days, from the day that the injury occurs, to put the dram shop or the social host on notice that you intend to pursue a claim against them for their actions in over-serving the drunk that hurt you on the roads of Idaho. Finding that out can be a very significant matter in making sure that you get full, fair, and complete compensation for losses imposed on you by this drunk driver in this collision. This can be a very difficult process, and the sooner the process starts, the better. I encourage you to give us a call as soon as possible so we can make sure that we can protect this aspect of your claim against the bar.
Were you injured in a motor vehicle crash in Boise and have questions about a drunk driver investigation? Contact our experienced Boise Dram Shop Liability Lawyers at Hepworth Holzer today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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