Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense. Alcohol-related accidents can result in serious injuries or even death. In fact, the Illinois Department of Transportation reports that in 2009 there were 301 alcohol-related fatalities and 41% of all fatally injured drivers had a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit of 0.08.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an alcohol-related accident, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries and property damage. In the event that a loved one was killed by a drunk driver, you may also wish to pursue a wrongful death claim.
The skilled Libertyville alcohol accident attorney Bogdan Martinovich has considerable experience representing victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those that were the result of drunk driving. He will conduct a comprehensive investigation of the circumstances surrounding the accident, including a thorough review of the accident reports and police records, in order to determine whether the responsible party was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident.
Dram Shop Laws
Not only do victims of alcohol-related accidents have a cause of action against the drunk driver, but the victim may also have a cause of action against the vendor that sold alcohol to the drunk driver. The Illinois Liquor Control Act, also known as the Dram Shop Act, imposes liability on the vendor that sold alcohol to a person who injures someone in an alcohol-related accident. For example, the bar that served the drunk driver alcohol may be liable for your injuries under Illinois dram shop laws.
Dram shop laws can be complex and the help of the skilled Illinois drunk driving liability lawyer Bogdan Martinovich can provide the assistance that you need to adequately pursue your liability claims after you have been injured by a drunk driver.
Gathering Evidence to Build Your Case
Lake County alcohol-related accident Bogdan Martinovich will work tirelessly to ensure that adequate evidence is assembled in order to protect your rights and pursue your claims. He will communicate with accident investigators and attend any criminal proceedings that may occur in order to obtain critical information to help pursue a claim.
Contact Lake County alcohol-related accident attorney Bogdan Martinovich at (847) 996-1350 to schedule a free initial consultation if you have suffered a personal injury in an Illinois drunk driving accident.