Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers — Serving Missouri Victims

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an American is killed in an alcohol-related accident every 31 minutes. In 2005, 16,885 people were killed in motor vehicle accidents involving alcohol. All 50 states, including Missouri, have laws making it illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher. Eighty-six percent of alcohol-related deaths in 2005 occurred in accidents in which at least one driver had a BAC of .08 or higher. An additional quarter million people were injured in drunk driving collisions — an average of one person injured approximately every two minutes. At Terrell Law Office, LLC, our drunk driving accident lawyers aggressively pursue claims on behalf of Missouri victims statewide against these negligent drivers.

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Drunk Driving Accidents

At Terrell Law Office, LLC, our personal injury and car accident attorneys can help victims obtain the compensation they deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We hold reckless drivers liable for their actions. If you have lost a family member to a drunk driving accident, we will file a wrongful death claim on your behalf.

  • The NHTSA estimates that alcohol was involved in 39 percent of fatal crashes in 2005.
  • Drunk driving accidents accounted for 21 percent of traffic fatalities among children age 14 and younger.
  • In 2005, 27 percent or motorcycle operators, 22 percent of automobile drivers, and 21 percent of light truck drivers stopped by police had a BAC over .08.
  • In pedestrian accidents, alcohol involvement was reported in nearly one half of all collisions which resulted in pedestrian fatalities.

If you have been involved in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident in which alcohol use was a contributing factor to your injury, contact the drunk driving accident lawyers at our Missouri office and schedule a consultation. We will evaluate your claim at no cost to you and determine if you have a case.

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DUI and DWI Law

Driving while intoxicated (DWI) and driving under the influence (DUI) do not only refer to drinking and driving. DWI and DUI can also mean that a driver was operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of an illegal drug, such as cocaine or marijuana, or even over-the-counter drugs and prescription medications that warn against use while driving. Alcohol and drugs have been shown to impair the performance of complex mental and motor functions that are essential to the safe operation of a motor vehicle.

Those who drive under the influence are automatically considered negligent and responsible for the injuries and damage to property that they cause. Drunk driving is a criminal offense and is punishable by fines, jail time, and loss of the driver's license. Drunk drivers are liable for compensation to those who were injured by their negligent actions. If you have been injured by an impaired driver, contact our drunk driving accident lawyers. Our Missouri attorneys will help you get the compensation to which you are entitled.

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Dram Shop Liability

In some cases, the bar or establishment that provided the alcohol can also be held liable. Dram shop liability refers to the legal responsibility of taverns, liquor stores, and other commercial establishments that serve alcoholic beverages. Generally, dram shop laws establish the liability of establishments that sell alcohol to visibly intoxicated persons or minors who subsequently cause death or injury to others.

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Contact Our Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers

Contact the drunk driving accident lawyers at Terrell Law Office, LLC if you or a family member has suffered injuries in an accident caused by a reckless or negligent driver. We will protect your rights as a victim, fight for fair compensation, and help you hold the driver accountable for his or her actions. Our drunk driving accident lawyers — serving Republic and Missouri victims of drunk drivers statewide — will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident. We boast an impressive track record of successful verdicts and settlements and are ready to put our knowledge and experience to work for you.

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Contact our drunk driving accident lawyers to schedule a consultation at our Republic, Missouri office.

Terrell Law Office, LLC

Republic Office
283 Hwy 60 West
Republic, Missouri 65738
(in the Southwest Plaza Shopping Center near the Driver's License Office)
Phone: (417) 647-2212
Fax: (417) 647-2156

TOLL FREE: (844) 647-2212