The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult situations we face during our lifetimes.
Drunk driving charges are serious in their own right, but things go from bad to worse when someone is fatally injured in an accident.
With your freedom on the line, you should retain an experienced from our firm.
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People often wonder how courts determine who is to be paid money damages - a court ordered award - in an accident case. That depends upon what is presented and proven at trial (see preserving accident evidence, evidence & the burden of proof, conflicts of evidence,consistency in evidence, when to hire an attorney), the type of injuries and the extent of injuries, among other factors. All of which rest of the question of who is responsible, hence liable for the accident. Who caused the accident?
In the State of Iowa, anyone who is injured, disabled, permanently disabled or killed in a car, truck, motorcycle, bus or other vehicle accident due to the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else may seek and obtain compensation for their injuries from the person that is at fault.
In Iowa, negligence is generally defined as conduct that falls below the standard established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm.
In other words if your injuries are caused by an individual, corporation or other entity acting or failing to act in a reasonable manner, you may be entitled to compensation. This includes injuries resulting from car, truck or motorcycle accidents.
Drunk drivers are legally responsible for the death and injuries resulting from their actions. There are a number of ways that a person can be required to pay for injuries and deaths that occur from their drunk driving behavior.
Bars, restaurants, and other business who sell alcohol can be held liable for any injuries a patron who was served past the point of intoxication by that business causes to another individual as a result of their intoxication and is commonly referred to as "dram shop liability."
Generally a person who serves but does not sell alcohol to another in a social setting cannot be held liable for injuries caused by a person becoming intoxicated but there are exceptions especially if the alcohol is illegally served.
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