Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers
It is unfair when the irresponsible actions of a drunk driver change your life or your family member's. Each year approximately 500,000 Americans are injured in DUI accidents, and nearly 17,000 are killed. These statistics mean nothing when you or a family member has been injured or killed because of a drunk driver.
Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer (317) 969-8000
In Indiana, to prove liability, our office has only a limited time following the accident to collect detailed information concerning the accident. Because of this short window of time it is important to contact a law firm as soon as possible. In Indiana, proving negligence is enough to hold a driver liable for damages. When suing a drunk driver in Indiana the evidence must show that the driver had a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher (legally intoxicated) at the time of the accident.
How do you prove the driver was legally intoxicated? Police reports, witnesses, medical examinations, and more can be used to prove that the driver's ability to think and act safely was impaired. You can increase your odds of success by contacting our office as soon as possible following your accident.
Drunk Driving Accident Damages
You may have injuries and expenses not covered by insurance. If so, you may be able to recover those costs. Indiana also provides for punitive damages. Punitive damages are designed to punish the driver and other responsible parties who's wrongdoing or negligence caused your accident. JR Emerson can help you learn which damages may apply to your case. Generally, drunk driving accident damages include compensation for property damage, medical expenses, loss of current and future income, and pain and suffering. If the accident caused the death of a loved one (wrongful death) damages for loss of companionship and income may also be recovered by the decedent's loved ones. If the drunk driver took to the road after consuming alcohol at a bar or restaurant, punitive damages may be sought from that business as well. If your life has been permanently changed by the negligence of a drunk driver contact our Indiana auto accident attorneys to help you find justice.
We Can Help!
Whether you are contemplating divorce, or been arrested or injured you are probably scared, unsure what will come next and what to do. Give me a call. We will sit down, go over your options and work to find a way to move forward. Call me or another attorney. But call someone and get the help you deserve.
- JR Emerson, Attorney
I am here to help. I am not here to judge. For nearly 20 years I have been helping people in difficult situations and I would be happy to speak with you to see how I might be able to help you too.
- Jill Bracken-Emerson, Attorney
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Our office is located on the north side of Indianapolis at 98th Street and Keystone Avenue.
3091 E. 98th Street, Suite 180
Indianapolis, IN 46280
Our attorneys represent people in need of assistance with personal injuries, car accidents, divorce, family law and DUI/OVWI matters. Our clients typically live in counties throughout central Indiana including, Hamilton County, Boone County, Marion County, Hendricks County and Johnson County. Please contact our office to learn how we can help.
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JR Emerson is an attorney who represents men and women in family law matters including divorce, child custody modification, and child support modification in Marion County, Hendricks County, Boone County, Hamilton County, Hancock County, Madison County, Johnson County. Cities in which he practices include: Zionsville, Lebanon, Whitestown, Carmel, West Clay, Westfield, Noblesville, Fishers, Lawrence, Beech Grove, Speedway, Greenwood, Southport, Franklin, Plainfield, Avon and Danville, Indiana.