Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer in Providence
The numbers are alarming. Every two minutes, an American is involved in a drunk driving accident. Two in three Americans will be involved in a drunk driving accident in their lifetime. 28 people die in the United States every day in drunk driving accidents. In 2013, 10,076 people died in drunk driving crashes – one every 52 minutes – and 290,000 were injured in drunk driving crashes.
We see it all too often at the Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd.: our clients are severely injured or worse at the hands of a drunk driver. These cases inspire us. In ordinarily negligence cases, the responsible party simply was negligent and in most cases it will never again. However, in drunk driving accident cases, our attorneys believe that maybe if the offenders suffer severe repercussions, it will stop them in the future. For that reason, we are aggressive in drunk driving accident cases. Some would say that we are relentless, and that makes us proud.
The sad fact is that most drunk driving accidents occur with drivers for whom this is not their first driving under the influence charge. For that reason, drunk driving accidents can be difficult cases because the driver may not have insurance. We have found that our 50 years of practice comes in handy in those cases. Even though the drunk driver may not have insurance, there are a number of avenues available for our clients. Should he or she be uninsured, we have reached successful resolutions by pursuing uninsured or underinsured motorist claims. Even if there is not insurance available, we have successfully secured judgments against drivers in Providence that enable us to place liens on any property that they may hold.
Dram Shop Act
In addition to seeking damages from the drunk driver, Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd. clients may also have a cause of action under the Rhode Island “Dram Shop Act.” Under that act, if the drunk driver was overserved at a bar or restaurant, the restaurant or bar can be held liable for the accident. Travelling under this act is more complicated because the injured party is required to prove some measure of negligence, in that the bar or restaurant owner knew or should have known that the driver was unable to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. Fortunately, many of these establishments often have video cameras, which can make the case somewhat easier. All restaurants and bars are required to have liquor liability insurance, and our aggressive attorneys will not hesitate to file suit for insurance policy limits should we deem it appropriate.
Contact Us Today
The Law Offices of Ronald J. Resmini, Accident & Injury Lawyers, Ltd., is a well-respected firm completely dedicated to helping our clients recover what is due in their personal injury case. We are proud to have served clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida for 50 years. For more information, call us at (401) 751-8855.