Experienced Chicago Attorneys Fight for Victims of Drunk Driving Accidents
Compassionate assistance when a drunk driver causes an accident
According to the Illinois Secretary of State, alcohol caused 39% of the 991 deaths occurring on the roadways of Illinois in 2014. This disturbing statistic exemplifies the seriousness of drunk driving. Individuals who operate vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs are extremely dangerous to you and your family as you travel the roads.
When an impaired driver causes injury to you or a loved, Gainsberg Law is here to fight for the compensation you deserve. We provide compassionate, affordable representation for drunk driving victims in Chicago and throughout the surrounding areas. After an accident, do not hesitate to get the help you need to hold the responsible parties accountable for their reckless actions. Our Chicago car accident lawyers are here to listen to you and protect your rights.
What constitutes driving while intoxicated in Illinois?
Under the laws of Illinois, impaired driving is measured by the driver’s blood alcohol content (BAC), which provides a ratio of how much alcohol is present in the individual’s blood stream. A driver is legally classified as intoxicated if the BAC measures .08 or higher. In some cases, such as for commercial truck drivers, a measurement of .04 is sufficient to prove intoxication. An experienced Chicago auto accident attorney utilizes this information to assist in proving liability for your injuries.
Alcohol is not the only danger on the roadways. Individuals are also prohibited from operating a vehicle while under the influence of any substance that impairs their mental and physical capabilities. Some examples include:
- Health-related medications. Individuals may not operate a vehicle while on medications that impair their ability to drive. This applies to certain prescribed medications, like pain killers and some anxiety medications.
- Over-the-counter drugs. Sleep aids, caffeine pills, even cold medications – any of these could impair driving ability. If mixed with alcohol, they can be even more dangerous.
- Illegal drugs. The law prohibits the operation of a vehicle under the influence of illegal drugs. With growing rates of addiction, accidents involving drug-impaired drivers are also on the rise.
Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you prove that you accident was caused by a drunk or otherwise intoxicated driver.
What types of damages are available?
When injured in a DUI accident, it is important to contact a knowledgeable Chicago drunk driving accident lawyer as soon as possible to begin the investigation process. Once liability is determined, our attorneys work to secure the level of compensation that your injuries demand. Some examples of compensatory damages include:
- Immediate medical expenses
- Long-term medical care costs
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Wrongful death of a loved one
At Gainsberg Law, we work with you to get the maximum possible compensation for your case. We document your injuries, work hand-in-hand with doctors and local law enforcement, and negotiate a just settlement for you. If negotiations fail, we will represent you in court.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Hit and run injuries
- Car incursions
- Multi-car pileups
- Defective auto part accidents
- Distracted driving
- Fatal accidents
Turn to our firm after your Chicago drunk driving accident
Trust the client-centered Chicago auto accident attorneys of Gainsberg Law to provide you with experienced representation after an impaired driver caused your accident. Whether you or a family member was injured by the senseless actions of a drunk driver, our office works for the compensation your case deserves. Call us today at 312-600-9585 or fill out our contact form.