If you are involved in an accident with a drunk driver, the first thing you should do from the scene is, call the police to make sure there’s an investigation of that person to determine whether they were under the influence. At that point, you should get medical treatment for your injuries and then… Read More »
The injured person can always sue for a drunk driving injury. The relatives and family members of that person can also bring claims in appropriate circumstances.
Can people other than those physically involved in a drunk driving accident bring a lawsuit in Rhode Island for that accident?
Clearly under Rhode Island law, a person who is injured by a drunk driver has a right to bring a claim. In addition, the person’s spouse and their minor children would also have a right to bring a claim, or if the accident resulted in the death of the person caused by a drunk… Read More »
In Rhode Island, if you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, you don’t need to have an attorney represent you, just like you don’t need an attorney in any legal matter. However, it makes perfect sense to have an attorney represent you. That’s because while your case is going along, the other side, the… Read More »
If you are injured in a drunk-driving accident, you have up to three years within which to file your lawsuit in Rhode Island. However, it is not advisable to wait for those three years. The reason is that as the case progresses, you will discover other defendants that you could bring into the case,… Read More »
I was a passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver and I was injured when he crashed. Can I sue him?
You can sue the driver of a car that caused an accident, that negligently caused an accident, in which you were injured. Even when that person is drunk and even if that person is a relative or close friend of yours.
When you’ve suffered injuries in a drunk driving accident, you should get the medical treatment that you need, and then you should take steps to hire an experienced drunk driving injury attorney. The reason you need to do this is there are many people who might be responsible out there in addition to the… Read More »
You may sue the bar or the restaurant where the person became intoxicated if you can prove that the bar or restaurant served alcohol to a visibly intoxicated person. In Rhode Island, it is important to determine early on whether or not that might be the case. That’s why you want to hire an… Read More »
Insurance companies are always looking to get ahold of your medical records, both for the current injuries that you suffered in a drunk driving accident and for any prior medical conditions or injuries you might have had. The reason they’re doing this is they’re looking for anything to bring down the value of your… Read More »
I will leave aside the issue of your rights as a criminal defendant because that is not an area of the law I practice. If you are over served alcohol and it was over served to you in a reckless manner, as opposed to just a negligent manner, you do have the right to… Read More »