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Pursuing Justice After Drunk Driver Accidents In Michigan

When tragedy strikes due to the reckless actions of a drunk driver, it’s crucial to understand your legal rights and options for seeking compensation. At Schefman & Associates, PC, our attorneys stand ready to fight for victims of drunk driving accidents and hold responsible parties accountable for their actions.

Experienced Advocates On Your Side

With over 40 years of combined experience, our team of attorneys has a deep understanding of Michigan’s laws regarding drunk driving and other vehicle accidents. Based in Bloomfield Hills, we are dedicated to helping victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve.

Initial Compensation Through No-Fault Insurance

If you’ve been injured in a drunk driving accident, the first recourse is pursuing compensation through Michigan’s no-fault insurance system. As in any auto accident, this coverage can help pay for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages, regardless of who was at fault for the accident. But you may have additional claims beyond no-fault coverage under your own policy.

Pursuing Additional Compensation

In addition to no-fault benefits, you may also be able to pursue a claim for pain and suffering against the drunk driver. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to gather evidence, build a strong case and fight for compensation on your behalf.

Holding Bars And Restaurants Accountable

In some cases, bars and restaurants may be liable for drunk driving accidents under Michigan’s dram shop laws. If a bar knowingly overserved the intoxicated driver who caused your accident, or negligently served an underage driver, you may have grounds for a dram shop lawsuit against that establishment. This is a tricky area of the law because the burden is on the victim to prove that the bar or restaurant staff knowingly or recklessly contributed to the accident. Our skilled lawyers know how to investigate to establish liability.

Social Host Liability

Michigan also has limited liability for social hosts. A person hosting a gathering is not held to the same standard as a licensed liquor establishment. However, social host liability may apply if a host knowingly served alcohol to a minor (under 21) who subsequently caused a drunk driving accident or made no reasonable effort to verify the person’s age. Our attorneys can help you understand your legal options and pursue justice against all responsible parties.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

If you’ve been injured in a drunk driving accident, don’t wait to seek legal help. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case. Call 248-800-1665 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. At Schefman & Associates, PC, our lawyers are dedicated to winning the justice you deserve.