Drunk Driving Accidents
Driving drunk is a choice. That person is taking a chance that nothing will happen and they won’t get caught. It probably isn’t the first time. When the decision to drink and drive puts other people’s lives at risk, it crosses the line from carelessness to recklessness.
If there is any indication that the other driver was intoxicated, the law firm of Ward & Glass, L.L.P., aggressively pursues maximum compensation. We excel at holding those drivers accountable for serious injury or wrongful death, regardless of whether the person is charged or convicted of a crime. Beyond the typical compensation in an auto accident, we explore grounds for punitive damages and dram shop lawsuits against the business that served the alcohol.
Were You Hit By A Drunk Driver In Oklahoma?
Based in Norman, we handle car accidents in the Oklahoma City area and statewide. Our notable recoveries include verdicts and settlements in drunk driving cases. Aside from the anger and heartache, we know that drunk driving accidents often involve greater injuries. Victims and families face a long recovery, financial hardships and emotional suffering, particularly if they are disabled or disfigured.
In pursuit of comprehensive compensation for the aftermath, we pursue:
- Economic damages (medical care, lost wages)
- Damages for pain and suffering
- Punitive damages for recklessly causing harm
- Dram shop liability against the bar, restaurant or liquor store
We Welcome Tough Cases
The threshold is high for suing commercial establishments — serving alcohol to a person observed to be visibly drunk or furnishing alcohol to an underage person. The bar is also set high for punitive damages — the person’s actions showed no regard for human life or safety.
Our attorneys are up to the challenge. We have prevailed in cases where liability is hard to prove or the insurance companies were offering a fraction of the true damages. We will invest the time and resources to get a good result, going all the way to trial if necessary.