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Chicago Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

Are you or someone you love injured in a drunk driving accident? Friend, Levinson & Turner Associates want to help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.

In 2020, alcohol-related crashes caused 254 deaths in Chicago.

Your vision and judgment are affected by every bottle or glass of alcohol. The statistics for even just a few drinks show an increased likelihood of a fatal accident.

By the time someone’s Blood Alcohol Content reaches .06, “they are twice as likely to be involved in a fatal crash as non-drinking drivers.” At a BAC of .08, “they are 11 times more likely to be killed in a single-vehicle crash than non-drinking drivers.”

For the past 70 years, our skilled car accident attorneys have represented over 500 clients involved in drunk driving accidents and catastrophic injuries.

At Friend, Levinson, and Turner, you can count on us to be on your side.

Who is Responsible for a Drunk Driving Accident?

Any auto accident is stressful, but drunk driving accidents can frequently be the most strenuous. Our job at Friend, Levinson, and Turner is to relieve some of that stress while maximizing your compensation.

We won’t only go after the driver but everyone else responsible for your pain and suffering.

The Driver

For commercial drivers license holders, the BAC limit is .04, while all other drivers age 21 and over have a limit of .08. If at any point a driver is over those limits, they are driving illegally

Suppose the drunk driver has been tested properly. In that case, that information will “assist in convicting the individual and holding him or her liable for owing damages to the person he or she harmed in the incident.”

An intoxicated driver isn’t always at fault for damages. The driver still must partake in negligent driving behaviors to be at fault, and it is our responsibility as your representatives to prove that in court.

The Drunk Driver’s Employer

Respondeat superior is a legal doctrine that “holds an employer or principal legally responsible for the wrongful acts of an employee or agent if such acts occur within the scope of the employment or agency.” The employer might be at fault if the driver was on the job under the influence.

The employer might be liable for your injuries if the driver acted under their intended work responsibilities. This can sometimes be difficult to prove, but the attorneys at FLT Law are willing to help guide you through the entire process.

The Drunk Driver’s Server

Suppose a bar, restaurant, packaged-goods store, or other establishment serves or sells alcohol to an individual who becomes intoxicated and causes a car accident. In that case, that establishment may be liable to victims under the Illinois Dram Shop Act.

Illinois law also specifically singles out and gives civil liability to adults who knowingly serve alcohol to minors who injure others because of their intoxicated state.

Illinois also adopted legislation that expands the meaning of the term “social host.” The consequence is that an adult is legally responsible for the actions of an underage minor to whom they make alcoholic beverages available – even if the adult is the parent of that youngster.

For assistance identifying who is at fault and owes you compensation, call Friend, Levinson, and Turner at (312) 346-8465 today.

Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

  • Every day, about 32 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that’s one person every 45 minutes.
  • At .08 BAC, you can expect difficulties with concentration, short-term memory loss, speed control, reduced information processing capability (e.g., signal detection, visual search), and impaired perception.
  • 30% of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers
  • According to 2010 numbers, impaired-driving crashes cost the United States $44 billion annually

How FLT Law Works For You

Our number one goal at FLT Law is to always work for our clients. Together, we strive to make sure you get the settlement you deserve.

Gathering Evidence

Gathering evidence is always the first step in any auto-accident case. FLT Law believes in making sure we gather the evidence before and after leaving the accident scene.

Before leaving the scene, we make sure you have photographs and the names and contact information of witnesses and the other drivers.

In the hour post-accident, we work with you to ensure you have all of the necessary documentation to win your case.

Later on, FLT consults with experts in various fields to help build the most robust case possible.

Communicating with Insurance Companies

In the hours after an auto accident, we recommend allowing us to communicate with your insurance company.

Insurance companies often have their best interests in mind, aiming to trip you up or catch you in a mistake during one of the most vulnerable moments of your life. One slip-up could ruin your entire case.

That’s where FLT Law comes in. We only have your best interests in mind and want to protect your case as best we can.

Let FLT Law ensure that your rights are protected by handling the communication and negotiation with your insurance company.

Negotiating Settlement

Don’t settle for anything less than the best. FLT Law negotiates your settlement with the insurance companies to guarantee the highest settlement offer possible.

We know the right information to collect after your auto accident and how to use it to ensure you’re taken care of.

Whether it’s a simple negotiation or something more extensive like filing a personal injury lawsuit, FLT Law is here to stand alongside you every step of the way.

Let Us Fight For You.

Friend, Levinson, and Turner Law protects people from insurance company tactics that deny, delay or minimize compensation for injuries.

William Turner is a personal injury lawyer who will pursue insurance providers and others involved head-on.

Friend, Levinson, and Turner Law have handled thousands of car accident cases, and our in-depth knowledge of insurance companies and the legal system enables us to achieve favorable outcomes.

Our experienced attorneys work hard to protect your rights, pursue recovery from property damage and lost wages, help with medical bills, and take the pressure off you and your family while you concentrate on re-establishing your life post-injury.

For 70 years, FLT has protected injury victims by giving them a voice. Find your voice with a Friend, Levinson, Turner Law attorney today. If you need a Chicago car accident lawyer, look no further.

Working tirelessly, we obtain the compensation to which you are entitled and advise you before accepting a settlement.

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Types of Compensation

The average cost of a car accident in Illinois is over $25,000 up to $1,000,000, depending on the vehicle damage and injuries. Don’t get caught off guard without a qualified law attorney.

At FLT Law, you can trust us to work alongside you to get the settlement and compensation you deserve.

Vehicle Repair

Damaged vehicle? It doesn’t matter if your car is totaled or just scraped up; FLT Law makes sure you won’t have to pay for costly repairs and get a fair market value if your car is undrivable.

Pain and Suffering

Car accidents are painful, physically and mentally, and that’s why it’s crucial that you receive compensation for pain or mental suffering resulting from your vehicle accident.

Medical Bills

Medical bills are expensive, so FLT Law ensures you don’t have any extraneous costs, including emergency care, surgery, hospitalization, medication, assistive devices, and rehabilitation.

Lost Income

Any lost income resulting from a car accident is detrimental to you and your family. FLT Law makes sure you receive compensation for back-pay, missed time, and pay you’ve lost after a vehicular accident.

Contact Us

If you need assistance identifying who is at fault and owes you compensation, call Friend, Levinson, and Turner today.

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