It seems cut-and-dry. An impaired driver comes upon a tight turn, loses control of his/her car and hits a tree, severely injuring the car’s passenger. Surely, the driver’s impaired state impeded his/her ability to negotiate the turn, causing the accident and injury of the car’s rider. And then, there’s the accident’s ensuing investigation, where the town’s maintenance department states the road’s hazard signs have been maintained according to regulations.
Superficial investigations or knee-jerk conclusions have no place in the practice of personal injury litigation. Digging deeper may find that right before the accident the driver managed each of the road’s previous, more severe, turns without incident. Interviewing witnesses at the scene may uncover that someone took photos that night, which, contrary to the town’s departmental photos, reveal that while there was a hazard sign at the fatal curve, it was obstructed by a tree, making it not visible to the driver or passenger. So, whose fault was the accident?
Like all personal injury cases, our legal team understands that those involving an impaired driver require a prompt and thorough investigation of the scene, interviews with witnesses and other relevant parties. Also important is the consideration of where the investigation’s findings lead to determine all the facts surrounding the event for a just outcome and appropriate resolution.
While each lawsuit is different and, therefore, requires individual attention, proving the real cause of a personal injury case demands a high degree of detailed, investigative work, experienced insights and professional expertise to uncover essential facts. Often, that means going above-and-beyond the usual rigors of settling a case, to heighten, focused efforts that drill down to the nitty-gritty series of events that led to an accident. That’s how, during FKC&S’s three-plus decades of work, we have been determined to get the best possible outcomes and settlements for our clients.
If you or a loved-one has been injured in an accident, call us for a free consultation with one of our attorneys, (845) 897-5199.