When someone makes the decision to drink and drive, he or she puts everyone else on the road at risk. Drunk driving accidents cause tragic, disabling, often fatal injuries that bring grief to entire communities. If you or a loved one suffered harm in a drunk driving accident, a Polk county drunk driving accidents lawyer can help you achieve the justice you deserve.
Attorney John T. Hemminger in Des Moines, Iowa, has handled personal injury and wrongful death litigation for more than 30 years. He has the trial and bargaining experience to help you reach a settlement that will compensate you for your injuries and punish those responsible. To schedule a free consultation, call 515-283-2116 or contact our offices online today.
Our office handles only a limited number of cases at any time. This ensures that all of our clients receive the focused, dedicated service they need to achieve the maximum possible settlement. We focus on severe injury cases, including those that result in:
- Wrongful death
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Burn injuries
- Neck and back injuries
Punitive Damages In Iowa
In drunk driving accident cases, the victims can often recover a settlement greater than what is required to compensate them for their injuries, pain and suffering. Because society frowns on drunk driving and DUI, jurors often award “punitive damages” that are meant to further punish the drunk driver for his or her irresponsible actions.
“Dram Shop” and Liquor Liability Law
It is illegal for any establishment to continue serving alcoholic drinks to someone who is obviously already drunk. If an establishment allows someone to get too drunk, and that person gets into a car accident or truck accident while driving home, then that establishment will be considered partly to blame for the accident.
At the Hemminger Law Firm, we will thoroughly investigate every potential avenue for your compensation so that you can receive the maximum possible settlement.
Contact a Des Moines Attorney Helping DUI Victims
To schedule a free consultation to discuss a drunk driving accident with attorney John T. Hemminger, call 515-283-2116 or contact us online today.