Despite increased efforts to raise awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence, many drivers still make the decision to operate a vehicle after consuming alcohol to the point of being intoxicated beyond the legal limit. These impaired drivers have slowed reaction times and compromised hand-eye coordination, making them a danger to themselves and other motorists. Drunk driving accidents are unfortunately common and often cause serious injuries to others involved. The attorneys at the law firm of Rubin & Machado have no sympathy for those who willingly place the lives of others in danger. If you or a loved one has been injured by a drunk driver, a DUI attorney with our Chicago, IL, firm can help you pursue damages for your medical expenses, missed work, and other losses. Contact us at (312) 327-1840 to schedule a free consultation.
In Illinois, it is illegal to drive with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.01 under the age of 21 and 0.08 percent or higher for individuals over the age of 21. However, if a driver is exhibiting impaired behavior at a BAC between 0.05 percent to 0.08, they may also be cited with a DUI.
In addition to the driver who caused the accident, the establishment that provided the alcohol to that individual may be held responsible for your injuries. In the state of Illinois, this is known as the dram shop law. You may be able to bring a claim against a restaurant or bar if it can be proven that they provided the alcohol that caused them to become intoxicated and cause the accident.
Following a major car accident, you or your loved one will be busy recovering from your injuries. While you handle the effects that this traumatic event has had on your life, an attorney can help you seek swift resolution.
Insurance companies will go above and beyond to avoid a lawsuit if their policyholder is responsible for a DUI accident that has caused injuries. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help you attempt to reach a settlement with the other party's insurance company to compensate you for your financial losses as well as your emotional pain and suffering. Of course, if a settlement cannot be achieved, we are prepared to go to court.
The attorneys at the law firm of Rubin & Machado have no sympathy for those who willingly place the lives of others in danger.
We believe that the party or parties at fault should be held responsible. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing dignified legal services to our clients who have been injured due to the negligence of others. As seasoned car accident attorneys, they have also had extensive experience with wrongful death claims.
Our lawyers are uniquely equipped to provide strong legal counsel because they have also worked as defense attorneys. They understand both sides of the case and are able to use that knowledge to your advantage.
Emilio Machado and Edward Rubin have decades of combined experience in personal injury law and have helped many clients collect the compensation they deserve. The irresponsible actions of another party do not have to completely unravel your life. If you have been injured because of a drunk driver, contact us online or by phone at (312) 327-1840 to schedule a free consultation.