The majority of car accidents across the United States are caused by driving while intoxicated and, unfortunately, many of these car accidents will result in fatalities. A DWI accident is tragic for everyone involved, including the victim’s family. When someone chooses to get behind the wheel after a few beverages, he is endangering everyone on the road, including pedestrians, motorcyclists, bicyclists and other motor vehicle drivers.
This is one of the most irresponsible things anyone can do which often has devastating consequences. If you or someone you love has been a victim of a drinking and driving car or truck accident, then contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC to see how we can help you through this difficult time.
Drinking and Driving Law
Under the state of Minnesota, anyone caught driving a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher is guilty of drinking and driving. This generally equates to one to two standard drinks. If you are under the age of 21, there is a No Drop Law which means if you are caught with any alcohol in your blood, then you are guilty of drinking and driving, regardless of whether you are under .08.
DUI and DWI Convictions
Drinking under the influence of drugs or alcohol (DUI) and drinking while intoxicated (DWI) are criminal charges that often result in heavy fines, jail time, license revocation, rehabilitation and community service. However, what about the victim involved in the crash? What about the victim’s family? They deserve to be compensated for their losses. Seeing the accused put behind bars will not pay for the surgeries, medications and loss of income suffered because of the accident.
This is where McEwen & Kestner, PLLC comes in.
Drinking and Driving Cases
There are a number of confusing factors at play when it comes to a drinking and driving car accident. Our lawyers can help you with the following DWI cases and injuries sustained:
- underage drinking and driving accidents
- drinking while under the influence of drugs
- drinking while under the influence of medication
- drinking and driving without a license
- drinking and driving with previous convictions or arrests
- drinking and boating accidents
- Drinking and truck accidents
- Drinking and bus accidents
We will ensure that you and your family are fully compensated for your losses. Although we will not be able to turn back time and ensure the drunk driver calls a cab at the end of the night, we can ensure that you are fairly compensated financially. This includes:
- Medical expenses such as doctor’s appointment, surgery and pain killers
- Emotional expenses such as therapy
- Rehabilitation fees
- In-home care, nanny care and other expenses incurred while recovering
- Loss of income, loss of quality of life compensation
How we Can Help
No one deserves to be a victim of someone else’s negligence on the road. However, every single day people get behind the wheel after having too much to drink. Do not suffer in silence. Contact McEwen & Kestner, PLLC at 651-224-3833 or toll free at 800-732-3070 today to get the legal advice and financial compensation you deserve.