Drunk Driving Accidents
When a drunk driver injures or kills another person in a motor vehicle accident, it is a crime not only against the victim but against the entire community. We are dedicated to helping the victims recover maximum compensation for everything they have lost.
Holding Drunk Drivers Accountable
People who choose to drink and drive may be subject to both criminal and civil actions if they cause an accident that injures another party. The criminal case is about punishing the drunk driver. The civil case is about compensating the victim. In some civil cases, however, juries may award punitive damages to the victim. Punitive damages are intended to punish the drunk driver by awarding additional compensation to the victim. Contact one of the experienced attorneys at Robichaud, Schroepfer & Correia, P.A. to get you the compensation you deserve.
Minnesota Drunk Driving Laws
In Minnesota, it is illegal for bars, restaurants and social hosts to serve alcoholic beverages to people who are obviously intoxicated or under age 21. If you are injured by someone who has been sold or provided alcohol illegally, you can file a lawsuit against the liquor-serving establishment or social host for the damages you have suffered. This area of law is known as dram shop liability.
Our experienced DUI lawyers will carefully investigate every aspect of your accident to determine if an illegal alcohol sale was a factor. If so, we will work hard to hold the social host, bar or restaurant accountable for your damages such as lost wages, medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering.