Drunk Driving Accidents

Phoenix Drunk Driving Accident Attorney

About Drunk Driving Accidents & DUI Victims' Rights

Drunk drivers cause hundreds of car accidents in Arizona every year, some of them fatal. As the victim of a drunk driver's negligent actions, you have the right to be compensated for your financial losses and suffering.

Suzuki Law Offices is a team of aggressive trial attorneys with a record of success in motor vehicle accident cases. Our Phoenix DUI accident lawyers seek the best possible result in every case we handle.

Contact us today at (602) 842-6762 to schedule a free consultation!

There Is No Excuse for Driving Drunk

The following statistics show the inherent dangers of making this decision:

  • One out of three Americans will be involved in a drunk driving accident
  • In the United States, someone is injured by a drunk driver every 60 seconds
  • Someone is killed by a drunk driver every 50 minutes in the United States
  • The average person has driven drunk 80 times before being caught

How Can the Team at Suzuki Law Offices Assist You?

When you retain us to represent you, we will initiate a comprehensive legal effort to document the cause of the accident and the losses you have suffered. We will have an investigator at the accident scene quickly. Working backward, we will trace the movements of the driver and identify any and all drinking establishments the driver visited before the accident. Our Phoenix drunk driving accident attorneys can calculate the full value of your losses and seek maximum compensation on your behalf.

When a person is hit by a drunk driver in Arizona, it is possible for the victim to obtain compensation from the responsible party. When you work with the injury lawyers at Suzuki Law Offices, we will seek full compensation from all possible sources, including the driver and any establishment that contributed to the accident—known as dram shop liability. We believe there’s no excuse for drunk driving, so you can count on our firm to fight aggressively for your rights.

Types of Damages You May Be Eligible to Recover

By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you can seek compensation for:

  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Loss of past and future income
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional suffering / mental anguish
  • Punitive damages (as punishment)

Dram Shop Liability in Drunk Driving Accident Cases

Arizona law declares that a bar or restaurant can be held legally responsible for an injury or death caused by an intoxicated individual who was over-served at the establishment. Referred to as “dram shop” liability, this statute allows victims of drunk driving accidents to seek compensation from an establishment that over-served an intoxicated individual.

Statistics from the Arizona Department of Public Safety show that someone dies from an alcohol-related car crash about every 30 minutes in the United States. Many of the drunk drivers involved in these collisions are coming home from an evening at the bar. In such cases, the establishment can be held responsible for the resulting injury or death.

We will investigate the following in order to build a strong case on your behalf:

  • The proof of sale of alcohol to the intoxicated patron
  • Proximate cause between the sale and the patron's intoxication
  • Extent of the injuries sustained by the accident victim

You have the right to seek justice when other people (including bars and restaurants) act with careless disregard for your safety. If you were injured in a drunk driving accident, contact Suzuki Law Offices to see if you have cause for legal action. We can thoroughly review the details of your accident to determine if a dram shop claim would be appropriate.

Contact Our Firm to Arrange Your Free Case Evaluation!

Were you or a loved one injured by a drunk driver in Phoenix? If so, you should know that you are not alone – the personal injury attorneys in Phoenix at Suzuki Law Offices are here to help.

You can depend on our firm for the help you need – call us today at (602) 842-6762 for your free consultation.

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  • Our team is available to take your call 24/7 – day or night
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  • Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for our clients
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  • “Richard J Suzuki is an outstanding lawyer, extremely professional and responsive. The absolute best experience, my family and I were beyond content with the overall outcome.”

    - Rosa
  • “When I got into trouble with the law I didn’t know where to turn.  Mr. O’Sullivan was immediately assigned to my case and I felt a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.”

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