Every day almost 30 people die in the United States in motor vehicle crashes that involve a drunk driver. We understand at Bryant and Carson the loss and grief caused by these senseless acts. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly 1/3 of crash deaths involve a drunk driver. These crashes often result in serious injuries including spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, disability, or even death. Given the serious nature of these cases, it is not always enough to look just at the driver for compensation.
All too often you need an investigation started to determine where the defendant was drinking and where he got his alcohol. If a drunk driver was served alcohol when he was visibly intoxicated, then the establishment or persons who gave them the alcohol played a role in the crash. In order to prosecute these cases bartenders, patrons and witnesses must be found and interviewed. Unfortunately, many of these crashes involve underage drinking and driving. In these cases, it is important to start an immediate investigation to determine who provided the alcohol to the underage driver.