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Lawrence Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer

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    Skilled Lawrence Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Will Fight for Your Rights

    We Seek Maximum Compensation for Victims of Intoxicated Drivers

    Terrifying accidents caused by drunk drivers happen all too often. If you were hurt by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol, you may be able to get compensation for your injuries. Palmer Law Group pursues maximum payment for clients who are seriously injured due to the negligence of individuals who risk other people’s lives by getting behind the wheel after drinking.  When we take your case, a Lawrence drunk driving accident lawyer from Palmer Law Group will work diligently in representing your legal interests.

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    Why Work With Our Law Firm?

    We Have a Winning Record of Recovery

    At Palmer Law Group, we are committed to helping individuals hurt by drunk drivers get compensation for their damages. We are proud to say that we have recovered over $100 million for clients in accident cases. Our Lawrence drunk driving accident attorneys:

    • Have over 60 years of combined experience winning compensation for clients
    • Are active members of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association, which is made up of top personal injury attorneys
    • Have received numerous highly sought-after awards for our professional accomplishments
    • Have many happy clients, as you can see on our testimonials page
    • Offer free, no-obligation consultations.

    Our law firm has been a respected member of the Kansas legal community since its founding in 1980. You can trust our attorney team to be honest with you and to always treat you with the respect and compassion you deserve following a serious injury accident.

    How Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers in Lawrence Can Help

    Filing a claim against a negligent driver is stressful. While you focus on healing physically and emotionally, we will take on the work of pursuing compensation for your damages. Our drunk driving accident lawyer in Lawrence will:

    • Gather all the evidence needed to prove fault
    • Communicate with insurers, law enforcement, and other entities
    • Prepare and file insurance claim paperwork
    • Assess your damages to help you determine the value of your claim
    • Handle negotiations with insurance companies
    • Advise you about filing a lawsuit in court if the circumstances warrant it
    • Address all of your concerns throughout the process.

    If you say or do the wrong thing while trying to get paid for your injury accident, you could lose out on getting maximum compensation, or potentially on any payment at all. Our lawyers have decades of experience handling accident claims, including those that arise because of intoxicated drivers, and have a clear understanding of what it takes to be successful. Let us focus on your case while you focus on recuperation. 

    How Much Compensation Can I Get?

    Compensation in drunk driving accident cases is based on damages. How much you could get in a successful claim depends on the damages you suffered as well as other factors that we can advise you about.

    Damages in Injury Cases

    Possible economic and non-economic damages in an injury case include payment for the following:

    • Current and future medical bills
    • Lost wages and benefits while recuperating
    • Loss of earning potential if you cannot work at the same level
    • Assistance with activities of daily living
    • Pain and suffering
    • Emotional trauma
    • Lost quality of life
    • Scarring/disfigurement/amputation
    • Long-term disability
    • Property damage.

    You could also possibly seek payment for punitive damages, which are sometimes awarded in cases of gross negligence.

    Damages in Wrongful Death Cases

    If your family member died in an accident caused by a drunk driver and you are an eligible survivor, you may be able to get payment through a wrongful death lawsuit. Types of damages could include medical costs incurred before death, funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, lost love and companionship, loss of parental care, emotional anguish, and more.

    We can help you determine a value range of compensation to pursue based on your damages and all the facts of your case.

    Lawrence Drunk Driving Accident Attorney Answers FAQs

    Here are answers to questions we frequently receive about accident claims.

    What should I do after an accident to help my claim?

    You should file a police report and gather as much evidence at the scene as you are able including the at-fault driver’s information, contact information for eyewitnesses, and photographs and/or video. If you are not taken to the emergency room by responders, see a doctor right away to determine your injuries.

    How much will you charge to represent me?

    We charge on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid a percentage of your compensation. You do not pay us upfront. We take strong cases we believe we can win—however, if for some unusual reason we cannot get you payment, you do not owe us legal fees.

    Is it better to settle or go to trial?

    Every case is different. If you receive a reasonable settlement offer, it can make the most sense to take it because a win at trial is not guaranteed. If you are not offered a fair settlement amount and the evidence against the driver who hit you is strong, it may be more beneficial to go to trial. When our Lawrence, KS, drunk driving accident lawyers handle your case, we will counsel you about what makes the most sense for your situation.

    How long will my case take?

    Your case could take just a few months or a year or more. Cases that can be settled typically resolve faster than those that go to trial. Cases with very serious injuries, multiple parties involved, and more complications overall often take longer to resolve than less complex cases.  Once we understand the details of your case, we will try to give you an estimate of how long your case may possibly take.

    To get answers to questions for your unique situation, reach out directly to our law firm to speak with one of our knowledgeable attorneys.

    Statute of Limitations for Filing a Drunk Driving Lawsuit

    There is a two-year statute of limitations for filing personal injury lawsuits in Kansas. The clock begins running on the date of the accident or the date injuries were discovered. There are some exceptions to this deadline. We can advise you about deadlines for your case.

    Turn To An Experienced Lawrence, KS, Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

    Knowing what your rights are and what you should do after a crash with a drunk driver can be very confusing. You may feel overwhelmed by all the steps involved in filing a claim for compensation, especially when you are suffering physically, mentally, and emotionally due to the accident. That is where we can help you.

    Palmer Law Group can ease the process of pursuing compensation from the at-fault party for your injuries and damages. We will investigate the accident, gather the evidence, work to establish liability, and fight determinedly in negotiations with insurers or in court to try and get you the maximum settlement or award for your losses. We will stand by your side providing well-informed counsel from beginning to end of your case.

    To schedule a free consultation with an experienced Lawrence, KS, drunk driving accident attorney call (785) 233-1836 today.

    Attorney LJ Leatherman

    LJ Leatherman passionately believes in fair and dedicated representation for individuals who have been affected by automobile negligence, electrical injuries, firearm litigation, wrongful death, and third-party claims against insurance companies and all other areas of personal injury litigation. [Read More]