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Chapel Hill Drunk Driving Accident Attorneys

Helping the Victims of Drunk Driving Across North Carolina

Drunk driving accidents can be devastating, causing severe injuries and even death. In addition to the emotional trauma of a crash involving a drunk driver, victims may be left with massive medical bills, loss of income, and other expenses.

If you or a loved one has fallen victim to a drunk driving accident in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the experienced attorneys at Jensen Law Group are here to help you seek justice and recover the compensation you deserve.

At Jensen Law Group, we recognize the devastation that drunk driving accidents can cause. We are committed to helping victims obtain the justice they deserve.

To schedule a consultation with our firm, call (919) 335-7910 today.

How an Attorney Can Help Drunk Driving Accident Victims

After a drunk driving accident, you may wonder how to navigate the complex legal process and secure the compensation you need. Here's how our Chapel Hill drunk driving accident attorneys can assist you:

  • Legal Expertise: We possess an in-depth understanding of North Carolina's drunk driving laws, insurance regulations, and personal injury litigation. This knowledge enables us to build strong cases on your behalf.

  • Investigation: We conduct thorough investigations into the accident, gathering critical evidence, such as police reports, witness statements, and alcohol test results, to establish liability.

  • Identifying Liable Parties: In North Carolina, liability may extend beyond just the intoxicated driver. Our attorneys assess all potentially liable parties, including establishments that overserved the driver, hosts of social gatherings, and even third parties whose negligence contributed to the accident.

  • Negotiation: We negotiate with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

  • Litigation: If necessary, we are prepared to take your case to court and vigorously advocate for your rights before a judge and jury.

Common Injuries in Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving accidents often result in severe injuries, including:

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs): Head injuries that can lead to cognitive impairments and require extensive rehabilitation.
  • Spinal Cord Injuries: Injuries that can result in partial or complete paralysis and lifelong challenges.
  • Broken Bones: Fractures and multiple bone injuries that may require surgery and long recoveries.
  • Internal Injuries: Damage to organs that can be life-threatening and require immediate medical attention.
  • Soft Tissue Injuries: Whiplash, contusions, and muscle strains that can cause ongoing pain and discomfort.
  • Emotional and Psychological Trauma: Victims may suffer from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychological conditions.

Parties Liable for Your Injuries According to North Carolina Law

In North Carolina, parties that may be liable for injuries resulting from a drunk driving accident include:

  • Intoxicated Driver: The drunk driver is typically the most obvious liable party, as their actions directly contributed to the accident.
  • Establishments: North Carolina's DRAM shop laws hold establishments accountable if they served alcohol to an obviously intoxicated person who subsequently caused an accident.
  • Social Hosts: Hosts of private social gatherings may be held liable if they knowingly served alcohol to a visibly intoxicated guest who later caused an accident.
  • Third Parties: In some cases, third parties, such as vehicle manufacturers or maintenance providers, may be liable if vehicle defects or negligence contributed to the accident.

Understanding North Carolina's DRAM Shop Laws

North Carolina's DRAM shop laws establish the liability of establishments that serve alcohol to intoxicated patrons. These laws allow injured parties to seek compensation from the establishment if they can prove that:

  • The establishment knowingly served alcohol to a patron who was visibly intoxicated, or
  • The establishment served alcohol to a minor who later caused an accident.

Why Choose Jensen Law Group for Help Recovering Compensation

Choosing the right legal representation can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Here's why you should consider Jensen Law Group:

  • Experience: Our attorneys have a proven track record of successfully handling drunk driving accident cases and obtaining substantial compensation for our clients.
  • Local Knowledge: We are deeply rooted in the Chapel Hill community and understand the unique aspects of local cases.
  • Compassion: We genuinely care about our clients and are dedicated to helping them navigate the challenging aftermath of a drunk driving accident.
  • Results-Driven: Our focus is on achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients, and we are not afraid to take cases to court when needed.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident in Chapel Hill, NC, contact Jensen Law Group for a free consultation. Our experienced drunk driving accident attorneys are here to fight for your rights and help you obtain the compensation you need to recover and move forward with your life. Let us be your advocates on the path to justice and recovery. Contact us today to get started.

Contact us online or call (919) 335-7910 to learn more.

  • Over 25 Years
    of Experience

    Our firm has handled some of the most complex cases in the state and have helped clients obtain record-setting recoveries.

  • One-On-One Relationship
    with the Attorney

    At Jensen Law Group, you won't get handed off to a paralegal. You'll work directly with attorney Jensen through the entire life of your case.

  • Big Firm Experience.
    Small Firm Attention.

    Attorney Jensen leverages his experience working at a big firm, but employs an individualized approach to all his cases.

  • Only Accept a Limited
    Number of Cases

    In order to dedicate the time and attention that each case deserves, attorney Jensen only takes on a limited number of cases at a time.