Drunk Driving Accidents
According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety there were 3,571 accidents that were known to involve alcohol on Minnesota roads in 2011. These accidents resulted in 136 deaths and 2,375 injuries. Minnesota laws penalize individuals who operate vehicles under the influence by punishing offenders with jail time, significant fines, and other penalties. Those who have been injured by an individual under the influence of alcohol or another substance, however, are provided little assistance through these criminal proceedings. The can be additional claims associated by drivers that are under the influence. Such claims involve dram shop acts against bars and restaurants for over serving or social host liability for supplying minors with alcohol.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyer, Puklich & Merriam. are dedicated to ensuring individuals who operate motor vehicles under the influence face consequences for such grave actions. We stand ready, willing and able to assist you at any time.